KEF R5 Meta Floorstanding Loudspeakers

£3,000.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

The R5 Meta by KEF Audio is the compact floorstanding model of the R Series.

Slim and elegant, the R5 Meta is compact, but it is more than capable of delivering highly detailed sound and deep, clean bass. Ideal as a stereo pair or alternatively as premium surround speakers within the ultimate R Series home theatre system.

Available in Black Gloss, White Gloss or Walnut finish.



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R5 Meta

The R5 Meta is a compact three-way passive floorstanding loudspeaker by KEF Audio.

The slim and elegant R5 Meta is compact, but it is more than capable of delivering highly detailed sound and deep, clean bass. It boasts the 12th generation Uni-Q driver array with MAT and twin 5.25-inch hybrid aluminium bass drivers. R5 Meta can work as a stereo pair or as surround speakers as part of an ultimate R Series home theatre system.

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: 2 x 130 mm (5.25 in.) hybrid aluminium cone
  • Crossover Frequency: 400 Hz, 2.7 kHz
  • Frequency Range (-6 dB): 38 Hz – 50 kHz
  • In-Room Bass Response (-6 dB): 29 Hz
  • Frequency Response (±3 dB): 52 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Harmonic Distortion (90 dB @ 1 m): <1 % 75 Hz and above, <0.5 % 110 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Max Output: 110 dB
  • Amplifier Requirements: 15 – 200 W
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms (min. 3.2 Ohmns)
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87 dB
  • Weight: 24.5 kg (per-speaker)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Terminal: 1025 x 175 x 344 mm
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Terminal + Plinth: 1072 x 272 x 344 mm
  • Finishes: Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut


  • R5 Meta.
  • Microfibre grille.
  • Plinth + spike accessories.
  • Port bungs.
  • User manual + warranty information.

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 24.5 kg
Dimensions 34.4 × 27.2 × 107.2 cm

Gloss Black, Gloss White, 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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