KEF R3 Meta Speakers
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KEF R3 Meta Speakers
Doug Brady HiFi
Warrington WA1 3NU
The KEF R3 Meta redefines bookshelf speakers’ performance. Sharing the same drivers as the range-topping R11 Meta, the R3 Meta is a true three-way design. It has a 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array with MAT™ and a powerful 6.5” hybrid aluminium bass driver that pushes performance to new extremes.
The R Series is a direct beneficiary of the technological innovations developed for The Reference, the class-leading series that continually set the benchmark for loudspeakers and sound reproduction. Combining with bespoke technologies, the R Series delivers an exceptional acoustic performance. The revolutionary Metamaterial Absorption Technology1 (MATTM) has been incorporated into the latest iteration of the R Series, and the 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array has been refined to maximise the impact of this technological advance and ensure the best possible performance.
Superior KEF sound
A bespoke 12th generation Uni-Q driver array with MAT is found in all seven models of the R Series and delivers an incredibly detailed performance. It’s the result of decades of accumulated in-house knowledge and the application of cutting-edge simulation and analysis tools. The developments are many and all play a part in R Series’ exceptional performance.
The result is an exceptional seven-model range of loudspeakers, engineered to deliver with exquisite detail and incredible insight. Whether your taste lies with traditional two-channel HiFi, multi-channel home theatre or both, the R Series reveals levels of detail that must be heard to be believed.
Deep, agile bass
Bass is a vital element of performance, and the low-frequency drivers of R Series have been engineered with acute care and precision. They are built using a two-part structure, where a shallow concave aluminium skin sits atop a paper cone. This stiffness combined with the cone’s unique geometry reduces unwanted resonances and delivers the pistonic movement that makes these drivers time so well. The drivers’ magnet system creates a broad, uniform magnetic field, while the suspension reduces harmonic distortion for a clean, precise sound. The result is exceptionally deep and agile bass that reveals every last bit of detail and punch available in the deep.
- Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MATTM) eliminates 99% of high-frequency distortion for pure, natural sound
- Bespoke 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT driver array for exceptional acoustic accuracy
- Refined tweeter gap damper tames resonances for improved detail
- Flexible Decoupling Chassis prevents unwanted vibrations for better clarity
- Enhanced crossover design and fine-tuned the signal path for pristine, clean sound
KEF R3 META SPECIFICATIONS
|Design||Three-way bass reflex|
|Drive units||Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with MAT
MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
LF: 165 mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium cone
|Crossover frequency||420 Hz, 2.3 kHz|
|Frequency range (-6dB)||38 Hz - 50 kHz|
|Typical in-room bass response (-6dB)||30 Hz|
|Frequency response (±3dB)||58 Hz - 28kHz|
|Harmonic distortion (90dB, 1m)||<1% 73 Hz and above
<0.5% 90 Hz - 20 kHz
|Maximum output||110 dB|
|Amplifier requirements||15 - 180W|
|Nominal impedance||4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)|
|Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)||87 dB|
|Weight||12.4 kg (27.3 lbs) each|
|Dimension (H x W x D) with terminal||422 x 200 x 336 mm each|
|Finishes||Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut / Indigo Gloss Special Edition|