hi-finews Highly Commended
Hi-Fi Choice 'Recommended'
“The new KEF Q700 loudspeaker is capable of seriously entertaining results… in many respects it is exceptional at the price in terms of the power and physicality it offers”
The intermediate model, the Q700 features a new generation Uni-Q MF/HF array paired with an impressive 165mm (6.5in) diameter driver of equal size, and two matching ABRs, which allows the Q700s to deliver an effortless and assertive performance in either two channel or as the stars at the front of a home theatre setup. However you choose to use them, as a listener you will notice the striking clarity of the vocals and fluidly articulate midrange response.
Uni-Q driver array
Sweet, spacious and true, wherever you sit.
Thanks to the latest computer modelling techniques, years of painstaking development and a dash of design genius, the new iteration of the Uni-Q concept packs a formidable complement of design innovations. Based on the state-of-the-art HF driver developed for Concept Blade, the Q boasts a much larger (25mm/1 in. dome) tweeter for increased sensitivity and distortion-free power handling. It plays as loud as it plays true.
Advanced bass technologies
Deeper, tighter and more accurate bass.
Featuring rigid new aluminium cone technology just like the Uni-Q array, the Q Series advanced bass driver is a tour de force in its own right. A die-cast aluminium chassis rigidly locates the high efficiency vented magnet assembly to prevent unwanted resonance, and the large (50mm) voice coil ensures impressive power handling. Its musicality is impeccable: seductively tuneful and well controlled, and on the floorstanding models, complemented by dedicated front-firing auxiliary bass radiators (ABRs).
The brand new KEF Q700 is loudspeaker is really capable of amusing results using the partnering gear that is appropriate – in many regards it's special in the cost when it comes to physicality and the power it provides. Howevei, after an extensive investigation, I nonetheless found it very hard to discover an amplifier that suited it in all regards. The Rega has the energy it must enliven the bass, but established a tad overly ragged through the group to he a secure listen. So while it is a most notable performer that is total, it could possibly be difficult to optimise in 'real world' states.
Fit it using a purified amplifier with bass handle that is serious, yet, and you will find this to be among the finest standmounters in the cost. As a result, it might be wise in the event you possibly can to find out an audition along with your personal amplifier.
|Design||Two and a half-way bass reflex|
|Drive Units||165mm (6.5in.) aluminium Uni-Q 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome HF 165mm (6.5in.) aluminium LF 2 x 165mm (6.5in.) aluminium ABR|
|Frequency response ±3dB||36Hz – 40kHz|
|Amplifier requirements||15 – 150W|
|Maximum output (SPL)||112dB|
(H x W x D)
|920 x 210 x 302 mm
(36.2 x 8.3 x 11.9 in.)
|Dimensions with plinth
(H x W x D)
|967 x 325 x 312 mm
(38.1 x 12.8 x 12.3 in.)