I've always liked the XQ series, the only one I'm not overly keen on myself is the XQ40, which I think is a little bass heavy, and also a little overpriced - £2k is about right for them. My favourites of are the XQ20's and XQ30's for different reasons. I just like their balance and their detailed sound which allows you to hear deep into the mix. I think they're worth their price, but then, I'm biased :bigsmile:bushmendous said:Also, you don't sound exactly effusive about the XQ20s. Do you think they're worth their start price?
There's no guarantee that you'll like any specific speaker until you hear them, but the Q series is more accessible for many people.bushmendous said:...right, so liking the sound of the Q300 is no guarantee of liking the XQ20. thanks for the advice.
I have just looked up the details of the 740a - 100W, right? Are you saying that that is not enough power, or merely that the Cambridge electronics are too clinical to go with the speakers?Audio Maniac said:Some adivices in case you decide to purchase KEF XQ20:
- Get warm electronics, otherwise your setup may sound bright
- Amp must be powerful and able to provide high current. I tried XQ 20 with a Cambridge 740A and the system sounded with compressed dynamics, lacking slam and punch.
Yes, what a finish! I'm a sucker for a shiny cabinetSHAXOS said:Hi,
I personally feel the XQ series are very very overpriced. Too bright and too lean. Id save money and go with the qseries as personally did not find that much difference between the old q series and the xq. Nicely finished though!