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Comparing Klipsch RP-280F and MartinLogan Theos

Lowest price found: $449 Show listings
Lowest price found: $1895 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch RP-280F ranks #8 out of 90. It is in the top 10%.
Go to rankings
10.0
Amazing
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts prefer Klipsch RP-280F over MartinLogan Theos

On 3 Jun 2022 (1 month ago) we went through 103 Speakers expert endorsements .

Currently, Klipsch RP-280F received 2 endorsements from The Sound Junky (27 Jan 2022) and Music Oomph (19 Jun 2021). Meanwhile, MartinLogan Theos did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Speakers
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Old Time Music
Love and Lavender
Bob Vila
The Sound Junky
Music Oomph
KBonet
Music Critic
Lifewire
23
- $449
Klipsch RP-280F
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6
10
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N/A N/A $1895
MartinLogan Theos
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 27 Jan 2022 The Sound Junky ranked Klipsch RP-280F as #6
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    #6 out of 9 Klipsch RP-280F
    Best Tower Speakers Under $1000
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  • On 19 Jun 2021 Music Oomph ranked Klipsch RP-280F as #10
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    #10 out of 16 Klipsch RP-280F
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Klipsch RP-280F is mentioned by key experts in Jun 2022, while MartinLogan Theos is not.
Rank Change Price Speakers
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Old Time Music
Love and Lavender
Bob Vila
The Sound Junky
Music Oomph
KBonet
Music Critic
Lifewire
1
- Check price
Q Acoustics 3050i
7
4
7
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6
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9
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2
- $299
Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II
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1
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4
5
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10
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3
- $449
Klipsch RP-8000F
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1
4
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1
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4
- $1798
SVS Prime Pinnacle
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1
2
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3
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [5]

95
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 2
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by MusicInstrumentsCenter
100
Average score based on 5 reviews
95
Lowest score by Appuals
90

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
No expert reviews linked yet for MartinLogan Theos.
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Purchase this bundle and receive a pair of Klipsch RP280F Ebony Reference Premier Tower Speakers.
  • Reegineered Tactrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat coupled to a square horn mouth to further improve high–frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The compressed molded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible.
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From Seller:
  • Curvilinear XStat electrostatic transducer
  • Advanced Vojtko Filtering
  • Bi-Wire Tool-less binding posts and low-voltage power supply
  • 8-inch aluminum cone woofer
  • Low-voltage power supply
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Klipsch RP-8000f Better Than Rp-280f??
Very popular! 190K views!
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Klipsch RP-280F | Unbox & First Impressions
Review by Techno Dad
Popular! 82K views!
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KLIPSCH RP-280F / REVIEW & FIRST IMPRESSIONS / HOME THEATER
Review by ThatHomeTheaterGuy
Very popular! 108K views!
Play video review
No video reviews linked yet for MartinLogan Theos.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0013964737325, 0657664340715, 0678358070305, 0743878027617, 0743878027624, 0743878034080, 0851888001586, 8471577579046
UPC Numbers: 013964737325, 657664340715, 678358070305, 743878027617, 743878027624, 743878034080, 851888001586
Model Numbers: RP-280F
No manufacturer information linked for MartinLogan Theos.
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
General Info
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
1 Speaker(s)
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
98 dB
90 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
32-25kHz
43–23,000 Hz
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
4 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
600 Watts
400 Watts
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
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
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)
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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
Ebony, Cherry
Real wood finish
Dimensions
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Weight

62 lbs
 

43 lbs
 
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Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
1 Tweeter(s)
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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
1 inches
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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
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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
Titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Tractrix Horn
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Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
Woofers
Number of Woofers
2 Woofer(s)
1 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
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
Dual 8" Cerametallic Cone Woofers
8-inch aluminum cone woofer
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
Yes
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
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
Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts
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
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
Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts
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
Yes
Yes
Remote Control Does the speaker come with a remote?
No
No
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
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
No
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
No
No
Additional Details
Additional Features Any other features included.
MDF cabinet with brushed polymer veneer baffle finish
Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers
Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Klipsch RP-280F are a very popular option at the top of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as MartinLogan ElectroMotion FX2 or Fluance Signature Hi-Fi .

Klipsch RP-280F are $1597.24 more expensive than the average speakers ($449).

MartinLogan Theos are a well-known option at the top of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as SVS Prime Pinnacle or Definitive Tech BP9040 .

MartinLogan Theos are $1446 more expensive than the average speakers ($449).

Klipsch RP-280F: Buy | Customer Reviews
MartinLogan Theos: Buy | Customer Reviews

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