Same DNA, more modest dimensions – and the same uncanny ability to generate an intricate, totally natural-sounding 3D soundstage. The two 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers are positioned perfectly above...
Same DNA, more modest dimensions – and the same uncanny ability to generate an intricate, totally natural-sounding 3D soundstage. The two 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers are positioned perfectly above and below KEF’s latest 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array in a D'Appolito configuration. Fidelity across the midrange and treble is outstanding, and the transitions imperceptible. And with Uni-Q’s broad inclusive dispersion, everyone in the room can enjoy the same rich, spatially precise acoustic imagery without being restricted to a narrow sweet spot. As well as putting you right at the heart of the original performance, it gives you the soul.
Model - REFERENCE 3
Design - Three-way Bass Reflex
- Uni-Q driver array:
- HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
- MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
- Bass units:
- LF: 2 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
Frequency range free field (-6dB)
- Short port: 40Hz - 45kHz
- Long port: 37Hz - 45kHz
Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB) - 30Hz
Frequency response (±3dB) - 45Hz – 35kHz
Crossover frequency - 350Hz, 2.8kHz
Amplifier requirements - 50-200W
Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m) - 87.5dB
Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
- <0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
- <0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise) - 113.5 dB
Impedance - 8Ω (min. 3.2Ω)
Weight - 51.3kg (40.1lbs.)
Dimensions (H x W x D) (with grille and terminal) - 1155 x 205 x 470 mm (45.5 x 8.1 x 18.5 in.)
Finishes - Deep Piano Black, Satin American Walnut, Luxury Gloss Rosewood
Innovation has always been at the core of KEF and one of the main things that sets it apart from the competition. Founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE, a former BBC electrical engineer, Cooke was keen to experiment using new materials and technologies to produce superior sounding acoustic products. Throughout the past 50 years KEF has led the industry and pioneered new technologies that have pushed the boundaries in acoustic speaker design.
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