One of the longest, continuing line of loudspeakers in the home audio market is the KEF The Reference series of products.
Not long ago, KEF announced the latest generation of the speakers, which include the company’s 12th-generation Uni-Q with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). The company explains the KEF The Reference line of products through the use of the MAT material is able to absorb 99% of unwanted sound to eliminate distortion to deliver a more pure, a more natural acoustical performance.
In addition to the MAT technologies, the new line of speakers also utilize drivers that incorporate large, vented magnet assemblies that are paired with large aluminum voice coils and damped alloy driver cones. These drivers are housed in the company’s rectilinear cabinet designs that combines functionality and KEF’s latest industrial designs.
The KEF The Reference line is available in a choice of Reference 5 and Reference 3 floorstanding models; a stand-mount model, the Reference 1, and a pair of LCR models, the Reference 4 and the Reference 2 speakers.
KEF adds the speakers are available in a choice of three standard finishes: satin walnut with silver, high-gloss white and champagne, and high-gloss black and gray. In addition, KEF The Reference speakers are available in two special order finishes: high-gloss white with blue, and high gloss black and copper.