REFERENCE 1 Bookshelf Speaker

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  • Regular price HK$64,000 per pair

Colour
Silver Satin Walnut
Copper Black Aluminium
Blue Ice White
Piano Black High Gloss
Satin American Walnut
Luxury Gloss Rosewood

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      Three-way standmounter

      Smart use of innovative KEF technology means that with Reference 1 you don't need a big cabinet to enjoy expansive, high-performance sound.

      *This product may take 12-14 weeks for delivery.
      Floorstand (pair) not included.

      Hand-built in Maidstone, UK.


      SOUND

      REFERENCE 1

      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, large scale sound stage. Uni-Q’s inherently wide, even dispersion also makes it the perfect rear channel speaker in a serious home theatre system.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      The Details

      Specifications

      CABINET FINISH

      Silver satin walnut, Copper black aluminium, Blue ice white, Deep piano black, Satin American walnut, Luxury gloss rosewood
       
       

      WEIGHT

      18.2kg (40.1lbs)
       
       

      H x W x D with grille and terminal

      440 x 205 x 430 mm (17.3 x 8.1 x 16.9 in. )
       
       

      DESIGN

      Three-way bass reflex

       

      Unit measurement

      Pair

       

      FREQUENCY RANGE

      Typical in room bass response: 30Hz (-6dB)
      Free Field - Short port: 40Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
      Free Field - Long port: 37Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

       

      TYPICAL IN-ROOM BASS RESPONSE

      26Hz (-6dB)

      FREQUENCY RESPONSE

      45Hz- 35kHz (±3dB)
       
       

      HARMONIC DISTORTION

      2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
      <0.5% 40Hz - 100kHz
      <0.2% 200Hz - 10kHz
       
       

      MAXIMUM OUTPUT

      111 dB (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)
       
       

      AMPLIFIER class

      50-200W
       

       

      Sensitivity

      85dB (2.83V/1m)
       
       

      NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

      8Ohms (min.3.2Ohms)
       

      DRIVE UNITS

      Uni-Q driver array:
      HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
      MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
      Bass units
      LF: 1 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
       
       

      CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES

      350Hz, 2.8kHz
       
       

      downloads

      THE REFERENCE Brochure
      THE REFERENCE Manual
      THE REFERENCE 8b Manual
      THE REFERENCE White Paper
      THE REFERENCE Information Sheet

       

       

      KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. * Measurement per unit

      Awards & Reviews

      DIAPASON D’OR 2017 AWARD

      "Plus points: Magic and precise; outstanding low frequencies. Negative points: Nothing." - 2017

      Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook 2016

      "One of the finest-sounding standmount speakers we’ve ever heard." - 2016

      SoundStage! Network - Reviewers' Choice

      "With the Reference 1, KEF has raised the bar for stand-mounted loudspeakers in several ways. In a flash, my wife picked up on the speaker's high-tech appearance and attractive styling. The high level of technology applied -- most notably, the current generation of KEF's Uni-Q coincident driver -- seems nothing short of an engineering marvel. But most important is the Reference 1's quality of sound -- within its bandwidth, it's as accurate as it is musically engaging...KEF's Reference 1 is the best stand-mounted speaker I've ever heard." - 2014
       

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