Respect is what the KEF XQ40 commands. Not just because it sounds as assertive as it looks, but because of the uncanny illusion of presence it creates.
The KEF xq40 is flanked by a pair of 165mm (6.5 inch) ultra-low distortion LF drivers for exceptionally fluid bass response, the individually pair-matched Uni-Qmidrange/HF array floods even the largest space with an intricately detailed sound image, irrespective of where you happen to be sitting.
FEATURES - KEF XQ40 Three-way Bass Reflex Floorstanding Tower Speakers:
•Three-way bass reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
• Unrivalled off-axis performance from KEF's latest 165mm (6.5in.) Uni-Q midrange/HF array with new ‘tangerine’ waveguide
• Two 165mm (6.5in.) ultra-low distortion bass drivers in dedicated enclosures
• Power Handling: 200 Watts
• Weight: 54 lbs. each
• Magnetically shielded, with a choice of three superb real wood high gloss finishes
• Frequency Response: 45Hz - 55kHz
• Dimensions: 1020 x 231 x 302 mm (40.15 x 9.09 x 11.88 in.)
• Finishes Available: Birdseye Maple, Khaya Mahogany or Piano Black
Varying from light to dark reddish brown with a deep natural lustre and an interlocked grain, this hardwood comes from renewable sources in Africa and Madagascar and is often used for the back and side panels of bespoke guitars.
A distinctive pattern of small dark swirls brings out the rich, satin-like amber sheen of this close-grained hardwood, which has for centuries been selected for making musical instruments.
Pure black finished to a glass-like sheen, like a Steinway concert grand. A true classic.
What is Uni-Q®
Of the many landmark innovations KEF has pioneered, arguably the greatest of all is the Uni-Q point source driver array, with its outstanding acoustic clarity and off-axis dispersion. With over 20 years of continuous innovation and development the Uni-Q driver array achieves a level of sound quality over a broad area simply not achieved from conventional speakers.
Sounds come at you so naturally that it seems as if the musicians or actors are actually there in front of you. Whether you are in the centre of the room or off to one side, recordings sound real and convincing. Uni-Q achieves this because, unlike conventional speakers, the sound that is critical to the experience comes from the same point in space, and is produced in a controlled and continuous way over the whole audio range.