KEF Reference 103/2 - Bookshelf Monitors

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The KEF Reference series speakers have set many standards, and received hundreds of awards and accolades from reviewers over many decades.  KEF (Kent Engineering & Foundry) was formed 60 years ago by Raymond Cooke in Maidstone, Kent, UK.  In 1966, KEF developed a new line of drivers for use in the burgeoning broadcast business spearheaded by the BBC.  KEF's stamp on the BBC LS3/5A monitor, and the development of the first B110 composite cone driver, immediately established the company in the industry. 

In the 1980s, KEF introduced the Model 103/2 which was the successor to the highly regarded Reference 103. The Reference 103/2 utilized the same two-way closed-box format, housing an 8” bextrene coned bass driver which used the new three mounting-point chassis to allow mechanical decoupling from the cabinet. 

The system was designed using computer simulation to ensure a targeted response. The result is a loudspeaker which achieves a broad frequency response with optimum efficiency and yet all within a surprisingly small enclosure.

The 103/2 will play extremely well with a retro-styled receiver from the same era, but will be elevated even further with higher-end power.  Eventhough the efficiency is only rated at 86 dB, the speakers work very well with tube amplification of 15 watts or higher.  

These examples are in excellent condition and come complete with the original boxes, making them easy to store or ship.  And the Rosewood finish is nearly flawless. 
Demos are encouraged in Lawrence, MA.

$399.00 (plus applicable MA sales tax and/or shipping)
*Note, stands are not included.