KEF R5 Meta Slimline Towers
KEF, originally Kent Engineering & Foundry, has developed a slender floor-standing speaker, with compelling clarity and presentation in a true 3-way design with the R5 Meta. The R5 Meta shares many of the same technologies utilized in KEF's flagship Reference lines. The speaker's slick, angular design, coupled with well-engineered internal and driver components make the R5 Meta a very special package at a very affordable price point. Pulling technological advances from their halo "Muon", "Blade", and "Reference" exotic speaker lines, the R5 Meta has the punch of a much larger floor-standing speaker in a slender, space-saving package.
The patented KEF Uni-Q driver is the centerpiece of the design both functionally and visually. Every detail of this driver has been designed to extremely high standards for high output, low distortion, and wide dispersion. The R5 Meta demonstrate a broad "sweet spot" to enhance the listening experience and extended low-end performance via the highly damped 5" compound magnet driver and dual long-throw 5.25" aluminum cone low frequency woofers, each in their own ported chamber. The coaxially-mounted tweeter with dispersion fins allows for pin-point imaging and high end brilliance. Everything about this speaker has been considered and optimized, including the R5 Meta's dual rear-facing ports which allow the lowest frequencies to resonate as intended with minimized port turbulence or distortion.
Of course, these speakers are offered in three different finishes to match many different types of decor: Gloss Black, Gloss White, and Walnut/Bronze.
They are an exceptional value and deliver on KEF's 60 year old promise of high fidelity and quality!