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KEF Q950

Floor-standing speaker (Walnut)

Item # 991Q950WN

The Q950 combines a striking design with exceptional musical performance to fill even large rooms with excellent sound.

The Q950 combines a striking design with exceptional musical performance to fill even large rooms with excellent sound.

Item # 991Q950WN

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About the KEF Q950

Exceptional sound from KEF's Q Series flagship

KEF is famous in the audiophile community for their super high-end loudspeakers. But the British hi-fi company also makes a line of high-value, high-performance speakers that incorporate many of the technologies found in KEF's more expensive models. The Q950 — KEF's Q Series flagship speaker — combines a striking grille-less design with exceptional musical performance to fill even large rooms with excellent sound. 

Exceptional sound from KEF's Q Series flagship

KEF is famous in the audiophile community for their super high-end loudspeakers. But the British hi-fi company also makes a line of high-value, high-performance speakers that incorporate many of the technologies found in KEF's more expensive models. The Q950 — KEF's Q Series flagship speaker — combines a striking grille-less design with exceptional musical performance to fill even large rooms with excellent sound. 

KEF Q950 floor-standing speaker

An expanded view of the Uni-Q driver assembly shows the careful design and construction that go into making each Q950.

A room-filling "sweet spot," thanks to Uni-Q® technology

KEF's patented Uni-Q technology places the Q950's 1-1/2" aluminum dome tweeter into the acoustic center of the cabinet's topmost 8" woofer. This concentric design allows sound to originate from a single point source, making the speaker's "sweet spot" (the ideal listening position) much larger.

I've had the pleasure of hearing Uni-Q technology in person many times. Even when sitting off to the side or in the back of our listening room, I've enjoyed detailed, three-dimensional sound. You can expect the same in your home with a pair of the '950s.

Ideal for music, movies, and more

The speaker's 8" Uni-Q driver is joined by a separate 8" woofer dedicated to reproducing low frequencies. These two woofers team up with a pair of 8" passive radiators to deliver accurate, punchy bass with your favorite albums, movies, sports broadcasts, and video game soundtracks.

Optional magnetic grille available separately.

Part of a complete KEF Q surround sound system

The KEF Q Series features an array of speakers that are voice-matched for compatibility in an immersive surround sound system:

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Product highlights:

  • 1-1/2" vented aluminum dome tweeter with waveguide
  • dual 8" aluminum woofers
    • the tweeter and topmost woofer use KEF's Uni-Q technology, which places the tweeter in the center of the woofer
    • this specialized positioning creates a large listening "sweet spot" in your room
  • dual 8" aluminum passive radiators for enhanced bass performance
  • frequency response: 44-28,000 Hz (±3 dB)
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: 15-200 watts
  • bass-reflex (passive radiator) design
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • optional magnetic grille available separately
  • included plinth and carpet spikes provide added stability
  • 14-1/16"W x 43-15/16"H x 12-15/16"D (with plinth and spikes)
  • weight: 45.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Q950WN

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • 2 Outrigger feet
  • 4 Spikes
  • 6 Screws
  • 6 Washers
  • 4 Rubber inserts
  • Hex-key
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Passive Radiator
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Walnut
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.5
Midrange Size (inches) 8.0
Woofer Size (inches) 8.0
Woofer Composition Aluminum
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Dolby Atmos Drivers Optional
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 15-200
Frequency Response 44-28k Hz
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 43-15/16
Width (inches) 14-1/4
Depth (inches) 12-3/8
Weight 45.5 lbs

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Features

Uni-Q Driver Array: At the heart of the Q Series loudspeaker is the Uni-Q driver array. This signature innovation by KEF places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the midrange cone, with both drivers acting as a single point source. The result is a more detailed, accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with any conventional speaker. The Uni-Q driver array is made up of a 1.5" aluminum dome tweeter and a 8.0" aluminum midrange driver.

  • 1.5" Aluminum Dome Tweeter: At the center of the Uni-Q driver array is a 1.5" aluminum dome tweeter that utilizes KEF's "tangerine" waveguide over the tweeter dome for ultra-wide dispersion. Further enhancements to the 1" aluminum dome tweeter is a damped loading tube and a cone-neck de-coupler. The damped tweeter loading tube reduces any harshness in the lower treble frequencies by gently terminating the sound produced from the rear. The cone-neck de-coupler reduces output in the cone breakup region to improve high frequency performance.
  • 8.0" Aluminum Midrange Driver: The Uni-Q driver array's 8.0" midrange driver features an aluminum cone structure that has been engineered to reduce cone breakup and improve midrange performance. The driver's optimized suspension allows more movement, better controlled excursion, and lower distortion for accurate bass performance. As well as allowing the driver's cone its full extension, KEF's ingenious Z-flex surround guides the sound from the tweeter across the surround without any disturbance or secondary radiation.

Isolated Sealed Uni-Q Chamber: The Uni-Q driver array is isolated in a closed chamber inside the speaker cabinet to reduce distortions. The closed box midrange cabinet design reduces the load on the Uni-Q midrange cone, increasing clarity and detail while delivering cleaner, punchier bass.

Low-Frequency Woofer + Dual Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABR): The Uni-Q driver array is paired with a 8.0" low frequency woofer and dual Auxiliary Bass Radiators (ABR). The same aluminum cone found in the Uni-Q's midrange driver is also used in the bass woofer and dual ABRs for excellent low-distortion midbass/bass performance. The woofer's vented magnet assembly on a rigid metal chassis and 50mm voice coil offers incredible power handling, while the new rubber rear suspension of the ABRs provides greater excursion and a lower tuning frequency so that the speaker can play deeper and louder. Both types of drivers feature a large roll surround that allows a longer throw with less distortion at high sound pressure levels.

Sleek Cabinet Design: The sculpted Q Series finish epitomizes KEF's approach with seamless, sleek cabinets unblemished by visible fittings and joints. Q Series speakers are coated with a fine satin finish with matching driver colors. If you wish to conceal the drivers, an optional magnetically attached speaker grille (see Accessories Tab) is available and sold separately.

Gold-Plated Binding Post Terminals: On the rear of the speaker cabinet is a pair of heavy-duty, gold-plated binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single only). Plastic inserts must be removed from the binding posts to use banana plugs.

Outrigger Feet w/ Spikes: The included outrigger feet and spikes provide a larger, more stable footprint with greater stability. The outrigger feet screw into the bottom of the speaker cabinet, while the spikes screw into the bottom of the outrigger feet using the supplied hardware. Once the outrigger feet and spikes are installed and the speaker is positioned, the spikes can be adjusted from the top of the outrigger feet to make sure the speaker is level with your floor.

  • Dimensions w/ Outrigger Feet & Spikes: 12.875" (w) x 38.5" (h) x 12.375" (d)
  • Dimensions w/ Outrigger Feet Only: 12.875" (w) x 37.1875" (h) x 12.375" (d)
Notes:
  • The spikes are designed for carpeted flooring. These spikes can cause damage to hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl flooring (there are no rubber feet included).
  • The speaker should not be used without the outrigger feet installed for stability and performance reasons.
  • A pair of speakers should be positioned 6' to 10' apart. They can be "toed-in" or angled inward toward the main listening area to improve stereo imaging and soundstage.

Q Series: Q Series speakers by KEF deliver natural, accurate, high-resolution sound. First introduced in 1991, the multiple award-winning Q Series has long delighted music lovers and audiophiles with outstanding sound quality and innovative design. The Q Series, now in its 8th iteration, brings high resolution sound with more depth and more clarity. The Q Series consists of three floorstanding speakers (Q550/Q750/Q950), two bookshelf speakers (Q150/Q350), two center channel speakers (Q650C/Q250C), and Dolby Atmos speaker (Q50A) - all sold separately.

Optional Powered Subwoofer: A KEF Kube series powered subwoofer (sold separately) is the perfect addition to the Q Series loudspeakers.

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I am looking to upgrade my speakers froms sx80's to the Kef q950. Is my Cambridge Audio AXR100 a good match for the kef Q950 ?
[ JOHN  May 14, 2022 ]
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I have the Cambridge AXR100 driving two Kef A950's. its an awesome set up unless you want to play your music crazy loud (like I do sometimes)) if you do this, the AXR will clip after about 10 minutes of play. if you don't ever plan on having the volume set at 11, you'll be more than satisfied!!!!! I just added a 200w amp and now I can blow my eardrums out.
[ MATT  May 16, 2022 ]
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This is my first venture back into hi-fidelity in a long while. I've always had a Yamaha amp, so I wouldn't feel qualified to give a opinion on the Cambridge match. As far as the speakers go, I couldn't be more pleased. They have met all my expectations and were most certainly the right choice for my listening pleasure.
[ DAVID  May 15, 2022 ]
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I can't speak to the match, but it is hard for me to magine these speakers sounding anything but superb in any set up. I rock a tube rig.
[ TREVOR  May 15, 2022 ]
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I bought a pair of Q950s been listening for 3 months now, it's highly powered with 250 WPC. I am satisfied and happy with the speakers and performance. It's a big speaker so I would power it with ad much amp as you can afford.
[ DANNY JOSEPH  May 14, 2022 ]
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I think it would be fine. I purchased a Marantz SR6015, which is 110 wpc (in 2 channel mode) and it suffices. However, I did purchase a separate 2 channel 205 wpc amp to power them because I'm using them more in a surround system. They do sound amazing!
[ Toby  May 14, 2022 ]
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The Q950's are much more efficient than the sx80's - your AXR100 should have zero trouble driving them. My Marantz AVR sports 110 per channel x2 which gets whittled down a fair bit as I am driving 9 channels. I don't have a real need for more power.
[ BRADLEY  May 14, 2022 ]
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The Q950's are fairly efficient .. your amp should have more than enough oomph to drive them.
[ Robert  May 14, 2022 ]
Q
Which would you recommend, the B&W 704 S2 or the Kef Q950?
[ Chris  Nov 02, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes, I recommend the Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 for their sound quality,
[ walter  Nov 02, 2020 ]
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KEF q950 or SVS Ultra towers?
[ ANTHONY  Dec 02, 2021 ]
3 answers
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I have the 950's and have not heard the Ultra's. I love my 950's. They sound great for music and movies. Have heard great things about the Ultras but you will need the right space for them. Due to design, placement needs to be right. They also need some power to get everything out of them.
[ Jason  Dec 02, 2021 ]
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If you can listen to them. Especially with the amplifier you will use. The SVS has a strong bass response that can be tamed. The KEF needs a brighter amp. In my view KEF Q950 and a maranta amp are a no go. Too smoothed off music reproduction. My comments relate to playing music.
[ JOHN  Dec 02, 2021 ]
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I had the same question when I bought the q950's. I don't think my room had enough room behind for the Ultras if I remember correctly. But, the Q950's are sooo good. I am very satisfied.
[ RICHARD  Dec 02, 2021 ]
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I have a older Mac. Power amp 2125, is 125 watts enough to power these speakers to there full potential?
[ Mike  Oct 25, 2021 ]
1 answer
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You'd have no problem driving the Q950s with that amp. They are rather efficient speakers.
[ Robert  Oct 26, 2021 ]
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Would the Parasound HINT 6 Halo Integrated Amplifier be a good match with these speakers?
[ Jeff  Nov 17, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Yes. I believe that is 160w/ch. These speakers really need at least that o drive them. I just added a Legacy Monobloc 2 to my Yamaha RXA 3080. The 325 w/ch made a HUGE difference!
[ david  Nov 17, 2020 ]
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Is the price for a single speaker or a pair?
[ Dunham  Oct 01, 2020 ]
2 answers
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These are priced individually.
[ Calvin  Oct 19, 2020 ]  Staff
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single
[ Abdulelah  Oct 15, 2020 ]
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I am thinking of buying the kef q950 speakers. What would be a good/great amp to drive them?
[ E  May 25, 2020 ]
2 answers
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I recommend at least 150 w/c
[ david  Oct 15, 2020 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Jun 05, 2020 ]  Staff
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