A perfectly balanced, seamlessly integrated high end 5.1 sub/sat system based on KEF’s new 4.25” Uni-Q driver array and a superlative matching subwoofer, the new E305 home theatre system outperforms the competition by filling the room with a spacious, exquisitely detailed and compellingly natural soundscape that captures all the magic of the original performance.
New 4.25 inch Uni-Q driver array
The secret of the E305 system’s outstanding hi-fi response lies in the latest iteration of KEF's signature Uni-Q driver array, originally developed for the multiple award-winning Q Series. With its famously wide dispersion characteristics and sonic purity, this technology is what gives the system its extraordinarily natural sound quality.
The tweeter at the centre of the midrange cone is vented to prevent distortion-inducing high pressure from building up behind the dome, so the response in the critical vocal region remains intricately detailed with every nuance of the original recording. With KEF’s ‘tangerine’ waveguide, it encourages the sound to radiate evenly, increasing both the dispersion and sensitivity of the tweeter for a more natural performance throughout the listening area.
Uni-Q MF/LF Driver
Being stiffer than conventional materials, the aluminium midrange cone operates rigidly over the entire vocal range for the smooth, clear midrange response that reproduces the human voice with stunning accuracy. Together with KEF’s Z-flex cone surround it allows the cone full excursion while providing a smooth, uninterrupted surface over which the tweeter output passes with no disturbance or diffraction effects. Its undercut magnet designed driver motor, which usually is only found in high end speakers, reduces midrange distortion by generating a very symmetrical magnetic field, resulting transparency helps to create the feeling of ‘being there’.
Kef E305 5.1 Home Theatre package
E301/ E301c: Design: Two-way bass reflex Drive units: Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 19mm (0.75in.) vented aluminium dome
MF: 115mm (4.25in.) aluminium
Frequency range (-6dB): 80Hz – 45kHz Frequency response (±3dB): 90Hz - 33kHz Crossover frequency: 2.7kHz Amplifier requirements: 10 - 100W Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m): 86dB Harmonic distortion: <1% 100Hz – 40kHz 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) Maximum output (SPL): 109dB Norminal impedance: 8Ω (min. 3.4 Ω) Internal volume: 1.5Litres Weight: 2.4kg (5.3 lbs.) Dimensions (H x W x D) (with grille and base) : E301: 260 x 136 x 159 mm (10.2 x 5.4 x 6.3 in.)
E301C: 157 x 220 x 155 mm (6.2 x 8.7 x 6.1 in.)
Optional accessories: Floor stands E-2 Subwoofer Design Powered Subwoofer LF Drive unit: 200mm (8in.) Frequency range (-6dB) 33Hz – 280Hz Amplifier: 250W built-in Class-D Maximum output (SPL): 102dB Low pass filter variable: Fixed 250Hz, 2nd-order Low level signal inputs: RCA phono socket Enclosure type: Sealed Internal volume: 14.7Litres Power requirements: 100 - 240VAC 50/60Hz Power consumption: 250VA Weight: 7.25kg (16lbs.) Dimensions (H x W x D): 320 x 430 x 270mm