KEF's R Collection with MAT is the Newest Iteration of its Effectively-Liked Loudspeakers

Hifi audio model KEF has upgraded its common R Collection audio system with MAT, its proprietary Metamaterial Absorption Expertise, bringing an already premium listening expertise into a brand new sonic sphere. The British audio specialists – who we featured in our greatest headphones spherical up earlier this 12 months – have been producing high-end loudspeakers over six many years, designing all (and nonetheless manufacturing some) of their merchandise on residence shores in Kent, UK.

The KEF R Collection is a seven robust line up of loudspeakers that features a trio of ground standing fashions within the R11 Meta, R7 Meta and R5 Meta, in addition to the bookshelf pleasant R3 Meta, all of that are constructed to breed highly effective, high-fidelity sound for uncompromising music followers. The model states the audio system are tuned to permit “customers to find depth and element they by no means knew existed”, constructing on its legacy for producing crystal clear sound. The R Collection additionally contains the R6 Meta and R2 Meta, two centre audio system aimed toward these trying to elevate their residence cinema setups, which characteristic identically-sized Uni-Q drivers and can be utilized in a LCR configuration. Supporting these and rounding off the pack is the R8 Meta, a encompass speaker that may be wall-mounted or sat on prime of one other speaker.

KEF is understood for innovating and is maybe most well-known for its Uni-Q expertise – the custom-built driver behind its signature sound that was initially launched in 1988. MAT, the model’s newest growth, improves the listening expertise by basically making the method of sound supply extra environment friendly: loudspeakers with MAT expertise have distinctive channels shaped in “a posh maze-like construction” that every take up a selected sound frequency. When these channels are mixed the model claims they “act as an acoustic black gap, absorbing 99% of the undesirable sound from the rear of the tweeter, eliminating the ensuing distortion and offering.”

All in all, the newest iteration of the KEF R Collection is a small however thought of vary with every bit complimenting the subsequent. Costs begin at £1,400 GBP / $1,600 USD for the R8 Meta and go up £5,500 / $6,500 for the R11 Meta – these are priced per pair, however may be bought individually.