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KEF Reference 3 Meta Speakers


Sale price£11,499.00

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KEF Reference 3 Meta Speakers

KEF Reference 3 Meta Speakers

High-Gloss Black/Copper

Doug Brady HiFi

Pickup also available, usually ready in 1 hour

Kingsway Studios
Kingsway North
Warrington WA1 3NU
United Kingdom

+441925828009

The new floorstanding KEF Reference 3 Meta is capable of delivering a sensational sound stage for a wide range of listeners. At its heart sits the 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array with MAT™, the latest technological development from KEF, Metamaterial Absorption Technology.  MAT™ is a highly complex maze-like structure that absorbs 99% of the unwanted sound from the rear of the driver, eliminating the resulting distortion and providing purer, more natural sound.

KEF's Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™)

KEF Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™).

KEF's12th generation Uni-Q® with MAT™

Refined through iterations, Uni-Q® driver array for The Reference is the 12th generation Uni-Q® with MAT™. Uni-Q® acts as a single point source to disperse sound more evenly throughout the room. The result is the elimination of the limited ‘sweet spot’, therefore allowing everybody sitting at different spots in the room to experience and enjoy the same natural, detailed sound.

KEF 12th generation Uni-Q® with MAT™. Uni-Q® acts as a single point source to disperse sound more evenly throughout the room.

Since 1973, The Reference has continually set the benchmark for loudspeakers and sound reproduction. Pioneering the use of digital technologies to achieve the highest audio accuracy, every pair can be matched within 0.5dB to the laboratory-maintained reference standard. 

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in UK

Since 1961, KEF have been creating remarkable award-winning loudspeakers at their UK home in Maidstone, Kent.. Every speaker in The Reference range exudes the sense of sheer quality that comes from being hand-built by KEF’s master craftsmen in Maidstone, Kent, UK. They are designed to be acoustically exceptional, attractive to look at, and each speaker is meticulously built to KEF’s exceptional standards.

Finished to Perfection

The expertly engineered cabinets are finished in a sumptuous high-gloss or richly detailed, pair-matched wood veneer to complement the strikingly distinctive front baffle. Five finishes are available, a combination of three cabinet finishes and five drive unit colours: Satin Walnut/Silver, High-Gloss Black/Copper, High-Gloss Black/Grey, High-Gloss White/Blue, and High-Gloss White/Champagne.

Experience The Reference

The proof is in the listening. Hearing The Reference in all its glory is the only way to appreciate exactly what these loudspeakers are capable of. 

Specifications

Design
Three-way bass reflex

Drive units

Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) aluminium dome with MAT
MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone

Bass units:
LF: 2 x 165 mm (6.5 in.) aluminium cone

Frequency range free field (-6dB)

Short port: 38Hz - 45kHz
Long port: 35Hz - 45kHz

Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB)

28Hz

Frequency response (±3dB)

43Hz – 35kHz

Crossover frequency

450 Hz, 2.1 kHz

Amplifier requirements

50 - 300W

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 

86dB

Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 2kHz
<0.1% 2kHz - 20kHz

Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)

113.5dB

Impedance

4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)

Weight

51.3 kg (113.1 lbs.)

Dimensions (H x W x D)(with grille and terminal)

1155 x 205 x 462 mm(45.5 x 8.1 x 18.2 in.)

Dimensions (H x W x D)(with grille, terminal & plinth)
1207 x 323 x 467 mm(47.5 x 12.7 x 18.4 in.)
KEF Reference 3 Meta Speakers
KEF Reference 3 Meta Speakers Sale price£11,499.00