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KAB's RF1
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KAB's RF1

Analog Accessories by KAB

Manufacturer's Description:

HI QUALITY RUMBLE / SUBSONIC FILTER

KAB Great Sound Escorts are active hi performance preamps for all of your phono applications.

Getting into LP's and startled at the big speaker cone movents that you're seeing? Thinking a better turntable will help? It may not! This very low frequency energy is called rumble. Much of it is actually cut into the record groove when the master disc was made. The only way to suppress it is with a really good rumble filter.

The KAB Great Sound Escort RF-1 is a very fine rumble filter that not only suppresses very low frequency (subsonic) energy, but also uses a unique active cancellation circuit that effectively suppresses vertical rumble too. Your subwoofers will thank you! Suppresses acoustic feedback too.

The RF-1 is a must for vinyl enthusiasts, live DJ's and when burning CD's for the car. You probably can't hear it, but your car woofers are going mad with all that subsonic rumble!

The KAB RF-1 is easy to install. Place it in between the phono preamp and control amp or in a process loop. It requires no attendance. It is happy to remain powered up at all times.

Maybe it's the costly marketing, I don't know, but it really is not all that expensive to include hi quality parts like Wima propylene capacitors and gold/teflon RCA's. Yet the sonic advantages of doing these things is unquestionable.

Unique active vertical cancellation circuit "monos" the low frequencies below 140 Hz. This suppresses vertical rumble and the "wump" "wump" of warps.

All steel construction wards off the effects of stray magnetic fields.

The KAB RF-1 is on all the time. It has no on/off switch or power light.

The really great features to take note of with the RF-1 are, I believe, the product uniqueness. You simply do not see the rumble filters being offered anymore. Yet the need for these special devices is growing.

One of the biggest let downs with phono playback is subsonic rumble. Actually part of the recording itself, even the best turntable will reproduce it. And with todays cross over video and music entertainment systems, response down to 10 Hz is common.
A good rumble filter will actually improve the bass response by removing those deep subsonic dynamic swings from the system altogether. The power amp breathes easier and the woofers can concentrate on the music at hand.

The RF-1 follows the KAB tradition of true single ended Polar Stable design. This technique operates the circuitry in a constant state of preconditioning(often called Burn In). This ensures a very consistent sound quality that never waivers.

SPECIFICATIONS
* -3dB @ 20 Hz
* Unique Active Vertical Cancellation below 140 Hz
* Dual Voltage Regulation
* Output 5 Vrms
* THD <0.05%
* Noise -95dB
* Dimensions 4.5" x 3" x 1.25"
* Shipping Weight 4 Lbs

GREAT FEATURES
* 1 Year Warranty
* Gold Teflon RCA's
* Active Vertical Cancellation
* Dual Voltage Regulation
* Wima Propylene Caps
* Metal Film Resistors
* Star Grounding
* Steel Chassi
* Hi Current Power Pak


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Price: $179.95
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