We have moved! We’ve moved!  This is our second move in the last year which was due to being overly optimistic on what we could take on with house renovations and running a successful business!   We decided that more realistic goals should be set which allow the...

We are moving!

RFC is moving premises in December. Our new premises will offer much more space for a couple of workshops, one dedicated to our crossover and cable assemblies within a workshop/office and another larger workshop for loudspeaker renovations and construction of new...

New RFC Cheviot Loudspeaker

Well, we say “new” but actually have been building these for over a year now to custom order and they have proved so popular that we have decided to add them to our product list to advertise them more widely. We are in fact on the “Mk2” version...

Re-Foaming Tannoy HPD Drive Units

First job is to test the voice coils. In the case of this image, I am testing the LF voicecoil which should measure about 5.4 Ohms +/- 0.2 Ohms DCR.  Little point in buying new foam surrounds if the voicecoil has been damaged.  Once the cone is removed a more thorough...

How dusty is your workshop or shed?

There are well published and disturbing facts and figures about the detrimental effects of fine dust created in woodworking, as well as the dangers of un-treated solder fumes. Whilst already aware of these things and taking precautions, the review of safety procedures...

GDPR Statement

Reference Fidelity Components Privacy Notice Reference Fidelity Components (RFC) provides acoustic engineering and bespoke manufacturing and refurbishment services for discerning individuals.  The personal data RFC collects enables them to deliver the services that...

Design and Performance of Ported Loudspeaker Enclosures

You’ll see many variations for loudspeaker cabinets, including vented (and ported), transmission lines, aperiodic , horn loaded and sealed boxes.  This article attempts to describe some of the benefits of ported loudspeaker enclosures, dispelling some myths and...

Restoration of JBL 4311 Loudspeakers

Here, we have a brief overview of the complete restoration and upgrading of a legendary pair of JBL4311 loudspeakers.  These, reportedly, have sold more pairs world-wide than any other loudspeaker, and whilst these are an original pair fro the early 1970s (they first...

National Audio Show 2014 at Whittlebury

RFC’s brief report from this year’s National Audio Show at Whittlebury: RFC was delighted to be providing our Reference Rhapsody Loudspeakers for the Albarry Music Room at this year’s NAS at Whittlebury.  This year was our first year exhibiting and...