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Klipsch RP-280F vs JBL Arena 170 Comparison

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Brand and Model Specifications

Information about the brand, model release date.

ModelRP-280FArena 170
Release Date20152015
What Hi-Fi? Rating -
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Technical Specs

Technical characteristics of the speakers.

Amplification TypePassivePassive
Crossover Type2-Way2-Way
Enclosure typeBass ReflexBass Reflex
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB)[Hz]32 - 2500044 - 40000
Frequency Range (-6dB)[Hz]--
Maximum SPL [dB]--
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m)[dB]9887
Nominal Impedance (Ohms)88
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)--
Recommended Amplifier Power [W]-20-200
Crossover Frequency [Hz]17502100
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]--
Driver Units

Tweeter: 1″ Titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix Horn
Mid/Bass Drivers: Dual 8″ Cerametallic Cone Woofers

Tweeter: 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter
Mid/Bass Drivers: 7” (178mm) polycellulose woofer

InputsSingle WireSingle Wire
Magnetic ShieldingNoNo

Placements and Distances

Where and how to put them.

Form FactorFloorFloor
Distance from Wall [cm]1515

Dimensions and Weight

Physical characteristics of the speakers (without stands).

Length~10.5 in
~266.7 mm
~26.67 cm
~8.54 in
~216.92 mm
~21.69 cm
Width~16.37 in
~415.8 mm
~41.58 cm
~11.14 in
~282.96 mm
~28.3 cm
Height~43.12 in
~1095.25 mm
~109.52 cm
~37.75 in
~958.85 mm
~95.89 cm
Weight (Single Speaker)~62.5 lb
~28349.52 g
~28.35 kg
~27.6 lb
~12519.15 g
~12.52 kg
Shipping Weight~63 lb
~28576.32 g
~28.58 kg
~36.3 lb
~16465.4 g
~16.47 kg

Colors and Accessories

List of available colors and optional accessories.

  • Ebony
  • Cherry
  • Black
  • White

  • 1 x JBL Arena 170
  • 1 x Owner’s Manual
  • 4 x Carpet Spikes
Detachable GrillesYesNo

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty5 Years5 Years
Amazon Price


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