KEF | REFERENCE 3 - Loudspeakers
The benchmark of HiFi speakers, condensed
The floorstanding 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, and one which puts you solidly at the heart of the action.
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The benchmark of benchmarks
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.
Since the first Reference speaker, KEF engineers have continued to innovate using what is possible with The Reference. Ground-breaking in its first incarnation, each subsequent iteration of The Reference has added to the world’s knowledge of the science of acoustics.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in UK
Three-way bass reflex
Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) aluminium dome with MAT
MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
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)
Frequency response (±3dB)
43Hz – 35kHz
450 Hz, 2.1 kHz
50 - 300W
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)
4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)
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.)