KEF Reference 3

KEF Reference 3

  • $21,995.00


Same DNA, more modest dimensions - and the same uncanny ability to generate an intricate, totally natural-sounding 3D soundstage. The two 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers are positioned perfectly above and below KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array in a D'Appolito configuration. Fidelity across the midrange and treble is outstanding, and the transitions imperceptible. And with Uni-Q's broad inclusive dispersion, everyone in the room can enjoy the same rich, spatially precise acoustic imagery without being restricted to a narrow sweet spot. As well as putting you right at the heart of the original performance, it gives you the soul.

DESIGN Three-way Bass Reflex
DRIVE UNITS Uni-Q driver array: 
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome 
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium 
Bass units: 
LF: 2 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
FREQUENCY RANGE Typical in room bass response: 28Hz (-6dB)
Free Field - Short port: 38Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 43Hz - 35kHz (±3dB)
CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES 350Hz, 2.8kHz
MAXIMUM OUTPUT 113.5 dB (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)
AMPLIFIER CLASS 50-300W
SENSITIVITY 87.5dB (2.83V/1m)
HARMONIC DISTORTION 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz 
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
IMPEDANCE 8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)
DIMENSIONS H x W x D with grille and terminal : 1155 x 205 x 470 mm (44.5 x 8.1 x 18.5 in.)
H x W x D with grille, terminal & plinth : 1202 x 349 x 470 mm (47.3 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)
WEIGHT 51.3kg (113.1lbs)
UNIT MEASUREMENT