Event
Over past year, RCF have not only introduced a large number of ground breaking new products, but have now launched the RCF Group on the Expandi Market of the Italian Stock Exchange. The Group comprises RCF and AEB (which owns the brand dBtechnologies) has an annual turnover close to 50 million of euro. At this year's PLASA show, RCF will be presenting a whole roster of new products.
TTL31-A / TTL12-AS The TTL31-A is a "mini" size 2 way Array Module, delivering very high output and dynamics plus extreme accuracy and high frequency extension. With its compact size the TTL31-A is the ideal tool for indoor applications, live performances and multi-media events. The TTL12-AS active sub, is the ideal complement for the TTL31-A array module. The band-pass design guarantees the maximum output per size, the 4" voice coil vented design woofer offering the minimum of power compression.
RCFACUSTICA P Series Coaxial weatherproof high performance speaker systems are a new addition to the RCF Acustica range of 'Audio Contractor' installation speaker systems. The RCF P Series are highly efficient coaxial designs offering excellent music and speech intelligibility in a compact lightweight weatherproof design, offering protection up to IP 66 rating standard. The P series offers an ideal answer to outdoor smoking areas. However, as well as outdoor applications, the design aesthetics of the P Series will also allow architectural choices for indoor installations in tough environments. The cabinets are constructed from a heavy duty (but light in weight) 'Rotomoulded' plastic resin UV stabilised material. The front grille construction and yoke bracket system for all models is constructed from Stainless Steel.
TT25-SMA The TT25-SMA is a high performance, coaxial, stage monitor, offering linear curve response and consistent coverage. The acoustic output of the TT25-SMA makes it the professional choice for most demanding situations. The compact size and very low profile a designed for a discrete professional stage appearance.
RCF will also be introducing a new range of Passive Speakers in the TT+ High Definition Touring and Theatre line, the TT 22 & TT25. This new range has been specifically designed for the theatre and touring markets as well as fixed installations. It is an ideal speaker for rental companies who need to have passive speakers to complement their exciting amplifier stock.
Digital ART 522-A / 525-A The new Digital ART 522-A / 525-A are a 2 way active system, offering substantial power for a variety of professional applications that include primary sound reinforcement and supplementary fill for larger systems. The new ART's combines an integrated digital high power 750 watt amplifier, plus a complete electronic processor section and RCF low distortion, high power transducers. The result is a compact, lightweight, high power accurate system, unique in its class for clarity and low distortion. The total amplifier power is 750 watt, a 500 watt digital amplifier design is used to power the low frequencies, the compression driver is powered from 250 watt of digital power.
MQ50i The new addition to the Monitor Q series is the MQ50i, a constant directivity monitor speaker for flush mount-in wall installation. The MQ50i is a 2-way Bass Reflex acoustic speaker with a 5" high-excursion woofer, rubber suspension and a soft dome tweeter, loaded on a wave guide to ensure clarity and proper sound dispersion over a wide range of coverage. Its sound accuracy, compact size and design make this "in wall" speaker ideal for reproducing both music and speech.
Corporate
Sono iniziate ufficialmente venerdì 27 luglio le contrattazioni del titolo RCF Group sul segmento Expandi di Borsa Italiana.
RCF have announced the launch of the RCF Group on the Expandi Market of the Italian Stock Exchange. The Group comprises RCF S.p.A. and AEB Industriale s.r.l. (which owns the brand dBtechnologies).
In making the announcement the company emphasized the benefits of the flotation in allowing it to increase it's capital in order to continue it's current phase of growth.
Arturo Vicari, Managing Director of RCF Group said "Through the quotation operation, the RCF Group intends to continue it's growth in the international markets. The synergies between the high-toned prestige of the brand, the know-how of an internal Research and Development team, as well as the abilities to catch the high growth potentials of both professional audio and public address markets represent the strong points of our strategic course."
For further information: http://www.rcf-group.it/
Event
Fresh from its successful launch at ProLight+Sound Frankfurt, the new addition to the RCF TT+ range, the  TT08-A will have its UK preview at this ABTT show in London. 
The speaker, which  is by far the smallest member of the TT+ family, whilst being the most flexible and powerful tool in its class. The RCF design team has come up with an extremely careful and innovative acoustic design, utilizing the highest quality in house transducers. The powerful amplifier makes this system the perfect solution for small live sound situations, as well as playback and monitoring, corporate events and broadcast studios. 
RCF's Phil Price said "The TT08-A represents a breakthrough in speaker technology, we have designed this speaker quite literally from the ground upward, including both the transducers utilized plus digital amplification technology and protection systems." 
He went on "In debuting the speaker at ABTT, we feel that we will be targeting the all important theatre and TV markets. The speaker's compact design makes an ideal unit to use in enclosed spaces such as small stages or TV studios where space is at a premium". 
 As well as the new TT+ speaker RCF will also be showing the rest of the range including the TT22-ATT25-A and the TTL33-A active line array. 

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RCF has a leading role in the most important summer shows of Italy: Diego Spagnoli, Tour and Stage Manager of Vasco Rossi, has chosen the TT+ High Definition Touring and Theatre products for the stage monitoring of Vasco Live 2007.
Vasco Rossi is one of the most popular singer in Italy and his concerts are the biggest events of the summer. The tour, in the major Italian stadiums, will start on the 13 of June and it will last until the 14 of July. All the dates (100.000 people each) are sold out.
Stay tuned for more news about this great adventure.
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RCF will be showing the new TT + sound system at the PALME 2007 in Dubai. This will be the first time the complete system has been seen in the Middle East, since its introduction at Pro Light & Sound, Frankfurt.

TT+ High Definition Tour and Theatre series is an active speaker system specifically designed for concerts and large events. The system, which represents an important chapter in the company’s history. The new TT+ range of speakers, offers a volume of power, audio definition and fidelity in sound reproduction unsurpassed by previous generations of sound systems.

RCF’s TT+ line is composed of a wide range of adaptable products designed to operate in many different situations: from live music concerts in large spaces to permanent installed Theatre, it also offers a high level solution for stage monitoring.

Compact in size and lightweight, with maximum output efficiency in sound pressure levels, high power RCF Precision neodymium transducers. With built in high technology switching power supplies and class D amplifiers, together with high quality analogue audio inputs and state of the art floating point DSP technology. The system is made of tough Baltic Birch plywood cabinets with heavy duty epoxy paint finishes: these are the characteristics that have made TT+series an immediate success since RCF first introduction on the market.

Also showing for the first time at PALME will be RCF’s new Acustica speakers in white. As part of the Acustica range, the white speakers are ideal for all types of installed sound projects including dance clubs, sporting stadia, retail outlets etc.

RCF is preparing to front a massive confluence of people at Palme, thanks to the very positive results that the company is achieving in the Middle East market.

Event
At the third edition of Research To Business, the industrial research show that was held in Bologna on the 3rd and the 4th of May 2007, RCF was invited to display, inside the ASTER's stand, the innovative intelligent speaker system made in connection with the Regional Program for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer.

RCF's intelligent speaker system project is one of the 20 chosen by ASTER (the consortium between Regione Emilia Romagna, Universities, Research Corporations and Companies) as examples of successful enterprise research. 
As a matter of fact in 2004 RCF presented a project regarding an innovative sound amplification system able to analyze the surrounding environment's characteristics altering, by auto-equalize itself, it's sound emission for an optimal output in every kind of circumstance.  RCF's R&D Team, cooperating with Padova's University and AEB Lab in Bologna, completed the project and made an intelligent active speaker
The innovative prototype is able to change it's equalization analyzing the environment's characteristics in order to adjust the listening in reverberating and noisy spaces. By cleaning the sound output from the environment factor, the speaker developed by RCF gives incredible quality benefits for both music and speaking listening.

The most intresting applications for this system are in pubblic address systems (train stations, airports, malls, ect.) where a system able to spread perfectly intelligible messages in every kind of situation represents an extremely important evolution in terms of security and correct information communication.

RCF applied the technology developed for this project also to a speaker, which is on the market today, for concerts and big events: the  TTL33-A

Installation
Simply put, the Whisky a Go Go, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA, is quite possibly the most iconic live rock music venue in the US and, perhaps even, the world. It first opened its doors on January 16th, 1964 and has famously acted as a launching pad for bands as diverse as the Doors, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, Van Halen, No Doubt and many, many others. Heck, even Led Zeppelin made their US-debut there. To say that playing the Whisky is a right-of-passage for bands would be a massive understatement. But its legendary status goes even further than simple nostalgia. Nowadays, even well-established artists, like Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Slash are flocking to the Whisky to launch world tours by first playing before intimate audiences at the club. One may wonder why they would do that. One reason is because of the club’s ongoing status as the place to play. Another is, perhaps, a chance to offer an up-close, personal experience for die-hard fans. The ultimate reason may now have to do with the sound system. With a newly installed PA, provided by Italian speaker manufacturer RCF, the Whisky is once-again asserting itself as the world’s preeminent rock club.

In early 2018, the fine folks who run the Whisky decided it was time to overhaul its sound system. And so, in September, RCF Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tarik Solangi, visited the club at the behest of the Whisky’s Ultimate Jam Night host Paulie Z (Zablidowsky, formerly of Z02 and currently fronting a reformed Sweet), who identified the need for the system to be upgraded, not only because of the sonic properties (there were issues with the previous system being old and outdated), but also because there were some serious sightline issues. “The old system hung very low, and if you were upstairs, you literally lost two sides of the stage,” explains Solangi. “So, it really killed the sightlines.” Solangi, a sound engineer himself, was already familiar with the club, so he knew right away what he wanted to install—RCF’s HDL 30-A Active Two-Way Line Array Modules, a compact bi-amped system designed for medium to large venues. “The 30-A is such a great, musical, rock and roll box,” he continues. “It really has a great sound for live rock music, and I knew that, with just a minimal number of boxes per side, we’d really be able to increase the sightlines.” Whisky’s senior engineer Eddie Oertell, who has been working at the club on-and-off for more than 30-years, also admits that the low profile of the HDL 30-A was a big selling point. “Anywhere in the club, you can see the stage now,” he concurs. “The PA is not covering the band anymore, so the sightlines are improved immensely, and everyone is really excited about that.”

Ryan Ainsworth, who has been engineering at the Whisky for the last six and a half years, was also incredibly impressed by the HDL 30-As, not only because of improved sightlines, but also because of their sonic properties, particularly when compared to the previous system. “We went from having this very large, point-of-source system that was so monstrous, it took up a ton of space and ruined the intimate experience of the club because of how low it hung,” he explains. “Then we went with the little, tiny HDL 30-A boxes and they directly compete with the previous system, which was much, much larger in size and that’s the thing that most surprised me—it’s cool to hear those HDL 30-As put out massive sound.”

Oertell and Ainsworth, along with Leonard Contreras, shuffle mixing responsibilities at the Whisky with their bread-and-butter road gigs. Oertell is with GWAR, mostly, but has also served as front-of-house (FOH) for Slipknot, Mudvayne, Anthrax, Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) and POD. Ainsworth acts as FOH for Butcher Babies and is an occasional fill-in for Oertell with GWAR. Contreras has served as FOH/monitors engineer with System of a Down, Slayer, Los Lobos and Stone Sour to name a few. Based on that track record, it’s safe to assume that these guys know a thing or two about sound, particularly rock and roll, and yet, even they seemed amazed at Solangi’s ability to quickly assess the room and make discerning recommendations. “Tarik came down to the room and looked at everything,” recalls Oertell. “Then we talked, and he gave me his opinion on what he thought would be right for the room. It only took him like ten minutes. His vision for it was unbelievable.”

Part of that vision included cleaning up the low-end, so, in order to do that, Solangi decided that the subwoofers had to go underneath the stage in a cardioid configuration. They installed RCF’s SUB 9006-AS Active High-Power Subwoofers in a cardioid configuration under the stage, which really cleaned up the low frequency by projecting the low end into the center of the room. “The cardioid sub configuration under the stage helps take that energy and direct out into the crowd instead of letting it swell up under the musicians on stage,” explains Ainsworth. Oertell further affirms this sentiment, saying that clarity and low-end are two improved factors resulting from that install decision. “The low-end is rounder and fatter,” he says. “I was blown away by the clarity and tightness of the low-end—it is pretty impressive.”

Solangi and his RCF team worked with the Whisky’s in-house team, as well as RCF’s pro partner, Above The Ground Productions, on the installation, which took a mere one day, believe it or not. RCF product specialist Steven Cochran tuned and aligned the system using network controlled RDNET software. Additionally, knowing the volume that most bands who play the Whisky perform at, they added RCF’s TT45-CXA Active High-Output Stage Monitors to even out the stage volume. “The monitors are very in your face and punchy and they really allow the musicians to hear themselves better on stage, without having to crank the volume,” explains Ainsworth, who is usually FOH for Ultimate Jam Night. “The thing about those shows [Ultimate Jam Night] is that you never know what you’re going to get. Things can change completely from song to song, from a rotating cast of musicians to multiple genres to different types of instrumentation and the RCF system allows me to have continuity—I know what the system is going to put out, even if I don’t necessarily know what’s going to come off the stage.”

According to Oertell, one of the things they discovered, once the system was installed, was that the room now sounds like the room. “I think that’s one of the things that made the Whisky famous over the years,” he explains. “It’s a good sounding room, especially for rock bands. The room has a natural ambience to it and a great PA, like the RCF solution, just enhances that—it’s a no-brainer.”

Ainsworth says all of the engineers coming through the Whisky now are just completely blown away. “They’re all like, ‘Wow,’” he attests. “The room sounds amazing, and that’s what we strive for—it’s to have every engineer that comes through, walk away with a good feeling, knowing that it was a good time, a great show and that the PA sounded amazing—and it’s all due to RCF.”

On that note, Solangi became one such engineer who had the opportunity to mix on the system, a short while after the install, while on tour with Zebra. “The reason why I went out with them was because I wanted to mix them on the Whisky’s system. It was one thing to spec the system and do the installation, but it was another thing to come back in, a month and half later, and mix a band in that room. The RCF system was so clear with so much headroom that it was really a pleasure to mix there. It exceeded all of my expectations.”

Inside the Whisky a Go Go

Location: 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Established: 1964
Line Array System: HDL 30-A, Active Two-Way Line Array Modules (8)
Subwoofers (under stage): SUB 9006 (6)
Floor Monitors: TT45 CXA (4)
Front Fills: HDL 6-A (3)
Side Fills (not shown): NX45 (2)
Audio Engineers: Ryan Ainsworth, Eddie Oertell, Leonard Contreras
System Designers: Tarik Solangi, Jim Reed
Event
Based in Rancagua, in central Chile, Juan Francisco Aguilera’s CYS Audio Profesional has been providing advanced RCF solutions, notably for prominent Latin American Christian singers, for the past 13 years. He has turned every time to RCF’s advanced TTL33-A active line array system as his preferred solution.
One such event in his native city was the recital by Christian musician Daniel Calveti in the Estadio El Teniente. Some 6,000 fans were treated to a concert played back through the TTL33-A system, designed by CYS Audio around two PA hangs of nine TTL33-A line array elements, with six floor-mounted ESW 1018 18in subs on each wing.
Another notable Christian music performance was by Costa Rican Danilo Montero, when 7,000 fans arrived in the city of Talca. Juan Aguilera this time provided coverage from seven TTL33-A enclosures each side with ART Series monitors providing front fills.
And in September there will be a further star of this genre appearing in Chile when Marcos Barrientos performs in Copiapó.
Along the way he has also provided coverage for the anniversary of the city in which he is based, when 15,000 people flooded onto the streets of Rancagua to hear Chilean artistes such as Andres de Leon and Grupo la Noche. He fielded 24 x TTL33-A enclosures — divided into two hands of nine elements for the main PA, with a further six modules forming the delay. He then turned to six ART Series speakers to provide front fills.
The TTL-33A’s flexibility makes it the perfect solution for events such as this — both indoors and out. Compact, with wide dispersion, this 3-way active line array offers incredibly high output and dynamics, extreme accuracy and high frequency extension.
Installation
RCF have recently provided the audio system for the Palazzina di Caccia (hunting lodge) of Stupinigi, one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy, which was built by architect Filippo Juvarra in 1731. This out standing palace, located in the little town of Stupinigi near Turin, has been awarded World Heritage List by Unesco.
The project has been designed by the RCF Project Design Office, on the based on the original design made by Mr. Sergio Berno from the EL Engineering Service of Turin. The installation has been completed by Orion Gesta under the supervision of engineer Ivan Catellani.
The main audio system is the RX4000, a completely integrated system for voice evacuation, paging and background music and is EN 60849 CEI 100-55 compliant. The main control unit manages two more units, located in other parts of the building and are connected to the first through CAT 5e UTP cable. All three units are equipped with boards for the diagnostic of the amplifiers, and the speaker line (ground, short circuit, ect.) and microphone consoles.
The two slave units are also equipped with EOL boards to check the connection with the main central unit. Three different banks of recorded messages are controlled by the central unit.
The audio system has been divided into 11 zones, managed entirely by the main unit, CP4100, that process’s and sends all the standard paging an emergency calls that come directly from the fire alarm system.
The microphone consoles are a BM 4716 with an LCD display to control the system, that manages the announcements and the background music for all the 11 zones, and a fireman’s paging console, EN60849 compliant and that has the highest priority.
For the big oval shaped manor hall, which represents the core of the whole palace, DP1T/G sound projectors have been installed, that, thanks to their directivity and high audio quality, have proved the best choice for big reverberating spaces. Thanks to their compact size, high quality, controlled dispersion and very good frequency response in vocal reproduction, MQ80P have also been installed in the main hall.
To amplify the sound in the 4 corridors that start from the main hall, DU100X have been used. The compact sized DU100X are highly efficient speakers, with an outstanding versatility when used in this type installation procedure. To minimize the visual impact of the speakers in such an historic palace, the Orion Gesta installers have hidden them inside fireplaces or niches in order to preserve the integrity of the richly painted a fresco walls. Even MQ80P speakers have been camouflaged thanks to the niches in the balconies.
Thanks to this configuration the RCF system has allowed a uniform sound dispersion in the whole palace, with the advantage of just one main control unit that manage all the system simplifying the operations.
Installation
The Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn is a five star hotel where the architecture is more refined, the design are trendsetting, and it´s hotel structure that has become the new 'Lieblingsplatz' directly located to the river Rhine. The Kameha Grand Bonn is about ecological lifestyle and design hotel and the location gives a wonderful view of the Siebengebirge Mountains.
This newly built property redefines service and offers colour, warmth and atmosphere, and it is equipped with luxurious furnishings and cutting-edge technology.
In the Terrace Bar there have been installed 22 pcs of RCF MQ80P-S speakers. The MQ80P-S model is IP55 and very suitable for outdoor use. These are installed in different combinations: Single, twin and triple clusters. The speakers are installed on stainless steel columns and are covering the whole Terrace Bar area.
The company “Kuchem Konferenz Technik” from Königswinter realized the installation in co-operation with RCF Germany that supplied technical documentation, EASE simulations of the project etc. The construction designers of the Terrace Bar decided the placement of the stainless steel colums. So the EASE simulations was an important tool to secure that the installation of the speakers was set in the right angles to cover the whole area of the Terrace Bar and to get a perfect result.
Terrace Bar has a smooth and equal audio level (about 90% of the area are in between 97dB SPL +/- 3dB) and the 22 speakers fit perfectly the high-class environment of the Kameha Grand Hotel.
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