Summary: The KEFs 900s are an amazing speaker. I demo'd three others before I settled on them. In fact, I like the KEF sound so much, I bought the KEF R700s. I should have gotten the R900s, but they are 5k and out of my price range. The R's are very nice, more refined in their sound, but don't go as low. I will upgrade to the R900s when I get a change. Before the Q900s I had the PSB Imagine Ts from Crutchfield. Great high end, very nice speaker.
Summary: I have been looking for some time to upgrade my Snell speakers, a wonderful speaker company that I think is no longer in business. These new KEF speakers are wonderful and for a price less than a car. There is a real clarity in their response, nothing ``muddy'' in the sound. I listen to rock and jazz and also use them as part of my surround sound system.
Summary: I decided to hear the Q900 after the John Atkinson´s Stereophile review. The magazine´s editor said that Q900 is the best speaker under $2000 ever made. I listened the Q900 for 2 weeks in my system and I agree with the Stereophile´s veredict. These Kefs not give us the sweetness of (around $2000) B&W´s mids, neither the (around $2000) Dynaudio´s smooth punch or the Thiel´s resolution.
Summary: I have spent a lot of time with quality speakers and find that these are simply the best undert $2000 a pair speakers. I did not think they were as good as the B&W 804s, but then you would need to spend 3 times for the B&Ws. I found them cleaner than the B&W 704s though. Make sure you do due deligence with audyssey and it is a good idea to biamp these if you have one of the mainstream receivers like the onkyo tx nr5008.
A True Advance In Listening Pleasure From England and China
1 August 2011
Summary: Summary Kef Q series uses an unprecedented combination of traditional driver technologies combined with a sophisticated design and rare earth elements to boldly lead the marketplace. Kef combines a coaxial speaker with a separate woofer. The tweeter inherits properties of both dome and horn tweeter and using lower distortion neodymium magnet.
speakers so good your urge to upgrade will disappear
James L. Young, Amazon
1 August 2011
Summary: My Kef Q900 speakers shipped all the way to hawaii, $145 shipping EACH from another site (a4l) and they arrived in perfect shape. But I agree there's less foam in the box than there were in my $420 bic acoustech pl79 speakers that I upgraded to the Kefs from. But these speakers are truly great, I just got into home theatre and went from onkyo home theatre in a box speakers to pioneer SP-FS51-LR speakers, to bic acoustech pl79 to kef q900, with greater costs each time and...
Summary: These speakers are incredibly good, produce a very well balanced sound, a deep soundstage with crystal clear voices and exceptional precise bass that punches with authority. I have heard them for hours with all kind of music and do not produce any ear fatigue, on the contrary, you beg for more music. The sensitivity is very high,, so you won't need a big amp to move these speakers. Any regular 50-100 watts amp will give you the sound of a very much more expensive system.
Summary: These speakers are absolutely killer, offering exceptional performance for the money. Speakers are highly subjective, however, so I would encourage comparing these to others within your price budget. Having listened to several models within this price range, I highly recommend them if your room and significant other can accommodate them.
KEF Q900 Offer best in class sound at twice the price
Timothy Darling, Amazon
1 August 2011
Summary: I have used a wide range of speakers in the past including Quad, B&W, and Infinity. The KEF Q900 offer me a listening experience that I am really excited about. I have a long room that is not that wide. I was able to set the speakers up so I get excellent imaging and very tight bass response and musical accuracy. The rest of my system is a Linn Sondek turntable, LFD amplifier and Rotel CD player. Mid to Hi Fi.