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9 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of KEF XQ 5. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

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Expert review by : Jim Hannon (

KEF XQ5 Loudspeakers


KEF has been around for over fifty years and some audiophiles may need to be reminded just how good many of its speakers are. In the 1960s and 70s, KEF was among a small group of companies at the forefront of loudspeaker and driver innovation. Their...

Nov, 2008

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I bought these speakers as the beginnings of a Music only system. Up to that point I had been using a venerable pair of Tannoy. After plugging the speakers in, I instantly noticed a crispness to the vocals, they really showed where the R3's were...

Clarity of vocals (downside is they make everything else sound muddy!) ; bass (ok - so it's not like having a dedicated sub, but it is still very musical, and there is plenty of it) ; Striking looks (not beautiful by any stretch but have a "look at me"...

makes other speakers sound muddy (not really a weakness but an absolute pain when you go round to a friends house to watch the game on their TV with inbuilt speakers!!)

Jan, 2008

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My first impression out of the box the speakers sounded dull and I was disappointed . I new they would have to go through some break in time so I let them run 24 hrs none stop and they started to open up a little boy they sound pretty darn good I am...

hypertweeter is great and the speakers bass extension is tight and clean the mids bring out open clear voices the speakers are made of good construction and they look expensive

a little shakey on their feet good thing I don't have small kids

Apr, 2006

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I have been living with these speakers for little over a month now and am very pleased with them. I did not know anything about KEF speakers until the salesman at the local Ultimate Electronics store recommended them to me. It's been a while since I've...

Soundstage(imaging), Hyper tweeter & UNI-Q Array, quality of construction, aesthetically pleasing

There are better speakers out there of course there but you're going to have to pay significantly more $$$ along with the upgrade $$$ in equipment

Mar, 2005

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I've been out of home audio collecting for a while. I've been into Hi-End Prosound. I decided too build a killer home audio system . I traveled around too hear speakers . JM-LABS -- B&W --- just too name a few . My friend a local dealer called me and...

Look and sound too good for the money. I put them up against speakers 3-4 times there cost

None at this price level

Mar, 2004

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They are absoulutely incredible! They image very well. The hypertweeter definetly makes my SACD come to life. Even my records sound superb. It is well-paired with the warmth of my McIntosh amp. The XQ5 have a buttery sound that seems to just spill out...

Excellent imaging, great highs and balanced bass response

They may be a little bright, so make sure to pair them up with a warm-sounding amp

Jul, 2003

Product Specifications

Tall, slim and assertive, XQ five is a genuine four-way floorstander with two 165mm bass drivers in addition to the 165mm midrange/HF UNI-Q array and KEF

Dimensions & Weight



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



Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:4-way
Response Bandwidth:45 - 55000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers