PRICE $10,200 (as tested)
AT A GLANCE
Sweet, clean highs
Superb dialogue clarity
Detailed but not aggressive sound
Slightly limited treble diffusion
R3s make for pricey surrounds
With a sweet balance on music and potent, but not aggressive, manner with movies, KEF’s R-series system delivers all-around outstanding performance.
KEF’S R Series speakers have long occupied the middle range of the British manufacturer’s offerings. While the previous R Series was starting to get a bit long in the tooth, I found the performance of those speakers to be superb, having reviewed the last generation R700 for Sound & Vision’s sister publication Stereophile in 2014.