Best of Stuff: KEF's cheat surround evolves

Thanks to KEF there's more cheating going on in surround sound than Portugal's Primera Divisao football league. It all started with the US giant's KIT

Thanks to KEF there's more cheating going on in surround sound than Portugal's Primera Divisao football league. It all started with the US giant's KIT100, and now it's taken the concept up a notch with its new FiveTwo range.The floor-standing model 11 (pictured) and model 7 speakers are both making their first UK appearance at the Best of Stuff show, and are promising to rescue families gagging for surround sound but less keen on cramming five boxes into their Victorian lounge.All guns blazingBoth models - their respective numbers refer to the number of drivers they have - have vertical flat panels on the back which act as rear effect speakers, and front-firing Uni-Q drivers on the front to provide the left, centre and right channels.We haven't had a listen yet, but the big differences with these newbies are that you can hook them up to any receiver or amp, and your room's walls don't need to be straight - fiddling with each channel will ensure the sound fills even your circular study.    Both will be available in matt silver or glossy black, and pricing is £600 each for the model 7s and £1100 for its big brother, the model 11. KEF told us that they'll be shipping in the next few weeks.