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REFERENCE 5 Floorstanding Speaker

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.
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Hand-built in Maidstone, UK.

*This product may take 12-14 weeks for delivery.
EXPLORE THE REFERENCE SERIES

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.

The Details


SPECIFICATIONS

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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
Sensitivity 90DB (2.83V/1M)
Harmonic distortion2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
Impedance
8 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
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE

AWARDS & REVIEWS

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STEREOPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD

Stereophile Magazine — 2017

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STEREOPHILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD

Stereophile Magazine — 2017

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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

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GRAND PRIX AWARD

HiVi Magazine — 2015

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STEREO SOUND GRAND PRIX 2014

Stereo Sound Magazine - 2014

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AUDIO EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARD 2015

Audio Accessory Magazine - 2015

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THE BEST OF THE SPEAKER IN 2014

Stereo Magazine - 2014

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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

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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

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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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