Klipsch - Reference Dual 6-1/2" Floorstanding Speaker (Each) - Black

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Enjoy immersive sound with this Klipsch Reference R-26F floorstanding speaker that features dual 6-1/2" copper-spun IMG woofers and a 1" aluminum diaphragm-compression LTS (linear travel suspension) tweeter to deliver cross-spectrum audio.

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What's Included


  • Klipsch Reference Dual 6-1/2" Floorstanding Speaker (1 speaker)
  • Grille
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (479 out of 487)

Features


Handles up to 400W peak power (100W continuous)

To ensure robust audio.

Dual 6-1/2" copper-spun IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofers

Plus a 1" aluminum diaphragm-compression LTS (linear travel suspension) tweeter with 90° x 90° square Tractrix horn deliver clear, dynamic sound.

MDF bass reflex enclosure

With a front-firing port promotes optimal performance.

Dual binding posts

With bi-wire and bi-amp allow simple connectivity.

Removable grille

Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.

MDF cabinet with brushed polymer-veneer finish

Offers a stylish look to complement your existing décor.

38Hz - 24kHz frequency response

Provides faithful audio reproduction.

97dB sensitivity

Delivers powerful sound.

8 ohms impedance

Efficiently conducts power through the speaker.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 486 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loud and Proud!

    Posted
    NorthernShoob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've seen these speakers in my local Best Buy store numerous times, but never really paid attention to them. When my old speakers were destroyed due to a child attacking the cones, I needed a new set of speakers. I asked the home theater rep, and he recommended Kipsch (For something in a reasonable range that's loud and clear). I bought two of these with monster black hdmi cables, and monster platinum 14 gauge speaker wire. My receiver is a 740W Sony receiver. After bringing these home (And almost spraining my back, these things are heavy!), I set them up. Setup took about 20 minutes (5 minutes of which was me bandaging my finger after I cut it with a stripping tool). Speakers have double posts, for those who want to bi-amp their speakers). My test consisted of the following: - Frank Sinatra, FLAC - Tangled in DTS-HD MA (Through Plex with a gigabit Ethernet line). - The Avengers in DTS-HD MA (Through Plex with a gigabit Ethernet line). Sinatra: I'm 20, and enjoy listening to music such as EDM, rap, and hip-hop. However, one of my relatives recommended Frank Sinatra as a good way to test/break in the speakers. Having not listened to him before, I was absolutely blown away at the quality of the sound. You could hear every breath he took, every step he took, and it was like you were physically there, watching him perform. The audio was warm and made me feel legitimately good on the inside (It was as if I was at a concert, except better). I dared to turn up the volume up, and was shocked to hear no distortion whatsoever - it's like these speakers enjoyed a challenge! I sat back on the couch and just absorbed it all in for a solid hour - it was absolutely blissful. Tangled: I invited my 17 y/o sister and my 10 y/o cousin over to judge this one. I sat back and found myself paying attention to all the little things I couldn't previously hear (It felt like a completely different movie). My sister and cousin, naturally, didn't understand the difference (This is coming from the kids who think DVD's look the same as 4K content), although I could tell they enjoyed the movie overall. The Avengers: This one was my favorite out of all the things I listened to. When the first avengers came out, I saw it in IMAX (Because I love the movie theater experience). When I played the avengers on these speakers, it honestly sounded better than IMAX (Although I currently have a 2.1 setup, planning on upgrading to a 7.1 soon). During the action scenes, you could hear every piece of rubble that hit the ground, each pane of glass that broke - it was absolutely amazing. These speakers have subwoofers built in (Small ones), but they really kick bass! When explosions happened, I could feel the walls shaking, and a few of my paintings were askew after watching the movie. It's easy to get absorbed within all the crisp, clean notes and bass, because my neighbor called the police for a noise complaint (And I had them half way up - she lives in a separate house that's 75ft away from me). Thankfully, I know most of the force, so I was let off with a warning (He also asked what model speakers they were, because he liked what he heard). Having not dabbled into the world of hi-fi audio in the past, I've been spoilt for choice at this point. These speakers (For the price) are some of the best home-theater speakers out there, and I love them so much! 10/10, would buy more Klipsch products for a true 5.1/7.1 home theater system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best low budget speaker for the price

    Posted
    avepm
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    A few months back I purchased the Klipsch Icon KF-26. Right after the purchase these speakers came out. I tried the Icons for the remainder of my return period but couldn't justify the price considering I had a good feeling these new Reference speakers would be half price on Black Friday. So I've waited and I was right. Among my research I've wondered if these were just Icon speakers in a new box with new paint. Luckily I was wrong. This is from Alex L a Klipsch representative. "For those wondering, here are the differences between Icon and this new line of Reference. All new Reference Linear Travel Suspension tweeter design for smoother, more powerful high frequencies. All new mechanical woofer design with seamless dustcap for minimized mid frequency diffraction and distortion. All new Spun Copper IMG woofer cone is incredibly rigid, with new design adding structural integrity for minimal cone break up at high excursion levels. This makes for even cleaner, more accurate low frequency reproduction. All new Brushed Polymer Veneer finish is exceptionally durable with a much more contemporary aesthetic over the previous wood grain vinyl of the Icon series." After measuring my distances, checking my degrees/angles, calibrated to a 75db reference level with my db meter and crossover set to 80hz on my Yamaha 661, these blended well with my Klipsch Synergy III speakers (no longer sold at BB). I have a few dips and peaks around 120hz +5db and 500hz -4db. The 80hz crossover with my 12" sub is flawless. Everything else is smooth give or take 2db in my treated room. This is more than likely an issue with my room. Pushing them they start to have some colorization in the highs around reference level -8 volume level to 0 the receiver. For the BF price it's a go for sure. Don't trust the sound in the store. Every home and every receiver will give different results when it comes to home audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than ICONs

    Posted
    Pavelow
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    These are Best Buy exclusive from Klipsch. Once upon a time they might be called Reference I. Best Buy simply calls them Reference speakers. They are the follow-on to the Klipsch ICON which I believe are also the follow-on to Synergy. Like a bunch of folks here, bought these on Black Friday for half price. The horns sounded a little harsh in the store, but read some reviews here and for my Denon S900W receiver and took the plunge. With the Audyssey auto-setup on the Denon, these speakers are excellent. Highs are smooth, great mid range and even good base. They replace my Yamaha floor standing-rears that I moved to the family room. These copper wound 6.5-inch drivers have a great low freq capability. I have a 5.1 setup with these K-26F's in the back surrounds, K-28F's in front, K-25C for center, and my older Klipsch Synergy 10" 250w sub. Absolutely awesome with Blu-ray. And, when I set a stereo signal to DTS Neo 6 for FM or Internet Radio, they really put out some serious rock. These are NOT the same as ICONs because they incorporate the copper wound into the drivers. ICONs only have aluminum. They are not as good as KF-26 II's #which are Reference 2's# but they serve my purpose at half the cost. The K-26F’s don’t put out as much sound as the K-28F’s, but work great as rear surrounds #I personally don’t like book shelf speakers on stands#. If you have a small room, they will more than suit you for Front standing speakers in your setup. Don't buy these at $349. Wait until next Black Friday and take the plunge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    for those who cant bear bright speakers

    Posted
    Joseph
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have done a ton of research for a home theater without spending too much. Klipsch was always one of the options. The strength and weakness of Klipsch is its horn, its aluminium tweeter. The strength is that it produces "as is" sound, which is crisp and bright. The weakness is that some people dont like bright high frequencies, and they prefer a more musical tone, eventhough it may not be a perfect reproduction. Klipsch tent to produce high tones with aluminium flavor, whereas high end speakers use silk dome tweeters which dont. But entry level siik polymer tweeters dont produce accurate sound. Another strength is the higher sensitivity, which means there would be less load on the amplifiers. I have compared the Reference series R-24f, R-26f and R-28f. R-26f is the middle one. This produces nice rich sound. One advantage is that it is not as bright as R-28f, which makes this the ideal choice. R-28f has a better dynamic response and fidelity, and is far better for movies. For music i guess R-28f would be tiring for the ears, if used for hours together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers at at reasonable price

    Posted
    ozziegn
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I decided to upgrade my current Polk Audio system because it seemed like my 12” sub was losing its punch after having the system for roughy five years. I decided to go with these copper woven Klipsch speakers after reading all the great reviews on the net and I’m glad I did. These speakers sound awesome and they look great to boot. I spent roughly $1300 on a 5.1 system which isn’t chump change but I knew I wanted good stuff so I had to pay for it. The floor standing speakers sound so nice that they even provide a very good amount of bass on their own. Couple them to the 10” sub and things start really shaking in my house. The center channel has me hearing voices in certain movies that I never heard with my previous Polk Audio system. All in all this is one sweet system that I know I will enjoy for several years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade to my home theater!

    Posted
    Cupra
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had been in and out of Best Buy for several months, checking out the Klipsch range of speakers. I loved how they sounded in the store, when compared to the other Polk and Sony speakers on display. I even went into the Magnolia center to listen to what was on offer there. Sure, the B&W speakers truly do sound amazing, however, I didn't have $2,000 to spend per speaker for my home theater. So I turned back to the Klipsch Reference R-26F floorstanding speakers. Ordered online, picked them up that night at a local store and set them up right away. These replaced a set of 22 year old Sony bookshelf speakers I had been using. Having the speakers raised up off the floor has totally changed the sound dynamics of my system. I have these coupled with an R-25 Klipsch center speaker and a pair of bookshelf Klipsch speakers for surround sound. The sound is very crisp and clear. The whole speaker set up has woken up my old Yamaha receiver and changed my movie watching experience. Very happy with the quality and the look of the speakers. Love the copper cones and the finish to the outside of the speakers too. Very helpful service from Best Buy as well to get the speakers out to my vehicle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Highs, Okay Lows

    Posted
    OneshoeSam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I will start by saying that I have spent over 5 months listening to great speakers attached to great receivers. I have found qualities in all the speakers i listened to that were good. It really came down to price when I made the choice to purchase the Klipsch floor standing speakers. The horn tweeters on these floor standing speakers direct sound in a way that creates sweet spots with vocals and string instruments. The sound is good in the room, but the sweet spot will give you that live concert feeling. The mids for the speakers are sharp. The problem lies with creating bass. The speakers simply cannot get low enough. I have bass +3 on my bi-amp connected 7.2 Sony receiver and it can barely keep up with the bass guitar in rock albums. Hip-hop music sounds good until it tries to go below the 60hz range. My setup is only for music and TV, not movies, so I have no intentions of bringing in a subwoofer. I feel if the speakers were 3 way with a dedicated mid driver the lows would not be missing as much. I do recommend the speakers if you want good music and when they are on sale. They are worth a listen in the under $500 range for a pair. I would go with B&W or Martin Logan if I had a larger budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Sound for Price Point

    Posted
    t103946
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    I am a big Klipsch fan and have owned the KG line 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 since the early 90's. When I saw these on sale for $175 each I thought they were the original Reference series but found out that was not the case after researching the line. The RP's are the true Reference series line. That said I ordered these and they are upgraded Icon's. I was a bit skeptical to replace my KG's with these but liked the form factor and they blended well with the BIC horn loaded speakers I use for the rears. I was also concerned these were not in the Magnolia section of the store as I think they would compete well against some of the other brands in there. Well after performing a listening test with some of my favorite material through an iPod, these speakers held their own against my KG 4.5. My KG's have a 10" woofer so I thought I would loose a lot of bass going to the dual 6.5 inch woofers but it wasn't really noticeable. When I first started listening to them they were harsh, but after playing them a few times they toned down and sounded like the classic Klipsch sound. Another great product by Klipsch I would recommend these as a "Best Buy" when they are on sale for anyone interested in serious sound on a budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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