The new KEF R100 is the entry level bookshelf speaker in the latest iteration of the R series from KEF, however, it's sonic performance is anything but basic. Featuring the same drive unit technology and cabinet design as it's larger siblings, the R100 is a very high-performance mini-monitor ideal for smaller rooms where audio quality is paramount.
The Uni-Q driver combines a 130mm bass midrange unit together with a 25mm dome tweeter in its centre, enabling the R100 to image spectacularly well, thanks to the virtual point source geometry of the drive units. Rear porting via a 60mm diameter vent allows this small loudspeaker to dig deep at bass frequencies so that the listening experience is never less than satisfying. Ideally, these speakers should be mounted on tall open speaker stands, a fixed to the top plate with three small balls of blu-tack for good stability. A distance from the rear port to the back wall of the room should be not less than 40mm for the optimum bass performance.
The knuckle test applied to each face of the solidly constructed cabinet produces a dead knock with zero ringing, which enables the R100 to produce music with very little colouration and great transparency. Bass is extended, tight and rhythmic, whilst vocals are delivered with warmth and clarity necessary for maximum enjoyment of music.
KEF R100 Bookshelf Speakers - Pair
Design: Two-way bass reflex
Frequency Range: 49Hz - 45kHz
Frequency Response: 56-28,000 Hz ±3dB
Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-100 watts per channel
Sensitivity: 86 dB/2.83 volts / 1 m
Maximum Output: 107dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Crossover Frequency: 2,500 Hz
Drive Units: Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 1" vented aluminum dome
LF/MF: 5" aluminum
Inputs: Single Wire
Dimension: 11.02"H x 7.09"W x 11.38"D
Weight: 14.55 Lbs.
Finish: High Gloss Piano Black
Specifications are subject to change without notice