KEF Q550 Floorstanding Speaker

$1,995

Brand KEF

One of the life's pleasures is to experience the intensity of an outstanding recorded performance in your own space. Q Series speakers by KEF bring you that pleasure in natural, accurate high-resolution sound. 

First introduced in 1991, the multiple award-winning Q Series has long delighted music lovers and audiophiles with outstanding sound quality and innovative design. The Q Series, now in its 8th iteration, brings high resolution sound with more depth and more clarity.

KEF Q550 FLOOR STANDING SPEAKERS

The Q550 is the smallest size among the Q Series floorstanders. Featuring the KEF signature Uni-Q driver array paired with a 130mm (5.25 inch) aluminium bass driver and two matching ABRs, the Q550 delivers a phenomenal audiophile performance with clarity and more controlled bass.

"Sit-anywhere" Uni-Q sound

At the heart of the evolved Q Series is the Uni-Q driver array. The signature innovation places the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the midrange and bass cone, bringing the acoustic ideal of a single point source closer than ever to realisation. The result is a more detailed, accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with any conventional speaker.

Tweaking the tweeter

With the addition of the damped tweeter loading tube providing a gentle termination of sound produced from the back of the tweeter, lower treble performance is improved dramatically and a new low-distortion inductor on the crossover provides cleaner bass.

New system design

The closed box midrange cabinet design reduces the load on the Uni-Q midrange cone, increasing clarity and detail while delivering cleaner, punchier bass. Midrange clarity is enhanced again through improvements to the mid-bass driver that allowed the DC blocking capacitor to be eliminated. Its removal also created a more natural bass roll-off between the drivers.

Beefier LF drivers and ABRs

Low-frequency (LF) drivers now have a larger roll surround, along with a new suspension to produce cleaner bass at high volumes. A new cone structure improves midrange clarity, and an enhanced Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) with a new surround and rear suspension delivers better controlled and more impressive bass.

A word about drums and bass

The Q Series faithfully reproduces the subtleties of powerful bass instruments. Low-frequency drivers now have a larger roll surround, along with a new spider suspension to produce cleaner bass at high volumes. 

A new cone structure improves midrange clarity, and an enhanced Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) with a new surround and rear suspension delivers better controlled and more impressive bass.

A rhapsody in ebony and ivory

The sculpted Q Series finish epitomises our approach with seamless, sleek cabinets unblemished by visible fittings and joins. Q Series speakers are coated with a fine satin finish in black or white with matching driver colours.

SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGN Two and a half-way bass reflex
DRIVE UNITS 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium Uni-Q
25mm (1in.)vented aluminium dome HF
130mm (5.25in.) aluminium LF
2 x 130mm (5.25in.)aluminium ABR
FREQUENCY RANGE FREE FIELD 45Hz (-6dB)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 58Hz - 28kHz (±3dB)
CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES 2.5kHz
MAXIMUM OUTPUT 110dB
AMPLIFIER REQUIREMENTS 15-130W
SENSITIVITY 87dB (2.83V/1m)
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 Ohms (min.3.5 Ohms)
DIMENSIONS H x W x D: 
873 x 180 x 278 mm
926 x 299 x 310 mm (with Plinth)
WEIGHT 14.5kg (32 lbs)
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