Rosso Fiorentino electroacoustics - volterra


The Reference series represents the quintessential expression of RF's design where the concept of elegance, in technology and look, is seen as the key to performance.


Volterra is one of RF's cornerstones on the way to reproducing reality.

Sharing much of the technology of its smaller sibling the Fiesole, the elegant, 2.5-way compact floorstanding Volterra has an even more authoritative and refined acoustic presence, thanks also to an original acoustic loading design which can be described as a hybrid vented mid-woofer + closed box woofer.

The 6-1/2" and 8" Nomex woofers are held in place by means of a vibration-damping system. This feature allows an efficient control of structure-borne vibration, resulting in commanding, sharp and controlled low frequencies.

The 28mm hand treated silk dome tweeter has a highly controlled and damped behaviour within its bandwith, providing a sweet, natural and accurate sonic signature. This component is easily combined with the woofers through the use of a complex and efficient crossover circuit made of meticulously selected components and placed in an isolated and well-damped box at the centre of the system structure.

The beautifully finished brushed aluminium front panels add mass and great rigidity to the structure and are also designed to house an ultrasonic generator which is dedicated to the reproduction of the ultrasonic frequencies beginning to function at around 22kHz and goes up to 100kHz. This driver further enhances the "atmosphere" and naturalness of the reproduced sound. Today, the availability of a highly extended frequency response as found in the Volterra is even more interesting, with the advent of new high-resolution digital formats alongside vinyl.

A wide-bandwidth reference performer for the true audiophile whose listening room is moderately large.