Starting September 2010, Klipsch will be dispatching their new speakers line up that marks the official worldwide comeback of their fabled RF-7: the RF-7 II.
Prior to hitting mark II, the RF-7s had already made a comeback in a sexy dark cherry finish for the North American market alone. They were the same as the original RF-7s in terms of specifications and internal components with the exception of internal wiring, which used to be provided by Monster Cable until Klipsch moved away from them. The RF-7 IIs, on the other hand, have new components and slightly different specifications:
- Frequency response went from 32Hz-20Khz to 30Hz-24Khz
- Crossover frequency went down from 2200Hz to 1200Hz
- Sensitivity went down from 102db to 101db @ 2.83V / 1m
A new design is also featured, and available in either black or cherry. They are manufactured in Hope, Arkansas just like their elder kin. Personally, I'm not a fan of the new design but I wouldn't mind performing a direct comparison to the older model to spot the sonic differences.
The RC-64 center channel also received an update, this time with the new design looking sexier than the older (imho). Its compression driver was changed to match the RF-7 IIs'. Pictures and specifications can be found here.
All other speakers from the previous line up have been refreshed and hit mark II, except for the RF-83s (replaced by the aforementioned RF-7 II) and the RF-63s.