KEF Q950 is a 2-way Passive Passive Radiator Floor-standing speaker by KEF. It features a 1.5" Dome Tweeter and 2 x 8.0" Aluminum Woofer. Q950 also employs 2 x 8-inch passive radiators. The speaker has a frequency range of 44-28k Hz and a sensitivity of 91 dB. KEF Q950 has an MSRP of 2200$ per pair.
Q950 also gives the user optional Dolby Atmos capability by equipping the unit with upward-firing Dolby Atmos drivers.
What size of room is the KEF Q950 speaker good for?
The size of the room that you are planning to use the KEF Q950 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various size of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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What are the speakers in KEF's Q Series?
Q950 is a member of KEF's Q series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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What is the Frequency Response of the KEF Q950 speaker?
KEF Q950 has a Frequency response range of 44-28k Hz at ±3dB (38Hz-33kHz at -6dB) and Power Range of 15-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 44 Hz, Q950 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with KEF Q950, check the Powered Subwoofers under $3000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless from the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Q950's Low and High frequency values compared with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 3000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the KEF Q950's 44Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of KEF Q950?
Crossover frequency of the Q950 is set to 2200Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What is the Impedance and Sensitivity of the KEF Q950? Is it an easy to drive speaker?
KEF Q950's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.2 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 91 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so KEF Q950 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
91dB of KEF Q950 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Q950 an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the KEF Q950 will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of KEF Q950
Even though the nominal impedance of the Q950 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to KEF is 3.2 ohms KEF Q950 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check our Integrated Amplifiers page to find an amplifier to pair with the KEF Q950.
Q950 features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
KEF Q950 External Dimensions and Weight
KEF Q950 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 43-15/16 x 14-1/4 x 12-3/8inch (1117.0 x 362.0 x 315.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of KEF Q950 is approximately 1140.3cm2 / 176.7inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of KEF Q950, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the KEF Q950 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The KEF Q950 weighs 20.68kg / 45.5lbs (per piece). Here is a comparison of how Q950's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
KEF Q950 has a Passive Radiator
type cabinet and MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish.
KEF Q950 comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: 2 Outrigger feet4 Spikes
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
KEF Q950 is a front-firing port speaker which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
KEF Q950 is available in Walnut.
What's in the Box of KEF Q950?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Q950:
Floorstanding loudspeaker2 Outrigger feet4 Spikes6 Screws6 Washers4 Rubber insertsHex-keyOwners ManualWarranty Information
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the KEF Q950, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for KEF Q950
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the KEF Q950 speaker:
Official Brochure for KEF Q950
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the KEF Q950 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for KEF Q950
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.