KEF R Series – A first look

KEF R Series – A first look

KEF say it best themselves about their newly re-imagined R Series range: “The only thing to remain the same is the name”.

Their aim with these new speakers was to create a range that incorporates everything they have learnt before, whether this be from their past innovations, patents or products. They wanted the speakers to really enhance the listening experience with a design that brings out the intricate details that other speakers simply cannot. This allows your music to truly come to life.

KEF have provided excellent sound systems since they were founded in 1961 & this new range is no exception. They have built it from the ground up to push themselves even further than before.

The new KEF R Series consists of three floor standing speakers, a stand mount speaker for more compact spaces & two theatre models. Each version of the speaker delivers amazing sound – no matter the system configuration or the room.

The R Series of speakers now boasts five major technological advancements:

  • Brand new version of the legendary Uni-Q driver. KEF’s engineers have been able to reduce colouration significantly by reducing resonance in the minute gaps between Uni-Q’s separate elements. This means the sound is purer & more precise.
  • The Shadow Flare is a brand new method of reducing cabinet diffraction for delicate high-frequencies.
  • An impressive low frequency driver for maximising bass performance.
  • Cabinet bracing provides a solid platform for better sound.
  • Flexible port technology that helps generate deep, articulate bass.

The founder of KEF, Raymond Cooke, said “Of all art, music is he most indefinable and the most expressive, the most insubstantial and the most immediate, the most transitory and the most imperishable. Transformed to a dance of electrons along a wire, its ghost lives on. When KEF returns music to its rightful habituation, your ears and mind, they aim to do so in the most natural way they can…without drama, without exaggeration, without artifice”.

The KEF R3 was recently reviewed by What Hi-Fi? with 5/5 Stars – so you know it’s amazing (Find out more here https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/kef-r3).

Overall, the brand new version of KEF’s R Series brings new features to the well-loved speaker range. They’ll be available soon at Wall of Sound.

2018-09-26T14:32:37+00:00

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