Delivering exceptional bass precision and control with zero distortion, Reference 8b is a truly extraordinary subwoofer.
For power with accuracy the Reference 8b sub has two 500W Class D amplifiers, each driving a 228mm (9 inch) long-throw, ultra-low distortion driver. These are connected back-to-back in a heavily braced, acoustically inert cabinet. The result is low distortion bass with effortless body and weight.
Simply power up and pair using Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® for sensational cable-free audio. Or, if you want to unlock the potential of your computer based audio or TV sound, including hi-res, choose the micro-USB or optical inputs.
The standard by which others are judged, and to which they aspire. The perfect reproduction of recorded sound is what KEF's legendary THE REFERENCE Series has always stood for. And after 40 years of continuous development, THE REFERENCE has earned its name as the yardstick of high-end acoustic engineering.
If you're a perfectionist when it comes to enjoying movies or music, it's the one name that towers above the rest. THE REFERENCE. It speaks for itself.
Deep piano black
RCA phono sockets
Analog XLR socket
Speaker level inputs
Free Field: 18Hz (-6dB)
Net internal volume
RCA phono socket
Variable low pass filter
Variable frequency: 40Hz to 160Hz
Variable slope: 12dB/oct, 18dB/oct, 24dB/oct
LFE mode: 350Hz, 18dB/oct
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Awards & Reviews
Flagship three-way floorstander
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Mid-sized three-way floorstander
Reference 3 has the uncanny ability to generate an intricate, emotionally compelling three-dimensional soundstage that places you right at the heart of the original performance.
Three-way centre speaker
For movie lovers looking for total immersion, Reference 4c is the paradigm. For clarity, detail and emotional depth, it's a revelation.
Compact three-way centre speaker
In smaller environments, Reference 2c has the power to immerse you in your music or the action on screen as much as its larger sibling.
Smart use of innovative KEF technology means that with Reference 1 you don't need a big cabinet to enjoy expansive, high-performance sound.