Summary: I have to evaluate the KEF HTB2SE-W on two levels: features and performance. On one hand, it doesn’t have a crossover, continuously variable level control or speaker-level inputs, which prevents its use with systems that don't have these controls, such as many two-channel receivers and processors and some home theater components. When considering features, I rate it at 3.5 stars out of 5.
Conclusion: At 1200 clams, it isn't the cheapest 10-inch subwoofer on the block. It isn't even the cheapest 10-inch wireless subwoofer on the block. But let's face it: the rest of those wireless subwoofers look like the boring black boxes they are. The HTB2SE-W is a gorgeous little looker that promises to complement all but the most traditional of interiors. And given its unusual vertical stance, it's liable to fit in nooks where no other subwoofer would.
Pros: Stunning aesthetics, Wireless transmission works perfectly, I mean, it's really pretty, Great performance in the right room, Super easy setup, Seriously, have you seen this thing?, Stunning aesthetics, Wireless transmission works perfectly, I mean, it's really pretty, Great performance in the right room, Super easy setup, Seriously, have you seen this thing?
Cons: No volume control, Not powerful enough for larger rooms by itself, It's pricey
Summary: комплект акустических систем KEF fivetwo Model 11, дополненный активным сабвуфером HTB-2, произвел очень благоприятное впечатление и без малейших оговорок может конкурировать со многими системами 5.1 аналогичной ценовой категории.
Pros: оригинальный привлекательный дизайн. Великолепное качество звучания, прекрасно подходящее как для стерео, так и для многоканальных записей.
Cons: в рамках данного теста мы не смогли выявить существенных недостатков.