Klipsch R-28PF Active Floorstanding Speaker Review+

Klipsch R-28PF Active Floorstanding Speaker Review

Klipsch's new R-28PF speaker bundle goes above and beyond: retailing for $1,200/pair (yet with road costs nearer to $900/pair), this bundle joins a couple of fueled pinnacle speakers with straightforward preamp usefulness worked in to take out the requirement for the sound recipient by and large

The Hookup

Klipsch-R-28PF-back.jpgThe Hookup

Tipping the scales at a little north of 56 pounds each, these speakers most certainly aren't light, yet they were as yet reasonable to heft around and set up without assistance. The R-28PF stands 42 inches tall, and its bureau is a bass-reflex plan with a front-terminating port. Midrange and bass obligations are taken care of by two eight-inch copper turned woofers; and, in longstanding Klipsch design, a one-inch aluminum tweeter is set in the organization's protected Tractrix Horn. All out power is 260 watts; in every speaker, 20 watts go to the tweeter and 110 watts go to the woofers.

The R-28PF's association board highlights optical advanced, USB, and RCA line-level contributions, just as an implicit phono stage that acknowledges a MM phono input so you can plug your turntable straightforwardly into the speaker. A subwoofer yield is accessible, and Bluetooth with aptX is likewise underlying. An included four-pin speaker link interfaces the left and right speakers together to convey the sound sign from the preamp housed in the passed on speaker to the right speaker

Klipsch-R-28PF-remote.jpgKlipsch incorporates a straightforward remote with volume control/quiet, play/stop, the capacity to straightforwardly change the sub level, and committed buttons for each source, including Bluetooth


I don't regularly involve my telephone much for sound tuning in, as I have different media sources accessible. However, for this situation, I chose to start my survey by exploiting the speakers' inherent Bluetooth. Here, I explored different avenues regarding two or three forms of a similar melody to perceive how the speaker would respond. First up was the MP3 variant put away on my telephone. Michael's voice was smooth yet appeared to be disregarded. I was unable to hear a significant part of the nasally surface that I ordinarily hear.


Actually, I honestly love '80s rock. The huge hair groups were probably the best thing that emerged from the music from that time, and perhaps the most awesome aspect of "Beat It" is that it highlights guitars from not one but rather two of my cherished guitar legends. The cadence track was performed by Steve Lukather of Toto distinction, and the performance was performed by Eddie Van Halen. I haven't audited a speaker with horn-stacked tweeters in some time, and I felt that Eddie Van Halen's solo going through the R-28PF's tweeters would be a decent test. From the outset, the guitar solo sounded somewhat muffled and meager, while Lukather's power harmonies were everything except. Ordinarily sharp, splendid, and a crunchy metallic, here they sounded muddied and dull. Generally, it resembled there was a film overlaid on top of the music.

Website: klipsch.com

Price: $600

Klipsch R-28PF  Specifications

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION   /  Powered Floorstanding Speakers (pair)


MAX OUTPUT   /   114dB @ 1M


260W Total System Power (520W Peak) Bi-Amplified

Tweeter: 20W per channel cont. @ <1% THD+N

Woofers: 110W per channel cont. @ <1% THD+N

HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER 1” (2.54cm) Aluminum diaphragm tweeter mated to

90° x 90° square Tractrix® Horn

LOW FREQUENCY  /   DRIVER Dual 8” (10.2cm) copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer

CROSSOVER FREQUENCY   /  1700 Hz (active)


ENCLOSURE TYPE   /  Bass-reflex via front-firing port


• Bluetooth® wireless technology

• Phono/Line analog (with switch and ground screw terminal)

• 3.5mm analog mini jack

• USB digital

• Optical digital

OUTPUTS Single RCA line level output for connection to subwoofer


HEIGHT, WIDTH, DEPTH 42” (106.6cm), 9.5” (24.1cm), 15.7” (39.8cm)

WEIGHT   /  56.67lbs (25.68kg)

FINISH   /  Brushed black polymer veneer

VOLTAGE   /  100V-120V / 220-240V selectable 50/60Hz internal power supply

with region specific power cords


• Remote control (with 2 x AAA batteries)

• Magnetic grille

• 5M speaker wire with 4-wire connector

• 1.8M power cord (region specific)

• 2M 3.5mm aux cable

• 3M optical cable


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