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Q150 Bookshelf Speaker
The Q150 proves that the best things come in small packages. A Uni-Q driver and CFD port mean it punches way above its weight.
Q Series bookshelf speakers excel in small spaces. KEF's Uni-Q driver array plus Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) port tech equals high resolution and big sound.
Priced as a PAIR.
Magnetic grilles sold separately.
A new cone structure improves midrange clarity and an enhanced Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) with a new surround and rear suspension enhances bass quality.
Smooth soundI am a music fanatic and very impressed with these speakers. I’m using a Yamaha receiver as a digital pre amp in pure direct mode with a separate 325 watt crown amp. Digital sources only with a powered sub. Very good imaging with a great sense of depth. Classical reproduction is magical on well recorded tracks. John Mayer is beautiful on the vocals. I had a larger pair of b&w bookshelves I moved to another room that were larger and more expensive. I prefer the kefs 80% of the time. More layed back presentation. The b&w’s were better on loud concerts at high volumes as they are a little more lively in the high frequencies. Audiophiles may term that fatiguing. The Keffs are smooth and detailed and sound fantastic to my ears. Highly recommended.
KEF Q150 is Great Desktop Speaker!!I have had the KEF Q150 for about four months. I use it at my computer desk with 50 watt integrated amp. My main source are my computer music files. The sound is very natural and well balanced. It plays what is on the recording. Grand piano and violin sound wonderful. I use also for my old rock music like the Stones and the Beatles. Bass is tight and tuneful. Like that the speakers are not too big. Well recommended.
Q150's are Very Good SpeakersI use my Q150's for desktop computer set up. I have small 50 watt amp driving them with flac files. Excellent sound. They really shine with jazz and classical piano. Voices are well done. The KEF Q150's are balanced from top to bottom. I like the grills to protect them from my soda fizz spray. The speaker covers are magnetic and look good in black oak. Recommended.
Great speaker all-around for the moneyLet me say especially at the current price at $300/pair, these Q150s offer a very solid product in terms of build quality, aesthetics, sound quality, and respond to a fuss free approach to placement and setup.
I would have liked to see the grilles included like with most speakers but these speakers look great without grilles with no visible screws or pin cups thanks to the magnetic grille design. My ratings for price and value are based on the regular MSRP. At the price I paid, I would give 5 stars all-around.
The only potential downside sound wise I can think of is that dialogue/vocals need some volume to sound their best. Not an issue for HT use or music at a moderate volume, just low level night or background music listening. On the flip side, these speakers aren't fatiguing or bright in any way and so listening at somewhat loud levels is very pleasant. Treble is very smooth and extended.
My previous speakers include SVS Prime bookshelves and center and Sony Core bookshelves and center before that. These Q150s are a lot better in most ways than both and I have 5 of them paired with a sealed Rythmik L12 sub and Yamaha Aventage RX-A2070 AVR in a bedroom 5.1 HT setup. Given the very small and sealed nature of my room (~1200 cu ft), this setup is very powerful and I don’t need to go past -30dB MV on the Yamaha to fill the room with very clear, precise, and powerful sound. I found using the supplied port plugs to turn these into sealed speakers with a global 100Hz crossover in the AVR produced the best bass response in my room.
Worth Every PennyIncredible amount of detail while sounding fantastic across all frequencies. Directly compared to a pair of JBL LSR305s and the Q150 are a noticeable upgrade. In a desktop setup you may even be fine without a sub woofer as these are able to deliver an amazing amount of bass for their size.
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|Model||Q150 Bookshelf Speaker|
|Design||Two-way bass reflex|
|Drive Units||Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium Uni-Q
|Frequency Range Free Field (-6dB)||47Hz|
|Frequency Response (±3dB)||51Hz - 28kHz|
|Nominal Impedance||8Ω (min.3.7Ω)|
|Weight||5,6kg (12.3 lbs)|
|Dimension (H X W X D)||303mm (11.92 inches) x 180mm (7.08 inches) x 278mm (10.944 inches)|
|Dimension (H X W X D) *with Rubber Feet||307mm (12.08 inches) x 180mm (7.08 inches) x 278mm (10.944 inches)|
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **
|Q150 Loudspeaker Review - Hi-Def Digest|
|"Perfect for a 2.0 or 2.1 desktop setup OR as rear or side surrounds, the Q150 bookshelf speakers are the most affordable Q Series bookshelves, and they do a respectable job with mid-to-high range vocals, music, and sound effects. However, you definitely need a subwoofer to fill in the missing sonics.”|
|Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Def Digest|
|Country of Publication: United States|
|Product: Q150 Bookshelf Speaker|
|Q150 Speaker Editor's Choice Award|
|"Every speaker’s sound signature is unique, and the Q150 are especially distinctive, offering deep and powerful bass, a warm, and supple midrange, and a spritely top side that delivers fluid clarity and textural detail. The different shades combine for a sultry sonic flavor that’s instantly enticing. There’s audiophile-grade sound to be had here, with detail that unfolds before you subtly, turning even bland moments into engaging musical experiences.”|
|Magazine / Issuing Body: DigitalTrends.com|
|Country of Publication: United States|
|Product: KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speaker Pair|