KEFReference 5KEF Reference 5 DEMO walnutKEF's Reference 5 floorstanding loudspeaker - We have a *perfect* condition, 13-month-old pair of Kef's largest non-blade reference speaker for sale. They'd easily qualify for 10/10 on visual and...9000.00

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KEF's Reference 5 floorstanding loudspeaker -
We have a *perfect* condition, 13-month-old pair of Kef's largest non-blade reference speaker for sale. They'd easily qualify for 10/10 on visual and sonic fronts - but we've had them long enough that it's 9/10 time, folks! We've priced them accordingly, and in any event, we're sure they'll make someone very, very happy.

Like all of our gear, we handle each speaker carefully and make sure to match them well and not overdrive them. This pair will come with it's warranty and all the usual fixings, including original boxes in fine condition. We have all of the associated stuffs, in short.

A note - you'll be needing a fairly hefty amp and a not-small room in the case of these beauties, as like their close relatives the Blade, they just get better as you throw more power at them. A beefy 150 watts or more of SS or 100 watts of Valve is good shorthand for what has worked well here as a starting point - and it's particularly noteworthy that they come with two kinds of port throats that are interchangeable for different slopes, aiding in setup for differing rooms.

Why we are selling these lovely things?

Ember has come to it's natural end, as both partners have other, really lovely opportunities to pursue - and so all of our demo gear will get sold off eventually. We're happy to float any offer that's fair, but we aren't trying to cut our own throats in the process and are debt-free so it's all just eventual good news for us and the people we do business with. With that in mind, we're easy going and will work to make sure you are barking up the right hallway, as it's not all about making money. Our shop was service and education focused - and we aren't planning on stopping now. Reputation and honor matter a lot, and we'd like to make a few more folks happy before we exit.

Yes, they'll have to be shipped of course - unless you live close enough that we can deliver (100 miles from Winston-Salem, NC, give or take) or want to pick them up. Buyer pays shipping in this case, although we'll be happy to handle logistics if that's helpful and have a lot of experience solving weird shipping issues.


Model     REFERENCE 5
Design     Three-way Bass Reflex
Drive Units     Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium
Bass units:
LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
Frequency range free field (-6dB)     Short port: 35Hz - 45kHz
Long port: 32Hz - 45kHz
Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB)     25Hz
Frequency response (±3dB)     40Hz – 35kHz
Crossover frequency     350Hz, 2.8kHz
Amplifier requirements     50-400W
Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m)     90dB
Harmonic distortion
2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)     <0.5% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz – 10kHz
Maximum output
(peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)     116 dB
Impedance     8 (min. 3.2)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
(with grille and terminal)    (53.1 x 8.0 x 18.5 in.)
Dimension (H x W x D)
(with grille, terminal & plinth)    (55 x 13.7 x 18.5 in.)

Review and Missives,;10500-pound;11500/20491

Other stuffs!

We're clearing out a whole showroom of stuff so keep your eyes peeled for a whole raft of big things, little things, baubles, widgets and such. We're happy to answer any questions you have but let's limit them to audio, love, robots and sandwiches - our areas of expertise. If you ask us about child-rearing or ponies we'll give you terrible advice anyway and no one wins. Yes? Yes.

Happy Listening,
Chris Livengood,
Ember Audio + Video 690 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 415.652.0694 336.703.5214
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