KEF Coda 9 Floorstanding Speakers

4/5 (13 Reviews) MSRP : $225.00


Product Description

6.5in woofer, 6.5in mid, 1in tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ed a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2013

Bottom Line:   
When connected to proper amplifier with good watts, these speakers sing. I hooked the to marantz PM75, very clear vocals, well controlled treble and bass.All the necessary details in music are clear as well as the soundstage is very good. I was really impressed that it made me smile in a very long time. I have tried other good brands but not like the kefs. last week I tried connecting it to a home cinema receiver just to compare and i find them to be shy. Not as detailed and open as in the amplifier and some of the mids are vague. if you want them to rock, connect them to a proper integrated or powered amp and you will see what im talking about. Excellent speakers for the price range. Highly recommended.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by erger09 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Hook these badboys to the right system and the sound is just sheer quality.I've had them for a few years now and they keep on impressing to this very day.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



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

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I have been using these speakers for 3 months now--I originally bought them to supplement a wharfedale/klipsch 5.1 setup as rears in 7.1. But these KEFs are
so superior in the mid-range and with dialogue that they have move to the front of my system displacing my beloved emerald 97s. KEF simply rules the mid-range. These are ideal speakers for reproducing the human voice.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay



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

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I had the Coda 9 since 1996(app.maybe'95?)
It was an up-grading process from bookshelf to floor-standing speakers.
The magic of all the KEFs are that if you couple them with good cables and components, and with the right tweaks, they produce wonders.
I used the Coda 9 mostly with CD-53 mkII cd-player, Audio Alchemy DAC in the Box & later PS audio DL-3 HDCD DAC, Conrad Johnson PV-10AL Pre and a Velleman Mosfet 100w class A Power Amp built from a Kit.
Van Den Hul 102 MkV purple from DAC to MF X-10D, Belden Silver plated Home-made interconnect to Pre and Nordost Black Knight to power. Kimber 8TC speaker cables or MIT terminator3.
I used two special copper adjustable spike riased rectanglar birch chopping boards under the Coda.
After the initial burn-in, the Coda sounded as good if not better than any audiophile speaker several time its price.
Although I have up-graded my components and speakers several time, I still keep the Coda and listen to them occasionally.
It is great to use the Coda 9 to listen to something like Pat Coil's Schemes & Dreams from Sheffield Lab. Where the range from very low volume single keyboard/piano to full blast dynamics with a lot of details.
I read some previous reviews that said the bass of the Coda is not enough. With enough power from the power amp to drive them the coda 9's bass can be quite impressive.
The only draw back is the front baffle made of plastic comes off easily in time.
But it is very easy to glue back using a glue gun or silicon glass glue.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Merdeka Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benjamin Matthews a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these loudspeakers by reccomendation by a friend, and i must say that for the money paid, they are truly outstanding. Any other loudspeaker now seems like a sidestep.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   English audio, Heref




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