Review on the Kef Q200c Centre Speaker by Roy Jowett
Kef Q200c Centre Speaker. Roy Jowett Home Cinema is proud to be the only independent dealer in the Northwest of England to stock the Kef Q Series range of speakers.
The centre channel of a surround sound home cinema is the most important speaker in the system. Delivering the vast majority of sound, mainly in the form of dialogue, it's the one speaker that has to be able to cope with today's modern film soundtracks. The Q200c centre speaker is the smaller of the two centre speakers available in Kef's latest Q Series. It is perfectly matched acoustically to the bookshelf and smaller floorstanding speakers in the range, and steps up to the plate to give you a natural realistic sound that perfectly matches the rest of the speakers in the Q Series.
The Q200c centre speaker uses a newly developed 130mm Uni-Q driver array. Engineering, technological and design techniques developed whilst Kef were making their Reference level flagship loudspeakers have trickled down to the more modestly priced speakers with exceptional results.
At the heart of the new Uni-Q driver lays the all-new 25mm vented aluminium dome HF tweeter. The tweeter has a much larger dome capacity than in previous incarnations, enabling the Kef Q200c speaker to produce a smooth, musical wave-guide that is in perfect harmony with the main Uni-Q Driver. This is something that Kef were never able to achieve with the older IQ series speakers. Sounds technical, but what that means in the real world is that the Q200c speaker is about as balanced a centre speaker as you are able to find at this price, lending itself to an incredibly natural sound. If it is detail and clarity that you require in your speaker, look no further than the Q200c. A low distortion bass driver and an ABR driver flank the Uni-Q driver to give a convincing weight to the sound.
Kef speakers have always excelled in producing natural vocals, a testament to the quality of the Uni-Q technology. The Q200c centre speaker, and the Q Series as a whole, are quite something else to behold. Not only are the sweet vocals clean and controlled, there is no noticeable distortion, even at higher volumes. The Kef Q200c speaker is available to demo in our Lancashire showroom, (call 01282 864048 to book a demo) and come in a choice of three finishes: black oak, english cherry and european walnut.
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