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alaScore 85

16 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of KEF XQ 40. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the KEF XQ 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: MusicLover (

KEF Audio XQ40 Main / Stereo Speaker


What can i say?This speaker let's you listen to the music instead of gear.The soundfield is big and precise.Musical lows,transparent and dynamic mids,crispy highs.Pairing with the right speakercable made the highs even more smooth.The speaker tends to...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: callas01 (

KEF XQ40 Floor Standing Speaker


I heard these once, and was immediatly surprised by the detail and tone of the XQ40s. The tweeter/mid-range combination has its own sound, and its one that is slightly on the bright/forward side, however the detail was very nice. The mid-range felt...

Detail, Clarity, overall just a very good speaker

Paired with certian equipment, they can sound a little over bright, or nice and warm

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Larry (

The Holy Grail


The Holy Grail of music reproduction is to have speakers that "disappear" and make the music sound real. In thirty years of audiophile listening and having owned over a dozen quality speakers, these are the first speakers I've ever owned that truly...

Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Respect is what the XQ40 commands. Not just because it sounds as assertive as it looks, but because of the uncanny illusion of presence it creates. Flanked by a pair of 165mm ultra-low distortion LF drivers for exceptionally fluid bass response, the individually pair-matched Uni-Q midrange/HF array floods even the largest space with an intricately detailed sound image, irrespective of where you happen to be sitting.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:KEF Audio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:KEF XQ


Driver diameter:6.5
Mid-range driver diameter:6.5
Tweeter diameter:0.75


Color:Bird's eye maple / Birds eye maple/High-gloss piano black/Khaya mahogany

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:3-way
Response Bandwidth:45 - 55000Hz
Speaker System Type:Speaker