The KEF R3 bookshelf speaker is the smallest of the regular loudspeakers in the range, being a compact 3-way stand-mountable model. The KEF R3 is better suited to smaller rooms or closer listening applications, where less power is required to reach realistic sound levels.
The new KEF R Series has been completely re-engineered from the ground up, with 1,043 changes undertaken during the design process, to further improve upon the performance, build and finish of original R Series speaker range. The cabinet volume of the outgoing KEF R300 has been increased by 20% in the creation of KEF R3. The new range features a 12th generation Uni-Q drive unit array and increased output, enabling the listener to enjoy increased volume levels, when partnered with a suitably equipped amplifier.
Our team attended the official U.K. launch of the new KEF R Series in September 2018, and are of the opinion that the new R Series models are a statement product in their own right. There are a few trickle down technology improvements taken from the Reference Series that have been applied to the KEF R3, enabling the performance bar to be raised.
Performance aside, the new models have greater visual appeal, with classy upgrades applied to the creation of the beautifully engineered speaker grill, outriggers to improve the stability of the cabinet on the floorstanding models and trim rings that surround the speaker drive units. Consumer research was undertaken during the design process, forming the creation of the new KEF R Series. In fact, the only thing to remain the same is the name.
Decades of experience and unbridled passion for music come together in the new KEF R3. It combines innovations drawn from the Reference Series with new bespoke technologies to ensure the new R Series delivers more detail, deeper insight and greater excitement. Every element of the new KEF R Series has been precisely engineered to recreate the exhilaration of hearing music for the first time.
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Design: Three-way bass reflex
Uni-Q Driver Array features:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium cone
LF: 165mm (6.5in.) hybrid aluminium
Crossover frequency: 400Hz, 2.9kHz
Frequency range: (-6dB)
Typical in-room bass response (-6dB): 38Hz – 50kHz 30Hz
Frequency response: (±3dB) 52Hz – 28kHz
Harmonic distorition: <0.3% 130Hz – 20kHz
Maximum output: 110dB
Amplifier power (recommended): 15 – 180W
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (min.3.2Ω)
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87dB
Weight: 27 kg
Dimension (H x W x D) with terminal: 422.2 x 199.6 x 335.5 mm
Finishes: Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut