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3 K


The Reference 3 K ranks third in the Reference K Hirarchy. Slightly smaller and less heavy than its larger siblings, the Reference 3 K nevertheless offers everything a hi-fi heart desires: the incomparably good Canton sound and a noble appearance. The heavy cabinet with perfect surface finish, the technically superior equipment and the elegant design make it unmistakably clear that the Reference 3 K is a speaker of the very highest quality. In the slim 3-way speakers, the two 219 mm ceramic tungsten bass drivers provide unleashed dynamics and enormous low bass. However, thanks to the low-loss wave surrounds that clamp the midrange and woofer and the superbly resolving ceramic tweeter, the Reference 3 Ks also impress with their excellent fine dynamics at low volumes. The acoustically optimized enclosures with the characteristic bow shape and organically curved side walls set standards in terms of radiation behavior, stability and low resonance.

Our best materials

The Reference 3 K benefits immensely sonically from the solid, multi-stiffened cabinets made of multi-layer laminate, which keep sound-diminishing resonances away from the speaker drivers used. In the low and midrange, we use our most technically advanced and advanced drivers. We take advantage of the excellent material properties of aluminum-ceramic cones refined with tungsten particles, which are characterized by their enormous stiffness combined with high, internal damping - and all this with very low weight and extended frequency range. The excellent 25 mm dome tweeter with aluminum oxide ceramic diaphragm is used in the high frequency range. Sound-optimized crossover components and the highly effective base design with Bass Guide ensure the highest possible fidelity. The Reference 3 K is equipped with a high-quality biwiring/ biamping connection terminal, allowing the low and mid-high ranges to be driven separately with different amplifiers or with specialized cables. 24 carat gold-plated, stable screw terminals with a capacity for cable cross-sections of up to 10 mm2, ensure optimum signal transmission. The levels for the midrange and treble can be finely adjusted at the connection terminal, depending on personal preferences or room acoustic conditions.

Noble appearance

We develop and manufacture the loudspeaker systems of our Reference K Series in our factory in Weilrod in the Taunus region of Germany. This is the only way we can maintain the necessary quality standards, minimize tolerances, eliminate any defects, and keep the high sound requirements for our top products. The Reference 3 K cabinets are made of high-quality multi-layer laminate. In an elaborate special process, the characteristic bow shape of the speaker is milled from solid material. The noble, high-gloss surface finish "Piano Finish" is applied, sanded and elaborately polished in twelve work steps. It gives the Reference 3 K cabinet an overwhelming sense of depth. Acoustically optimized two-piece fabric covers, which are elegantly held in place on the baffle by magnetic fasteners, round off the elegant appearance.

Fine combination

For a perfect connection with your amplifier(s), you can use the CantoLink 600 speaker cable, which is available in our online store. It is a high-end speaker cable, developed by our partner in-akustik, which tickles the best possible sound quality out of the speakers. Experience your music in a whole new way via the Reference 3 K and enjoy consummate sound in a classic stereo setup. If you're looking for the ultimate home theater experience: we can help you there, too. Simply combine the Reference 3 K with other models from the Reference K series and immerse yourself in an unparalleled sound adventure.

Reference 3 K Technical specifications

Reference 3 K

Item no.: 03653


Warranty period:
5 years

56 kg

Packing dimensions:
129 x 64 x 44,5 cm

Packing weight:
64,4 kg

Dimensions (WxHxD):
W: 29,5 cm (11,6") | 33,5 cm (13.2") with base H: 116 cm (45.3") with base and equipment feet D: 45 cm (17.7") | 49 cm (19.3") with base cm

Acoustic principle:
3-way Bass reflex system

Principle passive resonator:
Bass reflex

Radiation direction resonator:

Tweeter quantity:

Tweeter size:
25 mm

Tweeter material:
Aluminium oxyd ceramic

Midrange driver quantity:

Midrange driver size:
180 mm

Midrange driver material:
Ceramic tungsten (Wave surround)

Woofer quantity:

woofer size:
220 mm

woofer material:
Ceramic tungsten (Wave surround)

Nominal load capacity:
350 watts

Music load capacity:
600 watts

Transmission range:
18...40.000 Hz

Crossover frequencies:
200 / 3.000 Hz

4…8 ohm

Level adjustment :

Extended data

Efficiency 2.83V/1m:
89 db

Connector terminal with level adjustment

Dolby Atmos licensed:

Woofer Wave surround:

Midrange Wave Bead:

Front cover material:

Level adjustment tweeter:

Double Cone:

Transmission Front Plate:

DC switch technology:

Bass Guide:

Unit socket included:

Size supplement (WxDxH):
4x4x9 cm

Unit feet:

Height-adjustable unit feet:

Preparation spikes:

Preparation absorber:

Bi-Wiring / Amping Terminal:

Cabinet material:

Cabinet surface:
Piano Finish

Extended special features

Terminal contact material:

Easy Link Terminals:

Coaxial loudspeaker:


Mounting type front cover:

Terminal banana plug suitable:

Room adjustment:

Preparation for wall mounting:

Wall mounting possible:

Suitable for ceiling mounting:


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