Reference Series Home Theatre Model 90, Model 100

Reference Series Model 90 (1993-98)
 
Model 90, along with the acclaimed Model 100, was one of the first genuinely high quality centre channel loudspeakers to appear on the world market. Key to its success was the Uni-Q driver array – with its broad and uniform dispersion pattern it ensured that listeners seated away from the central position will still hear clear and intelligible dialogue that was routed to the centre of the screen.
 
The use of Reference Series components guaranteed that the sound quality was of the highest level and accurate timbre matching with, primarily with Models 101/3 and 102/2, ensured that an integrated and high performance home theatre system could be easily achieved. With a dark grey enclosure, black grille-cloth and curved side panels it perfectly complemented the appearance of the high performance video equipment of the time.
 
Reference Series Model 100 (1993-98)
 
Model 100 was one of the first genuinely high quality centre channel loudspeakers to appear on the world market. Key to its success was the Uni-Q driver array – with its broad and uniform dispersion pattern it ensured that listeners seated away from the central position will still hear clear and intelligible dialogue that was routed to the centre of the screen.
 
The use of Reference Series components guaranteed that the sound quality was of the highest level and more than capable of working at part of a matched home theatre system with other speakers in the range. With a dark grey enclosure, black grille cloth and curved side panels it perfectly complemented the appearance of the high performance video equipment of the time.
 
It is a testament to the acoustic performance and visual appeal of the Model 100 that, despite its premium price point, it developed high reputation in the home theatre market and did much to establish KEF as a one of the leading manufacturers in this sector.
 
Specification: Model 90
System type: Two-way, TV/shelf-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex
Dimensions (H x W x D): 174 x 396 x 169mm (6.9 x 15.6 x 6.7 inches)
Weight: 3.9kg (8.6 lb)
Nominal impedance: 6ohms
Amplifier requirements: 15-150W (into 4 ohms)
Frequency range: 80Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB at 2m on reference axis
Sensitivity: 87dB at 1m on reference axis for a pink noise input of 2.83V (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 106dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
System: SP3164 (1993-95)
Drive units: B160 bass/midrange unit (SP1320), NT19 tweeter (SP1352)
Crossover: SP2199
System: SP3178 (1995-97)
Drive units: B160 bass/midrange unit (SP1320), NT19 tweeter (SP1352)
Crossover: SP2210 or SP2250
System: SP3237 (1997-98)
Drive units: B160 bass/midrange unit (SP1320), NT19 tweeter (SP1352)
Crossover: SP2210
 
Specification: Model 100
System type: Two-way, TV/shelf-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex
Dimensions (H x W x D): 174 x 460 x 169mm (6.9 x 18 x 6.7 inches)
Weight: 5.2kg (11.4 lb)
Nominal impedance: 6ohms
Amplifier requirements: 25-175W (into 4 ohms)
Frequency range: 70Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB at 2m on reference axis
Sensitivity: 90dB at 1m on reference axis for a pink noise input of 2.83V (anechoic conditions)
Maximum output: 111dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
System: SP3167 (1993-95)
Drive units: B160 bass/midrange unit (SP1317), NT25 tweeter (SP1353)
Crossover: SP2204
System: SP3179 (1995-96)
Drive units: B160 bass/midrange unit (SP1317), NT25 tweeter (SP1353)
Crossover: SP2227
System: SP3191 (1996-98)
Drive units: B160 bass/midrange unit (SP1317), NT25 tweeter (SP1353)
Crossover: SP2227