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KEF Reference 1 Meta Speakers (Pair)


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Ex VAT: £6,249.17

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Warranty length 5 Years
Brand KEF Speakers

Tech Specs

Three-way bass reflex

Drive units
Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) aluminium dome with MAT
MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
Bass units:
LF: 165 mm (6.5 in.) aluminium cone

Frequency range free field (-6dB)
Short port: 40Hz -45kHz
Long port: 37Hz - 45kHz

Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB)

Frequency response (±3dB)
45Hz – 35kHz

Crossover frequency
450 Hz, 2.1 kHz

Amplifier requirements
50 - 200W

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)

Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 2kHz
<0.1% 2kHz - 20kHz

Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)

4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)

18.2 kg (40.1 lbs.)

Dimensions (H x W x D)(with grille and terminal)
440 x 205 x 422 mm(17.3 x 8.1 x 16.6 in.)

Product Description

KEF Reference 1 Meta speakers are the only stand mount model in KEF's Reference range and have been updated and improved over the prior Reference 1 with the introduction of MAT (Metamaterial Absorption Technology).

The Bookshelf Standard

Going all the way back to the 1970’s KEF’s bookshelf speakers have set the gold standard in quality and design – paired with an unbeatable drive system, with the reference 1 meta this is yet again no exception. Designed by engineers and hand-built to the most exacting of standards in the United Kingdom, this bookshelf speaker may not say much but lets the audio do the talking.

All Meta – No Waste

On the Reference 1 Meta, the drive units are in a Uni-Q drive array with the high-frequency 25mm (1”) aluminium drive unit being equipped with Metamaterial absorption technology (MAT) which is a step-change that the speaker world sees once in a generation. MAT delivers a 99% absorption rate from the rear of the drive unit – effectively wiping out distortion in a single stroke giving you the purest listen, you can ever want.

Superb Driving

The drive units alongside the high frequency driver (in the Uni-Q array) are designed to perfectly complement each other with a 125mm (5”) aluminium cone, which itself delivers a fantastic response across the spectrum which when paired with a bass unit that itself is 165mm (6.5”) the Reference 1 Meta truly has every single nuance of your sound covered.

Outstanding Response

Frequency response on the Reference 1 Meta is outstanding with the short port giving you a response of 40Hz – 45kHz (-6dB) and the longer port giving you a response of 37Hz to 45kHz (-6dB) which ensures a complete coverage from a bookshelf style speaker that has never been seen or felt before.

Easily Matched

With all this technology packed into a small speaker cabinet, you would think that these units would require a lot of power from an amplifier, but that is not the case with these speakers as they require 50 – 200W maximum, meaning they will happily work with any amplifier.

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