Written on: 23/03/2013
Very bright with a Sanyo class"A" amp, poor bass, almost none..quite tiring to listen to, my partner found them "annoying" Bi-wired, but no difference. Pity the tweeters are concentric, otherwise I would have tried other units, and put a couple of B139 oval bass drivers in. I like the cabinet shape, a bit oval, and very ice in Cherry. " (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2004 by fabricetiozzo (1 review written)
I have to agree with the other reviews, those KEF Q3's are quite something to hear! I bought them for $400 Canadian (Less than 300$ US !!! ) + $50 for shipping. I could not be happier with them. So I won't stretch too long on the bad points. I have to disagree about the lack of bass oooummf!!! This is because the Q3's are not adding bass frequencies where there is none, unlike some other much more expensive speakers that I heard before buying those, like Mission and Monitor audio (Silver 6:... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2003 by music explorer.
If u are looking for a warm sound, like jazz, vocals,or long hour listening without tiring, q3 isn't the right choice for u.....cos' it sounds bright regardless of any cables u use, & this is the characteristic of Q3.
when i first tested KEF Q3 , wharfedale evo30 , elac 205jet,
Q3 sounds outstanding cos the surround effect brought me into days when i were jammin with my friends in a jammin studio.....clarity is amazing...
what hi-fi has review & the setback was lack of oomp...
that was... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2003 by music explorer.
start up with rotel 02 series integrated amp & cd player..
using a van den hul 1st ultimate interconnect & QED xt350 speaker cables & silver audio powerburst powercord for both cd player & amp....
results was amazing , couldn't help it without Q3 & the good cables,interconnect, & powercord....can't do without any of these....
KEF speakers delivered good imaging & soundstage. Just imagine u were listening in an empty room.....
when playing my blues cd, reverb of guitar riffs resulting from... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2003 by Neil.
I bought a complete Q-series set-up: 2 x Q3 for the fronts, 2 x Q1 for the rears and a Q9 centre. Oh, and a REL Quake subwoofer. Let's get the solitary negative out of the way right now: you're going to need a subwoofer if you use Q3s as your main front speakers as they lack a teensy bit of power in the bass. Obviously that needs to be fixed if you plan on listening to rock music, but you'd also lose a lot of the slam factor of action movie soundtracks.
Right, now for the bottom line,...(read more)
Written on: 13/08/2002 by Flip.
As with the other reviews - I have to recommend the Q3. I have them in the light maple colour and they look breathtaking with the grills off! I paid 350 GBP (they seem to be on special offer all over as the original price was 400 GBP). If you want to make an impression and you have a wooden floor, don't get them in black, get the maple and leave the grills off. Wow! (see the Kef brochure)
Sound wise they demolished some cheaper mission floor standers that I auditioned. In fact to be fair to... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2002 by Dalancroft.
I have to agree with the previous reviewers. These Kef Q3's are terrific speakers for the money. I paid about 300 British pounds for them and they're worth every farthing. Down the line, one could add a sealed subwoofer designed for music and fill in the 20-40 Hz octave, and, if blended seamlessly, you'd have full-range music that was detailed yet smooth and non-fatiguing. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2002 by Paul.
Short version.. Just go and buy yourself these Kef Q3 speakers.
I am cursed with the ability to find fault with everything I buy..I am difficult to please.. my house has seen more televisions, speakers, amps, and cd players etc. etc. sent back because they have failed to live up to manufacturers claims or I have found them to be faulty in some way.
I had some old Kef coda 7 se's
I needed to upgrade my speakers after buying new kit.
I started with a pair of Mission 782s £700... (read more)