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
Owning its own transducer production gives RCF an enormous advantage in the development of complete speaker systems, in which the perfect match between drivers, electronics, cabinet design and, increasingly, digital processing is achieved with maximum efficiency.