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.
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.
At the heart of The Reference is the Uni-Q™ point source driver array. A state-of-the-art vented aluminium dome tweeter at the exact acoustic centre of a highly sophisticated midrange driver that delivers flawless natural sound across a wider listening area.
Clean, rich and articulate bass is the foundation of great stereo or multichannel sound. KEF's Reference Series bass driver has a massive vented magnet assembly, a large aluminium voice coil and an exceptionally light and stiff alloy cone. Whatever the volume, dynamics and power handling are superb.
Shadow Flare drastically reduces harmful cabinet diffraction, allowing the Uni-Q to work at its highest level. A precision-designed surface extends the waveguide effect of Uni-Q for improved clarity, particularly when it comes to the subtle nuances of plucked strings and other percussive sounds..
Hand finished in pair-matched wood veneers, The Reference cabinets have computer-optimised bracing geometry to minimise secondary radiation from the sides and Constrained Layer Damping to turn what little vibration is left into heat.
|Design||Three-way Bass Reflex|
|Drive Units||Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
|Frequency range free field (-6dB)||Short port: 35Hz - 45kHz
Long port: 32Hz - 45kHz
|Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB)||25Hz|
|Frequency response (±3dB)||40Hz – 35kHz|
|Crossover frequency||350Hz, 2.8kHz|
|Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m)||90dB|
2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
|<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
(peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)
|Impedance||8Ω (min. 3.2Ω)|
|Weight||60.2kg (132.7 lbs.)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)
(with grille and terminal)
|1350 x 205 x 470 mm
(53.1 x 8.0 x 18.5 in.)
|Dimension (H x W x D)
(with grille, terminal & plinth)
|1397 x 349 x 470 mm
(55 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)