KEF Reference 1 Speakers

£5,000.00

Reg. price £5,000.00

Price includes VAT

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The smallest model in the KEF reference range is a 3 way design delivering a full range performance with premium sound quality from a compact package.

The Reference 1 model encompasses all the jaw-dropping performance and innovative engineering pioneered for the critically acclaimed LS50 studio monitor, and then some.  The Reference 1 pairs KEF’s latest 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array with the sensational new 165mm (6.5 inch) alloy cone bass driver to create a compellingly realistic sound stage out of all proportion to its size.

With a state-of-the-art 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome tweeter at the exact acoustic centre of a highly sophisticated 125mm (5in.) midrange driver, both act as a single source that floods the listening space evenly with a flawless natural soundfield, no matter where you sit. Capturing all the nuances of the human voice, whether whispered, spoken or sung, it sounds as if the person were right there with you in the room.

Clean, rich and articulate bass will underpin your enjoyment of stereo or multi-channel sound, and like everything else about The Reference, KEF’s new 165mm (6.5 inch) LF driver is in a class apart. With a massive vented magnet assembly and a large aluminium wire voice coil driving an exceptionally light, stiff and strong alloy cone, the dynamics and power handling are superb.

The Reference drivers are set in a smooth, strikingly distinctive front baffle engineered to eliminate response anomalies caused by diffraction. Made from an exceptionally strong laminated aluminium/resin composite and secured via high-loss pads and high tensile bolts, it adds tremendous rigidity to the inert cabinet. The Reference has innovative adjustable ports for fine-tuning the bass output to your personal taste and the room characteristics. The flexible port technology pioneered for the multi-award winning LS50 is used to reduce midrange port resonance, with the flare and profile of each port calculated by computational fluid dynamics to avoid turbulent air noise that might colour the sound.

Mounted on shelves or stands, Uni-Q’s inherently wide, even dispersion also makes it the perfect rear channel speaker in a home theatre system that effortlessly reveals all the subtleties encoded in modern soundtracks.

Model REFERENCE 1
Design Three-way bass reflex
Drive Units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units:
LF: 1 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 50-200 W
Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m) 85dB
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)
111dB
Impedance 8Ω (min. 3.2Ω)
Weight 18.2kg (40.1lbs.)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
(with grille and terminal)
440 x 205 x 430 mm
(17.3 x 8.1 x 16.9 in.)
Finishes Deep Piano Black, Satin American Walnut, Luxury Gloss Rosewood
 

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KEF Reference 1 Speakers

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