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Q300 Bookshelf Speaker

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The multi-award winning Q300s are the largest of the Q Series bookshelf speakers, containing the very latest and refined version of the Uni-Q driver array, measuring in at 165mm (6.5in). The Q300s deliver lush, spacious and precise sound, with compelling midrange/HF response and sold, immaculately controlled bass. Everyone in the room is enveloped in the same beautifully integrated sound image.
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Features

A class above

Whether as main speakers, music speakers for your study or family room, rear speakers in a home theatre system or general purpose speakers for multi-room set-ups, the two Q bookshelf models open up a world of audiophile quality sound at a surprisingly affordable price.

With 135mm (5.25in.) Uni-Q driver array, Q100 delivers all the benefits of the Uni-Q 'point source' configuration in its latest and most refined form: a more accurate sound image dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with any conventional speaker.

Subjectively, it makes a huge difference. Because everyone in the room is enveloped in the same beautifully integrated three-dimensional sound image, viewing becomes more of a shared experience – and you no longer have to stay in the same spot to get the full enjoyment from your favourite tracks.


A class above

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-way bass reflex
Drive Units 165mm (6.5in.) aluminium Uni-Q
25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome HF
Frequency Response 42Hz - 40kHz (±3dB)
Crossover Frequencies 2.5kHz
Maximum Output 110dB (SPL)
Amplifier requirements 15 - 120W
Sensitivity 87dB (2.83V/1m)
Impedance 8 Ohms
Dimensions 355 x 210 x 302 mm (14.0 x 8.3 x 11.9 in.)
Weight 7.7kg (17.0lbs)
Unit measurement Pair
Document Download Q Series Brochure
Q Series Manual
Technologies Explained Document
Videos




Awards and Reviews


Best Buy 1st Place by Category
"with a perfect balance, the KEF Q500 makes the target"
Year: 2014
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiVi Magazine
Country: Japan
Product: Q300



"Goldenes Ohr 2012" 2. "Best bookshelf LS up to 1.000 Euro"
"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: Audio
Country: Germany
Product: Q300



1st Place - Under 100K Yen/ PR
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiVi
Country: Japan
Product: Q300



Gold Award - Under 100K Yen/ PR
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: AV Review
Country: Japan
Product: Q300



1st Place - Under 70K Yen/ PR
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo
Country: Japan
Product: Q300



Product of the Year
'What's so pleasing about the Q300s is the way they combine class-leading performance with an intriguing, thoughtful aesthetic at such an affordable price'
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q300



5 Star Review, Group Test Winner
'In just a short time, the KEF Q300s have become the ones everyone needs to beat. These are profoundly impressive'
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q300



BBC Music Choice Award
'...the most accomplished and articulate speakers I've heard at this price..... Highly recommended.'
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: BBC Music
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Q300



CHOC Classica
CLASSICA
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: BBC Music
Country: France
Product: Q300

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



5 Star Review
'Timing is excellent, while detail is more than impressive… this is one for the purists: it's faults are few and far between, and in some areas it's a class-leader. For a surround sound experience that delivers tru escapism, the KEF package will take some beating.'
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country: France
Product: Q300 5.1 AV Home Cinema System



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: CINEMA CHEZ SOI
Country: Croatia
Product: Q700, Q300, Q600c, Q400b


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