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The company was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925 - 1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissen Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived) a metal-working company on the banks of the River Medway, near Maidstone in Kent. Cooke, an ex-BBC Electrical Engineer, was keen to experiment with new materials and technologies in order to create products with superior acoustic quality that could reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance. From the very beginning, the pioneering inventiveness of KEF loudspeakers was undeniable and now for several decades, audiophiles around the world have revered KEF for its innovative, high-performance loudspeakers.
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KEF was founded on innovation and new technology. We are recognised in the history of loudspeaker development as one of the most important contributors and a great deal of our research has been published at well respected professional institutions, including the Audio Engineering Society and the Institute of Acoustics. KEF's research legacy includes contributions from some of the greatest and most respected loudspeaker designers of the last five decades. Today, KEF is the company to beat in computer analysis of loudspeakers. The software that we use to run our analyse is also used to power eighty-five percent of the world's supercomputers. We strive always to better understand the instruments that we design and manufacture.
KEF’s Flagship line of speakers are a triumph of form marrying function. They are a combination of KEF’s engineering prowess combined with world-class industrial design.
For when you want to forget the world and simply lose yourself in sound. Kef’s quest to develop the perfect loudspeakers has lasted more than 50 years. Don’t just hear music -- experience it, get inside it and feel part of it.
Fill the room with high definition 3D sound that’s every bit as immersive as what’s on screen. KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver array and world-class bass driver designs bring the full scale and emotion of the theater directly into your home.
KEF Subwoofers offer dynamic, uncompressed and undistorted bass with heart pounding clarity envelopes you. Explore a new dimension in sound with deep precision bass.
The beauty of KEF’s wireless speakers is their effortless combination of simplicity and elegance. Easy to setup, easy to use, yet supremely sophisticated sound for audiophiles through inspiring engineering and implementation.
Hide your speakers, not your sound. For music or movies, your installation needs to deliver the flawlessly accurate three-dimensional sound you’d expect from world-class speakers.
A deep understanding of the filmmaking process and surround sound is at the very heart of every THX certified speaker system. THX recreates the tonal balance of the filmmaker’s final mix in your living room.
Speaker positioning is critical when it comes to creating the ideal soundscape. KEF’s speaker stands were engineered specifically to ensure bookshelf speakers sound their best.
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