Comparing Klipsch RP-280F and Polk Audio T50

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Klipsch RP-280F

Polk Audio T50

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General Info
Brand
Klipsch
Polk Audio
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
1 Speaker(s)
1 Speaker(s)
Release Date
13 Sep 2018
16 Sep 2015
Warranty
Manufacturer
5 Year Parts and Labor
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
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Two-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
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
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
8 Ohms
86 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
150 Watts
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)
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
Ebony, Cherry
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Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Walnut Pair
Black
Walnut Veneer
Black
Dimensions
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Weight

62 lbs
 

20 lbs
 
Tweeters
Number of Tweeters
1 Tweeter(s)
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
1 inches
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
Horn
Dome
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
Silk Dome, Wave Guide - Tweeter
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
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
Dual 8" Cerametallic Cone Woofers
(Round) Dynamic Balance - Mid/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
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
Set of 5-Way 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
Set of 5-Way 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
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
Supports Dolby and DTS, and connects to most home theater stereos, home theater processors or receivers.
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99 / 100
Rank: #2 out of 202.
100 / 100
Rank: #1 out of 202.
Details
  • You Get A Pair of RP-280FA Reference Premiere Dolby Atmos Enabled Floorstanding Speakers (Walnut)
  • Our proprietary speaker technologies are ideal for delivering the most immersive, impactful 360° Dolby Atmos listening experience. Controlled directivity and high-performance have been an integral part of Klipsch acoustic design principals for the better part of a century.
  • Redesigned Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics.
  • A Linear Travel Suspension maximizes dynamics for enhanced, detailed performance. LTS Tweeters have been a hallmark of previous Reference lines, as well as our flagship Klipsch Palladium series, making it a core component of some of the best speakers in the world.
  • Cerametallic woofers represent the pinnacle of Klipsch driver design, maintaining exceptional rigidity, and lightweight construction, for minimal cone breakup and distortion.
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  • GET SUPERIOR HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE WITH IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND & HI RES AUDIO. Featuring (1) 1 inches tweeter, (1) 6.5 inches Drivers and (2) 6.5 inches Bass Radiators. The 2 bass radiators augment the main woofer and produce a well-balanced, natural warm sound reaching the far corners of the room
  • AMPLIFY YOUR MOVIE, MUSIC AND GAMING EXPERIENCE with this T series speaker that not only sounds brilliant but also heightens your audio experience. Fill any small to medium sized room, produce captivating lifelike sound, which pulls you right into the heart of the action
  • CREATE A FULL FLEDGED 5.1 HOME THEATER SETUP with the complete range of T series speakers from Polk with two T50 Tower Speakers, one T30 Center Channel, two T15 Bookshelf speakers and a sub woofer
  • Polk speakers are COMPATIBLE WITH MOST HOME THEATER AV RECEIVERS giving you many setup arrangement options in single or multi room with 2.0, 2.1, 3.1 systems or an immersive 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 setup
  • POLK'S UNMATCHED QUALITY AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. With these value priced speakers, you can now enjoy premium acoustics, high quality construction, easy setup and a spectacular theater experience right at home
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Key features
  • Limited edition piano black finish
  • 1-inch Linear Travel Suspension Titanium Tweeter
  • 90x90 Hybrid Tractrix Horn
  • All New Tractrix Port

Klipsch RP-280F are a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. They have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Klipsch RP-280FA or Monitor Audio Silver 10 .

Klipsch RP-280F were released last year in September. There are dozens of newer speakers on the market. Show newer Speakers

Klipsch RP-280F are $600 more expensive than the average speakers ($499.99).

Key features
  • Has Dynamic Balance drivers and tweeters for broad response and less distortion.
  • Bass reflex driver enclosure types

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