The one standmount model in the Reference series could be the only loudspeaker you ever need. A three-way model boasting KEF’s 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array with MAT™, Reference 1 Meta is capable of delivering expansive, high-performance sound that goes way beyond what its relatively compact size would suggest was possible.

Since 1973, the Reference has continually set the benchmark for loudspeakers and sound reproduction. Pioneering the use of digital technologies to achieve the highest audio accuracy, every pair can be matched within 0.5dB to the laboratory-maintained reference standard.
Since the first Reference speaker, KEF engineers have continued to innovate using what is possible with the Reference. Ground-breaking in its first incarnation, each subsequent iteration of The Reference has added to the world’s knowledge of the science of acoustics.
Since 1961, KEF have been creating remarkable award-winning loudspeakers at their UK home in Maidstone, Kent. As KEF’s flagship HiFi speakers, The Reference is still being designed, engineered, and handcrafted in Maidstone today.
Technical Specifications
Design: Three-way bass reflex
Drive units:
Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) aluminium dome with MAT
MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
Bass units:LF: 165 mm (6.5 in.) aluminium cone
Frequency range free field (-6dB):
Short port: 40Hz -45kHz
Long port: 37Hz – 45kHz
Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB): 30Hz
Frequency response (±3dB): 45Hz – 35kHz
Crossover frequency: 450 Hz, 2.1 kHz
Amplifier requirements: 50 – 200W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 85dB
Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m):
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 2kHz
<0.1% 2kHz – 20kHz
Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise): 111dB
Impedance: 4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)
Weight: 18.2 kg (40.1 lbs.)
Dimensions (H x W x D)(with grille and terminal): 440 x 205 x 422 mm(17.3 x 8.1 x 16.6 in.)


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