The ART 9 Series is an evolution of the ART speaker concept and a revolution in portable sound.

 


ART 9 combines raw power and technological innovation to reliably deliver superior clarity with impressive sound pressure. With RCF build quality and packed with premium features, it's the most versatile loudspeaker for professional applications—on the road, on the stage, and is also suitable for fixed installation.

 

 

 

POWER THAT MOVES

 

  • Road-proof Cabinet with M-Brace Reinforcement
  • 2100W [1,400W (LF) + 700W (HF)]
  • Advanced DSP with Presets
  • Sleek Design Perfect as Main System or Stage Monitor

 

 

 

ADVANCED TRANSDUCERS

 

  • Best-in-Class Compression Driver
  • 10x Stronger Kapton Diaphragm Designs
  • More Consistent Energy Transfer
  • Improved Thermal Resistance

 

 

 

TRUE RESISTIVE WAVEGUIDE

 

  • Perfect Sound Image
  • Wide 100° x 60° Constant Directivity
  • Coherent On/Off-Axis Sound Timbre
  • FiRPHASE 0° Phase Linearity

 

 

 

BASS MOTION CONTROL

 

  • Exclusive Woofer Excursion Management
  • Extended Low-Frequency reproduction
  • Free from High-pass Filtering
  • Full-range Limiter Removed

 

 

 

 

The ART series was a milestone in the market. It's one of the very first portable, composite material speakers, with exceptional sound quality. The introduction of the ART Series, in 1996, has established RCF among the major global manufacturers of active speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 2,100 Watts of power, the 2-channel ART 9 Class-D amplifier is 50% more powerful than previous models, able to manage extremely high sound pressure levels with an ultra-fast attack, realistic transient response, and very low heat loss.

 

 

ART 9 is very energy-efficient so there is no need for a cooling fan - the amplifier is attached to a solid aluminum heat exchanger in the back of the unit - with no moving parts. Being physically connected with the internal frame, the amplifier is firm and solid within the cabinet. The input circuit features a new low distortion design with an advanced safety limiter, maintaining the true character of the input signal at all levels. All ART 9 amplifiers are designed according to EN62368-1 for maximum safety and present a Switch Mode Power Supply section joining high-efficiency with minimum weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One input, the one that sounds good

 

Plug the output of your mixer or audio device into the Line-in Combo (TRS+XLR) Input. The extremely low noise input circuit will deliver an unaltered and clean signal to the power amplifier.

 

 

1 - Balanced Line Input
2 - Balanced Line Link/Output
3 - Volume Control [rotate to adjust the volume]
4 - Status LEDs: Signal [green - safe input level] and Overload [red - limiting in action]
5 - Preset Selection Button
6 - Presets:
LINEAR - Finely tuned sound for best clarity
BOOST - Enhanced loudness for background music or punchy bass
STAGE - Perfect tuning for stage monitoring
7 - Aluminum back panel

 

 

Superior Transducers

 

Lightweight and powerful, RCF drivers are a true reference for high performance. All transducers and components of the ART 9 Series are designed and manufactured by RCF.

 

 

 

High frequencies

The new 1.75" compression driver voice-coil design with Polyimide-Kapton dome features a new bonding technology and reinforced ribs make it 10 times more durable than previous models. We also redesigned the phase plug to increase sound clarity and precision, also improving coupling with the low-frequency transducer.

 

*ART 935-A, 932-A, and 945-A feature titanium/neodymium compression drivers

 

 

Kapton

 

Kapton® is a material extensively used in space and for temperature-resistant insulation. For applications where extremes of heat and vibration are the norm, designers rely on Kapton® because of its ability to maintain its unique combination of mechanical properties under the harshest of conditions.

 

Titanium

 

Because titanium alloys have high corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance, high tensile strength to density ratio, high crack resistance, and ability to withstand high temperatures, they are used in aircraft and spacecraft industries, high-quality sporting goods, luxury cars, and of course in RCF transducers. Titanium dome structures combine the strength of phenolic and composite-type diaphragms with an outstanding frequency response similar to other more fragile materials.

 

Neodymium

 

Neodymium magnets are the strongest permanent magnets known. This rare-earth material is lightweight and extremely powerful in comparison with the most common Ferrite magnet. RCF professional transducers feature neodymium magnets when a lightweight and smaller magnet assembly is required, such as in touring applications.

 

 

 

Advanced compression driver technology

 

 

Low frequencies

 

Low-frequency transducer design gains more stability over higher currents, with less distortion, and is highly efficient in terms of heat dissipation. RCF quality control is very strict. Our woofers are tested with a 200 hours continuous signal to stress the transducer at extreme levels. Only the best woofer design can fit ART 9.

 

*ART 945-A features 15" neodymium woofer

 

 

 

Neodymium

 

Neodymium magnets are the strongest permanent magnets known. This rare-earth material is lightweight and extremely powerful in comparison with the most common Ferrite magnet. RCF professional transducers feature neodymium magnets when a lightweight and smaller magnet assembly is required, such as in touring applications.

 

 

 

 

RCF woofer design for a tight,
punchy bass

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ART 9 can operate as either the main system or as a floor monitor. This flexibility makes it a smart choice for a wide range of live sound applications. The cabinet is easy to carry, with ergonomic handles on both sides and the top. The lower side includes a steel pole support for mounting on a stand or subwoofer pole. Each model can also be flown, wall- or truss-mounted using multiple M10 rigging points and special accessories. From molding to the final texture, ART 9 offers maximum strength for intensive use on the road, also perfect for fixed installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new cabinet design

 

A professional appearance of an ART 9 cabinet is ideal for live events or installed applications. The sleek cabinet uses a special polypropylene composite material with a radically new construction concept. The grille cover is heavy-duty steel protecting both transducers and vented ports. The purpose-designed M-brace connects the four internal sides of the cabinet and amplifier, preventing any deformation for a completely inert body, with augmented acoustical damping even at maximum volume settings. It also performs as a reinforcement structure, for greater resistance to mechanical stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The advanced design of ART9 lies within the housing of the speaker. The new True Resistive Waveguide is the result of several refinements in both the transducers' and the vented ports' design with Finite Element Analysis, and constant measurement in RCF anechoic chambers. Thanks to FiRPHASE technology, the new shape, and the placement of the ports, the speaker now acts as a single ideal source for a perfect sound image. Acoustically, the TRW waveguide mimics a resonance-free pure resistive load reducing the high-frequency distortion of a classic horn. With its asymmetrical sound shaping, the coverage angle of the waveguide provides constant directivity to the entire listening area and improved stereo panorama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When searching for an extended bass with enhanced performance, RCF engineers found a way to remove the high-pass filter, replacing it with a forward-thinking approach. Introducing BMC (Bass Motion Control), the newly advanced woofer excursion management feature. Speakers with BMC can handle the lowest audible frequencies without affecting the woofer stability, with extended linearity and better sound integrity.

 

 

The BMC method works by creating a complete map of the dynamic behavior of the woofer, to generate a custom algorithm that only limits over-excursions. This gives total freedom of signal reproduction to the transducer. When high-pass filters normally protect the woofer motion from becoming destructive, but change the phase behavior, the new BMC algorithm breaks conventional rule. In combination with FiRPHASE technology, ART 9 & NX 9 have a level of DSP audio performance never achieved in this range of speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New perspective on linearity

RCF speakers are designed using a proprietary and advanced digital FiR technology, conceived to deliver transparent sound, absolute clarity, and perfect imaging to the listener. The special FiRPHASE filters allow for coherent distribution of sound for all listeners without phase distortions, ensuring minimum latencies in the system.

 

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