Klipsch RF-7 III now available in the UK!
Klipsch has unveiled that the Klipsch RF-7 III Floorstanders and matching center speaker are now available in the UK!
First unveiled by Klipsch in the USA during early-2018, the popular high-end speakers expand on the Reference II version with a host of new upgrades and sound enhancements.
The RF-7 III and matching RC-64 Centre Channel are the only Reference Line speakers still designed and assembled in the USA, inside the iconic factory in Hope, Arkansas. In that way, they have been created and voiced to deliver many happy hours of true high-performance listening pleasure. The new generation RF-7 III has been infused with the latest technological audio advancements for ultra- sensitive, hard-hitting, accurate sound.
“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 Klipsch design team was meticulous in selecting an ideal tweeter for the RF-7 III before landing on the new 13⁄4” titanium compression driver, with an enhanced phase plug geometry design that improves sound pressure linearity at high frequencies. By coupling this tweeter to a new Tractrix® horn with a circular throat and square mouth, the high-frequency response and extension is further improved, enhancing the soundstage imaging and overall dynamics. The compressed moulded rubber construction of the horn adds high frequency damping in order to reduce harshness and improve detail, creating the cleanest, most natural sound possible
For the woofers, Klipsch have employed proprietary 10” CerametallicTM woofers. Cerametallic woofers represent the pinnacle of Klipsch driver design, maintaining exceptional rigidity with a lightweight construction for minimal cone breakup and distortion. When paired with the Tractrix horn-loaded compression driver, it provides speaker efficiency of the highest in its class.
Each 10” woofer then features a heavy-duty cast aluminium frame for resonance-free operation. In addition, each woofer incorporates a dual shorting-ring magnet structure designed to eliminate modulation of the magnetic flux, resulting in improved linearity of cone movement. For further improved, clean, powerful low-end delivery, the rear-firing Tractrix port allows for the most efficient air transfer from the chassis.
The RF-7 III’s elegant cabinet is not just stylish and living room friendly, it’s also internally bifurcated, allowing each 10” driver and port to work independently from the other. This improves the linearity of both drive systems and delivers a very articulate soundstage, minimising standing wave problems inside the cabinet which could cause frequency anomalies. The cabinet itself is finished with furniture- grade wood veneers and is available in Black Ash, Natural Cherry or Walnut finish. The speaker’s slanted riser base enhances the appearance but also aims to direct the sound to a typical listening position. Magnetic grilles complement the premium design experience.
With their advanced acoustic design, meticulous finish and fine attention detail, the RF-7 III are the finest example of a product pertaining to one of Klipsch’s most popular mantras:
Happiness is copper and black
SRP £3,750.00 (pair)
The Klipsch RF-7 III is available in the UK now. Available in Black Ash, Natural Cherry or Walnut finish.
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32Hz - 25kHz (± 3dB) 100dB at 2.83V / 1m 250W / 1000W (peak) 8 ohms Compatible
1 x 1.75” (4.45cm) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver 8.5” square 90 ̊ x 90 ̊ Tractrix® Horn
2 x 10” (25.4cm) CerametallicTM Cone Woofers Dual-chamber Bass-Reflex Type
2 x Rear-Firing Tractrix Ports
Dual Binding Post (Bi-Wire / Bi-Amp)
1245 x 352 x 454mm (including riser plate) 44.1kg (each)