The KEF R8A Meta Dolby Atmos speakers are a premium for home cinema, featuring the 12th generation of the classic KEF Uni-Q Array. This signature innovation in home cinema sound has been redeveloped by KEF sound engineers, inspired heavily by technologies originally derived for the Reference Series, a benchmark for just what high-performance domestic loudspeakers can achieve. Featuring the titular Metamaterial Absorption Technology, experience an astonishingly low level of distortion and hear only what you were meant to.
R8A Meta speakers are highly versatile, with keyhole slots for wall mounting or rubber feet ready for an upward-firing configuration. This is perfect for homes where suitable walls may not be available. Savour the sound of complete surround cinema.
A Flare for Detail
Derived from The Reference, Shadow Flare is an innovative way to cut harmful high frequency cabinet diffraction. It’s a carefully profiled transition that extends the waveguide effect of Uni-Q®. The treble escapes naturally because the ‘shadow region’ stops it getting to the cabinet edges. The result is vastly improved fine detail.
Performance critical damping
A solid platform is imperative for great sound. The R Series benefits from constrained layer damping, a system that uses internal braces joined by a ‘lossy’ interface. This material converts unwanted vibration into heat, ensuring that the cabinet makes the only sound it needs to: the sound of silence.
True Bass Definition
R Series bass drivers have a two-part structure with a shallow, concave, aluminium skin atop a paper cone. This stiffness, combined with the cone’s unique geometry, achieves a piston-like movement for punch and speed. The drivers’ magnet system creates a broad and uniform magnetic field which means more impressive and impactful bass.
Flexible port for cleaner bass
We only want to hear the drivers, not the resonances or turbulence created by a bass port. The R Series ports have innovative flexible walls. Using computational fluid dynamics, the flare and profile of each port is calculated to delay the onset of turbulence and the flexible port walls prevent resonances from coloring the midrange.