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REFERENCE 1 Bookshelf Speaker

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  • Regular price £6,500 / pair
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Colour
Silver Satin Walnut
Copper Black Auminium
Blue Ice White

Three-way standmounter

Smart use of innovative KEF technology means that with Reference 1 you don't need a big cabinet to enjoy expansive, high-performance sound.
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Hand-built in Maidstone, UK.

*This product may take 12-14 weeks for delivery. Floorstand (pair) not included.
EXPLORE THE REFERENCE SERIES

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.
The Details

SPECIFICATIONS

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Cabinet Finish
Silver Satin Walnut, Copper Black Aluminium, Blue Ice White
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
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

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WHAT HI-FI?

'KEF’s Reference 1s are brilliant all-rounders that work superbly across a wide range of music, systems and rooms.'

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DIAPASON D’OR 2017 AWARD

Plus points: Magic and precise; outstanding low frequencies. Negative points: Nothing. - 2017

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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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HI-FI CHOICE YEARBOOK 2016

One of the finest-sounding standmount speakers we’ve ever heard. - 2016


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