Subwoofers. Usually big boxy things you have to hide away in the corner of the room somewhere.
Not the new KEF XQ60b, though. Its swoopy curved cabinet is finished in gloss black lacquer, and from what we've seen in the photo, it looks rather handsome.
Under the smart exterior lies a 30cm die-cast, long-throw, downward-firing driver driven by a 200W Class D amplifier.
With both line level and speaker level inputs that can function simultaneously, the XQ60b is designed for easy installation in any home entertainment system.
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The adjustable phase control, low pass crossover and three levels of adjustable equalisation allow the user to tailor the XQ60b's to performance to match the main speakers and compensate for variations in room placement.
KEF's SmartConnect system automatically detects whether an LFE or stereo input is connected and then adjusts the subwoofer's volume level accordingly, simplifying the set-up process.
The KEF XQ60b is available now for £800. Additional features include:
* Sealed box for tight, controlled bass* Frequency response 26Hz-140Hz* 111dB maximum SPL* 2 position phase switch* 3 position bass eq. selector* Adjustable gain* Low pass crossover adjustable from 40Hz to 140Hz* Newly improved 24db per octave 4th order filter