KEF Q550 (Black) Speakers Per Pair - EXC Grilles

KEF Q550 (Black)

Speakers Per Pair - EXC Grilles

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Elegant design meets powerful sound, with the KEF Q550 speakers.

World famous Uni-Q technology for a natural sound stage

The KEF Q550 uses a famous KEF technology to great effect, with the Uni-Q drive unit. This involves positioning the treble unit in the middle of the woofer, creating a single point source for sound across the frequency range. The end result of this is a broader, more cohesive sound that offers excellent stereo within a wider listening area.

Improved treble
A new damped loading system greatly reduces distortion, giving a smoother, more detailed top-end. The "tangerine" wave guide system helps the treble integrate more smoothly with the mid-range. Another improvement with the Q550 is the sealed top compartment - meaning that treble and mid-range aren't affected by the air movements from the bass units.

Aluminium woofer cone with Z-Flex surround for low distortion
Made from lightweight yet rigid aluminium, the woofer units are fast to respond and linear in their response. This helps give life-like dynamics and low levels of distortion. Using technologies developed in their high-end Concept Blade speakers, the Q550 offers attention to detail not usually seen in speakers at this level. The Z-Flex woofer surround gives superior cone control, helping it blend seamlessly with the treble unit for a more even and consistent sound.

Extra woofer and twin ABRs for bass boost
Within its elegant floorstanding cabinet the Q550 house no fewer than three additional bass woofers. One of these is powered and is dedicated entirely to bass below the mid-range unit. Working rather like a subwoofer, this enables the Q550 to offer consistent and reliable bass that's both deep and sustained. Improving this further, twin ABRs (Auxcillary Bass Radiators) utilise energy within the cabinet to further enhance and sustain the bass response.

Plinth included for enhanced stability
Coming complete with bolt-on plinths, the Q550 offer excellent stability. The design stretches out the spikes to give the highest level of stability possible from such a slender speaker. This has the effect of reducing distortion as the cabinet is more likely to stay in position and not 'rock' with louder music. Yet another great piece of attention to detail is that the spikes are also effortlessly adjustable from above - saving time and hassle when it comes to setting up.

Boost the bass while saving space, with the slender KEF Q550 speakers.

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Elegant design meets powerful sound, with the KEF Q550 speakers.

World famous Uni-Q technology for a natural sound stage

The KEF Q550 uses a famous KEF technology to great effect, with the Uni-Q drive unit. This involves positioning the treble unit in the middle of the woofer, creating a single point source for sound across the frequency range. The end result of this is a broader, more cohesive sound that offers excellent stereo within a wider listening area.

Improved treble
A new damped loading system greatly reduces distortion, giving a smoother, more detailed top-end. The "tangerine" wave guide system helps the treble integrate more smoothly with the mid-range. Another improvement with the Q550 is the sealed top compartment - meaning that treble and mid-range aren't affected by the air movements from the bass units.

Aluminium woofer cone with Z-Flex surround for low distortion
Made from lightweight yet rigid aluminium, the woofer units are fast to respond and linear in their response. This helps give life-like dynamics and low levels of distortion. Using technologies developed in their high-end Concept Blade speakers, the Q550 offers attention to detail not usually seen in speakers at this level. The Z-Flex woofer surround gives superior cone control, helping it blend seamlessly with the treble unit for a more even and consistent sound.

Extra woofer and twin ABRs for bass boost
Within its elegant floorstanding cabinet the Q550 house no fewer than three additional bass woofers. One of these is powered and is dedicated entirely to bass below the mid-range unit. Working rather like a subwoofer, this enables the Q550 to offer consistent and reliable bass that's both deep and sustained. Improving this further, twin ABRs (Auxcillary Bass Radiators) utilise energy within the cabinet to further enhance and sustain the bass response.

Plinth included for enhanced stability
Coming complete with bolt-on plinths, the Q550 offer excellent stability. The design stretches out the spikes to give the highest level of stability possible from such a slender speaker. This has the effect of reducing distortion as the cabinet is more likely to stay in position and not 'rock' with louder music. Yet another great piece of attention to detail is that the spikes are also effortlessly adjustable from above - saving time and hassle when it comes to setting up.

Boost the bass while saving space, with the slender KEF Q550 speakers.
Brand KEF
Colour Black
Sensitivity (dB) 87
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 130
Freq Response (Hz) 58 - 28,000
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass reflex - rear port
Weight (KG) 14.5
Black Yes
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 299 x 310 x 926 (With plinth)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kef Q550 Speakers Brilliant pair of speakers.Good price made better by Richersounds.com now doing buy now and pay with Paypal 4 months interest free credit.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good looking speaker, sounds even better I bought these to upgrade my 5.1 set-up front speakers, replacing some smaller Kef eggs. Powered with a Denon AVR3300, from the start these speakers sound great, and will bed in perfectly after a few more listening hours. Nice clear trebles, with no overpowering bass, the soundstage is better than anything I've heard before. Instruments orchestral pieces really stand out from each other, and where some speakers can struggle with the lower register on a piano piece, the 550's excel. Vocals are stunning too. They also sound great on some of the movies that have been watched so far. The adjustable feet on the bases make levelling them up a doddle. Ordered online on Sunday evening, they arrived Tuesday morning, on standard delivery - thanks RS for another great service. Next - time to upgrade the Centre to match !
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought this few weeks ago and I am very happy with the new speakers
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pair of speakers that mature. I bought these in May, so I have given them a full 6 months to bed in before reviewing, hence the title. Firstly, while they're never going to be for "Drum 'n' Bass" fans (spare me), the bass driver & passive radiator combo loosens up well enough with time - note the 6 months comment above. Bear this in mind before expressing your disappointment over the low end of these things. And they can stand to be a bit closer to the wall than normal, which helps too. But then there is the absolute clarity from the co-axial array - crisp, defined, dispersive, and many other superlatives. And I do believe that these are the first set of speakers I've owned from which I've been able to shut my eyes and hear a stereo image, precise instrument placement and all that. I half believed it to be a myth before these speakers. I do believe that finally I am content with a pair of speakers for the broad genre of music I listen to - and it's been a long time coming. And I'll end with a wholehearted thanks-for-bearing-with-me to Cibo and Sam at the Cambridge store.
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thn, tinny sound. I bought a pair of these a couple of months ago. They were hooked up to an Arcam SA20 alongside an Arcam CS50. Decent Chord connections & speaker cable were also used. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. The treble was excellent with plenty of detail, the bass however was thin & tinny. Only one of the three larger cones is an actual speaker, I wonder whether this affects the sound. From my experience with these speakers, avoid.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KEF Q550 Black Very pleased with this product. Sound quality is excellent The service and delivery was very good. Wood recommend Richersounds to anyone.
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and style I was upgrading so old KEF speakers, c40, avd asked the manager at Richer Sounds for the suitable replacements. They look and sound amazing and for nicely with my AV system
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looks good Sound better, I bought these Kef Q550 after seeing them about over 15 months aog. Been eager to buy them always, then finally i made the bold decision to make the purchase and i am not dissappointed. The salesman in Eaton branch was the best. i could not have asked for a better sales team to serve me. i was a bit dissapointed in the local branch and i am glad i made the drive of 15 miles to be served by Eaton branch.
Date published: 2020-02-04
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Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
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