RCF was founded in 1949 by a group of Italian electro-acoustic engineers with a simple vision: to create, through technical innovation, quality control and attention to detail, audio products that would offer the highest-possible performance in their market sector.
The company started by making microphones, amplifiers and related products for public-address applications. During the 1950s and ‘60s RCF established itself as an OEM manufacturer of transducers, and by the mid-‘60s the company had become the first in Europe to have a high-level Transducer Research Centre.
This leadership in transducer design and manufacture continues to the present day, with RCF continuing to supply woofers, midrange units and compression drivers to some of the best-known and prestigious loudspeaker brands in the world.
In parallel with its transducer technology development, the company continued to expand its range of public-address electronics, amplifiers and speakers. These were sold both as single products and in complete system solutions for airports, hotels, schools, railway stations, factories…in fact, any public building with a requirement for audio messaging or background music. This market also continues to be a key part of RCF’s activities today.
With expertise in both transducer design and public-address systems, it was only a matter of time before RCF produced its first complete loudspeakers for professional audio applications requiring high-level sound and music reproduction. The first of these was unveiled in the 1980s.
In 1996 the company launched the ART series of active composite-moulded pro-audio cabinets. This technology, used at the time by only a handful of manufacturers in the world, instantly positioned RCF as a global player in the market for pro-audio loudspeakers.
From 2004 a new era began for RCF, with fresh investment in research and development and a renewed commitment to manufacturing in Italy. Since then, the company has designed, put into production and delivered to the market a substantial number of new products every year. Promiment among them is the TT+ High Definition Touring and Theatre Series – which became an instant success thanks to innovative amplifiers equipped with DSP, along with state-of-the-art transducer technology.
In July 2007 RCF Group (the company that comprises RCF S.p.A. and AEB Industriale s.r.l., which owns the brand dBtechnologies) was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.
In 2008 the revolutionary ART 7, latest development of the ART Series, was launched, representing a fundamental step forward in active speaker technology.
The HDL6-A is the ideal choice when the performance of a linear network is required and a quick and easy installation is essential. A 14-W 2-channel, Class D amplifier powers the system. A powerful DSP processes sound, including crossover, phase correction, limiting and protection. The system includes state-of-the-art RCF transducers: two powerful 6.0-inch woofers for solid bass reproduction, and a 1.7-inch voice coil compression speaker mounted on a guide. accurate 100 ° x 10 ° wave provides high voice clarity and incredible dynamics.1400 W, bidirectional amplification 131 dB SPL max 1.7 "voice coil neodymium compression engine 2 x 6.0 "high power neodymium woofers 32-bit floating point DSP processing at 48 kHz Symmetrical design Extremely low weight FiRPHASE treatment
The NXL 24-A is an active column speaker array system composed by 4 x 6” high power woofers and a 2.5” voice coil compression driver loaded from a waveguide on a 100° x 30° constant directivity horn. The amplifier delivers 1400 Watt and is controlled by a DSP that takes care of crossover, equalisation, phase alignment, soft limiting and speaker protections. Equalisations are available to operate with a single column or in pairs.1400 Watt 131 dB max SPL 65 Hz 20 kHz frequency response 4 x 6" Woofers 2.5" voice coil RCF Precision C. Driver on waveguide 100° x 30° slightly tilted pattern control DSP controlled Input section with single or dual eq. preset Pole mountable, Stackable, Flyable Baltic Birch Plywood enclosure with internal structural metal bracings
One of the most powerful 21 "subwoofers in the professional range is called SUB 8005-AS, designed to produce a large amount of deep bass, this ultra-ventilated and very powerful subwoofer is equipped with a 4.5" voice coil. a digital amplifier of 1250 Watts RMS and can cope with all situations even the most difficult. Power of 1250 Watts RMS 21 "woofer SPL max of 137 dB Frequency response from 27 to 120 Hz Input section controlled by DSP with selectable presets Delay control Crossover selectable 90 Hz - 120 Hz Birch chest XLR input XLR output 2 handles Compatible with the NXL23-A and NXL24-A Configuration possible with HDL 10-A and HDL 20-A
One of the most powerful 2x21 "subwoofers in the field of live sound is called SUB 9007-AS, featuring two ultra-ventilated neodymium high-power 21" woofers with 4 "sound coils. The SUB 9007 AS makes it possible to create line array systems thanks to its compatibility with the D-Line HDL50 and HDL20 RCF network systems.RMS power of 3600 Watts 2 Woofer 21 "neo, 4" voice coil SPL Max of 141 dB Frequency range from 20 to 400 Hz DSP controlled input section with selectable presets RDNet Remote Control Time control Robust birch chest Thermal protection Convection cooling Quick limiter Integrated mechanics for multiple configurations with HDL50-A, HDL20-A, HDL10-A XLR Inputs XLR outputs Gain control, equalizer, Xover, phase switch, output delay setting, cardioid 8 Handles
One of the most powerful 18 "subwoofers in the professional range is called SUB 8004-AS, designed to produce a large amount of deep bass, this ultra-ventilated and very powerful subwoofer is equipped with a 4" voice coil. a digital amplifier of 1250 Watts RMS and can cope with all situations even the most difficult. Power of 1250 Watts RMS 18 "woofer SPL max of 136 dB Frequency response from 30 to 120 Hz Input section controlled by DSP with selectable presets Delay control Crossover selectable 90 Hz - 120 Hz Birch chest XLR input XLR output 2 handles Compatible with the NXL23-A and NXL24-A Configuration possible with HDL 10-A and HDL 20-A
Active and equipped with an 18 "membrane, the SUB 9004 AS is a very high power subwoofer thanks to its new design amplification that extends the frequency range even further, it has a transducer with a 4" voice coil and coupled to a state-of-the-art high power neodymium magnetic circuit. It is ideal for live and rental thanks to its robust construction.RMS power of 1400 Watts 18 "neo woofer, 4" voice coil SPL Max of 136 dB Frequency range from 30 to 400 Hz DSP controlled input section with selectable presets RDNet Remote Control and Control Time control Robust birch chest Thermal protection Forced cooling Quick limiter XLR, RDNet Ethercon Inputs XLR, RDNet Ethercon Outputs Gain Control, Equalizer, Preset Switch, Exit Delay 2 Handles
The SUB 8006-AS is the largest and most powerful active sub woofer in the professional series.Featuring two 18” transducers, with 4” inside/outside voice coils, this cabinet is designed to delivery a serious amount of low frequency.Powered by a 2500W digital amplifier module, the SUB 8006-AS can perform in the most demanding situations. 5000 Watt Peak power - 2500 Watt RMS 141 dB max SPL 30 Hz - 120 Hz frequency response 2 x 18" Woofer DSP controlled Input section with selectable presets Delay control Integrated mechanics for multiple configuration with HDL 20-A Baltic birch tour grade cabinet