The R8 Meta is a two-way closed-box passive Dolby Atmos surround loudspeaker by KEF Audio.
The R8 Meta can serve as a surround or rear speaker with the integrated wall mount feature, or be placed upon another speaker for Dolby Atmos height to bounce sound off the ceiling, bringing Dolby Atmos to the room with no need for custom installation. It has a 12th generation Uni-Q array with MAT to steer the sound for genuine 3D results.
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.
- Design: Two-way closed box.
- Drive Units: Uni-Q Driver Array:
- HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with MAT
- MF / LF: 130 mm (5.25 in.) aluminium cone
- Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz
- Frequency Range (-6 dB): 88 Hz – 19.5 kHz
- Frequency Response (±3 dB): 97 Hz – 17.5 kHz
- Harmonic Distortion (90 dB @ 1 m): <1 % 220 Hz and above, <0.5 % 320 Hz – 20 kHz
- Max Output: 106 dB
- Amplifier Requirements: 25 – 150 W
- Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms (min. 3.2 Ohmns)
- Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 85 dB
- Weight: 4.5 kg (per-speaker)
- Dimensions (H x W x D) with Terminal: 174 x 175 x 259 mm
- Finishes: Black Gloss / White Gloss / Walnut
- 2 x R8 Meta.
- 2 x Grilles.
- Rubber feet.
- User manual + warranty information.
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