REFERENCE 5 Floorstanding Speaker

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Flagship three-way floorstander

If you're serious about experiencing the ultimate in sound reproduction, the magnificently authoritative Reference 5 exemplifies the passion for innovation that underpins The Reference design philosophy.

Hand-built in Maidstone, UK.


SOUND

REFERENCE 5

This three-way floorstander aligns four powerful 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers with KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) Uni-Q array and the new vented 25mm (1 inch) aluminium dome tweeter. Lows are reproduced with consummate agility and control, integrating with the midrange to create spine-tingling accuracy and depth.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Details

Specifications

WEIGHT

60.2kg (132.7lbs)
 
 

DIMENSION (H X W X D)

H x W x D with grille and terminal :
1350 x 205 x 470 mm (53.1 x 8.0 x 18.5 in. )
 
H x W x D with grille, terminal & plinth :
1397 x 349 x 470 mm (55 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)
 
 

DESIGN

Three-way bass reflex

 

Unit measurement

Pair

Frequency Range

Typical in room bass response: 25Hz (-6dB)
Free Field - Short port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 32Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

 

Frequency Response

40Hz - 35kHz (±3dB)
 
 

Crossover Frequencies

350Hz, 2.8kHz

 

Maximum Output

116 dB (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)
 
 

Amplifier class

50-400W
 

Sensitivity90dB (2.83V/1m)

Harmonic distortion2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
 
 

Impedance8 Ohms

(min.3.2 Ohms)
 

DRIVE UNITS

Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units: LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
 
 

CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES

350Hz, 2.8kHz
 

 

downloads

THE REFERENCE Brochure
THE REFERENCE Manual
THE REFERENCE 8b Manual
THE REFERENCE White Paper
THE REFERENCE Information Sheet

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

Awards & Reviews

STEREOPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD

Stereophile Magazine — 2017

 Review – STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE

"The immaculately finished KEF’s gave me all I need for musical and sonic satisfaction."  — 2017

Home Cinema Choice Reference Status, High End Hero

"This system is British surround high-fidelity at the utter state-of-the-art. And it’s easily worthy of its Reference name." - 2016

Full Review

Grand Prix Award

HiVi Magazine  — 2015

Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2014

Stereo Sound Magazine - 2014

Audio Excellence Silver Award 2015

Audio Accessory Magazine - 2015

The Best of the speaker in 2014

Stereo Magazine - 2014

Hi-Fi News & Record Review - Outstanding Product

"They create a soundstage effortlessly disengaged from the boxes that are producing it... On vocal tracks especially, the REFERENCE 5s seemed to get out of the way completely and let the singer's performance become as intimate and heartrending as you could wish… This is clearly an outstanding product." - 2014

EUROPEAN HIGH-END AUDIO 2014-2015

"…its above‐average sensitivity, excellent bass extension and handsome appearance earns the Reference 5 EISA's High‐End Audio accolade."  - 2014

5 STAR REVIEW - HI-FI WORLD

"Admirably accurate and netural, these KEFs will suit those who like to hear their music as it should be." - 2017

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