REVIEW: KEF Q Series (Video Review, Photos, and Pricing) John P. August 31, 2012 Reviews 98 Shares Google+ 69 Twitter 25 Facebook 0 LinkedIn 2 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 2 98 Shares × KEF Q Series KEF, one of the UK’s premier speaker manufacturers, offers a wide range of speakers that start with the very affordable KHT series, and move right on up to the completely outrageous $200,000 Muons. But pretty much in the middle of their range sits the Q Series. An entire room full of these speakers can be had for $3,000 – $5,000 depending on if you go with the largest or smaller offerings, and depending on if you need full 7.1 or 5.1 setups. KEF sent us the complete high-end 7.1 setup, and I gave it a thorough test. Here’s what happened… The Video Review And now, on to the specifications and prices! Keep in mind that the Q series is available in three colors: black, cherry and walnut. If you order them, make sure you get the matching colors! All of the links below are to the black ones. KEF Q900 Floor-Standing Speakers KEF Q900 These are the two main left and right speakers in the system. KEF also offers two smaller units – the Q700 and Q500 variants at lower price points and with smaller drivers. Specifications Drivers: One 8 in Uni-Q midrange; One 1.5 in vented dome tweeter; One 8 in woofer; Two 8 in radiators Frequency Response: 32Hz – 40kHz Sensitivity: 91dB Power handling: 200W Dimensions: 41.7″(h) x 9.6″(w) x 12.7″(d) Weight: 49 lbs On Amazon The KEF Q900s are $899 each. The KEF Q700s are $749 each. The KEF Q500s are $549 each. Q600C Center Channel KEF Q600c The Q600c is the bigger brother of the center channel speakers, and if you go with the Q700 or Q800 mains I would highly recommend the larger center so that you don’t drown it out. However, if you drop down to the Q500s for the left and right, you could also consider the Q200c for the center. Just a slightly smaller version of this bigger brother. Specifications Drivers: One 6.5in Uni-Q midrange; One 1in vented dome tweeter; One 6.5in woofer; One 6.5in radiator Frequency Response: 45Hz-40kHz Sensitivity: 87dB Power handling: 150W Dimensions: 24 3/4″(w) x 8 1/4″(h) x 12″(d) Weight: 31 lbs On Amazon The KEF Q600c are $649 each. The KEF Q200c are $449 each. Q300 Bookshelf Speakers KEF Q300 KEF also offers a Q100 variant, so if you’re opting for the smaller front speakers go with the smaller rears as well. But if you’re in need of just a great set of bookshelf speakers don’t forget that the Q300s and Q100s can serve as stand-alone speakers on their own! And sound fantastic doing so. Specifications Drivers: 1 x 6.5in Uni-Q midrange; Uni-Q 1in tweeter Frequency Response: 42Hz-40kHz Sensitivity: 87dB Power handling: 120W Dimensions: 8 1/4″(w) x 14″(h) x 12″(d) Weight: 17 lbs On Amazon The KEF Q300 are $649 a pair. The KEF Q100 are $449 a pair. Q800ds Dipole Speakers KEF Q800ds Thes dipoles are excellent for either use as direct rear surround speakers, or side channel speakers in a 5.1 or 7.1 (or even 9.1) setup. Specifications Drivers: Two 5.5 in Uni-Q midrange; Two 1 in vented dome tweeter Frequency Response: 100Hz-40kHz Sensitivity: 85dB Power handling: 100W Dimensions: 14″(w) x 7″(h) x 7″(d) Weight: 16 lbs On Amazon The KEF Q800ds are $799 a pair. Q400b Subwoofer KEF Q400b Don’t forget the sub! The main speakers sound great, but without a big dedicated subwoofer you’re going to miss out on half the fun. If you have $16k sitting around, get the KEF Series 209. Otherwise, the Q400b will do just fine. Specifications Driver: 1 x 10in Enclosure: Sealed front-firing Frequency Response: 28Hz-140Hz On board power: 200 RMS Class D amp Dimensions: 13″ x 13″ x 13″ Weight: 30 lbs On Amazon The KEF Q400b are $699 each.