Released August, 2008
The Pros:Very clear central image improves vocal quality. Good quality bass frequencies with a better than average minimum frequency, users do not necessarily need dedicated sub. Maintains audio clarity even at high volumes.
The KEF XQ40 is a floor standing speaker designed for the high-end audiophile market. It is similar in design and functionality to the KEF XQ30, but features two separate larger 6.5 inch drive units dedicated to providing mid and bass support, and a larger 6.5 Uni-Q unit with a 0.75 inch aluminum dome tweeter that provides clear and natural high frequencies up to 55kHz.
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The larger driver size necessitates a larger cabinet profile 40.4 inches high, but it comes in the same finishes and the same magnetic shielding as the KEF XQ30.
- Three-way bass reflex
- Drive Units: 2 x 165mm (6.5in) LF, 165mm (6.5in) Uni-Q with 19mm (0.75in) aluminium dome HF
- Crossover Frequencies: 400Hz, 2.5kHz
- Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 90dB
- Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 45Hz - 55kHz
- Maximum Output: 112dB
- Input Impedance: 8 Ohms (min 3.2)
- Magnetic Shielding
- Weight: 24.3kg (53.5lbs)
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 1026 x 231 x 345 mm (40.4 x 9.1 x 13.6 in)
- Finishes: Birdseye Maple, Khaya Mahogany or Piano Black
User Reviews (2)
Very clear central image improves vocal quality
Good quality bass frequencies with a better than average minimum frequency, users do not necessarily need dedicated sub
Maintains audio clarity even at high volumes
Very high quality stereo imaging for floorstanding models
Sound quality remains relatively constant across a range of wattages from different amplifiers
Wider than average audio "sweet spot" enhances quality listening range
Better than average build quality, solid case design with attractive aesthetic
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