If you're looking for a pair of floor-standing speakers to add to your home theater experience or music-listening pleasure, you'll want to take a look at the Klipsch RP-8000F and the Klipsch RP-6000F.
In summary, The Klipsch RP-8000F and Klipsch RP-6000F bring a 70-year-old tradition with them to provide advanced audio clarity and quality to your listening experience. Both offer very good value for their price and are similar in their performance. But between the two, the Klipsch RP-6000F is bigger, heavier, and pricier. On the flip side, neither is equipped for surround sound. The Klipsch RP-8000F is the Andrew Robinson "Speaker Of The Year Under $1500" 2020 Award Winner. A testimony to the level of sound quality it offers in this specific price range.
Let’s go have a closer look now.
The aesthetics of both these speakers can’t help but add to the decor of a room and strike a fantastic balance between making their presence felt and blending in. The black MDF almost passes off as wood, and the copper-gold cones give it an elegant look. Both are floor-standing only (so you couldn’t mount these on the wall) and have rubber feet that help keep them firmly grounded. A removable cloth can be taken off from the speaker’s front or kept on for those who prefer an all-black aesthetic.
Both are on the heavy side, though. Especially the Klipsch RP-8000F, which weighs in at around 27 kgs. It might not even be transportable for some people on their own.
Klipsch RP-6000F: 10.9 x 43.1 x 17.6" / 27.7 x 109.5 x 44.6 cm
Klipsch RP-8000F: 8.2 x 36.1 x 14.4" / 20.8 x 91.7 x 36.6 cm
Generally speaking, if you've never used a speaker in the same quality grade, chances are it'll feel like your listening experience just went to a new level. Klipsch's Tractrix horn-loaded technology and dual spun copper Cerametallic woofers make these speakers a really great solution for home theater and consumer audio and give you a premium listening experience.
Both speakers come with the same impedance (8 ohms), explaining the similarities in their sound. That being said, the sensitivity levels differ, with the Klipsch RP-6000F coming in at 97 dB and the Klipsch RP-8000F with 98 dB. The implications of this apparent tiny difference are not to be underestimated since this lets the Klipsch RP-8000F produce more powerful volumes with the same wattage.
- Tweeter: 1"
- Cerametallic Woofer: 2 x 6.5"
- Frequency Response: 34-25k Hz
- Sensitivity: 97 dB
- Impedance: 8ohms
- Power Range: 125 watts (max)
- 1" Tweeter
- 2 x 8" Cerametallic Woofer
- 32-25k Hz Frequency Response
- 98 dB Sensitivity
- Impedance: 8ohms
- Power Range: 150 watts (max)
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These are old-school audiophile products, so no wireless connections are available. All you get are Biamp inputs to connect to your amplifier (you will need one since both are passive), and that’s just about it!
In conclusion, this is how the Klipsch RP-6000F and RP- 8000F stack up against each other:
- Design: The Klipsch RP-6000F wins due to its more compact size and weight.
- Sound: The Klipsch RP-8000F wins due to more power.
- Connectivity: A clear tie.
- Price: The Klipsch RP-8000F wins by a slight margin.
From the looks of it, we have a tie here. If you’re looking for more power, go for the Klipsch RP-8000F. If you’re looking for something smaller for your home, buy the Klipsch RP-6000F instead.