KEF http://www.stuff.tv/kef/news en-GB Icon – KEF Blade http://www.stuff.tv/blade/icon-%E2%80%93-kef-blade/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British audio boffs celebrate 50th birthday by designing some massive speakers. Doesn&#039;t everyone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kef-blade-icon_0_0.jpg?1364401870" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_0_206.jpg?1364401870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>You need to clip your horses’ toenails</strong></p> <p>And you need to learn to appreciate good design. These are KEF’s new Blade speakers, crafted to honour half a century of speakermanship.</p> <p><strong>I don’t think they’ll fit behind my TV</strong></p> <p>Even putting these in the same room as your knackered Sony Trinitron is an affront to the Blades’ bold design. There’s method in KEF's shapes, too – the individual driver sections separate frequency bands while keeping the audio image intact. Opposed symmetrical pairs of drivers cancel distortion…</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-kef-blade </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blade/icon-%E2%80%93-kef-blade/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blade/icon-%E2%80%93-kef-blade/news#comments Blade KEF Thu, 19 May 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Paddy Smith 416486 at http://www.stuff.tv KEF T105 http://www.stuff.tv/kef-t105/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super-skinny home cinema to sit next to your slimline telly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="932" height="790" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kef-t105_0.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="1132" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kef-t101-on-stand.JPG?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kef-t101-on-wall.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2128" height="2370" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/KEF-T-Woofer.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>TVs have been getting thinner and thinner, but home cinema speakers haven't been able to slim down enough –&nbsp;until now.</p> <p>Designed to complement skinny flatscreen fashions, the KEF T series is vanishingly svelte, and yet, unlike previous flirtations with ultra-slim speakers, there’s no flawed NXT flat-panel technology involved in their design.</p> <p>Instead, each cabinet uses a super-compact version of a standard mid/bass driver that's just 27mm deep.</p> <p><strong>Hiding away</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Brilliant skinny design and amazing sound</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/kef-t105 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kef-t105/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kef-t105/review#comments KEF T105 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:03:53 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 416052 at http://www.stuff.tv KEF KHT3005SE http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-kht3005se/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bring some egg-shaped surround sound joy into your life with KEF’s updated 5.1 speaker package </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>KEF has been laying its egg-shaped speakers all over the place recently. A couple of months back we were treated to a basket of its KEF Picoforte iPod docks, and now the same speakers are ready to bring your movie soundtracks to life in the form of the KHT3005SEs.</p> <p>The SE is an update of 2006’s KHT3005, which impressed us back then. It has the same looks and smooth elegance, but brings a wealth of changes to ramp up the performance.</p> <p><strong>Getting the horn</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A real surround sound star. Top performance, living-room friendly looks and great value make it hard to beat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/kef-kht3005se </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-kht3005se/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-kht3005se/review#comments KEF KHT3005SE Sat, 17 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8473 at http://www.stuff.tv KEF Picoforte 3 http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-picoforte-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Billed as an ‘audiophile music system’ the Picoforte 3 is a neat small-room system solution that boasts more style and convenience than most of the iPod dock brigade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1144" height="1120" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pico3_0.jpg?1364300389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We see iPod docks at Stuff towers with a regularity that rivals Pete Doherty’s court appearances. Some are really quite sublime and many are completely ridiculous, but this new package from audiophile KEF sits confidently at the former end of the scale.</p> <p>The Picoforte Three is the more expensive of two versions on offer: it uses a pair of KEF’s KHT3005SE speakers, as opposed to the more basic KHT1005s used on the cheaper model, the Picoforte One. No, we’re not sure what happened to Two either.</p> <p>Remote possibilities</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Compact, stylish and decent-sounding, this KEF system is a grown-up among iPod docks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/kef-picoforte-3 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-picoforte-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-picoforte-3/review#comments Docks and Speakers KEF Picoforte 3 Thu, 11 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7725 at http://www.stuff.tv KEF Kit 100 http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-kit-100/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Kef Kit100 uses two front-facing drivers with flat NXT panels behind to reflect sound off side walls – it’s a nice trick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2598" height="1206" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kit100lrg_0.jpg?1364300873" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Because the KEF’s clever, it’s easy to set up – 10 minutes should do it, no problem, and then you’re away with the musical fairies.</p> <p>The DVD picture’s impressive but the sound is the real star. The speakers use two front-facing drivers with flat NXT panels behind to reflect sound off side walls – it works a treat. Your room needn’t be perfectly square for the KEF to draw a surround circle nearly all the way around you.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Kef’s discreet, cute kit delivers great sound and pictures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/kef-kit-100 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-kit-100/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-kit-100/review#comments KEF Kit 100 Mon, 18 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1860 at http://www.stuff.tv KEF iQ5 http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-iq5/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do these understated floor-standing speakers secretly house performance to blow the competition away? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1311" height="951" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/KEFIQ50W_0.jpg?1364300960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>KEF must have a Fairy Godmother. After a day’s worth of running-in we were ready to write the iQ5 off as yet another uninspiring floor-stander. We’re convinced someone sprinkled them with magic dust overnight, such was the transformation in performance the following morning.</p> <p>Stunning scale</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £399.99 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iQ5s are stunning – the best pair of KEF speakers we’ve heard in years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/kef-iq5 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-iq5/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kef/kef-iq5/review#comments iQ5 KEF Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3466 at http://www.stuff.tv