Manchester Show 2011: KEF R Series speakers make their UK debut
One of the biggest launches here at Manchester is the much-anticipated R Series speakers from KEF, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
We had a sneak preview of them at the CEDIA Expo in America back in September, and now UK hi-fi lovers can get to see the full line-up at the show this weekend.
The R range will sit above the Q series of speakers and below KEF's Reference range – the position currently occupied by the XQ line-up.
As you can see from the group shot above, the KEF R range includes two standmount speakers, three floorstanders, a dipole surround option, a matching subwoofer and a choice of two centre speakers.
The speakers look beautifully finished: alongside Rosewood and Walnut veneers there's a piano-black high-gloss finish (pictured).
UK prices for the R Series are as follows:
KEF R100 two-way bookshelf speaker £600/pr
KEF R300 three-way bookshelf speaker £1000/pr
KEF R500 three-way floorstander £1500/pr
KEF R700 three-way floorstander £2000/pr
KEF R900 three-way floorstander £2750/pr
R200c three-way centre channel speaker £650
R600c three-way centre channel speaker £900
R800ds three-way dipole speaker £1000/pr
R400b closed-box subwoofer £1000