KEF

Affordable to High-End speakers with KEF's own unique features & drivers
Our brand promise is 'Innovators in Sound'. This is a summation of our company direction as well as our whole work ethic and the underlying culture at KEF.

The company was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925 - 1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissen Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived) - a metal-working company on the banks of the River Medway, near Maidstone in Kent. Cooke, an ex-BBC Electrical Engineer, was keen to experiment with new materials and technologies in order to create products with superior acoustic quality that could reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance. From the very beginning, the pioneering inventiveness of KEF loudspeakers was undeniable and now for several decades, audiophiles around the world have revered KEF for its innovative, high-performance loudspeakers.

NEW R-gen12 SERIES RELEASE:
KEF has unveiled its redesigned R Series that employs trickle-down design and tech developments usually found on the Kent-based company’s flagship Reference Series. With 1,043 individual changes to the revamped series, highlights include the latest generation of the company’s Uni-Q driver array – now in its 12th iteration – featuring Shadow Flare trim ring design for more transparent sound, smaller bass drivers with greater excursion and a sophisticated internal bracing system, all aimed at bringing higher levels of performance to the series. 

Focusing on the stereo models, all are three-way ported designs and the standmount has a 165mm bass driver partnered to a Uni-Q array with 125mm midrange and 25mm aluminium dome tweeter with sensitivity of 87dB at 8ohm. All three floorstanders use the same Uni-Q array, but the R5 has 2x 130mm bass drivers to the same electrical specification, while the R7 has 2x 165mm and the R11 employs 4x 165mm bass drivers and claim 88dB and 90dB into 8ohm respectively. 

  • 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN SOUND
  • Innovation is what sets KEF apart. It's why we were founded, and why we've always attracted some of the world's most gifted acoustic engineers.
  • The results are plain to see, in long lists of breakthroughs that no other manufacturer can match - and we have the patents and academic papers to prove it. Right from the start, we pioneered the use of synthetic materials for diaphragms and driver surrounds to maintain consistent sound quality across the frequency range. In the mid-sixties, we were the first to commercially exploit the stability of Bextrene as a cone material, with a range of drivers that found their way into many leading audiophile speakers.
  • A hugely important breakthrough came a few years later, when KEF became the first company to use computers in loudspeaker testing and design. Having led the industry in the digital analysis of speaker behaviour ever since, this unrivalled capability is what still underpins KEF's technological supremacy. Such pioneering work allowed us to match pairs of speakers to within half of a decibel, for near-perfect stereo reproduction. Ever since models like the 104A/B and 105 achieved worldwide acclaim in the seventies, KEF’s premium Reference Series has been synonymous with acoustic excellence.
  • The next decade saw the appearance of KEF's signature technology, the Uni-Q point source driver array. Using NASA-developed magnets ten times more powerful than conventional materials allowed us to engineer a tweeter small enough to mount at the acoustic centre of the bass unit voice coil so that both acted as one. The resulting wide dispersion characteristics meant that the previously elusive 'sweet spot' was no more.
  • With the advent of 5:1 home theatre recordings in the nineties, KEF was once again ahead of the game by applying the performance advantages of Uni-Q to the UK's first dedicated centre speaker, the Model 100. This was followed by a succession of radically inventive and visually distinctive sub-sat systems such as the KHT2005 ‘egg’, which is still regarded as iconic.
  • Other KEF firsts include the first motorised ceiling speaker and acoustic compliance enhancement technology, which achieves truly full-bodied bass performance from small enclosures. Today, our remarkable T series speakers deliver exemplary sound reproduction from wall-mountable enclosures less than an inch and a half thick.
  • It's a remarkable legacy that informs everything we do to this day. Innovation is a continuing process, not a destination – and KEF still leads the way.

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KF 03 SS LS50W
NZ$ 2,795.01 (incl. GST)
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner. All the performance of a top traditional system in a smart package...  OUR VERDICTThese KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning...
Every Spot is Sweet - Uni-QGet a three-dimensional sound image wherever you sit, for a sweet spot...
KF 14 SF R7
NZ$ 6,495.00 (incl. GST)
R7 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER:The R7 is the mid-sized floorstanding member of the new R Series Featuring two 165mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium bass drivers and a Uni-Q combining a 125mm (5 in.)...
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
KF 15 SF R11
NZ$ 8,495.00 (incl. GST)
R11 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER:
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
KF 30 SF BLADE2
NZ$ 34,995.01 (incl. GST)
With the four sophisticated bass drivers (165mm/96.5-in. for Blade Two) configured so that their combined acoustic centre occupies exactly the same point in space as that of the Uni-Q HF/MF array so...
Single Apparent SourceLike listening to one voice rather than many, sound from a single source is...

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Book Shelf/Stand Mtg

KF 02 SS LS50P
NZ$ 1,495.00 pr (incl. GST)
Book Shelf/Stand Mtg
KF 03 SS LS50W
NZ$ 2,795.01 pr (incl. GST)
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner. All the performance of a top traditional system in a smart package...  OUR VERDICTThese KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning...
Every Spot is Sweet - Uni-QGet a three-dimensional sound image wherever you sit, for a sweet spot...
Book Shelf/Stand Mtg
KF 06 SB LS50 WN
NZ$ 2,995.00 pr (incl. GST)
KEF has collaborated with the globally renowned design studio Marcel Wanders to produce a special Limited Edition speaker, the LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' by Marcel Wanders. Its sensuous aesthetic...
Every Spot is Sweet - Uni-QGet a three-dimensional sound image wherever you sit, for a sweet spot...
Book Shelf/Stand Mtg
KF 12 SS R3
NZ$ 3,295.00 pr (incl. GST)
R3 - STAND MTG SPEAKERS:R3 redefines stand-mount performance. No surprise, as it shares the same drivers as the range-topping R11. A true three-way speaker, the 165mm (6.5 in.) bass driver pushes...
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
Book Shelf/Stand Mtg

KF 05 SS STANDS
NZ$ 595.00 pr (incl. GST)
KEF Performance Speaker Stands For KEF Bookshelf Speakers. Colour Black. Sold As Pair.The KEF Performance Speaker Stand was created to offer the ideal look and placement for KEF Bookshelf Speakers....

KF 10 SC R2C
NZ$ 1,795.00 ea (incl. GST)
R2C CENTRE SPEAKERWithin a home theatre environment, the centre speaker is arguably the hardest working. It helps to drive the story by handling vocal duties and most of the on-screen action. With...
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
KF 11 SS R8A
NZ$ 2,199.00 pr (incl. GST)
The R Series offers a choice of three floorstanding speakers, a stand mount for more compact spaces and accompanying matching theatre models. Each one offers the finest sound KEF has ever delivered...
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...

Floor Standing

KF 13 SF R5
NZ$ 4,995.00 pr (incl. GST)
R5 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER:KEF engineers do not believe in compromise. The svelte styling of R5 contains the same Uni-Q as its bigger brothers, with a 125mm (5in.) midrange driver and 25mm (1 in.)...
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
Floor Standing
KF 14 SF R7
NZ$ 6,495.00 pr (incl. GST)
R7 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER:The R7 is the mid-sized floorstanding member of the new R Series Featuring two 165mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium bass drivers and a Uni-Q combining a 125mm (5 in.)...
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
Floor Standing
KF 15 SF R11
NZ$ 8,495.00 pr (incl. GST)
R11 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER:
Uni-QPlacing the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange cone brings the acoustic ideal of a...
Floor Standing
KF 20 SF REF3
Price on application
THE REFERENCE. It speaks for itself."A description was needed to convey the idea that every loudspeaker is subject to scrutiny at all stages of assembly, culminating in a final test comparison with a...
Floor Standing
KF 21 SF REF5
Price on application
THE REFERENCE. It speaks for itself. - "A description was needed to convey the idea that every loudspeaker is subject to scrutiny at all stages of assembly, culminating in a final test...
Floor Standing
KF 30 SF BLADE2
NZ$ 34,995.01 pr (incl. GST)
With the four sophisticated bass drivers (165mm/96.5-in. for Blade Two) configured so that their combined acoustic centre occupies exactly the same point in space as that of the Uni-Q HF/MF array so...
Single Apparent SourceLike listening to one voice rather than many, sound from a single source is...
Floor Standing
KF 32 SF BLADE1
NZ$ 44,995.00 pr (incl. GST)
Floor Standing

Sub Woofers

KF 17SF R400
Price on application
R400b Subwoofer - at just 14 inches cubed, the KEF R400b may be compact, yet it packs an incredible punch. With a reinforced and braced sealed cabinet, the R400b houses twin 9-inch LF drivers powered...
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