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The XQ30 is an appealing slender floorstander from KEF's new XQ range, which currently includes a larger floorstanding loudspeaker, two compact two-ways (including the XQ20 reviewed in HFC 307) and a centre channel speaker. Currently there's no subwoofer in the range, although a dedicated model with matching finish will probably emerge in due course, although KEF does have subs in other ranges.
All-in-one surround sound systems are ten-a-penny these days, but it’s not often we come across one with the credentials of the KIT160. This 2.1, multidriver 5.1-home cinema system costs around £1,800, marking it out as a genuine high-end solution rather than a cut-price compromise.
The mid-price XQs are the latest range from KEF and this £700 XQ10 is the smaller of two standmounts and sister model to the £1,000 XQ20 (reviewed in HFC 307). Key features include KEF’s Uni-Q driver, cunningly curved cabinetwork and beautifully lacquered real wood veneer finish.
Founded back in the 1960s, KEF (an acronym for Kent Engineering Foundries) has long operated at the leading edge of hi-fi loudspeaker design. Even though the company has undergone numerous changes, its approach to design and technology has remained remarkably consistent throughout.
KEF has announced details of the third-generation of its popular Home Theatre 2000 Series - the KHT2005.3 5.1 speaker system. Affectionately known as the KEF 'eggs' the iconic speaker package has been with us since 2000 and has seen a number of improvements over the years
Normally found on powerful home cinema speakers, the KEF badge on this novel iPod system guarantees some serious audio prowess.The bitrate that your iPod music is encoded in will decide how much, of course, but the Picoforte One - an even meatier Picoforte Three model is also available - offers some serious all-round power.
KEF is renowned for pushing speaker design boundaries with some of themost stylish speaker models on the market. The new KHT5005.2 is noexception and the elegant package joins the highly praised KHT speaker range