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Written by BCCJ
January 24, 2019
Globally renowned audio pioneer, KEF, is proud to join the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
KEF was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925-1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissen Hut on the premises of metal-working firm Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived), in Kent, UK.
Cooke, an ex-BBC electrical engineer, wanted to create products with superior acoustic quality that could reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance. The company’s ethos, therefore, is based on the continuing quest to find new and better ways of reproducing sound. KEF has always had a flair for unusual and controversial speaker engineering, design and material use. It drives innovation in sound, such as with its iconic Muon and Blade speakers.
KEF Music Gallery
Opened in July 2017, the KEF Music Gallery in Marunouchi is a global first for KEF. Combining all the features of a showroom, shop and gallery, it is designed to be a unique, comfortable space in which good sound can be appreciated. Anyone is encouraged to pop in to listen to music using KEF equipment or to chat to KEF brand ambassadors for more information.
In November 2018, KEF launched its new R Series, a complete top-to-bottom transformation of what was already one of the world’s most acclaimed loudspeaker ranges. Boasting a raft of technological innovations and design improvements, the new R Series draws on acoustic developments to bring high-end design features and high-performance levels, for the latest cutting-edge sound experience.
KEF is a member of Gold Peak Group, which also owns Celestion, another British speaker brand focusing on professional applications. KEF products are available in more than 60 countries.
In 2011, KEF celebrated its 50th anniversary and is committed to building on its strong heritage.
Visit www.kef.com for more about KEF and its products or visit KEF Music Gallery, 1-12-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.