Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280F

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 |

Want to raise your standard of listening? Today, S&I wants to explore floorstanding speakers and, particularly, the Reference Premiere RP-280F, from one of the world’s best speaker companies, Klipsch.

These powerful floorstanders are the largest speakers in Klipsch's Reference Premiere Series, producing cinematic sound from two8" Cerametallic™ woofers and a Hybrid Tractrix® Horn. It can fill a larger room with theatre-quality sound with minimal effort - immersing you in the ultimate listening experience.

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 32-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • two 8" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil formers
  • bass-reflex design
  • rear-firing Tractrix port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • durable polymer veneer finish
  • dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • built-in MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) base for increased speaker stability


The RP-280F towers make you want to listen to more music, which is the most crucial quality for a speaker to possess. All the characteristics of a great speaker are present in abundance, including precise imaging, wide dynamic range, crystal clarity, and transparent neutrality.
Caleb Denison | Digital Trends

Discover for yourself the effortless, dynamic sound that's made Klipsch loudspeakers a big Crutchfield customer favorite for years. So go ahead and grab a couple of these beasts, crank 'em up, and prepare to batten down the hatches.
Dave Bar/Crutchfield

We know there is a lot to choose from when it comes to speakers, which is why a word of advice straight from the horse’s mouth (www.klipsch.com) is valuable:

  • If you want the best sound experience, it’s better to buy speakers of the same make or model line.
  • Floor-standing speakers are a great way to kick-off building the audio system of your dreams.
  • Floor-standing speakers, like the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280F, remain the go-to power houses when it comes to surround sound.
  • Shop around and listen to how sets of speakers actually sound together before buying. Speakers are an investment and can bring you years of pleasure, so don’t rush into it. Make sure that you get what suits your needs.

S&I Verdict - The new Reference Premiere RP-280F is for both real home theatres as well as for more traditional living rooms when it comes to exciting, thrilling and highly detailed movie sound. The speakers sound awesome across the board with enthralling dynamics and audiophile sound quality. Raise the bar with speakers that speak your language. It’s time to tune up your sound system with Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280F floor-standing speakers. Available from both our stores or shop online.

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