"Sit Anywhere" Soundstaging, Dimensional Imaging, Smooth Frequency Response: KEF Q950 Tower Loudspeakers Ably Serve High-End Music and Immersive Home-Theater Roles
With KEF Q950, you aren't just getting a vetted high-end tower speaker capable of producing sound that will pull you into the heart of the recorded event or action of the film at hand. You're investing in an entertainment marvel filled with trickle-down features taken straight from KEF's acclaimed Blade and Reference Series speakers. Capable of filling large rooms with three-dimensional sonics, Q950 never loses its composure even when volumes reach concert-worthy levels.
Employing the company's innovative wide-dispersion Uni-Q technology, the grille-free Q950 throws soundstages everyone can enjoy regardless of their seating position. The point-source approach makes Q950 a rare audiophile speaker that reproduces surround theater effects with just as much finesse as a two-channel classical music piece. With a pair of Q950s, you'll hear the subtle textures of a bow as it slides across violin strings – and feel the impact of an intergalactic explosion, each rendered with proper scale and tonality.
Indeed, Q950's sublime presentation of upper-register information parallels its ability to reproduce the all-important midrange. By leveraging the cone structure of its Uni-Q array – comprising the topmost eight-inch driver with a 1.5-inch vented aluminum-dome tweeter located in the center – KEF engineers eliminated the need for DC blocking, creating an impressively seamless roll-off between the two eight-inch drivers. For the matching eight-inch Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABRs), highly responsive spider suspension oversees low-end control with remarkable authority and speed. To further ensure smooth frequency integration, a damped tweeter loading tube comes standard while a low-distortion inductor accompanies the crossover. Q950's sealed-box cabinet design even reduces the load on the midrange cone, tightening up the lower mid frequencies for punchy bass.
Weighing a tad more than 45 pounds, and measuring 41.81 x 9.6 x 12.91 inches (HWD), Q950 seamlessly fits in a variety of living spaces. And we're staking our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee on the fact you'll cherish these speakers that, if employed in a multichannel system, may even convince you to expand your existing home-theater setup. Movie nights will never be the same.
"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 realization. The result is a more detailed, more accurate three-dimensional sound image dispersed more evenly throughout the room than possible with a conventional speaker. Uni-Q's ultra-wide dispersion is further enhanced by KEF's '"tangerine" waveguide over the tweeter dome.
KEF Q Series Uni-Q Driver
With 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.
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 enhanced Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABRs) with a new surround and rear suspension deliver better controlled and more impressive bass.
New Cabinet Design
In the 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.