KEF Reference 3 Non-Meta (Display)

Satin Walnut Silver
Mid-sized three-way floorstander

KEF REFERENCE 3's intricate, emotionally compelling three-dimensional soundstage places you right at the heart of the original performance.

With an uncanny ability to generate an intricate, totally natural-sounding 3D soundstage, the REFERENCE 3 is equipped to get you to the heart and soul of your favourite music and movies.
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Please note these are store display sets that have been thoroughly tested by ATLAS and assessed to be in good condition for sale. Items are sold as is and may be without their original packaging and accessories. Available only in Walnut Silver (Non Meta version). Warranty: 2 Years Limited.

Available only at Atlas @ Harper.

Clearance Sale     Reference Series


2 Years Limited Warranty by ATLAS.

Return Policy

All clearance sale items sold are non-exchangeable, non-returnable and non-refundable.

Reference 3

Two 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers positioned above and below KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array means that fidelity across the midrange and treble is outstanding. Everyone in the room can enjoy the same rich, spatially precise imagery and it puts them right at the heart of the original performance.

Always innovating

Since the first Reference speaker, KEF engineers have continued to innovate using what is possible with The Reference. Ground-breaking in its first incarnation, each subsequent iteration of The Reference has added to the world’s knowledge of the science of acoustics.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in UK

Since 1961, we have been creating remarkable award-winning loudspeakers at our UK home in Maidstone, Kent. As our flagship HiFi speakers, The Reference is still being designed, engineered, and handcrafted in Maidstone today.


51.3kg (113.1lbs)

Dimension (H X W X D)
H x W x D with grille and terminal :
1155 x 205 x 470 mm (44.5 x 8.1 x 18.5 in.)

H x W x D with grille, terminal & plinth :
1202 x 349 x 470 mm (47.3 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)

Three-way bass reflex

8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)

Unit Measurement

Frequency Range
Typical in room bass response: 28Hz (-6dB)
Free Field - Short port: 38Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

Crossover Frequencies
350Hz, 2.8kHz

Frequency Response
43Hz - 35kHz (±3dB)

Harmonic Distortion
2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz

Maximum Output
113.5 dB (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)

Amplifier Class

Nominal Impedance
8Ohms (min.3.2Ohms)

87.5dB (2.83V/1m)

Drive Units
Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units:
LF: 2 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminiume 3 Floorstanding Speaker

Bass Driver
LF: 4x 165mm (6.5in.) hybrid aluminium

Crossover Frequencies
400Hz, 2.9kHz