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BIC America PL-980R - Recommended and relevant!

According to the meta ranking published on 2 December 2022, BIC America PL-980R is currently recommended as a high-quality Speakers. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, BIC America PL-980R received 1 endorsement, from Music Critic (25 May 2022). .

1 out of 1 experts ranked BIC America PL-980R as 'the best Speakers of the month'.

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Floorstanding Speakers, BIC America PL-980R ranks #14 out of 18 in December 2022, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
BIC America PL-980R ranks #45 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
From Seller:
  • Design: 3-way, six driver tower speaker.
  • Frequency Response: 22Hz-23kHz
  • Sensitivity: 98dB
  • Drivers: Two high power 8″ active woofers, two 8″ passive woofers, one enclosed 5″ midrange, and one 6 1/2″ mid/high frequency aluminum dome horn with neodymium magnet.
  • Gold-Plated Terminals: YES
  • Recommended Power: 10-300 watts per channel RMS, 750 watts peak power
  • Impedance: Nominal 8 ohms
  • Dimensions: 47″H x 12 1/2″W x 11 5/8″D, Carton Dimensions: 17W x 15D x 51H
  • Weight: 60 lbs (27kg.)
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December 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
BIC America PL-980R did not receive any endorsements this month.
Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

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  • without a score: 1
Wireless Connections
Wireless Connectivity Some floor standing speakers may come with the option to connect to your TV wirelessly or via your Wi-Fi network. The benefit to this set up is the absence of wires, which makes setup simple and clean ... Show more
No
Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from a device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled ... Show more
No
Connections and Controls
Banana Plug Compatible Banana plugs are a type of connector for speaker wire. They are often regarded as more beneficial than bare wire, which can fray and degrade over time. Banana plugs allow you to insert the bare wire i ... Show more
No
Bi Amp/Bi Wire Capable For the more sophisticated listener, you may want to bi-wire or bi-amp your speakers. For bi-wiring: If the speaker has dual binding posts or terminals, you may be able to use two wires to connect to ... Show more
No
Remote Control Does the speaker come with a remote?
No
Sound Quality
Speaker Design Speaker design is a term used to describe the number drivers in the speaker. Drivers are the cones that actually create sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mi ... Show more
Three-Way
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
98 dB
Crossover Network The crossover is the component of the speaker that interprets incoming audio sounds and directs frequencies to the correct part of the speaker—low frequency sounds to the woofer, high frequency sounds ... Show more
Enables smoother response for both mid and high frequency ranges.
Frequency Response Range Given as a range in Hertz (Hz), frequency response is a measurement of the range of sound a speaker can reproduce. For reference, the human ear can hear a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (shorte ... Show more
22Hz-23kHz
Impedance Impedance is a key electrical measurement, provided in ohms. This number describes the electrical resistance provided by the speaker to the power signal sent by your amplifier. A common analogy used f ... Show more
8 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling Power handling, or peak power, is the highest wattage a speaker can accept from an amplifier before it burns out or becomes damaged. This number is given in watts. It’s recorded by measuring how loud ... Show more
750 Watts
Woofers
Number of Woofers
4 Woofer(s)
Woofer Size A critical element of a floor standing speaker is its woofer. This is the driver responsible for low frequency sounds and bass. It is the biggest driver in size and is usually shaped like a cone. When ... Show more
8 inches
Woofer Composition Woofers are built with a variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, polypropylene, Kevlar, or metal. Some are even made with more unique materials like wood. They key to quality in a woofer materia ... Show more
Two high power 8" active woofers, two 8" passive woofers
Woofer Surround In addition to the composition of the woofer itself, the material used for the woofer surround is also important. The surround is the flexible suspension ring that goes around the woofer cone. Surroun ... Show more
Enclosed 5" midrange
Powered Subwoofer Some floor standing speakers contain a built-in powered subwoofer as part of the overall speaker design. Typically when you’re building a home theater system, the subwoofer is purchased as a separate ... Show more
No
Mids
Number of Midranges
1 Mid(s)
Midrange Size Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the soun ... Show more
5 inches
Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
1 Tweeter(s)
Tweeter Size Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, the si ... Show more
6.5 inches
Tweeter Type For the true audiophile, choosing the right tweeter shape is key to getting the best out of your speaker. Different tweeter styles distribute sound more effectively throughout the room, and because hi ... Show more
Horn
Tweeter Composition In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, beryllium etc.) and soft textiles (s ... Show more
6.5” mid/high frequency horn tweeter produces rich detailed clarity
Physical Features
Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud, “boomy” bass? There are three types of enclosures to consider when purc ... Show more
Bass Reflex
Enclosure Material The material used to make the speaker enclosure, also called baffle, plays a big part in the sound quality of the speaker. The best materials are stiff and resistant to extra vibrations (which would c ... Show more
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Finish The type of finish describes the material used on the exterior surface of the cabinet. There is no recommended material; it is purely aesthetic and dependent on your tastes and style. The most importa ... Show more
Deep gloss shine
Dimensions
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Weight

60 lbs
 
General Info
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
2 Speaker(s)
Additional Details
Additional Features Any other features included.
  • Deep gloss shine finish that is more scratch resistant.
  • 5” mid/ high-frequency horn tweeter produces rich detailed clarity .
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BIC America PL-980R are a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 or Definitive Tech BP9040 .

BIC America PL-980R are $469.01 more expensive than the average speakers ($429.99).

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