REFERENCE 3 Floorstanding Speaker

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Mid-sized three-way floorstander

KEF REFERENCE 3's three-dimensional soundstage transports you to the emotional core of the original performance.

With an uncanny ability to generate an intricate, totally natural-sounding 3D soundstage the REFERENCE 3 is equipped to you get to the heart and soul of both music and movies.


SOUND

REFERENCE 3

Two 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers positioned above and below KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array means that fidelity across the midrange and treble is outstanding. Everyone in the room can enjoy the same rich, spatially precise imagery and it puts them right at the heart of the original performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Details

Specifications

CABINET FINISH

Deep Piano Black, Satin American Walnut, Luxury Gloss Rosewood
 
 

WEIGHT

51.3kg (113.1lbs)
 
 

DIMENSION (H X W X D)

H x W x D with grille and terminal :
1155 x 205 x 470 mm (44.5 x 8.1 x 18.5 in.)

H x W x D with grille, terminal & plinth :
1202 x 349 x 470 mm (47.3 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)
 
 

DESIGN

Three-way bass reflex

 

impedance

8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)

 

Unit measurement

Pair

 

FREQUENCY RANGE

Typical in room bass response: 28Hz (-6dB)
Free Field - Short port: 38Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

crossover frequencies

350Hz, 2.8kHz


FREQUENCY RESPONSE

43Hz - 35kHz (±3dB)
 
 

HARMONIC DISTORTION

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

MAXIMUM OUTPUT

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

AMPLIFIER class

50-300W
 
 

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

8Ohms (min.3.2Ohms)
 
 

sensitivity

87.5dB (2.83V/1m)
 

DRIVE UNITS

Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units:
LF: 2 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
 
 

CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES

400Hz, 2.9kHz
 
 

FINISHES

Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut

 

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

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

 

Full Review

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