Reference 3 has the uncanny ability to generate an intricate, emotionally compelling three-dimensional soundstage that places you right at the heart of the original performance.
Two 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers positioned above and below KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array means that fidelity across the midrange and treble is outstanding. Everyone in the room can enjoy the same rich, spatially precise imagery and it puts them right at the heart of the original performance.
DIMENSION (H X W X D)
H x W x D with grille, terminal & plinth : 1202 x 349 x 470 mm (47.3 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)
Three-way bass reflex
8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)
Typical in room bass response: 28Hz (-6dB)
Free Field - Short port: 38Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
LF: 2 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. * Measurement per unit
Awards & Reviews
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