RCF ART 310-A MK III 10" Powered PA Speaker (Discontinued)
RCF Audio is considered as one of the pioneers of the active PA speaker design. The ART 310-A MKIII exemplifies their successful formula, which is to produce reasonably priced and versatile audio equipment.
It is meant to be an active PA loudspeaker that can double as a reference monitor. To accomplish this, the speaker is equipped with two distinct voicings: flat and boost.
At its core is a 400W RMS amplifier that drives a 10" cone woofer with 2.5" voice coil, and a 1" tweeter, a combination that works well for small venues, and provide good monitoring for medium size stages and studios.
Versatility is accomplished via DSP, which lets you select between two distinct voicings: flat and boost. As the name implies, flat is voiced to be as transparent as possible for use with most styles of music. On the other hand, boost adds a bit of bass, ideal for music styles that need more bass frequencies.
- LF Driver: 10" Cone, 2.5" Voice Coil
- HF Driver: 1" Titanium Dome, 1.5" Voice Coil
- Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D
- Output Power Peak: 600W
- Output Power RMS: : 300W
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20kHz(-10dB)
- Maximum Peak SPL: 127dB
- Crossover Frequency: 1.8kHz
- Enclosure: Composite Polypropylene
- Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge, Fly
- Inputs: 1 x XLR-1/4" Combo
- Outputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS
- Controls: Power Switch, Volume Knob, Flat/Boost Button, Line/Mic Button
- Dimensions: 21.4" × 13.26" × 12.4"
- Weight: 27.77 lbs.
The main strength of the Art 310-A MKIII is its ability to reproduce sonic details that are not usually expected in this price range. Many users report that the RCF ART 310-A MK III lets them hear sonic nuances that other speakers fail to convey. Reviews show that it works well for speech and music playback applications, and it also works well with acoustic instruments, rock bands and even DJs (when boost is activated). Many are also satisfied with its projection. And there are plenty of users who vouch for its solid build.
Ironically, the flat sound which many people liked also raised a few eyebrows, as evidenced by a few users who gave lower ratings because they were looking for more low end on the flat setting.
The RCF ART 310-A MK III is a good all around 10" powered speaker that will make a good addition to anyone's setup.
Although this was previously on two of our recommended lists, it is unfortunately no longer available new in stores. You will find alternatives in our guides: The Best Powered PA Speakers and The Best Stage Monitors.