Klipsch Upgrades Reference Line of Speakers

Klipsch today announces the debut of its next generation flagship Reference speakers — the RF-7 III floorstanding speaker and the RC-64 III center channel. The speakers are enhanced versions of the company’s Reference II series.

Klipsch says it was meticulous in selecting an ideal 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 high efficiency.

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 with magnetic grilles.

The Reference RF-7 III floorstanding speaker is equipped with a 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 what Klipsch says is an articulate soundstage.

The Reference RC-64 III center channel features four 6.5” woofers, while the design of the two-and-a-half way network crossover maintains wide and even sound distribution.

The Klipsch Reference RF-7 III ($1,799) and RC-64 III ($1,499) speakers are shipping now. Here are all the specs.

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