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Klipsch Upgrades Reference Floorstanding & Center-Channel Speakers

New models designed to further minimize distortion and resonance

Klipsch continued the growth of its line of Reference speakers, introducing the RF-7 III floorstanding speaker and the RC-64 III center channel speaker.

Both are upgraded models of its Reference II series. The company will have them on display during CES 2018 at booth 13529 in the Central Hall. 

The Reference RF-7 III and RC-64 III speakers feature 1.75-inch titanium compression driver with an enhanced phase plug geometry design said to improve sound-pressure linearity at high frequencies.

A new Tractrix horn further improves high-frequency response and extension, said Klipsch, while proprietary Cerametallic woofers minimize distortion.

Design enhancements and upgraded materials used to build the new speakers include 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. They also have magnetic grilles.

The Reference RF-7 III floorstanding speaker is equipped with a dual-chambered enclosure design that allows two 10-inch drivers and ports to work independently of each other. This improves linearity, said Klipsch, and minimizes anomalies in the critical midrange frequencies.

The Reference RC-64 III center channel has four 6.5-inch woofers.

“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 Reference RF-7 III are $1,799 each, while the RC-64 III are $1,499 each. They’re currently available.