Coda III, Cantor III, Carlton III, Chorale III, Cresta III, Carina II

Chorale III (1983-85)
 
Chorale III was a very compact two-way loudspeaker of medium efficiency. Its small size made it an ideal choice for bookshelf installations and it was easily accommodated even when space is very restricted. Along with the Cresta III and Cantor III it represented the first use of the B160 (6.5 inch) bass driver size in the KEF range.
 

Cresta III (1982-85)
 
Cresta III was a very compact two-way loudspeaker of medium efficiency. Its small size made it an ideal choice for bookshelf installations and it was easily accommodated even when space is very restricted. Along with the Chorale III and Cantor III it represented the first use of the B160 (6.5 inch) bass driver size in the KEF range.
 

Cantor III (1983-85)
 
The Cantor III was a compact 2-way loudspeaker system incorporating a passive bass radiator to extend the low frequency performance. Cantor III was intended for those applications which demand small unobtrusive loudspeakers without sacrifice of musical quality or restriction of frequency range. Styling was simple and restrained with smart front baffle graphics , matching contemporary trends in décor for those who prefer to listen with the grille removed. 
 

Coda III (1984-85)
 
All the expertise used to develop the extremely successful Coda II was incorporated into the next incarnation, the Coda III. The formula was the same – a compact 2-way loudspeaker of medium efficiency, producing exceptional performance from such a small enclosure. Equally at home on a shelf or stand, free standing or against a wall it was easily accommodated into smaller modern homes. The success of previous Coda designs was hard to follow, but this new version incorporated important new technical features with a pleasing new design to suit contemporary trends in home furnishing. Many benefits usually reserved for more expensive esoteric loudspeakers are found in the Coda. Its sound was alive, dynamic and thoroughly musical. Midrange reproduction was coherent and detailed, with a degree of realism normally found in much larger and more complex designs.   
 

Carina II (1982-83)
 
The Carina II was a two-way, three drive unit loudspeaker of high efficiency capable of producing high quality sound loud enough to satisfy the needs of those who like to listen at realistic, live volume levels. The unusual layout of the drive units in which the high frequency unit is mounted centrally between two identical low frequency units was originally employed by KEF for professional high-level monitoring loudspeakers. The main benefits are high sensitivity due to the parallel connection of the two low frequency units and remarkable stability of the stereo image as a result of the symmetrical sound radiation pattern – both vertically and horizontally – right through the audible spectrum. The twin bass drivers bring other advantages including higher maximum output and reduced distortion, making Carina II an ideal loudspeaker for heavy rock music as well as for the newly developed digital compact discs with their extended bass response.
 

Carlton III (1983-85)
 
The Carlton III was the top model in the C-series - a high quality floor standing loudspeaker intended for use in living rooms of average size with associated electronics giving up to 100 watts output per channel into 8 ohms. It followed on from the Calinda and Reference 104aB in being a two way system of generous internal volume with the bass response extended by the use of a passive radiator. In common with the higher models in the C-Series the bass driver used the proven bextrene cone, which when critically damped and terminated offered a low colouration sound with good consistency in production. The 3kHz crossover to the new T33 fabric domed tweeter followed a computer optimised fourth order acoustic characteristic.  
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Specification: Chorale III
System Type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Closed box
Size: 370 x 220 x 180mm (14.5 x 8.7 x 7.1 inches)
Weight: 4.7kg (10.4 lb)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Rated maximum power: 50 programme
Frequency response: 79Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB at 2m on design axis
Sensitivity: 87dB for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 105dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
Finish: Simulated Walnut Veneer
Grille: Brown fabric
System: SP3021
Drive units: B160 bass unit (SP1094), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2029
System: SP3022
Drive units: B160 bass unit (SP1095), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2030
 
Specification: Cresta III
System Type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Closed box
Size: 470 x 280 x 226mm (18.5 x 11 x 8.8 inches)
Weight: 6.8kg (15 lb)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Rated maximum power: 60W programme
Frequency response: 70Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB at 2m on design axis
Sensitivity: 88dB for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 105dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
System: SP3015
Drive units: 2 x B160 bass unit (SP1090), T33 tweeter (SP1087)
Crossover: SP2023
System: SP3031
Drive units: 2 x B160 bass unit (SP1090), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2023
 
Specification: Cantor III
System Type: Two-way, stand-mount
Enclosure type: Passive radiator
Size: 502 x 247 x 212mm (19.75 x 9.75 x 8.35 inches)
Weight: 6.8kg (15 lb)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Rated maximum power: 80W programme
Frequency response: 58-20,000Hz +/-3.0dB at 2m on design axis (-10dB at 43Hz and 30kHz)
Sensitivity: 87dB at 1m for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 107dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
Finishes:  Simulated walnut or black ash veneer
Grille: Textile
System: SP3024
Drive units: B160 bass unit (SP1094), BD200 Passive radiator (SP1185), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2029
System: SP3029
Drive units: B160 bass unit (SP1095), BD200 Passive radiator (SP1185), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2030
 
Specification: Coda III
System Type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Closed box
Size: 470 x 280 x 226mm (18.5 x 11 x 8.75 inches)
Weight: 6kg (13.25 lb)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Rated maximum power: 50W programme
Frequency response: 65-20,000Hz +/-3.0dB at 2m on design axis (-10dB at 50Hz and 30kHz)
Sensitivity: 87dB at 1m for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 104dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
Finishes:  Simulated walnut veneer
Grille: Brown fabric or microcellular foam
System: SP3011
Drive units: B200 bass unit (SP1086), T33 tweeter (SP1087)
Crossover: SP2019
System: SP3016 (UK)
Drive units: B200 bass unit (SP1092), T33 tweeter (SP1087)
Crossover: SP2024
System: SP3023
Drive units: B200 bass unit (SP1086), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2019B
 
Specification: Carina II
System Type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Closed box
Size: 600 x 300 x 249mm (23.65 x 11.75 x 10 inches)
Weight: 9.4kg (20.7 lb)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Rated maximum power: 80 programme
Frequency response: 55Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB at 2m on design axis (-10dB at 45Hz and 30kHz)
Sensitivity: 89dB at 1m for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 104dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
System: SP3014
Drive units: 2 x B200 bass unit (SP1088), T33 tweeter (SP1087)
Crossover: SP2022
System: SP3017
Drive units: 2 x B200 bass unit (SP1093), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2021
System: SP3032
Drive units: 2 x B200 bass unit (SP1088), T33 tweeter (SP1089)
Crossover: SP2022B
 
Specification: Carlton III
System Type: Two-way, floor standing
Enclosure type: Closed box
Size: 700 x 315 x 280mm (27.5 x 12.25 x 11 inches)
Weight: 12kg (26.2 lb)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Rated maximum power: 100W programme
Frequency response: 47-20,000Hz +/-2.5dB at 2m on design axis (-10dB at 29Hz and 30kHz)
Sensitivity: 86dB at 1m for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 106dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
Finishes:  Simulated walnut veneer
Grille: Brown fabric
System: SP3020
Drive units: B200 bass unit (SP1075), BD139 passive radiator (SP1082), T33 tweeter (SP1074)
Crossover: SP2026