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Q950 Floorstanding Speaker
Q950 is the flagship model of the Q Series range, featuring the KEF signature Uni-Q driver array paired with 200mm (8 inch) long-throw bass driver and matching ABRs. With the latest enhancement in acoustics and design, Q950 brings high resolution sound with extraordinary depth and exceptional clarity. Priced as a SINGLE speaker, please add two to your cart. Speakers Grilles are sold separately.
|"Sit anywhere" Uni-Q Sound
At the heart of the evolved Q Series is the Uni-Q driver array. KEF's signature innovation places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the midrange cone, bringing the acoustic ideal of a single point source closer than ever to realisation. The result is a more detailed, more accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with a conventional speaker. Uni-Q's ultra-wide dispersion is further enhanced by KEF's 'tangerine' waveguide over the tweeter dome.
|Uni-Q sound taken to the next level
The the addition of the Damped tweeter loading tube providing a gentle termination of sound produced from the back of the tweeter, lower treble performance is improved dramatically and a new low-distortion inductor on the crossover provides cleaner bass response.
|Redesigned Bass Drivers
Low-frequency (LF) drivers now have a larger roll surround, along with a new spider suspension to produce cleaner bass at high volumes. A new cone structure improves midrange clarity, and an enhanced Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABRs) with a new surround and rear suspension delivers better controlled and more impressive bass.
|New Cabinet Design
In our newest line of Q Series Floorstanders the Uni-Q driver has been placed in sealed box within the cabinet. The closed box midrange cabinet design reduces the load on the Uni-Q midrange cone, increasing clarity and detail while delivering cleaner, punchier bass. Midrange clarity is enhanced again through improvements to the mid-bass driver that allowed the DC blocking capacitor to be eliminated. Its removal also created a more natural bass roll-off between the drivers.
Musical NirvanaI am an economically constrained audiophile. That is to say that I can recognize good quality sound but my purchasing is restricted by my financial limitations.
This is the very first time that you will see a review of this amplifier paired with these particular speakers anywhere.
Ah well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
And what a gamble it was.....and I hit the jackpot!
I have been on the hunt for a nice stereo system since I was 21 years of age.
At 67, I can unreservedly state that I have finally achieved auditory Nirvana!
Oh! Where do I begin?......
The NAD C388 is rated for a conservative continuous power output of 150 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms of impedance. Whilst the KEF Q950 speakers are a perfect match, rated for an amplifier between 15 and 200 Watts. My newly acquired speakers have finally met and married the perfect amplifier.
Those who are in the market for, or already own this remarkable amplifier have no idea what lies in wait for them, until they pair it up with these wonderfully capable speakers. These KEF Q950s are worth every hard earned penny I have expended on them.
The rich velvet-smooth bass (from what reviews that I have read, the lack of bass is a common but incorrect complaint of the NAD C388 Amplifier. It just requires good speakers) and soprano type treble and the alto like mid range conspire to give you a musical experience that is heavenly.
In fact bass and treble had to be turned down to “flat” and the now utterly redundant sub woofer, disconnected!
I can without reservation, absolutely recommend the marriage between a NAD C388 Amplifier and a set of KEF Q950 English speakers.
If you like me, love listening to distortion free music of any type at any volume, look no further.
Audiophile membership without busting your budget
Worth the investmentAfter years of satisfaction with my vintage EPI 360's, it was time to update.
After considerable reviews and listening rooms, the Q950's were selected.
The separation, and wide dispersion brings the subtle nuances within the music to notice.
Well worth my time and money.
These speakers will give you an enjoyable time of listening.It replaced the old Q70 ( Made in England) that I enjoyed for many years. Q950 has a more solid and deeper bass. The midrange sounds so natural. All the improvements that was claimed by this speakers are true to the sound that it produce. You'll be immerse in the emotion of the music that you love to listen. Don't take my words for it, give it a try yourself. Happy listening
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|Model||Q950 Floorstanding Speaker|
|Design||Two and a half-way bass reflex|
|Drive Units||200mm (8in.) aluminium Uni-Q
38mm (1.5in.)vented aluminium dome HF
200mm (8in.) aluminium LF
2 x 200mm (8in.)aluminium ABR
|Frequency Range Free Field (-6dB)||38Hz|
|Frequency Response (±3dB)||44Hz-28kHz|
|Nominal Impedance||8Ω (min.3.2Ω)|
|Weight||20.6kg (45.4 lbs)|
|Dimension (H X W X D)||1062mm (41.81 inches) x 244mm (9.60 inches) x 328mm (12.91 inches)|
|Dimension (H X W X D) *with Plynths||1116mm (43.93 inches) x 357mm (14.05 inches) x 328mm (12.91 inches)|
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **
|Q950 Loudspeaker Review - Hi-Def Digest|
|"I adore the Q950 towers. They are, quite honestly, the best KEF Q Series speakers ever made, blending clear, transparent vocal tones and room-pressurizing bass. They destroy the capabilities of the old iQ9 towers and should receive an honorary membership to the KEF R Series because they sound a lot more expensive than $1,800/pair.”|
|Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Def Digest|
|Country of Publication: United States|
|Product: Q950 Floorstanding Loudspeaker|