Klipsch just released the Reference RF-7 III floorstanding loudspeaker and the RC-64 III center channel. These flagship speakers are enhanced versions of the company’s acclaimed Reference II series.
The Reference RF-7 III floorstanding speaker is equipped with a unique dual chambered enclosure design that allows two 10” drivers and ports to work independently of each other. This improves linearity, minimizes anomalies in the critical midrange frequencies; generating a very articulate soundstage. The speaker’s slanted riser base enhances the appearance of the speaker, while providing a slight upward angle to direct sound to the listener.
Both loudspeakers utilize a 1¾” titanium compression driver with an enhanced phase plug geometry design that improves sound pressure linearity at high frequencies. A new Tractrix horn further improves high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. Proprietary Cerametallic woofers minimize distortion, and when paired with the Tractrix horn, provides ultra-high sensitivity and the highest efficiency in its class.
The Reference RC-64 III center channel features four 6.5” woofers, while the sophisticated design of the 2 ½ way network crossover maintains wide and even sound distribution. Both speakers feature heavy-duty cast aluminum frame woofers that eliminate resonance. Cabinets are made from furniture-grade wood veneers and come in black ash, cherry or walnut. Magnetic grilles complement the premium design experience.
“These speakers have earned the nickname ‘fire-breathing monsters’ for a reason,” said Kerry Geist, product manager at Klipsch Group. “They are the best sounding audiophile speaker at this price point.”
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