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R3 Meta

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  • Regular price $2,199.99 / pair
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Three-way bookshelf speaker

R3 Meta redefines bookshelf speaker’s performance. Sharing the same drivers as the range-topping R11 Meta, the R3 Meta is a true three-way design. It has a 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array with MAT and a powerful 6.5” hybrid aluminium bass driver that pushes performance to new extremes.
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EISA Loudspeaker Series 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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5 STAR REVIEW – WHAT HI-FI? 

"KEF knocks it out the park again: the R3 Metas are wonderfully transparent, refined speakers that are hugely entertaining performers, too." - May 2023

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An icon born from The Reference

A suite of class-leading technological innovations drawn from The Reference for exceptional acoustic performance.

Metamaterial Absorption Technology

Absorbs 99% of unwanted sound for pure and natural sound.

True bass definition

Hybrid aluminium bass drivers with greater driver excursion for tight, deep, controlled bass.

12th generation Uni-Q®

Acts as a single point source to enlarge the 'sweet spot' and disperse sound more evenly.

Home theatre made versatile

With a choice of matching home theatre models to pair with, the stage is set for an immersive movie experience.

Microfibre grilles

With 1801 precision-cut holes for each driver, performance is ensured even when the drivers are covered.

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5 STAR REVIEW – WHAT HI-FI? 

"KEF knocks it out the park again: the R3 Metas are wonderfully transparent, refined speakers that are hugely entertaining performers, too." - May 2023

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5 STAR REVIEW – WHAT HI-FI? 

"KEF knocks it out the park again: the R3 Metas are wonderfully transparent, refined speakers that are hugely entertaining performers, too." - May 2023

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EISA Loudspeaker Series 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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What is in the box

1 pair of R3 Meta loudspeakers
1 pair of microfiber grilles
Rubber feet
Port bungs
User manual and warranty information
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Listen and believe

Don’t just take our word for it. The best way to really appreciate the power of the R Series is to listen to it for yourself. Book a demo and experience the way the R Series immerses you in sound.
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The Details


FEATURES

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SPECIFICATIONS

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DESIGN
Three-way bass reflex
DRIVE UNITS
Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with MAT
MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
Bass Unit:
LF: 165 mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium cone
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY
420 Hz, 2.3 kHz
FREQUENCY RANGE (-6dB)
38 Hz - 50 kHz
TYPICAL IN-ROOM BASS RESPONSE (-6dB)
30 Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (±3dB)
58Hz - 28kHz
HARMONIC DISTORTION (90dB, 1m)
<1% 73 Hz and above
<0.5% 90 Hz - 20 kHz
MAXIMUM OUTPUT
110 dB
AMPLIFIER REQUIREMENTS
15 - 180W
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)
SENSITIVITY (2.83V/1m)
87 dB
WEIGHT *
12.4 kg (27.3 lbs)
DIMENSION (H x W x D) WITH TERMINAL *
422 x 200 x 336 mm (16.6 x 7.9 x 13.2 in)
FINISHES
Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut / Indigo Gloss Special Edition
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AWARDS & REVIEWS

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WHAT HI-FI? AWARDS 2023​
BEST STANDMOUNT SPEAKER £1500 - £2500

"Classy, refined speakers that are the best you'll get at this level." - What Hi-Fi?, Oct 2023

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DARKO.AUDIO

"I'm going to award the R3 Meta from KEF a Darko Knockout Award because they really are that good. The R3 Meta are total winners." - Sep 2023

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EISA LOUDSPEAKER SERIES 2023 - 2024​

“Whether used for music or movies, across the speakers there’s a dynamic, detailed and thrillingly natural sound combining controlled, extended lows with open, wide-reaching highs.” – Aug 2023​

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HOME CINEMA CHOICE, BEST BUY

"KEF's Meta rollout reaches its R Series, and the results are impeccable. This 5.1.2 array provides serious (and seriously fun) home cinema sonics from some gorgeous cabinets." - Home Cinema Choice, Summer 2023

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5 STAR REVIEW – WHAT HI-FI? 

"KEF knocks it out the park again: the R3 Metas are wonderfully transparent, refined speakers that are hugely entertaining performers, too." - May 2023

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HYPEBEAST

"They’re not cheap, but that’s what over six decades of excellence in audio costs." - May, 2023

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HYPEBEAST

"They’re not cheap, but that’s what over six decades of excellence in audio costs." - May, 2023

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5 STAR REVIEW – WHAT HI-FI? 

"KEF knocks it out the park again: the R3 Metas are wonderfully transparent, refined speakers that are hugely entertaining performers, too." - May 2023

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HOME CINEMA CHOICE, BEST BUY

"KEF's Meta rollout reaches its R Series, and the results are impeccable. This 5.1.2 array provides serious (and seriously fun) home cinema sonics from some gorgeous cabinets." - Home Cinema Choice, Summer 2023

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DARKO.AUDIO

"I'm going to award the R3 Meta from KEF a Darko Knockout Award because they really are that good. The R3 Meta are total winners." - Sep 2023

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WHAT HI-FI? AWARDS 2023​
BEST STANDMOUNT SPEAKER £1500 - £2500

"Classy, refined speakers that are the best you'll get at this level." - What Hi-Fi?, Oct 2023

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KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

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Steven Elston
R3 Meta pairs fantastically with a pair of KF92 Subs

I recently replaced my trusty old KEF Reference 107.2s with the R3 Metas (in the gorgeous blue with matching stands) combined with a pair of KF92 subs. Driven by NAD electronics providing DIRAC room correction and sub integration, the resulting musical performance is spectacular. Imaging, detail and bass performance are all beyond my expectations. I listen primarily to jazz and orchestral music, much of it at realistic live performance levels. This combination delivers that experience in spades. I am really enjoying the dramatically lower distortion that is easily audible in the improvement in the timbre of jazz cymbals, strings and midrange vocal clarity. And the bass...wow. The tightness and accuracy of the bass is lovely and the ability to create that air rippling around you in the room from a full bass string section or a pipe organ is very satisfying. Oh, it will will play electronic music, or pop or reggae to beyond satisfyingly loud levels (in my roughly 34ft x 14 ft room) . I have a pair of the previous generation of R3s. The new Metas are dramatically better speakers. Much more lively. Sound less compressed and smoother, in terms of their spatial presentation. I could not be more satisfied with the upgrade.

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David Sanders
Beautiful to look at and to listen too!

These speakers sound very good, Detailed with great imaging. To get the most out of them they really need a good amp. I find that they scale pretty well. The better your gear, the better they sound. At their price point I really cannot find any thing to complain about. Did I mention they are gorgeous? Highly recommended... :-}

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