KEF Q250c Centre Speaker Cone Blown


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I discovered this morning that my centre speaker was sounding awful, and upon further inspection found the cone has blown itself a pretty significant hole.

It’s only 9 months old so I have contacted KEF for advice, but I fully expect them to say “that’ll be £500 for a new one”.

It’s used in an all KEF home theatre setup (connected to a Denon AVC-X3700H), so won’t have been used excessively or pushed to what I would consider too loud.

Any advice on what to do or whether it can be repaired, in case KEF won’t cover it?

9x other KEF speakers in this setup, I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come…



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I presume you were using bass managment?


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Very unusual to have such a catastrophic failure. Were you playing it very loud? The first driver you blow when clipping is treble.

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