The company was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke MBE (1925–1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissan Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived) – a metal-working company on the banks of the River Medway, near Maidstone in Kent, England. Cooke, an ex-BBC Electrical Engineer, was keen to experiment with new materials and technologies in order to create products with superior acoustic quality that could reproduce recordings as natural as the original performance. From the very beginning, the pioneering inventiveness of KEF loudspeakers was undeniable and now for several decades, audiophiles around the world have revered KEF for its innovative, high-performance loudspeakers.
50 years of experience making the best drivers
When KEF was founded in 1961, by Raymond Cooke and a small group of like-minded colleagues, the prime objective was to design loudspeakers using the latest materials technology and with the best engineering methods. The fact that KEF is one of the most well known and respected brands in the audio industry is due, to a large part, to the innovative drive units the company has developed over five decades. KEF drive units have always been around the best on the market; they have used the latest technology, and have been manufactured in a controlled way to be consistent and reliable. They have been utilised not only in the successful KEF systems but also in those of a plethora of other manufacturers and the home constructors who chose to build them into their own enclosures. The units and the technology behind them has gone down in history as a highly significant contribution that KEF has made to the audio industry, a fact acknowledged in 1993 when Raymond Cooke was awarded the Silver Medal by the Audio Engineering Society for outstanding contributions to transducer measurements.
On Display at Northcoast Audio
We currently demonstrate the complete line of Q series products in both a 2-channel stereo and full home theater setting
In addition, we are proud to be one of the first dealers on the west coast to demonstrate the new KEF R series, including the R900 floorstanding loudspeakers and the exciting 50th anniversary LS50.
Visit our showroom at 205 5th st. Eureka, CA
corner of 5th and C streets in downtown Eureka
*On active display in our showroom
Reference Series - Blade - Special Orders
As a full-line direct KEF dealer, Northcoast Audio is always happy to special order any current model KEF speaker, even models we may not regualary stock or display. From the budget level C-series to the top-of-the-line reference and Blade speakers, superior customer service is our goal.
50th Anniversary Series
Northcoast Audio is proud to be an authorized dealer for the best names in home audio speakers today, Including Danish made loudspeakers from Dali and Dynaudio, The famous KEF speakers from the UK, Velodyne Subwoofers, The world renown American Made Magnepan Magneplanar speakers as well as local favorites Polk Audio and Boston Acoustics.
Northcoast Audio is an Authorized Dealer for all speaker lines we carry. New! The 50th Anniversary Reference KEF LS50
Located at 5th & C streets in Eureka, CA - Northcoast Audio invites you to come audition the best selection of KEF speakers in Humboldt County
Northcoast Audio serves clients in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Northcoast Audio your local KEF dealer Eureka, California
We do not sell out of our local area unless you have visited our showroom. Buy local - support your local independant audio specialist!