We’ve just recently received our new R Series speakers from KEF and we’re loving what they do. KEF have revamped the R series with new components and a radical grille aesthetic and it really works.
The previous range was a hit but KEF have once again filtered down technology from their acclaimed Reference series to produce a winning combination of finish and performance.
Pictured below is the new R7 in walnut finish and is absolutely beautiful.
With its colour matched drivers and beautiful wood veneer the R7 really is a handsome beast.
They all use the familiar KEF UniQ drivers to give point source accuracy, an approach which has been continually refined over the years this, coupled with new cabinet technologies like Shadow Flare to reduce edge diffraction and flexible port technology, makes for a winning combination in the sound quality stakes.
The R5 is a slightly smaller floorstander seen here in the piano black finish.
The R3 is another true three way design but this time in a stand mount configuration
So how do they sound?
Well the good news is that across these three models there is definitely a family continuity.
Steven Wilson’s album, To the Bone came across with great authority but also delicacy where needed and the highly intelligent (if somewhat racy) pop of Janelle Monae’s new album Dirty Computer really had a lot of drive and flow.
With a size available to match most rooms and systems we think this R series is going to be a huge success for KEF.