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KEF XQ10 Bookshelf Speakers

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Introduction

Founded by Raymond Cook in the 1960's on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry (from where the name KEF is derived), KEF speakers have been a popular loudspeaker brand in Europe for many years. With interest in expanding their presence here in the States, KEF is introducing their XQ series which ranges from the XQ10 bookshelves to the XQ40 towers. What I consider to be their most innovative design is the Uni-Q, a point source that consolidates the tweeter into the mid range driver. The advantage to this design is a smoother blending of the sound (due to a simpler crossover network and better time alignment configuration) and a larger "sweet spot" for listening. The XQ10 is the smallest speaker in the new XQ series from KEF and though it is geared for serious 2-channel listening, I found that it held up well with multi-channel and home theater usage also.

Specifications

  • Design: Two-way bass reflex
  • Drivers: 1 0.75" Aluminum Dome Tweeter, One 5.25" Woofer
  • MFR: 63 Hz - 55 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB
  • Recommended Power: 15 - 100 Watts
  • Dimensions: 13" H x 7.5" W x 9.75" D
  • Weight: 14 Pounds/each
  • MSRP $1,300/pair USA
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