RCF was established in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1949, and initially focused on ribbon microphones. The name “RCF” represents the initials of the three original shareholders.
In the 1950s, RCF launched a line of public address products, while designing and producing transducers for the professional market. By the 1960s, the company had gone international, selling high-power transducers to speaker manufacturers in the USA and Europe.
In the 1970s RCF entered the hi-fi market with a line of cabinets and amplifiers. A standout was the BR 40, which remained on the market for several decades.
RCF’s international sales expanded throughout the 1980s; during that decade the company launched a line of carbon-fiber car speakers.
The 1990s saw numerous product launches under the RCF brand, including the ART 300-A portable, composite loudspeaker.
RCF expanded into install, touring, and theatre markets, launching the RCF TT+ line.
In 2010, RCF launched the RCF Audio Academy to educate both students and professionals about acoustics and audio.
The HDL 20 line array, launched in 2010, quickly became the biggest-selling product in RCF history.
RCF entered the console market in 2015 with the introduction of the M18 digital mixer.
In September, RCF celebrated its 70th birthday with a “Night in Laguna” concert gala featuring performances by Andrea Bocelli and other opera stars, at the historic Arsenale di Venezia in Venice.