|Frequency Response||46Hz - 28kHz|
|Warranty length||5 Years|
|Product Award||HiFi World 5 Globes|
Design: Three-way bass reflex
Drive units: Uni-Q driver array
HF: 1" vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5") aluminium
Bass LF: 2 x 130mm aluminium
Frequency range: (-6dB) 39Hz - 45kHz
Freq response: (±3dB) 46Hz - 28kHz
Crossover frequency 500Hz, 2.8kHz
Amplifier requirements 25 - 150 W
Sensitivity: (2.83V/1m) 88dB
THD: (90dB, 1m) <0.4% 120Hz-20kHz
Maximum output: 111dB
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (min 3.2Ω)
Dimensions (HWD): 1015 x 180 x 305mm
Weight: 21.8kg (48lbs.)
The KEF R500 speakers (available on 0% finance) are the smallest of the three floorstanders in the R Series and uses the same latest generation Uni-Q driver array and two 5.25-inch aluminium bass drivers. Its slim proportions and sleek contemporary looks make it perfectly suited for any interior, making it ideal for serious stereo or multi-channel home theatre systems.
The all-new R Series makes genuine audiophile standards of entertainment more affordable than ever before. Stunningly fluent new Uni-Q driver arrays combine with potent new bass drivers and many ingenious refinements to create a rich, spacious sound image of such accuracy that it approaches the benchmark standards of KEF’s legendary Reference Series.
The new Uni-Q MF/HF driver array is a masterpiece. Midrange response is amazingly fast and clean, thanks to a braced magnesium/aluminium alloy cone, with KEF’s Z-flex surround smoothing the transition to the front panel and a sturdy die-cast aluminium chassis that prevents resonance being transferred to the cabinet.
At the acoustic centre of the midrange cone is the sophisticated vented tweeter that endows KEF Blade with such startlingly pure HF response. With a large neodymium magnet and a computer-optimised dome structure so stiff that it operates pistonically over its entire working range, the upper registers are articulated with flawless precision – and to capitalise on Uni-Q’s point source characteristics,
The new bass driver is equally impressive. The combination of a massive vented magnet assembly and a large, lightweight aluminium voice coil driving a light, stiff and strong hybrid cone assures clean, deep and uncompressed bass output with superb dynamics and power handling.
Inside the cabinets every single component confirms KEF’s technology leadership. Computer-designed crossovers allow the level of each driver to be fine-tuned for a smoother, flatter response.
The all-new R Series represents a decisive step forward in the enjoyment of music or film. By incorporating the high end technologies of previous KEF masterpieces in a classically elegant format, it gives serious audiophiles phenomenally accurate reproduction that neither adds to nor subtracts from the original recording: refined, spacious and exquisitely detailed. For those whose appreciation of true audio excellence outstrips their bank balance, look no further than new R series!
"...fast and concise in their sound... in the scheme of things, taking in to account basic accuracy, which is high, affordable price and general all round ability the R500s are good, very good." (Hi-Fi World Magazine, January 2013)
"Tonally balanced, clear and detailed, consistent imaging." (Hi-Fi World Magazine, January 2013)
"A forward, detailed and snappy sounding loudspeaker, well made and finished. Modern technology and great value." (Hi-Fi World Magazine, January 2013)