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Q700 Floorstanding Speaker

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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.
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Features

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.

Uni-Q driver array

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).

Advanced bass technologies

Total system design

A holistic approach with no compromises.

The performance envelope of these sensational new drive units is so generous that the signal needs minimal intermediation - simple first order crossovers are all that's required, as you can tell from the transparency of the sound and the inaudibly fluent transitions.

Total system design

Specifications

Additional Information

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 36Hz - 40kHz (±3dB)
Crossover Frequencies 2.5kHz
Maximum Output 112dB (SPL)
Amplifier requirements 15 - 150W
Sensitivity 89dB (2.83V/1m)
Impedance 8 Ohms
Dimensions 920 x 210 x 302 mm (36.2 x 8.3 x 11.9 in.)
967 x 325 x 312 mm (38.1 x 12.8 x 12.3 in.) with plinth
Weight 17.2kg (37.9lbs)
Unit measurement Pair
Document Download Q Series Brochure
Q Series Manual
Technologies Explained Document
Videos




Awards and Reviews


hi-finews Highly Commended
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: hi-finews
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q700



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
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q700



Gold Award - Middle Class Under 1000mm
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hometheaterphile
Country: Japan
Product: Q700



DIAPASON D'OR 2011
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: DIAPASON
Country: France
Product: Q700



'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
Magazine / Issuing Body: AV Forums
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q700AV system



5 Star Review, 'Best Buy' Award
These new Q Series speakers are clearly the offspring of some very clever parents and they out-perform many systems from other makers at higher prices. And best of all, it’s all in a rich hi-fi flavour beloved of British audiophiles.
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Home Cinema Choice
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q700, Q600c, Q300 and Q400b



Selection Cinema chez Soi
These new Q Series speakers are clearly the offspring of some very clever parents and they out-perform many systems from other makers at higher prices. And best of all, it’s all in a rich hi-fi flavour beloved of British audiophiles.
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: CINEMA CHEZ SOI
Country: France
Product: Q300, Q700, Q600c, Q400b



Selection Cinema chez Soi
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: CINEMA CHEZ SOI
Country: France
Product: Q300, Q700, Q600c, Q400b



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.'.
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: T3
Country: Croatia
Product: Q700, Q300, Q600c, Q400b
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