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Q500 Floorstanding Speaker

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The most compact of the Q Series floorstanders, the Q500 performs outstandingly for a speaker of its size. With a new generation Uni-Q MF/HF array paired with a new driver of 130mm (5.25in) in diameter of equal size, and two matching ABRs, the Q500s deliver a phenomenal audiophile performance, with all the clarity, fluidity and impact of much larger speakers.
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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


Additional Information

Design Two and a half-way bass reflex
Drive Units 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium Uni-Q
25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
130mm (5.25in.) aluminium LF
2 x 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium ABR
Frequency Response 40Hz - 40kHz (±3dB)
Crossover Frequencies 2.5kHz
Maximum Output 110dB (SPL)
Amplifier requirements 15 - 130W
Sensitivity 87dB (2.83V/1m)
Impedance 8 Ohms
Dimensions 870 x 180 x 272 mm (34.3 x 7.1 x 10.7 in.)
917 x 295 x 312 mm (36.1 x 11.6 x 12.3 in.) with plinth
Weight 15kg (33.1 lbs)
Unit measurement Pair
Document Download Q Series Brochure
Q Series Manual
Technologies Explained Document

Awards and Reviews

"with a perfect balance, the KEF Q500 makes the target"
Year: 2014
Magazine / Issuing Body: MAGAZINE CLASSICA
Country: France
Product: Q500

"Goldenes Ohr 2012" 1. "Best floor standing Loudspeakers 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: Q500

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