KEF Q9c Center Channels

Q9c

The Q9c centre speaker has the same UNI-Q array for a perfect timbre-match with the rest of the Q Series. Off axis response is crucial in centre speakers because they carry all of the dialogue content - and with the Q9c, high output and fast transient attack combine with UNI-Q''s inherently wide dispersion characteristics to create an involving sound stage for everyone in the room.

User Reviews (6)

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intrio   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 25, 2005]
Strength:

Power and dispersion

Weakness:

hight and separation

Fair value for money in the range of similar products Good dispersion, good sensitivity,good bass dirty high, lack of separation Littlebit expensive for the quality

Similar Products Used: Mission 78C
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
mclloyd   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 30, 2003]
Strength:

Good dynamic range. Excellent imaging, excellent dispersion of sound.

Weakness:

Uhm...hard to set anything on top of it? Not much, for the price paid.

I really enjoy the clarity of this center-speaker, as well as all of KEF products. With the Uni-Q driver, I don't have to search for "sweet-spots" in the room to make sure I'm getting the perfect sound. With it's broad range of frequencies, this speaker sounds as sharp as it looks.

Similar Products Used: KEF Q7 (2) KEF Q1 (2) as surrounds Definitive Technology PS80 8" power sub.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Nuno   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 15, 2003]
Strength:

Not bad at all for the price. Great in small rooms and at low volumes Looks much better than most.

Weakness:

Fades at high volumes and in complex scenes

Not a bad product but in larger room with high volume seems to get drowned out. Got a Yamaha AZ2 with 2x Q7 front , 2x Q8s FE and 3x Q1 for rears. I've turned up the center and still under certain situations I find it lacking. The rest of the speakers are awesome. Trying to get a XQ2c to demo. In a small room (less than 7m x 4m) it sounds fine and very clear. Still for about local price of about $400 very hard to beat.

Similar Products Used: Shopped and listened to numerous brands incl - Tannoy , Whaferdale , B&W.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Fritz   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 29, 2003]
Strength:

the looks, very neutral sound

Weakness:

none at this price

Beautiful looking, very good sounding speaker.It has a crisp sound , but never does it become harsh.The dialogue is easy to follow and very natural.I'm very content with it, especially regarding the price which is in my opinion very reasonable.

Similar Products Used: b&w cs 600
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
michael dobey   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 29, 2003]
Strength:

clear imaging, covers 50-27khz freqs, great soundstage. beautiful appearance as well. in this price range it's at the top. like all of the q series it sounds like it cost three times as much!

Weakness:

like most center channels it isn't designed for lower bass freqs. but that is why you use a subwoofer.

one of the best center speakers in its price class. perhaps the best, the kef q9c delivers excellent center channel performance that delivers excellent soundstaging, and imaging.

Similar Products Used: kef q5 fronts, kef q1 surrounds, earthquake supernova 10 inch subwoofer. klipsch sc1 rear channel.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike Walker   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 07, 2003]
Strength:

With the Q technology, it almost doesn’t matter how you place this speaker, it will produce crisp clear sound in every direction.

Good looks, precise sound, and great dispersion with just enough bass. This speaker is ported and bi-wired, ready for sound. It comes in three colors, black ash, natural and apple wood for the enthusiast of wood. A definite asset to complete your Q Series surround sound.

Similar Products Used: Energy Take 1.1 Center
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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