KEF R3 Meta


R3 Meta redefines bookshelf speaker’s performance. Sharing the same drivers as the range-topping R11 Meta, the R3 Meta is a true three-way design. It has a 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array with MAT and a powerful 6.5” hybrid aluminium bass driver that pushes performance to new extremes.


Developed for KEF’s flagship The Reference, a suite of the latest technologies has now made its way into the new generation of the R Series. Whether in stereo for music or in a home theatre set up the R Series makes exceptional acoustic performance more accessible. Now with the groundbreaking Metamaterial Absorption Technology, the R Series reveals exquisite detail and incredible insight: truly an experience to savour


  • An icon born from The Reference  A suite of class-leading technological innovations drawn from The Reference for exceptional acoustic performance.
  • Metamaterial Absorption Technology  Absorbs 99% of unwanted sound for pure and natural sound.
  • True bass definition  Hybrid aluminium bass drivers with greater driver excursion for tight, deep, controlled bass.
  • 12th generation Uni-Q®  Acts as a single point source to enlarge the 'sweet spot' and disperse sound more evenly.
  • Home theatre made versatile  With a choice of matching home theatre models to pair with, the stage is set for an immersive movie experience.
  • Microfibre grilles  With 1801 precision-cut holes for each driver, performance is ensured even when the drivers are covered.


Design Three-way bass reflex
Drive Units 
Uni-Q Driver Array:
  HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with MAT
  MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
  Bass Unit:
  LF: 165 mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium cone
Crossover Frequency  420 Hz, 2.3 kHz
Frequency Range (-6db)  38 Hz - 50 kHz
Typical In-Room Bass Response (-6db)  30 Hz
Frequency Response (±3db)  58Hz - 28kHz
Harmonic Distortion (90db, 1m)  <1% 73 Hz and above, <0.5% 90 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum Output  110 dB
Amplifier Requirements  15 - 180W
Nominal Impedance  4 Ω (min. 3.2 Ω)
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)  87 dB
Weight *  12.4 kg
Dimension (H X W X D) with Terminal *  422 x 200 x 336 mm

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