Thank you for your kind words.
Couple minor corrections to some of the above statements follow..
Amplifiers: The RSW 15 uses a 1,000 w continuous RMS amplifier. It's peak
capability is Considerably more than that. (Lets just say it's definitely
no less than the old LF-12 which didn't make it to market) Same for the
Keep in mind these are larger enclosures than the old LF-line, and as most
of you know there is no replacement for displacement. Basically what I mean
is the same input power will yield more output.
If you want to make the comparison to the old smaller footprint LF's, these
subwoofers are more in keeping with the Klipsch Heritage. Larger enclosures
for increased system effeciency, and more output. AKA that Klipsch Slam..
RSW-15 output: The Prototypes are capable of up to 115dB 1 meter corner
loaded @20hz, and over 125dB over 25hz 1, meter corner loaded, without
regard to THD. Someone must have confused the two numbers. For those who
care, this is on the order of 29dB higher at 20hz, when measured at the same
2 meters, than what TN measured with the LF-10 for S&V.
Scaled to typical magazine 2 meter measurements, knock 6dB off those. You
could then compare their output relatively realistically to TN's
measurements at < 10%thd. Yes, you are right, the 15 is a Beast. Wimpy
competitors (even certain competators 18's) need be very very afraid.
The RF-7's do indeed play quite cleanly and without strain at VERY high
levels. They use extreme output 10" drivers which we modeled extensively
with FEA, and our unique tapered array crossover design which improves the
total in room power radiation, meaning better imaging and vocal
intelligibility. ( You should HEAR the Q Sound effects on some CDs through
RS-7's use dual ports, dual 8" Tractrix horns, and a single high output 8"
unit. Yes, it goes louder and deeper than other Klipsch surrounds.
Considerably. They ROCK! ( Lets just say back to back an RB-5 wouldn't
embarrass them in extension or output.. )
RF-5's are not just wood RF-7's. They are honestly an improvement in
performance. They use much larger cabinets, low mass surrounds, feature
more port area for lower port distortion, stronger motors with longer
excursion, again for lower distortion, and Tapered Array networks which
improves the speakers total power response in room and improves their
imaging. They also have that gorgeous wood veneer.
RB-3's are not Vinyl RB-5's, they are a smaller, yet still very capable
version, with next size down woofers. Very cute. They mate VERY well to
The Klipsch Booth featured RF-7/RC-7/RS-7's and an RSW-15.
Mad Sub Scientist
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