- Mar 15, 2021
- United Kingdom
Hi @juliangst , the responses in the 2018 R Series white paper are not Spinoramas, this is before we decided to use Spinoramas to present the speaker's response, so they're not entirely comparable to the Spinoramas on the R Meta white paper. In the Crossover section in the R Meta white paper (https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/kef-r-series-with-mat-white-paper.43946/) we show a comparison of the on axis, power average and horizontal and vertical averages for R3 2018 vs R3 Meta. The rest of the document presents the several improvements in the Meta models, particularly the Uni-Q, which is considerably more advanced. You can also look at the measured THD figures for the tweeter, midrange and system (R11), which show pretty clear improvements.Has anyone already compared the old R Series vs the R Meta? The graphs in Kef's white papers look pretty similar to me and prices for the old R series are getting really low.
I've seen the old R3 for 1000-1200€ and the R5 for 1500-2000€.
R3 Meta is 2200€ (+700€ for the stand) and R5 Meta 3500€.
Not sure if this rather large price difference is justified.
I do agree that at discounted prices, 2018 R Series right now is a steal, particularly when you see what you can get in the market for that money, at least retail.