KHT 60S, 80C, 30B, 55S, 20B

The KEF Home Theatre system was a bold move to bring compact, attractive, multi-channel speakers systems to the wider market. The basic system comprised the 60S satellite, 80C centre and 30B subwoofer – with the option of the ultra compact 55S satellite where unobtrusiveness was highly desirable. The key to this system were the stylish, moulded enclosures that neatly complemented the cosmetic of modern televisions and home furnishings. Technically, the system used the facilities of AV amplifiers to the full, making the most of the new subwoofer/satellite format.
 
KHT Model 60S (1995-99)
 
The 60S comprised a 130mm (5.25”) Uni-Q array in compact, reflex loaded enclosure, which could be stand mounted, fixed directly onto a wall or stood on a shelf. The symmetrical dispersion of Uni-Q allowed great flexibility in positioning and its uniform power response allowed for reliable timbre matching with the 80C centre. The 60S was the forerunner to the highly acclaimed KHT2000 series ‘egg’ design.
 
KHT Model 80C (1995-99)
 
The 80C comprised a 130mm (5.25”) Uni-Q array in compact, reflex loaded enclosure, designed to sit neatly on top of a television set or a shelf. The symmetrical dispersion of Uni-Q allowed good coverage of even the largest of listening areas and offered great flexibility in vertical positioning - whether on top of a TV or below on a shelf the sound from the Uni-Q array is remarkably consistent, and its uniform power response allowed for reliable timbre matching with the 60S or 55S satellites.
 
KHT Model 30B (1995-99)
 
Model 30B comprised a long throw 300mm (12”) forward firing drive unit powered by a 100W amplifier in a closed box. It was designed to complement the 60S, 80C and 55S KEF Home Theatre loudspeakers.
 
KHT Model 55S (1995-99)
 
The 55S comprised a 100mm (4”) bass driver and 19mm (0.75”) soft dome tweeter in a compact closed box enclosure. It offered much of the capability and refinement of the 60S in an ultra compact enclosure that could neatly blend into the average living room.
 
KHT Model 20B (1995-99), 20B.2 (2000-02)
 
Model 20B comprised a long throw 250mm (10”) forward firing drive unit powered by a 70W amplifier in a closed box. It was designed to complement the 60S, 80C and 55S KEF Home Theatre loudspeakers. The facilities included stereo high and low level inputs, stereo high and low level high pass outputs, adjustable low pass filter, adjustable volume, and polarity switch. The mark 2 version featured  an updated drive unit and amplifier.
 
Specification: 60S
System type: Two-way, wall/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex
Dimensions (H x W x D): 250 x 150 x 210mm (9.8 x 5.9 x 8.2 inches)
Weight: 1.8kg (4 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-75W
Frequency response: 100Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB
Sensitivity: 89dB at 1m for 2.83V
Maximum output: 106dB
Finish: Video grey or white
System: SP3235
Drive Units: B130 Uni-Q (SP1371)
Crossover: SP2242
 
Specification: 80C
System type: Two-way, TV/shelf-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex
Dimensions (H x W x D): 150 x 450 x 165mm (5.9 x 17.7 x 6.5 inches)
Weight: 2.5kg (5.5 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 4 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-75W
Frequency response: 80Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB
Sensitivity: 89dB at 1m for 2.83V
Maximum output: 106dB
Finish: Video Grey
System: SP3236
Drive Units: B130 Uni-Q (SP1371)
Crossover: SP2243
 
Specification: 30B
System type: Active subwoofer
Enclosure type: Closed box
Dimensions (H x W x D): 370 x 365 x 397mm (14.6 x 14.4 x 15.9 inches)
Weight: 13.6kg (30 lbs)
Drive Unit: 300mm (12”) long throw
Amplifier: 100W
Frequency response: 40Hz to 150Hz +/-3.0dB (-6dB at 35Hz)
Maximum output: 110dB
Finish: Video Grey
System: SP3230
Drive Units: B250 bass unit (SP1376)
Amplifier: SP2248
 
Specification: 55S
System type: Two-way, wall/shelf-mount
Enclosure type: Closed box
Dimensions (H x W x D): 205 x 152 x 100mm (8.1 x 6 x 3.9 inches)
Weight: 1.25kg (2.75 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-30W
Frequency response: 120Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB
Sensitivity: 88dB at 1m for 2.83V
Maximum output: 103dB
Finish: Video grey or white
System: SP3263
Drive Units: B100 Bass/midrange unit (SP1398), 19mm tweeter (SP1397)
Crossover: SP2273
 
Specification: 20B
System type: Active subwoofer
Enclosure type: Closed box
Dimensions (H x W x D): 326 x 302 x 335mm (13 x 12 x 13.2 inches)
Weight: 9.3kg (20.5 lbs)
Drive Unit: 250mm (10”) long throw
Amplifier: 70W
Frequency response: 45Hz to 150Hz +/-3.0dB (-6dB at 36Hz)
Maximum output: 107dB
Finish: Video Grey
System: SP3259
Drive Units: B250 bass unit (SP1420)
Amplifier: SP2262(230V), SP2261(120V)
 
Model 20B.2
System: SP3325(UK), SP3326(Euro)
Drive Units: B250 bass unit (SP1464)
Amplifier: SP2351(230V)