KEF - R2c Center Channel Speaker

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KEF - R2c Center Channel Speaker

KEF - R2c Center Channel Speaker

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Prepared to Master the Complexities of Sound Effects and Subtleties of Dialogue: KEF R2c Center-Channel Loudspeaker Will Hold Your Attention, Features Two 5.25-Inch Woofers

"Don't skimp on the center channel" is a common refrain of home-theater professionals. In that spirit, the KEF R2c center-channel loudspeaker comes prepared to master the sonic demands of the film industry's increasingly complex soundtracks. In addition to throwing a holographic soundstage thanks to its latest-generation Uni-Q driver, R2c counts two highly responsive hybrid aluminum drivers within its 6.9 x 21.7 x 12.1-inch (HWD) cabinet. In laymen's terms, it means R2c can deliver any sound effect that transverses the center stage with convincing clarity.

Inside, the 12th generation of KEF's famous Uni-Q driver – which combines a one-inch vented aluminum-dome tweeter with a five-inch aluminum-cone midrange – takes instant command of your source material. The improved Uni-Q boasts a redesigned midrange motor system that arrives courtesy of KEF's in-house simulation and analysis tools. Featuring a shaped and undercut pole as well as symmetrical aluminum demodulation rings that combine to significantly reduce the inductance in the lower midrange, the assembly lessens distortion and enhances imaging.

Customized for stellar home-theater performance, R2c's Shadow Flare – a forward-thinking method of diminishing cabinet diffraction – visually functions as a trim ring while serving double duty as a surface that extends the Uni-Q waveguide effect. Hence, in R2c, the tweeter no longer has line of sight of the cabinet edges, thus creating a shadow region at the points where the potential for diffraction remains highest, minimizing the acoustic impact to negligible levels. As such, the Shadow Flare greatly assists the reproduction of subtle cues and nuances in the spotlight of your favorite soundtracks.

For low frequencies, the 5.25-inch drivers with redesigned magnet system provide deep, taut, punchy, and soulful low bass. Each woofer is built using a two-part structure, whereby a shallow concave aluminum skin sits atop a paper cone. The stiffness – combined with the cone's unique geometry – reduces additional resonances and delivers pistonic movement that accounts for superb timing. Last but not least, for the cabinet, constrained Layer Damping bracing (in which the internal braces are joined to the panels by a lossy interface) helps dissipate unwanted vibrations.

An ideal match with any of the R Series towers as well as the R3 bookshelf model, R2c knows its place in a surround system. Whether it's subtly spoken dialogue or the impact of a car collision, it is ready for the center spotlight. 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guaranteed.

"From the roar of engines to the synthesizer-heavy score, they kept my attention riveted. The performance of the R2c center was also strong on effects and delivered natural-sounding dialogue without any excessive sibilance."
– Thomas J. Norton, Sound & Vision

"[The] balance of technical wizardry, attention to detail and aesthetic charm means you won't find yourself making excuses...in any surroundings, and by covering off these basics, you're ready to enjoy the superb level of performance on offer."
– Ed Selley, Home Cinema Choice

Design: Three-way closed box
Drive Units:
   HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
   MF: 125mm (5in.) aluminium cone
   LF: 2 x 130mm (5.25in.) hybrid aluminium
Crossover frequency: 400Hz, 2.9kHz
Frequency range (-6dB): 64Hz - 50kHz
Typical in-room bass response (-6dB): 49Hz
Frequency response (±3dB): 74Hz - 28kHz
Harmonic distortion (90dB, 1m): <0.3% 120Hz - 20kHz
Maximum output: 110dB
Amplifier power (recommended): 15 - 200W
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (min.3.2Ω)
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87dB
Dimension (HWD): 6.9" x 21.7" x 12.1"
Weight: 37.3 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 6.4 MB)

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