KEF R6 Meta is a 3-way Passive Sealed Center Channel speaker by KEF. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter, 1 x 5" Midrange and 2 x 6.5" Hybrid Aluminum Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 65-28k Hz and a sensitivity of 88 dB. KEF R6 Meta has an MSRP of 1999$.
What size of room is the KEF R6 Meta speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the KEF R6 Meta is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room||Average|
(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in KEF's R META Series?
R6 Meta is a member of KEF's R META series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
KEF R META Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the KEF R6 Meta speaker?
KEF R6 Meta has a Frequency response range of 65-28k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 15-250 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how R6 Meta's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
What is the Crossover frequency of KEF R6 Meta?
R6 Meta is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 500Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2400Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the KEF R6 Meta? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
KEF R6 Meta's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.2 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 88 dB
Center Channel Speakers
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the KEF R6 Meta is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the KEF R6 Meta with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
88dB of KEF R6 Meta is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of KEF R6 Meta
Even though the nominal impedance of the R6 Meta is 4 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to KEF is 3.2 ohms KEF R6 Meta so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the KEF R6 Meta:
R6 Meta has Custom 5-way bi-wire tool-less binding posts type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
KEF R6 Meta External Dimensions and Weight
KEF R6 Meta has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 7-15/16-inch x 24-5/8-inch x 13-5/16-inch (202.0 x 626.0 x 339.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of KEF R6 Meta is approximately 2122.1cm2 / 328.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of KEF R6 Meta, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
The KEF R6 Meta weighs 17.82kg / 39.2lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how R6 Meta's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $3000
Cabinet type and Materials
KEF R6 Meta has a Sealed
KEF R6 Meta comes with Rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
KEF R6 Meta is available in Black Gloss, White Gloss and Walnut.
What's in the Box of KEF R6 Meta?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of R6 Meta:
1 R2 Meta 1 microfiber grille Rubber feet User manual and warranty information
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the KEF R6 Meta, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for KEF R6 Meta
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the KEF R6 Meta speaker:
Official Brochure for KEF R6 Meta
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the KEF R6 Meta speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for KEF R6 Meta
5 years of parts warranty and 5 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.