Comparing Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 and Klipsch R-26FA

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 ranks #20 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch R-26FA ranks #11 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
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Experts recommend Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 more than Klipsch R-26FA

As of 2 Dec 2022, experts prefer Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 over Klipsch R-26FA, but both Speakers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 received 1 recommendation: from Music Critic (25 May 2022). Klipsch R-26FA was also endorsed 1 times: by The Master Switch (19 Jan 2022). However, experts generally ranked Klipsch R-26FA lower than Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price Speakers
Music Critic
Gadget Review
Popular Mechanics
Lifewire
KBonet
Old Time Music
The Sound Junky
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Bob Vila
47
N/A $430
Cerwin-Vega XLS-28
6
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49
N/A $650
Klipsch R-26FA
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6
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 25 May 2022 Music Critic ranked Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 as #6
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    #6 out of 10 Cerwin-Vega XLS-28
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  • On 19 Jan 2022 The Master Switch ranked Klipsch R-26FA as #6
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    #6 out of 19 Klipsch R-26FA
    Maximum Volume and Power
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Verdict

After counting and adding up the 93 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 outranks Klipsch R-26FA. This is not to say that Klipsch R-26FA is a bad option. Like Cerwin-Vega XLS-28, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Klipsch R-26FA somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Cerwin-Vega XLS-28
Klipsch R-26FA
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Klipsch R-26FA, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Cerwin-Vega XLS-28.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling speakers receives a consumer score of 9.0 (great). Both Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 and Klipsch R-26FA receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Cerwin-Vega XLS-28
In comparison:
Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 ranks #20 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Klipsch R-26FA
In comparison:
Klipsch R-26FA ranks #11 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Median best-selling Speakers
In comparison:
BIC America PL-980R ranks #45 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great





Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 is more popular than Klipsch R-26FA

It's fairly safe to say that Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 are more popular speakers than Klipsch R-26FA, based on their 200+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 and Klipsch R-26FA often consider Klipsch RP-8000F, a more popular, cheaper option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 and Klipsch R-26FA
Klipsch RP-8000F $429
In comparison:
Klipsch RP-8000F ranks #4 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
Fluance Signature Hi-Fi $600
In comparison:
Fluance Signature Hi-Fi ranks #70 out of 88. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
3 expert recommendations
Polk Audio Signature S55 $443
In comparison:
Polk Audio Signature S55 ranks #8 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations
Klipsch RP-5000F $324
In comparison:
Klipsch RP-5000F ranks #14 out of 88. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
No expert recommendations Cheaper
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Dec 2022 neither Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 nor Klipsch R-26FA were recommended by key experts who publish Floorstanding Speakers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Speakers
Music Critic
Gadget Review
Popular Mechanics
Lifewire
KBonet
Old Time Music
The Sound Junky
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Bob Vila
1
- $148
Polk Audio T50
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2
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1
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8
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2
2
- Check price
Q Acoustics 3050i
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9
7
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7
4
6
3
- $1798
SVS Prime Pinnacle
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3
2
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1
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4
- $429
Klipsch RP-8000F
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1
1
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
No expert reviews linked yet for Cerwin-Vega XLS-28.

Expert reviews [3]

95
Total expert reviews: 3
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 2

Score distribution:

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From Seller:
  • Power Capacity: 200 watts (Peak )
  • Dual 8" Cast Frame High Excursion Woofer
  • 6.5" Woofer with Fiber Impregnated Cone
  • 1" Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid
  • Elegant Black-Ash Enclosure
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From Seller:
  • Klipsch 2x R-26FA Dolby Atmos Floorstanding Speaker - 2x Front Grille - 2x Top Grille - Klipsch 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Main Channel: Frequency Response: 38Hz - 24kHz +/- 3dB
  • Main Channel: Sensitivity: 97dB at 2.83V / 1m
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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KLIPSCH R-26F FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS REVIEWED BEST SOUND
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0743658401200, 0779177347224, 0779177347255, 0999992570908
UPC Numbers: 743658401200, 779177347224, 779177347255, 999992570908
EAN Numbers: 0846431059725
UPC Numbers: 846431059725
Model Numbers: R-26FA
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General Info
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
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1 Speaker(s)
Sound Quality
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
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97 dB
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
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38Hz - 24kHz
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
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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
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400 Watts
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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
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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
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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
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Brushed polymer veneer
Dimensions
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53 lbs
 
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Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
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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
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1 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
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Other
Aluminum Diaphragm Compression Tweeter
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
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Aluminum Diaphragm Compression Tweeter
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Woofers
Number of Woofers
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2 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
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6.5 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
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Dual 6.5" Copper Spun Magnetically Shielded IMG Woofers
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
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No
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Connections and Controls
Receiver Inputs The type of connectors or terminals on the speaker determine how you connect the speaker to your receiver. There are two main types: spring clips and binding posts. Spring Clips: Spring clips are desi ... Show more
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Dual Binding Posts / Bi-wire / Bi-amp
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
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No
Inputs Some speakers have other inputs in addition to the binding posts or terminals. This may include HDMI, auxiliary jack, and/or optical inputs. An example of how this may be beneficial is the auxiliary c ... Show more
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Dual Binding Posts / Bi-wire / Bi-amp
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
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Yes
Remote Control Does the speaker come with a remote?
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No
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Wireless Connections
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
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No
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
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No
Additional Details
Additional Features Any other features included.
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  • 90x90 Tractrix horn
  • Linear travel suspension (LTS) tweeter
  • Spun copper IMG woofers
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Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 are a very popular option in the middle of the speakers price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Cerwin Vega XLS Series or Klipsch RP-8000F .

Cerwin-Vega XLS-28 price is roughly the same as the price of average speakers ($429.99).

Klipsch R-26FA are a very popular and one of the more expensive options. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as ELAC Uni-fi UF5 or Aperion Audio Novus N5T .

Klipsch R-26FA are $219.99 more expensive than average speakers ($429.99).

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