If you're serious about experiencing the ultimate in sound reproduction, the magnificently authoritative Reference 5 exemplifies the passion for innovation that underpins The Reference design philosophy.
This three-way floorstander aligns four powerful 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers with KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) Uni-Q array and the new vented 25mm (1 inch) aluminium dome tweeter. Lows are reproduced with consummate agility and control, integrating with the midrange to create spine-tingling accuracy and depth.
DIMENSION (H X W X D)
Three-way bass reflex
Free Field - Short port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 32Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Harmonic distortion2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. * Measurement per unit
Awards & Reviews
STEREOPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD
Stereophile Magazine — 2017
Review – STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE
"The immaculately finished KEF’s gave me all I need for musical and sonic satisfaction." — 2017
Home Cinema Choice Reference Status, High End Hero
"This system is British surround high-fidelity at the utter state-of-the-art. And it’s easily worthy of its Reference name." - 2016
Grand Prix Award
HiVi Magazine — 2015
Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2014
Stereo Sound Magazine - 2014
Audio Excellence Silver Award 2015
Audio Accessory Magazine - 2015
The Best of the speaker in 2014
Stereo Magazine - 2014
Hi-Fi News & Record Review - Outstanding Product
"They create a soundstage effortlessly disengaged from the boxes that are producing it... On vocal tracks especially, the REFERENCE 5s seemed to get out of the way completely and let the singer's performance become as intimate and heartrending as you could wish… This is clearly an outstanding product." - 2014
EUROPEAN HIGH-END AUDIO 2014-2015
"…its above‐average sensitivity, excellent bass extension and handsome appearance earns the Reference 5 EISA's High‐End Audio accolade." - 2014
5 STAR REVIEW - HI-FI WORLD
"Admirably accurate and netural, these KEFs will suit those who like to hear their music as it should be." - 2017
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