R11 is the flagship of the new R Series range. Boasting four 165mm (6.5 in.) hybrid aluminium bass drivers, R11 digs deep and retrieves an exceptionally clean and musical low-end performance. Nestled in the centre of these lies the new 12th generation Uni-Q driver array. The 125mm (5 in.) midrange driver and 25mm (1 in.) aluminium dome tweeter combine to deliver an even more natural midrange and treble than believed possible at this price point. The result is a speaker that can pick out the softest details with grace and refinement, as well as deliver raw power and strength.
Amplifier power (recommended) 15 – 300 w / 8 ohm
” … The R11s provides a textbook-accurate frequency response, with punchy, extended, fast bass. Its midrange transparency and reproduction of detail are beyond reproach — always smooth, never edgy, yet not recessed. Nor was the R11’s treble response ever etched or overaccentuated or sibilant, but always clear and extended. And their imaging abilities were outstanding for large floorstanders, equaling what my reference two-way minimonitors can do.
The $4999.98 KEF asks for a pair of R11s makes them a steal — you’d be hard-pressed to find a better speaker at the price. Were I in the market for a pair of floorstanders, I’d buy KEF R11s.
. . . Diego Estan