Following a line of plug-and-play two-channel speakers released in October, Klipsch has released the next generation for their Reference line — the RF-7 III floor-standing speaker and the RC-64 III center channel. The premium speakers are enhanced versions of the company’s acclaimed Reference II series.
The Klipsch Reference RF-7 III and RC-64 III speakers are infused with Klipsch's "latest technological audio advancements for ultra-sensitive, hard-hitting, accurate sound." Inside the speakers, Klipsch says the have hand-picked the tweeter for the speakers before landing on the new 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.
“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.”
The modern design enhancements and upgraded materials used to build the Reference RF-7 III and RC-64 III speakers reinforce their solid performance. 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.
The Reference RF-7 III floor-standing 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.
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. the listener hears the center channel information exactly as intended.