KEF Audio XQ40 Main / Stereo Speaker Floorstanding Speakers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

The Uni-Q arrays are hand selected for optimum pair matching, the LF drivers are independently loaded in order to raise the frequency of any internal standing waves above the working frequency band, where they can’t affect the integrity of the sound.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Willem a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2012

Bottom Line:   
This Kef XQ40 is a very good loudspeaker, sounds supurb on my accuphase E405, almost as an electrostatic speaker with perfect imaging. They replaced the B&W 803D's because these where too big for my modest room. In my case these XQ40's are sounding better than the 803D's. The bass notes are sounding dry, full and can go deep, deeper as the 45 hz (within 3 db) that is specified, midrange is sweet and the treble is not agressive at all, but clear and precies. In some review's they get the remark that in some cases the treble can be too sharp with some recordings, this has too do with the amplifier you use. Use one that has enough power (at least 2x100 watt) and has a warm character, as mine has. They are easy to drive with 8 ohm's (minimal 3.2 ohm) resitance and a sensitivity of 90 db. The finish is outstanding, mine's are piano black. Highly recommended!

Previous i used, Kef RR104AB, selfmade Kefkit CS7, Martin logan SL3 & Request, Diapason Adamantes 3, B&W 802 nautilus and B&W 803D, all very good speakers in there own way.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MusicLover a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2010

Bottom Line:   
What can i say?This speaker let's you listen to the music instead of gear.The soundfield is big and precise.Musical lows,transparent and dynamic mids,crispy highs.Pairing with the right speakercable made the highs even more smooth.The speaker tends to disappear when listening.Classy sound i should say.The tweeter sounds extented and quite silky for a metal(Alu)dome!This speaker sounds like the perfect mix between electrostatic en dynamic high class type sound.I used to listen to Magnepan planars (liked then...so did my cat-:))and older kef speakers.The xq40 is a beautiful combination of exterior and interior design without losing the most important factor...it simply sounds Musical!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010




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