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    Default KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers




    Designed to make audiophile standards more affordable, the new speaker line will have a total of nine models. That will include three floor-standing speakers, two bookshelf speakers, two center-channel speakers, a dipole surround and a twin-driver, 500-watt subwoofer.

    All of the new products feature new Uni-Q driver arrays, new bass drivers, and KEF Blade technologies. The end result boasts a rich, spacious sound.

    That new Uni-Q MF/HF driver array uses a braced magnesium/aluminum alloy cone, KEF's Z-flex surround, and a sturdy, decoupled, die-cast aluminum chassis. At the acoustic center of the midrange cone is the same vented tweeter that endows the KEF Blade. Other features include a large neodymium magnet and a computer-optimized dome structure, as well as KEF's own "tangerine" waveguide. The bass driver uses a massive vented magnet assembly and a large, lightweight aluminum voice coil driving a light, stiff and strong hybrid cone. Other features include computer-designed crossovers, constrained layer damping panels and computational fluid dynamics to optimize acoustic integrity through the reflex ports.
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    Default Re: KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers

    Damn, sexy looking speakers IMO, I am sure the sound great too KEF never seems to disappoint!

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    Default Re: KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers

    I love the look.
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    Default Re: KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers

    I'm sure they sound amazing, but I'm not loving the look at all.
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    Default Re: KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers

    Homank!

    Wassuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!
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    Default Re: KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers

    Same old same old
    Onkyo system, Yamaha speakers, AKG headphones

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    16mm Fisheye F/2.8, 35mm F/1.4, PC-E 45mm F/2.8, 85mm F/1.4, 105mm Micro F/2.8, 1.4xTC 1.7x TC, 10-100mm PD-Zoom

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    Default Re: KEF Debuts New Uni-Q driver Arrays with R Series Speakers


    lol - I'll bet you'd feel differently if they were sitting in your living room. I hear you though...I've never been a huge fan of silver driver caps. That's why I chose black driver cap for my home built sub.

    EDIT - now that I look at them closer - I guess it's not exactly the caps that are silver...anyway, you get my point.
    Quote Originally Posted by homank76 View Post
    I'm sure they sound amazing, but I'm not loving the look at all.
    Denon AVR-988 * Harmony ONE
    Klipsch RF-82 II front * RC3 center * RP3 surrounds * KEF HTS1001 rear
    Rythmik Audio DS1501 CI sub
    Oppo BDP-103
    Samsung LN46B550 LCD


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