KEF Reference 5 Non-Meta

Satin Walnut Silver

Flagship three-way floorstander

If you're serious about experiencing the ultimate in sound reproduction, the magnificently authoritative Reference 5 exemplifies the passion for innovation that underpins KEF’s design philosophy.

With four bass drivers and the latest Uni-Q mid and tweeter, the REFERENCE 5 exemplifies KEF's passion for innovation. Whether it's music or film, it reveals the irresistible emotional power of the performance every time.

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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 5

This three-way floorstander aligns four powerful 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers with KEF's latest 125mm (5 inch) Uni-Q array and the new vented 25mm (1 inch) aluminium dome tweeter. Lows are reproduced with consummate agility and control, integrating with the midrange to create spine-tingling accuracy and depth.

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.


60.2kg (132.7lbs)

Dimension (H X W X D)
H x W x D with grille and terminal :
1350 x 205 x 470 mm (53.1 x 8.0 x 18.5 in. )

H x W x D with grille, terminal & plinth :
1397 x 349 x 470 mm (55 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)

Three-way bass reflex

Unit Measurement

Frequency Range
Typical in room bass response: 25Hz (-6dB)
Free Field - Short port: 35Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)
Free Field - Long port: 32Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

Frequency Response
40Hz - 35kHz (±3dB)

Crossover Frequencies
350Hz, 2.8kHz

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

Amplifier Class

Sensitivity 90DB (2.83V/1M)
Harmonic distortion2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz

8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)

Drive Units
Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units: LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium

Crossover Frequencies
350Hz, 2.8kHz