KEF is well-known for pushing the use of new materials and innovative technologies without any consideration for production costs. The whole thing coupled with know-how and a wealth of ideas. The goal is not pure self-realization, but simply to reproduce music recordings in such a perfection that the sound is not to be distinguished from a live event. With the new series, KEF follows on to the tradition of the Q-models and creates a three-dimensional sound picture whose fullness and clarity, as would otherwise only be possible with much more expensive loudspeakers.
The new Q series has been completely redesigned from the ground up. According to KEF, " it is a quantum leap in terms of listening pleasure" . In the tradition of the Uni-Q technology introduced in 1988, a new brand-new Uni-Q chassis is also the centerpiece of the sound process in these loudspeakers . It is equipped with a new, larger, ventilated, high-performance woofer that sits in the acoustic center of a new LF / MF driver with metal cone . This results in a lavishly expanded bandwidth and effortless dynamics , an imperceptible distortion and impressive acoustic clarity.
The side radiation is immaculate, so all the people in the room enjoy the same extraordinarily realistic sound - no matter where they are. Thanks to their housings with a 30% larger volume and minimalist crossover , the new Q Series is both more versatile and more emotionally charged than its illustrious predecessors. Movies or music, from Mahler to Massive Attack - what you experience is the captivating, exhilarating, precise and natural live sound of the original performance.
Completely new Uni-Q chassis
The Uni-Q chassis of the new Q-speakers from KEF
The picture shows the famous Uni-Q chassis. It is responsible for the almost legendary KEF sound picture, which can be best described with terms like "Living", "Spatially", "Incredibly realistic". And the nice thing about it is that you can enjoy the music from anywhere. A likewise new high-performance drummer; Which has a deeper and more precise bass. All in all, a 'total design' approach with almost compelling detail, which guarantees the owner the full sound.
In the following, KEF will be speaking: "Thanks to state-of-the-art computer modeling techniques, years of meticulous development work and a powerful pinch of genius, the latest version of the Uni-Q concept includes an impressive range of design innovations Concept Blade has been developed to meet the needs of today's industry and is equipped with a significantly larger tweeter (25mm), which offers improved sensitivity and distortion-free playback, not only powerful but also 100% natural.
The design of the ventilated tweeter allows for an astonishingly clear reproduction of the higher registers and smoothes the transition to the medium frequencies. The calotte is stiffened and distorts distortions outside the audible range, so the sound in your ears is spotless and precise. In addition, the "TangerineWaveguide technology" over the tweeter improves the extraordinarily broad emission characteristics of the Uni-Q chassis.
At lower frequencies, the superlight new aluminum cone of the Central fTieftöners provides a significantly faster, cleaner response is amplified this effect Dunch KEF's unique "Z-Flex Surround technology" which is the extreme deflections allows for thunderous bass are really necessary. At the same time, Z-Flex surround provides; That the dispersion of the high frequencies of the tweeter is not adversely affected.
This ensemble is a masterpiece of modern acoustic engineering. Voices appear much more direct - more open and natural. Enveloped by a sound with such clarity, you suddenly hear things that have always escaped you before. Nuances in the way an instrument is played. The sound of a distant cricket in an outside view. Even a breath. The KEF Uni-Q technology lets you sit wherever you want, do not miss anything, all you hear is what you need to hear. "
The bass: deep, clean and precise
The bass chassis of the KEF Q900
A large part of the technical innovation that flowed into the Q900 was a powerful and powerful bass reproduction. The improved Q-Series bass cassis is equipped with the same new stiff aluminum cone as the Uni-Q chassis. It is a splendid achievement for itself. An aluminum die-cast chassis secures the rigid positioning of the highly efficient ventilated magnetic module. This avoids unwanted resonances. At the same time, the large 50 mm oscillating coil guarantees an impressive load capacity . The musical characteristics are immaculate: seductively sound and well controlled.
The extraordinarily low, fast and powerful bass reproduction is reinforced by the new case. The housings have a massive internal stiffening to eliminate resonances and above all they offer 30% more volume than their predecessors. This, in combination with the new Uni-Q technology, makes the sound almost as realistic as possible. The performance of the new driver units is so generous that the signal requires only minimal inter- mediation - only simple first-order frequency sweeps are required.
Principle: 2½-way bass reflex speaker
200 mm aluminum Uni-Q chassis
Ventilated 38 mm aluminum tweeter
200 mm aluminum woofer
2 x 200 mm Aluminum Passive-Mebran
Frequency response : 33 Hz to 40 kHz
Transient frequency : 1.8 kHz
Amplifier requirements: 15 to 200 watts
Sensitivity (2.83 V / 1m): 91 dB
Maximum sound pressure : 114 dB
Impedance : 8 Ω
Weight: 22, 1 kg
Dimensions without base (HxWxD): 1060 x 244 x 322 mm
Dimensions with base (HxWxD): 1107 x 359 x 322 mm