The Reference 3 incorporates all our technological expertise in loudspeaker design.
With the Reference Series we’ve sought to improve upon every aspect of current speaker design to create a true, balanced, dynamic, wide-bandwidth and minimal colouration loudspeaker.
Cabinet: Constrained laminate layer construction for maximum resonance damping. A specially designed 7mm MDF/3mm high density rubber/5mm MDF sandwich material is used throughout the cabinet enclosure to minimise resonance and external cabinet noise.
Bass Drivers: Twin long-throw motor assembly drivers for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.
Mid Driver: Huge underhung motor assembly for maximum linear accuracy and control. The motor system comprising twin-wound aluminium voice-coils is thermally bonded to the aluminium cone for absolute minimum distortion and long-throw pistonic accuracy.
Tweeter: The now well-established Vifa Ring-radiator tweeter is used here in our own custom, upgraded specification. Coupled to our DXT® Lens assembly for improved in-room response and dispersion matching to the bass driver, this is one of the finest tweeters in use today.
These features wrapped into a compact, elegant floorstanding design and luxuriously finished with real piano ebony lacquer mark the new Reference Series as the pinnacle of current loudspeaker design.
The February 2014 issue of HiFi News features a great review of the flagship Reference 3 floorstander.
The product gained a “Highly Commended” badge and here’s their verdict…
“This new Reference 3 loudspeaker offers an immaculately balanced, highly captivating and effortlessly musical performance in a very stylish and beautifully made package. Factor in their captivating sense of uniformity and the ease with which they slip sonically into the listening environment and you have not only a very worthy company flagship, but a loudspeaker that seriously deserves auditioning.”
For the full review head out to your local newsagents and pick up a copy of the magazine.