The Step Up Kit
THE STEP UP
Just getting started in Hi-Fi? Sending a student off to college? The HoS Starter kit is a perfect way to begin.
- Yamaha R-N803 Stereo Amplifier
- KEF Q350 Speakers
- Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable
- House Of Stereo Select + 3m Speaker Cables
- Tributaries t8 Power Conditioner
When we built this system for a longtime customer sending his son off to college, we sat back in surprise – this little system has dynamics and punch with great imaging, all while possessing the best of analog and modern digital utility.
|“Sit anywhere” Uni-Q Sound
At the heart of the evolved Q Series is the Uni-Q driver array. KEF’s signature innovation places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the midrange cone, bringing the acoustic ideal of a single point source closer than ever to realization. The result is a more detailed, more accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with a conventional speaker. Uni-Q’s ultra-wide dispersion is further enhanced by KEF’s ‘tangerine’ waveguide over the tweeter dome.
|Uni-Q sound taken to the next level
With the addition of the damped tweeter loading tube providing a gentle termination of sound produced from the back of the tweeter, lower treble performance is improved dramatically and a new low-distortion inductor on the crossover provides cleaner bass.
To optimize the resolution and purity of the Q Series bookshelf speakers, the Uni-Q driver has been repositioned to the center of the cabinet to reduce unwanted internal resonance and adds refinement to their sonic clarity and detail.
|CFD Designed Port
Featuring a Computational Fluid Dyanmics (CFD) port design with the port repositioned to the rear of the speaker, clarity is improved by reducing the audibility of the midrange leakage through the port. The geometry of the ports have been tuned to minimize turbelence at higher levels resulting in a reduction in port noise and less LF compression.