Klipsch Reference RF-7 III is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Klipsch. It features a 1.75" dome Tweeter and 2 x 10" Cerametallic Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 32-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 100 dB. Klipsch RF-7 III has an MSRP of 4398$ per pair.
What size of room is the Klipsch RF-7 III speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch RF-7 III is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Reference (R) Series?
RF-7 III is a member of Klipsch's Reference (R) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference (R) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch RF-7 III speaker?
Klipsch RF-7 III has a Frequency response range of 32-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 250 watts. At a minimum frequency of 32 Hz, RF-7 III will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Klipsch RF-7 III, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $5000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how RF-7 III's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 5000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Klipsch RF-7 III's 32Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Klipsch RF-7 III?
The Crossover frequency of the RF-7 III is set to 1300Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Klipsch RF-7 III? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch RF-7 III's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 100 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference RF-7 III is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
100dB of Klipsch Reference RF-7 III is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes RF-7 III an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Klipsch RF-7 III will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Klipsch RF-7 III:
RF-7 III has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Klipsch RF-7 III External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch RF-7 III has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 49-1/16 x 13-15/16 x 17-15/16inch (1247.0 x 355.0 x 456.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Klipsch RF-7 III is approximately 1618.8cm2 / 250.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch RF-7 III, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Klipsch RF-7 III virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The Klipsch RF-7 III weighs 44.10kg / 97lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how RF-7 III's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch RF-7 III has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Klipsch RF-7 III comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: Plinth 4 Spike feet4 Rubber feet
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Klipsch RF-7 III is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Klipsch RF-7 III is available in Black ash, Cherry and Walnut.
Does the Klipsch RF-7 III come with a Grille?
RF-7 III comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the RF-7 III is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch RF-7 III?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RF-7 III:
Floorstanding loudspeakerPlinthGrille4 Spike feet4 Rubber feet2 Jumpers (pre-installed)4 Machine screwsOwners Manual
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch Reference RF-7 III speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch RF-7 III
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.