KEF Q1 Bookshelf speakers

It is a known proven fact the worse contour to get a loudspeaker is a square box, with rectangular contours the next worst. Yet nearly all loudspeakers are rectangular cartons.

It is simple economics. Rectangular-shaped cartons could be constructed into a price that was comparatively low and, given the cupboard can be more expensive in relation to the drive units, it is possible to see why cartons are used by loudspeaker makers.

The entire selection of the Q-Series of Kef use non-rectangular cartons. They seem refreshingly distinct due to it. Just how can Kef do this?

Seeing the cents likely a mixture of careful engineering and having the loudspeakers manufactured in China.

A back panel that is smaller than standard is level for connecting the loudspeakers up to place the binding posts.

On top is just another distinguishing appearance - a "pod" which somewhat places the UniQ driver. I am unsure if this is likely to get some function that is acoustical, but it undoubtedly has a visual one. I have always believed the older UniQ loudspeakers seemed as in the event the portion of the cupboard holding the tweeter was loped away. Not now.

A single UniQ driver is included in each loudspeaker that was Q1. Afterward keep the loudspeaker grilles on, in the event you have little children running throughout the house - the glowing gleaming dome is going to be quite appealing to little fingers and has no physical protection.

Below the UniQ is an interface for bass loading. And here is my one issue with all the design of the loudspeakers: using the grill off the crossover parts can be easily seen by you throughout the port.

In the box are two foam rubber bungs that could be put into the port (no, never to conceal the crossover, but also for acoustical reasons). These bungs may prove useful if the Q1's are close to the walls or a corner to reduce bass end product. Add the bungs in case the bass level is excessive.

I must say I loved my time using the Kef Q1s profoundly. They'd an incorporate, dynamic and open sound to them.

Especially remarkable was the manner that musical dynamics was described by the Q's. The expression of dynamics compresss into a smaller or larger amount. The Q1's had the skill to monitor changes in musical dynamics perfectly. This choir and orchestral work has extreme dynamic comparisons; they were monitored by the Q1.

Exactly why is this significant? Dynamics are very important to musical significance as the tone of instruments and voices.

Really the only aberration was in the mid and upper bass, where the Q1's turns pudgy and thick. It's the consequence of reducing the distinction of instruments of this type, and reducing musical tempo in jazz and rock music somewhat.

It was instantly clear the Q1 is a huge improvement over its predecessor. The Q1 is more transparent visibly cleaner sounding and much more dynamic than the older version.

I must say I enjoy the Kef Q1's.

KEF Q1 Bookshelf speakers photo