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Item: Kef Reference Model Three Speakers

 

Location: Melbourne

 

Price: $2,800 including donation to SNA

Relisted at a considerable discount compared to original ad - for a quick sale!

 

Item Condition: 8/10

 

Reason for selling: upgrading to model up

 

Payment Method: Paypal, Bank deposit, Post at buyer’s expense, Pickup - Cash

 

Extra info:

Relisted at a considereble discount compared to original ad - for a quick sale!

 

These are the second largest floorstander in Kef's top of the line Reference series, released 1994 to 1999.  

 

This pair presents very well; is in excellent condition, has the more expensive

Rosetta Burr finish - with only a couple of minor blemishes on the cabinets (see photos). Meticulously looked after since purchase - 3 years ago.

 

IMO they are neutral, detailed, have a fantastic midrange, and produce quite astounding and tone-full bass when called for. Front ported design and Uni Q tweeter combination, makes them quite forgiving in terms of room placement, and provides a large sweet spot.

 

4 way, 5 driver Floorstanders

 

6.5" upper midrange with 1" Uni Q tweeter

 

6.5" midrange

 

2 x 8" bass drivers. Design - each bass driver is enclosed within an inter-ported cavity, and fire away from the each other. A vibration cancelling rod is placed between the two drivers.  

 

Specs:

 

Size: 1137 x 275 x 340mm

 

Weight: 35kg each

 

Nominal Impedance: 4ohms

 

Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz +/-3dB at 2m on reference axis

 

Sensitivity: 91dB at 1m/2.83V (anechoic conditions)

 

Maximum output: 115dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions

 

*Also advertised elsewhere*

 

Happy to audition for serious buyers.

 

Owner opinions

http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/kef/reference-3/prd_119878_1594crx.aspx

 

Review

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/editorial/review-kef-reference-model-three-loudspeaker

 

Pictures:

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Where are the blemishes? Is it possible to take a close up of these blemishes?

The finish looks like the Rosetta Burr finish.

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Photos of marks added.

Yes you're right, that's the Rosetta Burr finish.

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