Awards and Reviews

Years:


  • Speaker of the Year 2012

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: CNET
    Country: USA
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Stereo speakers of the year $2,500 - $5,000

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Sound+Image Awards 2013
    Country: Australia
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Subwoofer highly commended over $2,000

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Sound+Image Awards 2013
    Country: Australia
    Product: R400b
     

     

    Geräte des Jahres 2012 "2.Best active Subwoofer"

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Video-HomeVision
    Country: Germany
    Product: HTB2SE-W
     

     

    "Best Stereo Loudspeaker" - Readers Choice

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Auerbachverlag
    Country: Germany
    Product: Q900
     

     

    Product of the Year 2012

    "We're impressed by the speaker's seamless integration, as we are by the way it sets up a huge stereo image populated by securely focused sounds ... most importantly these speakers are fun to listen to." (view video)
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50
     

     

    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision - 5 star review

    "Integration is stunning across the front three channels, and dialogue is crisp and clear with a startling directness" (visit the What Hi-Fi? site for full review)
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: R100 5.1 System
     

     

    Top 2012

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: hifinews
    Country: Russia
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Good Design Award 2012

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Japan Institute of Design Promotion
    Country: Japan
    Product: LS50
     

     

    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – 5 star review

    "KEF's quality still golden after 50 years"
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Goldenes Ohr 2012 "1.Best floor standing Loudspeakers up to 1.000 Euro"

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Audio
    Country: Germany
    Product: Q500
     

     

    Goldenes Ohr 2012 "2.Best bookshelf LS up to 1.000 Euro"

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Audio
    Country: Germany
    Product: Q300
     

     

    Goldenes Ohr 2012 "3.Best floor standing Loudspeakers up to 3.000 Euro"

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Audio
    Country: Germany
    Product: Q900
     

     

    DIAPASON D'OR Hi-Fi 2012

    "Real Formula 1 The KEF LS50 features all assets of high-end speakers"
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: DIAPASON
    Country: France
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Innovation, High Quality and Design

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Plus X Award
    Country: Germany
    Product: LS50
     

     

    High Quality and Design

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Plus X Award
    Country: Germany
    Product: R Series
     

     

    Goldenes Ohr 2012 "2.Best floor standing Loudspeakers over 10.000 Euro"

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Audio
    Country: Germany
    Product: Blade
     

     

    Home Theater Top Picks

    "...It'll probably surprise no one that the R Series is worthy of its audiophile lineage. The series is beyond excellent, moving aggressively into I-could-live-this territory. I'm struck by how much this system excelled in the human dimension..."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Home Theater
    Country: USA
    Product: R300 Speaker System
     

     

    Home Theater Top Picks

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Home Theater
    Country: USA
    Product: R400b
     

     

    What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision - 5 star review

    "In some instances, music is flung so wide and high that you'd almost swear there were extra speakers in your system."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: R100
     

     

    Stereo Prestige & Image review

    "... as emblematic as the LS3/5a...no doubt that they are a matchless model for less than 1000€, as they appear to be a new standard of appreciation of a real stereo image."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Stereo Prestige & Image
    Country: France
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Best of the Best 2012: Audio

    "A triumph of form and function, the KEF Blade is a standout loudspeaker in its price class for its superb coherence and ability to reproduce complex audio at all frequency levels without distortion."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Robb Report
    Country: USA
    Product: Blade
     

     

    Hi-Fi News & Record Review 'Outstanding Product'

    '...  a cracking little speaker of which KEF’s design engineers must be most proud. Sweetly voiced yet highly revealing of source quality, it surprises and delights in equal measure. And boy does it sound big, defying its compact dimensions.'
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News & Record Review
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50
     

     

    Hi-Fi Choice 'Recommended'

    The KEF R700S image spectacularly well with voices and other acoustics sources.
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: R700
     

     

    MEILLEUR ACHAT HAUTE FIDELITE AWARD

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: HAUTE FIDELITE
    Country: France
    Product: R900
     

     

    5 stars rating and "Best Buy" verdict

    'Only this time from the start we tell you everything, because we can not wait until end of the text - these speakers are almost perfect, in many ways and on many levels.' Download full review
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: T3
    Country: Croatia
    Product: Q700, Q300, Q600c, Q400b
     

     

    hi-finews Highly Commended

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: hi-finews
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: Q700
     

     

    Stereo Sound Grand Prix Award 2011

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Stereo Sound
    Country: Japan
    Product: Blade
     

     

    Products of the Year 2011

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Hi Fi Review
    Country: Hong Kong
    Product: Blade
     

     

    5 Star Review, 'Best Buy' Award

    "Like a boxer with a PhD, the KHT1505 is hard-hitting yet articulate, able to pound the room with taut, tangible bass while keeping speech audible and showering you in clean crisp high-frequencies."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Home Cinema Choice
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: KHT1505
     

     

    'Highly Recommended' Award

    "... they are surprisingly easy to accommodate in terms of space required and yes, they are right up at the top of their class for sound quality."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: AV Forums
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: Q700AV System
     

     

    Winner of Winners Award & Innovative Operating Practices Award

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: EEF Future Manufacturing Awards
    Country: United Kingdom 
    Product: Blade
     

     

    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"
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: Q700
     

     
     
     

    Best Budget of the Year

    "... the sound reproduction from Q900 is fast and clear, not only reflects the sound feature from the matching electronics, but, which makes Q900 most distinctive, also truly reproducing the refined instrumental music and vocal from the original recording.
     
    Furthermore, based on its power and intensity, Q900 is capable of creating a , as to embrace the listeners into a melodic sound field.
     
    ... Along with the cost-effective strategy and pricing, KEF Q900 is sure to be awarded as the Best Budget of the Year."
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: AudioArt Magazine
    Country: Taiwan
    Product: Q900
     

     

    CHOC CLASSICA AWARD

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: MAGAZINE CLASSICA
    Country: France
    Product: R900
     

     

    Products of the Year 2012 (Loudspeakers and Subwoofers)

     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Electronic House
    Country: USA
    Product: Blade
     

     

    Multichannel Speakers of the Year over $2000

     
     
    Year: 2012
    Issuing Body: Sound + Image
    Country: Australia
    Product: T305
     
     

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