The KEF R5 Floorstanding Speaker is the smallest of the three floor-standers in the range. It’s twin 130mm diameter bass drivers are positioned each side of the Uni-Q array in d’Appolito configuration, to preserve an effective point source delivery throughout the whole frequency range.
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 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 R5, 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, 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 R5. 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:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium cone
Bass Driver: LF: 2 x 130mm (5.25in.) hybrid aluminium
Crossover frequency: 400Hz, 2.9kHz
Frequency range (-6dB): 38Hz – 50kHz
Typical in-room bass response (-6dB): 29Hz
Frequency response (±3dB): 58Hz – 28kHz
Harmonic distortion: <0.3% 120Hz – 20kHz
Maximum output: 110dB
Amplifier power (recommended): 15 – 200W
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (min.3.2Ω)
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87dB
Weight: 54.6 kg
Dimension (H x W x D) with terminal: 1025 x 175 x 343.5 mm
Dimension (H x W x D) with terminal with Plinth: 1071.4 x 271.6 x 343.5 mm
Finishes: Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut