Comparing Klipsch Reference R-820F and Klipsch RF-82 II

Lowest price found: $499 Show listings
Lowest price found: $349.99 (used) Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch Reference R-820F ranks #3 out of 89. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch RF-82 II ranks #58 out of 89. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Klipsch Reference R-820F: Buy | Customer Reviews
Klipsch RF-82 II: Buy | Customer Reviews

Klipsch Reference R-820F vs Klipsch RF-82 II: Experts prefer neither

On 4 Sep 2022 (25 days ago) we went through 102 Speakers expert endorsements , however neither Klipsch Reference R-820F nor Klipsch RF-82 II were included in any of those recommendations. Since neither Speakers received a single endorsement, as far as expert recommendations go, it's technically a tie. We do, however, recommend taking a look at Q Acoustics 3050i or other critically acclaimed Floorstanding Speakers of this month.

For reference, Q Acoustics 3050i received 5 endorsements this month, from What Hi-Fi (10 Jan 2022), The Master Switch (19 Jan 2022) Old Time Music (21 Aug 2022) and 2 others.

Rank Change Price Speakers
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Old Time Music
Bob Vila
The Sound Junky
Music Oomph
KBonet
Music Critic
Lifewire
Popular Mechanics
1
+2 Check price
Q Acoustics 3050i
7
4
7
6
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9
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N/A N/A $499
Klipsch Reference R-820F
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N/A N/A $350
Klipsch RF-82 II
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Sep 2022 neither Klipsch Reference R-820F nor Klipsch RF-82 II were recommended by key experts who publish Floorstanding Speakers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Speakers
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Old Time Music
Bob Vila
The Sound Junky
Music Oomph
KBonet
Music Critic
Lifewire
Popular Mechanics
1
+2 Check price
Q Acoustics 3050i
7
4
7
6
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9
-
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2
+2 $1798
SVS Prime Pinnacle
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1
2
-
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3
-
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3
-2 $467
Klipsch RP-8000F
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1
-
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1
-
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4
+1 $249
Polk Audio T50
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2
8
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1
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Total expert reviews: 2
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  • without a score: 2
No expert reviews linked yet for Klipsch RF-82 II.
Klipsch Reference R-820F: Buy | Customer Reviews
Klipsch RF-82 II: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • 1" Aluminum LTS tweeter
  • 90x90 Square Tractrix Horn
  • Dual 8" Spun-Copper IMG Woofers
  • Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Tractrix Port
  • Dimensions: 43" x 10.9" x 17.5"
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From Seller:
  • Features -
  • An ideal choice for serious listeners
  • Fills large rooms with pure sonic excitement
  • Equally impressive with music and movies
  • Highly efficient design produces more output using less energy
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0743878035469
Model Numbers: 1065833, R-820F
UPC Numbers: 743878035469
General Info
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
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1 Speaker(s)
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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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98 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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33Hz-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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600 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
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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Black Ash
Dimensions
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62 lbs
 
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Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
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1 Tweeter(s)
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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Titanium diaphragm compression driver
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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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
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Dual 8” (20.3cm) Cerametallic cone 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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  • Linear travel suspension
  • Dual binding posts
  • Dual rear-firing ports
  • Titanium diaphragm compression driver
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Klipsch Reference R-820F 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 Klipsch RP-260F or Triangle Borea BR08 .

Klipsch Reference R-820F are $32.34 more expensive than the average speakers ($466.66).

Klipsch RF-82 II are a very popular and one of the less expensive options. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Polk Signature Elite ES50 or Q Acoustics 3050 .

Klipsch RF-82 II are $116.67 less expensive than average speakers ($466.66).

Klipsch Reference R-820F: Buy | Customer Reviews
Klipsch RF-82 II: Buy | Customer Reviews

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