How does each iteration of The Reference maintain its status as the loudspeaker against which others are judged? Through pair matching to within 0.5dB tolerance to the laboratory maintained prototype; and the continued development of ground-breaking technologies and supreme levels of craftsmanship.
The Reference has four broad acoustic aims which underpin KEF’s entire acoustic philosophy. If you would like to understand our engineering and acoustic ideas in detail, please download The KEF Reference White Paper (English language only) written by our R&D team in the UK.
In 1961 Raymond Cooke founded KEF in a Nissen hut formerly owned by Kent Engineering and Foundry. To celebrate this heritage we created two bespoke editions of the Reference range. The Kent Engineering & Foundry editions combine the latest Reference technology in a style that subtly evokes KEF's rich pedigree.