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Designing a new speaker is no easy task. Designing an entire series of speakers with the intent of redefining the reference for clarity and detail is even harder. After months of development, tooling, and testing, ARC Audio proudly announces the new RS Series of component speakers. The Reference Series includes four brand new premium transducers, each designed with a no-holds-barred approach to sonic perfection.
Available in matched raw sets only, the RS series is available in 3”, 4” and 6” platforms accompanied by an elegant cast audiophile tweeter. The RS1.0 Tweeter is the perfect complement to matching with the RS 4.0 or RS 6.0 for a stunning of revealing 2-way active component system. Bring the RS3.0 into the picture paired with the RS1.0 and the RS6.0 and you now have the tools to help create staging, imaging, and tonal properties capable of finest resolution possible in a vehicle.
The RS 6.0 shares many of the same design characteristics and features of the midrange drivers, but with optimization for the higher excursion requirements commonly associated with reproducing bass and mid-bass frequencies. With a mounting depth of 2-3/4 inches, it maximizes the benefit of its high-strength neodymium motor in an efficient and yet low-profile design. Unlike the motors in the RS 3.0 and RS 4.0 Magnetic flux is controlled by an extended copper sleeve for exceptional clarity and greatly increased overall bandwidth.
Just like the other drivers in this line, the RS6.0 features a hard-pressed composite woven papyrus damped paper design resulting is a low-mass speaker cone with exceptional strength and excellent damping characteristics for smooth and natural sound reproduction across an extremely wide band of frequencies making this a very wide band capable speaker. Papyrus was used in a wide variety of applications and products as far back as 3100 BC to create writing material and was adopted in mainstream manufacturing in audio components dating back to the late ’70s. The balance of strength and durability of the Papyrus plant pith make it optimal for this application. In the new RS-Series speaker cones, the Papyrus damps vibrations and adds rigidity uniformly. The cone is attached to the cast aluminum basket with a low shore low-dampened rubber surround for optimal longevity.
Perhaps the most unique feature of the RS6.0 is the new carefully designed dust caps. Long overlooked as a fundamental contributor to high-frequency distortion and in some cases inconsistencies in response at low frequencies. With these typical issues in mind, ARC Audio focused intently on eliminating the drawbacks of undamped dust caps without the need to forego effective cone area by resorting to a phase plug design. The new dust caps feature a semi-parabolic side profile that includes sharp vertical splines to add lateral rigidity. Effectively, these new dust caps remain non-resonant, even at high excursion levels and extreme frequencies. The new design exclusive to the ARC Audio RS drivers provides the resonance control across the operating band typically plagued by traditional designs while balancing the low-frequency response below 400Hz giving installers and system DSP tuners the optimum starting point with a well desired natural free air response that works well with the inside of the vehicle.
All RS Series Speakers Are Sold In Matched Raw Pairs Only
Audiophile Design Specifically For The Car Audio Environment
Hard Pressed Composite Papyrus Filled Paper Cone
Shallow Vented Neodymium Motor System
Light Weight CCAW Voice Coil
Low Damping Rubber Surround For Optimum Transient Response
Flexible Long Life Lead Wires On Voice Coil.
CNC Precision Cut Extended Copper Capped Pole Piece Assembly Minimizes Modulation Distortion And Varying Voice Coil Induction Significantly Increasing Bandwidth, Speaker Transparency, and Transient Response.
Geometrically Reinforced And Acoustically Optimized Dust Cap
Precision Wound Voice Coils And A Multi-Stage Adhesive Tempering Process Allows For Improved Power Handling Even Over Ultra-High Demand Periods.
All RS Speaker Voice Coils Undergo A Progressive Temperature Testing Tempering Process Increasing The Coils Thermal Rating.
Speaker Size 6.5"
Speaker Type Midrange -Raw Driver
Power Handling (Peak) 200 Watts
Power Handling (RMS) 80 Watts
Frequency Response 50Hz - 9.5kHz
Impedance 4 ohms
Basket Material Cast Aluminum
Cone Material Composite Papyrus filled Paper
Surround Material Low Shore Rubber
Spider Material Synthetic Progressive Nomex
Motor Structure Multi-Step CNC Precision cut
Copper Shorting Ring Yes
Voice Coil CCAW
Mounting Depth 2.75"
Cutout Diameter 5.812"
Maximum Outer Diameter 6.654"
Mounting Flange Thickness .184"
Grills Included No