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KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre

KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre
alaScore 78

13 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (

KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre


There's more than one way to skin a cat—as mine will quickly discover if he claws my armchair again—and surround sound needs skinning. I've lost count of the number of potential home theater buffs who have asked for my advice and then balked at the...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (

KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre


There's more than one way to skin a cat-as mine will quickly discover if he claws my armchair again-and surround sound needs skinning. I've lost count of the number of potential home theater buffs who have asked for my advice and then balked at the...

In a bare-walled room, you shouldn't have to go to heroic lengths to get the best out of the Instant Theatre. My space, however, has a fair amount of urban-rathole clutter along the sidewalls. That has a diffusive effect, which is an asset with most...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: (

KEF KIT100 Speaker System Reviewed


You just gotta love marketing guys. They probably assumed that the only people who remember the original usage of the name 'KEF KIT' are now such old farts that it's OK to resuscitate the moniker for something with absolutely no......

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


The Kef Kit100 uses two front-facing drivers with flat NXT panels behind to reflect sound off side walls – it's a nice trick

This Kef's discreet, cute kit delivers great sound and pictures

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

KEF KIT 100 Instant Theatre


KEF's luxurious Instant Theatre makes believable surround from a pair of speakers.

Innovative stereo speakers provide surround sound ; Stylish small-footprint design ; Die-cast metal speakers and receiver/DVD player

Pricey ; Less adept with music than with movie audio

May, 2005

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (



KEF's Instant Theater system meets the needs of all consumers who want a good looking, good sounding 5.1 DVD system, but don't like to hook up five speakers. With only two clever Uni-Q speakers, each including a NXT panel, the system produces realistic su

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: Active Home staff (Active Home)

KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre


A home entertainment centre that uses flat-panel speaker technology to create surround sound

Progressive scan DVD player ; good audio quality ; lots of A/Vconnectors ; simple to set up

Expensive ; not 'true' 5.1 sound ; no capability for receiving digital radio

If you're tight on space and want a high performing home theatre, the KIT100 is a good, if somewhat pricey, option

May, 2005

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

"Excellent Sound & no back Wires"


A little pricey but hey!! its fairly new.

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

KIT100 is a complete DVD-based system that gives the listener everything required to experience 5.1 digital surround sound from just two compact front speakers and a hide-away subwoofer - enjoying the same detailed 3D sound image anywhere in the room. KEF instant theatre could not be easier or more convenient to set-up and use. In less than 10 minutes most consumers will have it working, with no configuration or menus required. All that needs to be done is to just load a selected disc and press 'play'! It could not be simpler.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / radio tuner / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:DVD surround system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
Progressive Scan: Yes
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes


Type:DVD player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Manufacturer:KEF Audio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:KEF instant theatre


Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None


Color:Stardust silver


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS


Type: None