Excerpt: This has been a favourite system of ours for years, and we can understand why KEF might have thought the '3005SE could remain so at £1200. It might have, too, were it not for the arrival of the B&W MT-25 . With £246 between them, the choice was fairly straightforward. Now the KEFs are down to £1000, it's anything but. This system's biggest strength is its 3005 satellites, and specifically, the Uni-Q driver that resides in the centre of each one.
Pros: A seamless surround field combined with a direct and focused centre channel, deep, refined, weighty and powerful sound will fill even large rooms
Cons: Occasional touch of tubbiness to the bass, not quite as fast or agile as the B&, W MT-25s
Excerpt: In these difficult financial times, KEF is re-positioning its style speaker systems. You can read the full details in our news story , but basically the firm is introducing more affordable versions of same of its best-selling speaker packages such as the Award-winning KHT3005SE . What we have here is the excellent 3005 satellites partnered with the more affordable KUBE-2 subwoofer – hence this new package, the KHT3005SE-K2 at £1000.
Pros: Great mix of surround sound dispersion and centre-channel focus, great build and styling, fine detail, weight and dynamics
Cons: Subwoofer doesn’t integrate with the sats as well as the B&, W MT-25