REFERENCE 1 Bookshelf Speaker

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  • Regular price £4,500


Three-way stand mount

KEF REFERENCE 1's innovative technology means that you don't need a big cabinet to enjoy expansive, premium quality sound.

The KEF the REFERENCE 1 is a three-way high end loudspeaker in a cabinet that will fit in any room. It offers incredible insight into the recording alongside imaging that you have to hear to believe.


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

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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