KEF announces new iteration
of hugely popular Q Series speakers
New and improved mid-priced hi-fi speaker range boasts
stunning raft of new features designed to enhance all elements of
performance and design
Singapore, September 6, 2017 – KEF has
announced the launch of its new, 8th iteration, Q Series loudspeakers.
The Q Series has won countless accolades in the past for offering
consumers a highly sophisticated and accomplished sound performance for
a ‘mid-price’ outlay. This new Q Series boasts an incredible raft of new
features and improvements that will enhance the Q Series’ reputation
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 huge number of acoustic innovations
and enhancements to make it the most accomplished Q Series range yet.
KEF’s signature Uni-Q driver has been enhanced by adding a new Damped
Tweeter Loading Tube, significantly enhancing performance in the lower
treble. A new, low-distortion inductor on the crossover provides the new
Q Series speakers with even 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. The Uni-Q driver in the Q150 and Q350 has also been moved to
the middle of the cabinet, reducing unwanted internal resonances, and
improving sonic clarity and detail still further.
The new Q Series floorstanders (the Q550, Q750 and Q950) are
also the beneficiaries of a huge raft of acoustic enhancements. Their
low-frequency drivers have a larger roll surround, and new spiders – both
for a cleaner bass response at high volumes – while a new paper cone
improves midrange clarity. In addition, the floorstanders’ ABR (Auxiliary
Bass Radiator) has been enhanced by a new surround and a new rear
suspension, significantly delivering more controlled and potent bass,
even at high volumes.
The new Q Series floorstanders also benefit from a new closed
box midrange cabinet: this reduces the load on the Uni-Q midrange cone,
increasing clarity and detail, as well as delivering a cleaner, punchier
bass. 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, improving even further the speakers’ midrange
clarity and a more natural bass roll-off between drivers.
The Q650c centre speaker also benefits from the closed-box
midrange cabinet, reducing midrange excursion at low frequencies, thus
elimination distortions. The Q650c is also enhanced by the new crossover
component it shares with the new Q Series floorstanders.
Available in both black and white finishes, the design of
KEF’s new Q Series is both elegant and modern, including a contemporary
matt satin finish that gives the speakers an elegant presence as well as
referencing the design world’s latest trends.
They also boast a seamless baffle, and magnetic grilles (as
an optional accessory), guaranteeing a beautifully clean look, even if
you use the speaker without the optional grille. This is unusual at this
price point, where most speakers will have unsightly holes or protrusions
designed to accommodate the grille.
With the brand new 8th iteration Q Series, KEF is set to
deliver to music lovers even greater performance, value for money and
owner satisfaction than ever before.
* KEF launches 8th iteration of Multiple Award-winning Q
* Uni-Q enhancement – new damped tweeter loading tube
* New Low-distortion inductor on crossover
* Floorstanders (Q550, Q750 and Q950) have new paper cone
* Floorstanders have closed-box midrange cabinet, reducing
load on Uni-Q driver
* Improvements to bass drivers to create cleaner, punchier
bass, even at high volumes
* Bookshelf speakers’ Uni-Q drivers moved to centre of cabinet
* New port design with port repositioned to rear of speaker –
improves bass performance of bookshelf models (Q150 and Q350)
* Seamless baffles with magnetic grilles – neater look than
most at this price point
* Available in stylish, on-trend White and Black matte
Price and availability:
KEF Q150 Bookshelf speaker will be retailing for SGD 700.
KEF Q350 Bookshelf speaker will be retailing for SGD 800.
KEF Q550 Floorstanding speaker will be retailing for SGD
KEF Q750 Floorstanding speaker will be retailing for SGD
KEF Q950 Floorstanding speaker will be retailing for SGD
KEF Q650c Centre Channel Speaker will be retailing for SGD
All prices are inclusive of GST and available in two colour
options: Satin Black and Satin White. The new Q series loudspeakers will
be retailing exclusively in KEF Singapore Flagship store, at 1 Coleman
Street #01-18, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803. For more details, please visit http://www.kef.com
The company was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE
(1925-1995) and was initially headquartered in a Nissen 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. KEF’s ethos has always been based on the continuing
quest to find new and better ways of reproducing sound. Since the
company’s establishment, KEF has maintained a flair for unusual and
controversial speaker engineering, design and material use. KEF has
always driven innovation in sound with examples including its iconic
‘egg’, Muon and Blade speakers. KEF is a member of Gold Peak Group and its
products are available in more than 60 countries. In 2011, KEF
celebrated its 50th anniversary and now the company continues
its commitment to building on its strong heritage. Visit: http://www.kef.com for more about KEF and its products.
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