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KEF Reference 3

Same DNA, more modest dimensions – and the same uncanny ability to generate an intricate, totally natural-sounding 3D soundstage. RETAIL $13999

$10,399 FLOOR SAMPLE (Rosewood Finish)

THE REFERENCE: the standard by which others are judged, and to which they aspire.

The perfect reproduction of recorded sound is what KEF's legendary Reference Series has always stood for. And after 40 years of continuous development, the Reference has earned its name as the yardstick of high-end acoustic engineering.

If you're a perfectionist when it comes to enjoying movies or music, it's the one name that towers above the rest.

The Reference. It speaks for itself.


KEF has never been a 'me too'. We create. And we never stop learning.

The list of KEF patents and innovations is unequalled. Although the Uni-Q point source driver array is our most famous breakthrough, it's just one of many. There's the unique 'tangerine' segmented waveguide. Cleverly stiffened and optimised aluminium domes. Sophisticated vented tweeters. The ingenious use of new materials to boost motor performance and power handling. Constrained layer damping. Acoustic Compliance Enhancement. The brilliant Z-flex surround - these and many others are what account for the reputation of KEF's multi-award winning drivers.

No other manufacturer has done more to advance the state of the art - and no other range personifies KEF's passion for perfection more than The Reference.


SPECIFICATIONS:

Model REFERENCE 3
Design Three-way Bass Reflex
Drive units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units:
LF: 2 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
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 350Hz, 2.8kHz
Amplifier requirements 50-300W
Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m) 87.5dB
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) 113.5 dB
Impedance 8Ω (min. 3.2Ω)
Weight 51.3kg (113.1 lbs.)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
(with grille and terminal) 1155 x 205 x 470 mm
(45.5 x 8.1 x 18.5 in.)
Dimension (H x W x D)
(with grille, terminal & plinth) 1202 x 349 x 470 mm
(47.3 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)
Finishes Deep Piano Black, Satin American Walnut, Luxury Gloss Rosewood, Blue Ice White, Copper Black Aluminium