The Kef Reference 1 Speakers are available for demonstration in our Hull store.
The ‘entry level’ speaker in the KEF Reference range is the Reference 1. A larger than most stand mount speaker, the Reference 1 has a traditional appearance. Weighing in at around 20kgs each and standing at 44cm tall, the Reference 1’s are a substantial speaker that won’t let you down.
The cabinets are made from MDF that are internally braced and finished off in one of three fantastic finishes, Deep Piano Black, Satin American Walnut or Luxury Gloss Rosewood (which our demonstration pair is in)
Moving on to the speakers drive units, the Uni-Q driver baffle is designed using a composite of aluminium and resin, this is secured in the cabinets with high-loss pads and high tensile bolts. The bolts run from the baffle through to the rear panel, increasing structural rigidity and reducing driver generated cabinet resonance.
The Kef Reference 1 baffle surrounds the latest version of KEF’s Uni-Q driver. A 1” aluminium-dome tweeter is nestled in the centre of a 5” aluminium cone for the midrange. Sitting below the Uni-Q driver is a 6.5” bass driver developed specifically for the new KEF Reference range, designed using a shallow diaphragm of aluminium the Reference 1 not only look great but sound even better.
Each Reference 1 comes with two port tubes, a long version (approx. 4.75” long) and a short version (approx. 2.75” long). Both port tubes have a different effect on the Reference 1 bass performance. The long tube is dark grey, and results in a more gradual roll off and extension down to 37Hz. The short tube is light grey and produces a roll off that begins at a lower frequency.
To experiment with the port tubes yourself simply twist and remove a round, plastic cover on the rear panel, slide in the tube, and place the cover back. Both tubes are made using a firm but spongy foam material and are part of KEF’s Flexible Port Technology, which made its debut in the LS50.
To complete the KEF Reference 1 speakers look they are finished off with four serious looking heavy-duty chromed speaker terminals sit at the back of the Reference 1's, enabling you to bi-wire if you wish, with ‘taps’ in between to make or break the internal links that allow for single wiring.
As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Kef Reference 1 Speakers. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Kef Reference 1 Speakers then either call us on 01482 223096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Kef Reference 1 Speakers more affordable.
Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Kef Reference 1 Speakers, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the Kef Reference 1 Speakers email email@example.com or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you
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