Summary: 2013 KEF Q100 Review A well-engineered speaker that presents a mixed bag, depending on your expectations. Firstly, these speakers require A LOT of warming in, a good 3 months of listening time was my experience before I felt they began to show their true capability. I found this out....that when new, they sound very harsh and grainy in the treble range, and the overall sound had a dark and uneven representation.
Summary: This was a tough purchase, i.e. just go by specifications and not actually hear them? I toiled on this for a couple weeks and decided to go with it. I'm running a Carver sub, NHT L/R/C and the KEF's in the back channels. With my THX 4,000 watt home theater system these speakers not only sound good, they can keep up even with their short size. They sound great with music or movie's.
Summary: In a small room for easy listening, you could not do better. Great, crisp imaging of the music. My room is 12 x20, and I listen to rock a lot, so I have a Definitive Technology sub-woofer to enhance the base. NAD amplifier -- Pure DAC dock -- all mp3 downloaded in lossless 256 KBS format -- great sound. Similar to Paradigm Atom Monitor speakers, which go for $600 these days.
Summary: Great sounding bookshelf speakers with stunning imaging and soundstage. Sound a lot larger than their cabinet size would suggest. A subwoofer is recommended although the speakers alone have a solid low end. Very high quality construction with bi-amp bi-wire hookup options. The cabinet finish is not high quality real wood but just OK. I use four of these with the KEF Q200 Center Channel and Definitive SuperCube 1 and couldn't be happier.
Summary: Great quality speakers. These replaced a pair of Audioengine P4's in my stereo setup. It's unfair to compare the two due to the obvious price difference but it's the only reference I have. Although I think the P4's are great speakers worth every penny, the highs can be a bit harsh and the lows less detailed. The Kef's on the other hand are smooth in all frequencies and very detailed sounding.
PERFECTLY WELL BALANCED SPEAKERS THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE BIGGER ONES DO BUT JUST MORE MUCH BETTER
23 January 2011
Summary: KEF's Q Series Q100 bookshelf speakers is a completely new design that looks better and sounds sweeter than its predecessors, and anything else in its class plays in any set up with ease. And with 100 watts of power, the Uni-Q high/mid frequency driver, and solid, controlled bass, the sound is nothing short of extraordinary, These cabinets are 30 % larger than the previous models ,giving it the tight hard heavy hitting accurate deep perfect bass that some bigger ones...
Summary: Love my speakers, impressive sound for just a small speaker, clear miss so beautiful it just makes me want to stay listening to them, treble is really good too bass not that much but a balanced sound, I would buy another pair of this little ones
Summary: I've had these a few months and I have to say they are excellent. They are incredibly detailed with a very flat frequency response... Basically they are KEF's entry to their UNI-Q driver... And with these you are paying mostly for the driver. The finish looks like vinyl, but it's fine. I think they look nice. I took out the driver and the port terminals to have a look.