KEF R3 Meta Three-Way Stand Mount Loudspeakers

£1,900.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

The R3 Meta by KEF Audio is the bookshelf / stand-mounted model of the R Series.

Sharing the same drivers as the range-topping models, the R3 Meta is a true three-way design. With 12th generation Uni-Q® driver array, MAT™ plus a powerful 6.5-inch hybrid aluminium bass driver that pushes performance to new extremes.

Available in Black Gloss, White Gloss, Walnut or Indigo Gloss Special Edition finish. S3 Floor Stands not included.



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R3 Meta

The R3 Meta is a three-way passive bookshelf / stand-mount loudspeaker by KEF Audio.

R3 Meta redefines the performance of a bookshelf speaker. Sharing the same drivers as the range-topping R11 Meta, the R3 Meta is a true three-way design. It has a 12th generation Uni-Q driver array with MAT and a powerful 6.5-inch hybrid aluminium bass driver that pushes performance to new extremes.

S3 Floor Stands available as separate purchase.

Originally developed for the flagship KEF series The Reference, an entire suite of the latest technologies has now made its way into the new generation of the R Series. Whether in stereo for music or in a home theatre set up, the new R Series makes exceptional acoustic performance more accessible.

The R Series is engineered to be acoustically exceptional. Every element of the design has been precisely tuned to deliver more detail and deeper insight, recreating the exhilaration of hearing an original music performance, with all the emotion and nuance that goes with it.

R Series offers a choice of floorstanding speakers, bookshelf speakers, centre channel speakers and accompanying home theatre models. Each one offers the finest sound KEF has ever delivered in its category, whatever the dimensions of the room or system configuration.

Driven purely by acoustics, KEF believe there is a certain beauty even to the internal engineering fixings. The R Series has been created to be beautiful on the outside, and these finely tuned workings are protected behind a minimal exterior designed to fit seamlessly and elegantly into any interior scheme, whether traditional, modern or contemporary.


Now with the groundbreaking Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™), the R Series reveals exquisite detail and incredible insight. Truly an experience to savour.

At the heart of the R Series is Metamaterial Absorption Technology. MAT is a highly complex maze-like structure that absorbs 99% of the unwanted noise from the rear of the driver, eliminating the resulting distortion and providing purer, more natural sound.


A 12th generation Uni-Q driver array with MAT is found in all seven models of the R Series. Uni-Q acts as a single point source to disperse sound more evenly through the room. The result is the elimination of the limited sweet spot, therefore allowing everybody, wherever in the room they may be, to experience and enjoy the same natural, detailed sound.

Microfibre Grilles

The R Series has been engineered to perform with or without grilles. The dedicated microfibre grilles are crafted from multiple layers of material and have a suede-like feel. With 1801 precision-cut holes for each driver, performance is ensured even when the drivers are covered. The magnetic fixings provide a secure and precise fit, in keeping with the clean styling of the R Series.


  • Design: Three-way bass reflex
  • Drive Units: Uni-Q Driver Array:
    • HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with MAT
    • MF: 125 mm (5 in.) aluminium cone
    • LF: 165 mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium cone
  • Crossover Frequency: 420 Hz, 2.3 kHz
  • Frequency Range (-6 dB): 38 Hz – 50 kHz
  • In-Room Bass Response (-6 dB): 30 Hz
  • Frequency Response (±3 dB): 58 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Harmonic Distortion (90 dB @ 1 m): <1 % 73 Hz and above, <0.5 % 90 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Max Output: 110 dB
  • Amplifier Requirements: 15 – 180 W
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms (min. 3.2 Ohmns)
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87 dB
  • Weight: 12.4 kg (per-speaker, excluding stands, sold separately)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Terminal: 422 x 200 x 336 mm
  • Finishes: Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut / Indigo Gloss Special Edition


  • R3 Meta.
  • Microfibre grille.
  • Rubber feet.
  • Port bungs.
  • User manual + warranty information.
  • (Stands not included. Sold separately.)

Full KEF Audio Range Available

Unilet Sound & Vision are one of the oldest, longest-serving retail partners for KEF Audio, providing sales, advice and assistance on their entire range of high-quality products, included top-of-the-range Blade and Reference Seres models. Please do get in touch if you would like a demonstration or wish to purchase.

More Information

Additional information

Weight 12.4 kg
Dimensions 33.6 × 20.0 × 42.2 cm

Gloss Black, Gloss White, Indigo Gloss Special Edition, Walnut

Purchase Options

Home Delivery, Click & Collect, Trade-In Available



Founded in 1961 by ex-BBC electrical engineer Raymond Cooke OBE, KEF was initially headquartered in a Nissen Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived), a metal-working company on the banks of the River Medway, near Maidstone in Kent.

From the very beginning, the pioneering inventiveness of KEF loudspeakers was undeniable and now for several decades, audiophiles around the world have revered KEF for their innovative, high-performance, beautiful loudspeakers.

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