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Dolby Atmos flexible surround
The R8a works as a surround or rear speaker and can bounce sound off the ceiling to create truly cinematic scale with Dolby Atmos.
The flexible R8a can be wall mounted or placed on another speaker for Dolby Atmos height. It has a 130mm (5.25in.) Uni-Q array with a 25mm (1 in.) tweeter to steer the sound for genuine 3D results.
Priced as a PAIR of speakers.
What is Dolby Atmos?
What is Dolby Atmos? In real life, sound comes from all around. But conventional surround systems only allocate it horizontally – left, right, ahead and behind. What makes Dolby Atmos so staggeringly realistic is that the movement of every sound in the scene is reproduced in all three dimensions, including vertically. This creates a true 3D acoustic image of precisely located individual sounds that move in relation to you as if you were actually there. The effect is uncanny. Exhilarating. Sometimes scary, sometimes hilarious; always engrossing.
How Does It Work?
How does it work? Dolby Atmos is infinitely more flexible and adaptable than channel-based home theatre. When a Dolby Atmos stream is fed to a Dolby Atmos compatible A/V receiver, the receiver will render the object-based audio to your home theatre’s unique speaker configuration to precisely recreate the sound the filmmakers intended. Dolby Atmos has the ability to adapt to diverse speaker setup. You can enjoy the full effect with just seven KEF speakers.
R8a Wall Mounted Surround Speaker
R8a can serve as a surround or rear speaker using the convenient mounting system built directly into the base of the R8a. Sleek and unobtrusive, the R8a makes for an excellent addition to any home theatre system.
R8a Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker
KEF R8a Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers sit above your existing front and rear floorstanding or bookshelf home theatre speakers. Knowing how the brain perceives sound, KEF engineers have perfected a way of beaming the sound upwards so it reflects off the ceiling to replicate the vertical dimension in Dolby Atmos recordings.
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|Design||Two-way closed box|
|Drive Units||Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
MF/ LF: 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium cone
|Frequency range (-6dB)||96Hz - 19.5kHz|
|Frequency response (±3dB)||105Hz - 18.5kHz|
|Harmonic distortion (90dB, 1m)||<0.3% 200Hz-20kHz|
|Amplifier power (recommended)||25 - 150W|
|Nominal Impedance||8Ω (min.4.2Ω)|
|Weight *||4.45 kg (9.8 lbs.)|
|Dimension (H x W x D)
with terminal *
|173.8 x 174.6 x 259 mm
(6.8 x 6.9 x 10.2 in.)
* Measurement per unit
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **
Press and Awards
|R8a Dolby Atmos Module Review|
|“But what I did hear consistently from the upward-firing KEFs on the Atmos-encoded material was enhanced spaciousness and ambience — a larger sonic 'bubble' all around me that my everyday 5.1 setup can't quite duplicate.”|
|Magazine / Issuing Body: Sound and Vision|
|Country of Publication: United States|
|Product: R8a Dolby Atmos Module|
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