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E301 Satellite Speaker

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The E301 satellite speaker was designed from the start as a single perfectly balanced system with the crossover, cabinet and drivers working together in harmony. It features the latest iteration of KEF’s signature Uni-Q driver array.
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Features

EXTREMELY ACCURATE

It takes more than a great driver to create a class-leading satellite speaker, and the E301 satellite was designed from the start as a single perfectly balanced system with the crossover, cabinet and drivers working together in harmony.

The less there is to intermediate the recorded signal, the clearer the sound. To eliminate secondary radiation and cabinet coloration, the enclosures are heavily reinforced with internal ribbing and damping technologies to ensure sonic accuracy with no unwanted resonances. The low diffraction cabinets are carefully engineered to minimise scattering of the output, so nothing subtracts from, nor adds to, the sound from the driver.

EXTREMELY ACCURATE

New 4.25inch Uni-Q driver array

The secret of the E301's outstanding hi-fi response lies in the latest iteration of KEF's signature Uni-Q driver array, originally developed for the multiple award-winning Q Series. With its famously wide dispersion characteristics and sonic purity, this technology is what gives the system its extraordinarily natural sound quality.

Uni-Q Tweeter

The tweeter at the centre of the midrange cone is vented to prevent distortion-inducing high pressure from building up behind the dome, so the response in the critical vocal region remains intricately detailed with every nuance of the original recording. With KEF's 'Tangerine' waveguide, it encourages the sound to radiate evenly, increasing both the dispersion and sensitivity of the tweeter for a more natural performance throughout the listening area.

Uni-Q MF/LF driver

Being stiffer than conventional materials, the aluminium midrange cone operates rigidly over the entire vocal range for the smooth, clear midrange response that reproduces the human voice with stunning accuracy. KEF’s Z-flex surrounding cone provides a smooth, uninterrupted surface over which the tweeter’s output passes with no disturbance or diffraction.


New 4.25inch Uni-Q driver array

EXTREMELY ICONIC

KEF's award-winning original KEF KHT2005 and KHT3005 'egg' system revolutionised home entertainment with its supremely accurate 3D sound from distinctive small speakers packed with unique technologies. Redesigned to take advantage of design innovations developed for KEF's most sophisticated audiophile speakers, KEF E301 raises the bar even further - at a surprisingly affordable price. Available in deep black or pure white, the silky matt finish is complemented by satin chrome cast aluminium bases that simply rotate to form wall brackets. Beautifully engineered bespoke stands are also available to help positioning around the listening environment.

EXTREMELY ICONIC

EXTREMELY SIMPLE

Everything about the E301 is designed to make life easier and more pleasurable. It's simple to hook up to any AV receiver which also controls the output level of the subwoofer. With no special tools or skills required, you'll set up your system for optimum performance in no time. Whether it's on the desk, on wall or floor stands, set-up couldn't be simpler.

Specifications

Additional Information

Design Two-way bass reflex
Drive Units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 19mm (0.75in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 115mm (4.25in.) aluminium
Frequency Range 80Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Frequency Response 90Hz - 33kHz (±3dB)
Crossover Frequencies 2.7 kHz
Maximum Output 109dB (SPL)
Amplifier class 10 - 100W
Sensitivity 86dB (2.83V/1m)
Harmonic distortion <1% 100Hz – 40kHz
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms (3.4 Ohms min.)
Internal Volume 1.5 Litres
Dimensions (H x W x D with grille and base)
260 x 136 x 159 mm (10.2 x 5.4 x 6.3 in.)
Optional accessories Floor stands
Weight 2.4kg (5.3 lbs.)
Unit measurement Pair
Document Download E Series Brochure
E Series Product Information Sheet
E301 Manual
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Awards and Reviews


Visual Grand Prix Gold Award 2015 by Category
Year: 2014
Magazine / Issuing Body: AV Review Magazine
Country: Japan
Product: E Series



Best Buy 1st Place by Category
Year: 2014
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiVi Magazine
Country: Japan
Product: E Series



ON OFF PREMIO 2014 – BEST 5.1 SYSTEM
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: ON OFF AV
Country: Spain
Product: E Series



EUROPEAN HT LOUDSPEAKER 2013-2014
"...The E305 is neatly conceived, easy to install, simple to use and provides an impressively broad but still accurate performance with film soundtracks. It's also a natural performer with music material, making it a great all-round solution."
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: EISA Award
Country: Euro
Product: E Series



What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – 5 star review
"...there's no denying that the KEF E305 package is a real corker. For spaciousness, smoothness and expansiveness it's unbeatable, and it'll work in any system and any room."
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country: United Kingdom
Product: E Series



AVForums – Best Buy Award
"It didn't take very long after the KEF was up and running to realise that this speaker package is a bit of class act."
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: AVForums
Country: United Kingdom
Product: E Series
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