HiFi Speakers

R8 Meta

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  • Regular price USD $1,650.00 /pair
R8 Meta - Black Gloss can only be shipped to Singapore and Thailand.
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White Gloss
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Dolby Atmos surround speakers

The R8 Meta can serve as a surround or rear speaker with the integrated wall mount feature, or be placed upon another speaker for Dolby Atmos height to bounce sound off the ceiling, bringing Dolby Atmos to the room with no need for custom installation. It has a 12th generation Uni-Q® array with MAT to steer the sound for genuine 3D results.
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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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An icon born from The Reference

A suite of class-leading technological innovations drawn from The Reference for exceptional acoustic performance.

Metamaterial Absorption Technology

Absorbs 99% of unwanted sound for pure and natural sound.

12th generation Uni-Q®

Acts as a single point source to enlarge the 'sweet spot' and disperse sound more evenly.

Listen your way

A versatile solution that can be wall-mounted as a surround or rear speaker, or placed on another speaker to bounce sound off the ceiling.

Dolby Atmos. Effortlessly.

Enjoy Dolby Atmos at home without the need for custom installation.

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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What is in the box

1 pair of R8 Meta loudspeakers
1 pair of grilles
Rubber feet
User manual and warranty information
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Listen and believe

Don’t just take our word for it. The best way to really appreciate the power of the R Series is to listen to it for yourself. Book a demo and experience the way the R Series immerses you in sound.
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The Details


FEATURES

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SPECIFICATIONS

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DESIGN
Two-way closed box
DRIVE UNITS
Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with MAT
MF/ LF: 130 mm (5.25 in.) aluminium cone
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY
2.6 kHz
FREQUENCY RANGE (-6dB)
88 Hz - 19.5 kHz
TYPICAL IN-ROOM BASS RESPONSE (-6dB)
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FREQUENCY RESPONSE (±3dB)
97 Hz - 17.5 kHz
HARMONIC DISTORTION (90dB, 1m)
<1% 220 Hz and above
<0.5% 320 Hz - 20 kHz
MAXIMUM OUTPUT
106 dB
AMPLIFIER REQUIREMENTS
25 - 150W
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)
SENSITIVITY (2.83V/1m)
85 dB
WEIGHT *
4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
DIMENSION (H x W x D) WITH TERMINAL *
174 x 175 x 259 mm (6.9 x 6.9 x 10.2 in.)
FINISHES
Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut
* Measurement per unit

AWARDS & REVIEWS

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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HOME CINEMA CHOICE, BEST BUY

"KEF's Meta rollout reaches its R Series, and the results are impeccable. This 5.1.2 array provides serious (and seriously fun) home cinema sonics from some gorgeous cabinets." - Home Cinema Choice, Summer 2023

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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"They’re not cheap, but that’s what over six decades of excellence in audio costs." - May, 2023

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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DOLBY ATMOS SETUP CONFIGURATIONS

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Dolby Atmos. Effortlessly.
Enjoy Dolby Atmos at home without the need for custom installation. Simply add the R8 Meta up-firing Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker modules to the front and rear satellites, a staggeringly realistic and multi-dimensional soundstage is created – hear the immersive sounds of overhead helicopters whirling above, feel the exhilaration of flying and swinging alongside superheroes, and let the captivating music wrap around you.

What do I need?
With an A/V receiver or pre-processor that supports Dolby Atmos decoding and playback in your system, you can play Dolby Atmos content at home through any Blu-ray disc player or game console, or via your favourite streaming service (with the device set to bitstream output and secondary audio disabled). Simply add the R8 Meta speaker modules to the front and rear satellites, it will transform your entertainment like never before. Alternatively, you can choose KEF’s Architectural Speakers for the most cinema-like Dolby Atmos experience with incredibly discreet installation.
5.1.2 Setup
Featuring 2 x R8 Meta and 1 x subwoofer
5.1.4 Setup
Featuring 4 x R8 Meta and 1 x subwoofer

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HYPEBEAST

"They’re not cheap, but that’s what over six decades of excellence in audio costs." - May, 2023

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

FULL REVIEW
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Please visit our Product Support page for more details.

KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

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