KEF announce new Q Series speakers

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by hodg100 May 19, 2017 at 7:19 AM

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    KEF announce new Q Series speakers
    KEF has announced the launch of its new, 8th iteration, Q Series loudspeakers
    The Q Series is billed as a ‘mid-price’ option and, as you would expect, this new Q Series boasts a raft of new features and improvements The new Q Series consists of two bookshelf speakers (Q150 and Q350), three floorstanding speakers (Q550, Q750 and Q950), and a centre speaker (Q650c).

    The series boasts a number of acoustic innovations and enhancements including an enhancement of KEF’s signature Uni-Q driver that’s added a new Damped Tweeter Loading Tube, significantly enhancing performance in the lower treble, according to the manufacturer. A new, low-distortion inductor on the crossover promises to provide cleaner bass.

    The new range’s two bookshelf speakers – the Q150 and the Q350 – benefit from a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) port design. This port has also been moved to the rear of the speaker, a move that improves clarity by reducing the audibility of midrange leakage through the port, say KEF. The Uni-Q driver in the Q150 and Q350 has also been moved to the middle of the cabinet to reducingeinternal resonances.

    The new Q Series floorstanders (the Q550, Q750 and Q950) feature low-frequency drivers that have a larger roll surround, and new spiders – both for a cleaner bass response at high volumes – while a new paper cone is said to improve midrange clarity. In addition, the floorstanders’ ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) has been enhanced by a new surround and a new rear suspension.

    The new Q Series floorstanders feature a new closed box midrange cabinet: this reduces the load on the Uni-Q midrange cone. It’s claimed, performance has benefited significantly as a result of improvements to the mid-bass driver, which have also facilitated the removal of a DC blocking capacitor, .

    The Q650c centre speaker also features a closed-box midrange cabinet, reducing midrange excursion at low frequencies. The Q650c is also enhanced by the new crossover component it shares with the new Q Series floorstanders.

    Available in both black and white, the new Q Series is have a ‘contemporary’ matte satin finish, a seamless baffle and magnetic grilles.

    You can order now:

    •Q150 Bookshelf: £430 per pair
    •Q350 Bookshelf: £530 per pair
    •Q550 Floorstand: £850 per pair
    •Q750 Floorstand: £1,150 per pair
    •Q950 Floorstand: £1,430 per pair
    •Q650c Centre: £550 per piece

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