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Klipsch Brings new Horn Designs to Reference RF-7 III and RC-64 III Speakers

Klipsch's newly redesigned Reference RF- 7 III and RC-64 III speakers incorporate new tweeter and horn designs to provide homeowners with improved sonic performance.

Klipsch says the Reference RF-7 III floorstanding speaker (pictured here) carries an MSRP of $1,799 each, and the Reference RC-64 III center-channel speaker carries an MSRP of $1,499 each.

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Robert Archer · December 15, 2017

Klipsch has announced the introduction of its latest generation Reference Series speakers: the RF-7 III floorstanding loudspeaker and the RC-64 III center-channel loudspeaker

The Indianapolis, Ind.-based audio company says the newly improved speakers offer homeowners a choice of higher performing loudspeaker options than its previous versions. 

Utilizing a new 1 3/4-inch titanium compression driver with an "enhanced" phase-plug geometry design that is said to improve sound pressure linearity at high frequencies, along with a new horn design that is said to improve high-frequency response and extension, while "enhancing imaging and dynamics" the speakers can be used for applications, including home theater and music.  

Other design elements that were updated include Klipsch's Cerametallic woofers. These woofers are designed to minimize distortion, and when combined with the Tractrix horns, the speakers deliver high sensitivity to allow a variety of amplifiers to efficiency drive the speakers.   

"These speakers have earned the nickname 'fire-breathing monsters,' for a reason," says Kerry Geist, product manager, Klipsch Group. 

"They are the best sounding audiophile speaker at this price point."

Klipsch Reference RF-7 III Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Highlighting the RF-7 III is a dual-chamber enclosure design that enable the speaker's two 10-inch drivers and ports to work independently of one another. This design Klipsch explains improves the speaker's linearity and it minimizes midrange anomalies. 

Klipsch specifies the 8-ohm RF-7 III floorstanding speaker to be 100dB sensitive, and its frequency response to be 32Hz to 25kHz +/-3dB.

Klipsch Reference RC-64 III Center-Channel Loudspeaker

Employing a driver array that includes four 6.5-inch woofers, along with its compression driver and horn technologies that is controlled with a 2.5-way crossover, the speaker is able to reproduce a frequency response of 57Hz to 24kHz +/-3dB. 

Klipsch adds the speaker has an 8-ohm impedance rating and a 99dB sensitivity rating. 

In addition, both speakers feature furniture-grade cabinet veneers in a choice of finishes that include black ash, cherry or walnut. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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