KEF has today announced the arrival of the Q250c, what the company calls a a “smaller, more compact” adaptation of the original Q650c, and ostensibly allowing for more placement options for home cinema setups. The Q Series of speakers has now been around for 15 years, and the 2-channel and home theater-focused line is now in its 8th generation, having picked up several awards in the process.
The new Q250c is an LCR speaker and includes KEF’s Uni-Q driver technology. The compact design should provide more space in home settings, and the removal of a rear port allows for placement in cabinets. Its sealed enclosure means that the speaker can also be positioned within AV furniture and AV racks, and close to walls. The unit can be used vertically as both a left and right vertical channel, as well as horizontally as a center speaker.
The speaker is available in three finishes – black, white and walnut – and the full Q Series line now consists of two bookshelf speakers (Q150 and Q350), three floor-standing speakers (Q550, Q750 and Q950), two center speakers (Q250c and Q650c) and the Q50a Dolby Atmos speaker.
KEF says the new Q Series boasts enhancements and acoustic innovations, including a Uni-Q driver improvement consisting of a new damped tweeter loading tube, a new low-distortion inductor on the crossover, and improvements to bass drivers for cleaner, “punchier” bass, at high volumes too. Q Series speakers have seamless baffles with magnetic grilles.
The Q250c is available now for $599.99. You can get more details at KEF’s homepage.