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KEF Q100 Was £399 Now £199 Delivered @ Richer Sounds
KEF Q100 Was £399 Now £199 Delivered @ Richer Sounds

KEF Q100 Was £399 Now £199 Delivered @ Richer Sounds

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Includes 6 year guarantee.

£200 saving for some serious bits of audiophile kit! Packing in a great amount of KEF knowhow into its compact cabinet, the KEF Q100 is a small speaker that makes a big impression.

Whether as main speakers, music speakers for your study or family room, rear speakers in a home theatre system or general purpose speakers for multi-room set-ups, the Q100 bookshelf from KEF opens up a world of audiophile quality sound at a surprisingly affordable price. Product features: newly engineered KEF patented 5.25 Uni-Q driver which disperses sound over a wider range for optimal sound throughout your listening space, a new 1 vented aluminium dome tweeter, 30% more cabinet space for increased bass performance, new gold plated bi-wire terminals, wall mount bracket included, paper wood veneer. This 8th generation Q Series product has been 100% re-engineered and designed guaranteeing all who experience it the most advanced high end performance available in today's loudspeaker offerings.

143 Comments

Robert_Paulson

Best way to ruin the reputation of a brand? Put it in richer sounds.


How on earth do you figure that one out?

Robert_Paulson

Best way to ruin the reputation of a brand? Put it in richer sounds.



​lol so true

jrw

How on earth do you figure that one out?



​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know naff all about the stuff they sell

The only potential deal here is the 6 year warranty rather than 5 year warranty of same kit at same price via likes of SuperFi and PeterTyson.

royals

​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know … ​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know naff all about the stuff they sell



Have bought three items from Richer Sounds, the staff were excellent and were able to answer all the questions that I asked. So perhaps some stores are better than others. Also the prices were good. I particularly liked the 6 year warranty - basically 10% of the purchase price. If the warranty is not used during the 6 year period, you get the cost of the warranty reimbursed if you apply for it and claim within 30 days. They even write to you and advise that the 6 year period is due to end.

royals

​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know … ​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know naff all about the stuff they sell



TBH that's my experience of most hifi stores who will try to sell you whatever they get most commission on rather than letting you listen and decide for yourself.
Last time I set foot in one they tried to persuade me I should trade in my Linn system for something by Pioneer or Sony.
Whereas when I wanted a DVD player Richer sounds just let me buy a few options on my credit card so I could try them at home n return the ones I didn't want for a refund.

On a none richer sounds note. I've got some of these and they are great! The MX1s I had didn't sound right with my pioneer amp but were great with Denon DM39. These KEF come with inserts for so you can alter Bass. I left mine out because that's what was missing when changed my amp and they sound superb...I've got the white version and they look mint with no cover. I tried a fair few speakers when got MX1s and these destroyed all the £150-300 speakers I'd tried as they are really a £500 design not just a name.

Robert_Paulson

Because they are selling a decent speaker at half price. Completely … Because they are selling a decent speaker at half price. Completely ruining the market for such speakers and devaluing the product and, in turn, the manufacturer. Next stop is selling out to Amazon.



And you don't think the manufacturer is on board with that? Who do you think is supplying these items to richer sounds? Who do you think authorised the discount? The manufacturer perhaps??

Robert_Paulson

Best way to ruin the reputation of a brand? Put it in richer sounds.


0 deals posted...and only stupid comments here

Robert_Paulson

Obviously. There in is the problem. Manufacturers are selling out. But … Obviously. There in is the problem. Manufacturers are selling out. But this will have more of an impact than people care to realise.



They're not selling out. All brands do it to get rid of surplus stock, make way for newer models, sell off outdated tech. Doesn't mean they're selling out. It's just part of maximising their profits.

Unknown brand - get Logitech speakers

Lakeside

Unknown brand - get Logitech speakers


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Robert_Paulson

Best way to ruin the reputation of a brand? Put it in richer sounds.


Richer has always had KEF speakers back to them days at London Bridge, though not the latest models which this one is not.

Robert_Paulson

You are missing a far bigger picture.



Care to Elaborate? Perhaps with some facts rather than just speculation and opinion?

Robert_Paulson

Obviously. There in is the problem. Manufacturers are selling out. But … Obviously. There in is the problem. Manufacturers are selling out. But this will have more of an impact than people care to realise.



A company selling out? Lol. They arent penniless artists.

BagABargain78

And you don't think the manufacturer is on board with that? Who do you … And you don't think the manufacturer is on board with that? Who do you think is supplying these items to richer sounds? Who do you think authorised the discount? The manufacturer perhaps??


I think you're missing the point basically these speakers say last week were £400 and they sound amazing, now these speakers are suddenly rubbish speakers because they are now half the price. The guy who bought it for 400 is crying that he has the same speakers as jimmy no ears who got it for 200 and used some bell wire connected to his am radio. Some audiophiles want that non mass market premium brand that maintains its premium overpriced status because they use baby lambs to clean the contacts on banana plug sockets.

Its like what happened to Bose

All this brand snobbery up in here. All i want to know is are they good at what they do and is it a good price. Wtf with all this nonsense.

Are the Q300's worth the extra 50 notes?

Robert_Paulson

You are missing a far bigger picture.


What KEF might be doing is trying to smash the lower end of the market to then bring out a mid-range speaker that has the perception of brilliance.
PS - I have no idea what I'm talking about but I sure as heck am going to grab a pair of these

platypus07

Are the Q300's worth the extra 50 notes?


From what I can read online, no... they're not a significant jump up - gain a bit of low end (however these provide more than enough) but lose some valuable mids.

What a toxic thread!

Good speakers. Good price.

Robert_Paulson

You are missing a far bigger picture.



illuminate confirmed (_;)

Have used Richer Sounds for a good number of years without problem. Purchased tv 2yr later developed a fault and was replaced by a more up to date model and new 6yr guarantee. Soundbar was the same on different ocasional and again was replaced by a far superior one. Both items were uplifted and replaced no questions asked.

These speakers seem a good deal which is what this site is about.

Mmm either Robert Paulson owns a hifi shop close to a richer sounds or he's just bought these speakers at full price

Lakeside

Unknown brand - get Logitech speakers


I have JPW sonatas Nad 310 amp and Maranz CD 40 in the spare room sounds lovely cost peanuts on eBay

mivanpy

All this brand snobbery up in here. All i want to know is are they good … All this brand snobbery up in here. All i want to know is are they good at what they do and is it a good price. Wtf with all this nonsense.



​spot on bro...

What utter snobbery to say that an item's quality has been lowered because it's being sold by a particular retailer or at a particular price! These people are on the wrong website! So all the bargains on HUKD are all rubbish because their price is low or because they come from a "mass" - but highly reputable and excellent customer service - retailer.? Jog-on back to your high-brow rip-off specialist - and leave this site for those of us HUKDers who appreciate quality and service at a bargain price. Good find OP, and thank you

supersue

What utter snobbery to say that an item's quality has been lowered … What utter snobbery to say that an item's quality has been lowered because it's being sold by a particular retailer or at a particular price! These people are on the wrong website! So all the bargains on HUKD are all rubbish because their price is low or because they come from a "mass" - but highly reputable and excellent customer service - retailer.? Jog-on back to your high-brow rip-off specialist - and leave this site for those of us HUKDers who appreciate quality and service at a bargain price. Good find OP, and thank you



​but the peasants can't have them i demand it

RedRain

​but the peasants can't have them i demand it


Too true lol! (_;)

*coughs* anyone actually got an opinion on these speakers and the price on offer please? Not bothered about brand or store snobbery politics.

royals

​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know … ​They are the tesco of the electronics retail world and their staff know naff all about the stuff they sell



I assume this is you.

Some reviews and discussion of these by people into their HiFis who have bought these:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/small-kef-q100-review

http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speakers/bookshelf-speakers/kef/q100-black-oak/prd_498388_4290crx.aspx

It sounds like they offer decent bass and nice flat sound in for a compact speaker in the price range. So if you are after a compact speaker for £150-£400 then give them a listen with your kit

As to this being the end of HiFi or whatever Robert_Paulson is getting at, I am presuming that he knows that Kef have used Richer Sounds (and others) to sell their old model speakers for about half price for many years now. I remember auditioning a half price pair of KEF Q30's back when I bought a 2nd hand pair of B&W DM620's 22 years ago, Kef still seem to be releasing respected high end stuff so this must be an awfully slow muddying of their reputation. This is a 2011 model, they clearly want to clear some stock, it has been discounted, standard business practice for most manufacturers.

platypus07

Are the Q300's worth the extra 50 notes?



Depends. Listened to both and the Q300s have a bit more bass as the other person said but the Q100s don't lack in that area at all (it is a strength actually) The most important factor for me is that even the Q100s aren't small..the Q300s were too large for where I wanted to put these speakers...I would class them more as stand then bookshelf speakers

Richer Sounds are better than almost ALL other electronic shops! They have the best price usually and excellent knowledge. And a Tardis area where they keep the stock!

I love that I escape the cult of hi-fi and lament the lost years reading hi-fi magazine and poring over reviews. These speakers are clearly great, you would never need anything better. The front firing port is such a good idea so they can be pushed up against the wall or bookshelf.

I'm certain there is collusion between the hi-fi reviewers and the product's. The idea is there something in your sound that you don't like, you buy a new very expensive upgrade. Scorn is poured on graphic equaliser is, yet every live concert audio will go through a massive array of graphic equaliser and sound processes yet no one complains there. I would urge people to be happy with what they've got and tweak their tone controls.

Robert_Paulson

Obviously. There in is the problem. Manufacturers are selling out. But … Obviously. There in is the problem. Manufacturers are selling out. But this will have more of an impact than people care to realise.



​Idiot... Only word to describe you. Ever heard of mass market or economies of scale. So what you are saying is all decent tech should be out of reach of the masses and we should return to the good days of the 90s where a nasty 2w alba micro system would cost £100. How about you grow up, start contributing to this community rather than posting petty conments

Obviously things have changed. I am into photography and if you bought a camera in the 80's (if it was any good) you can be pretty sure that model would continue to be made for another ten years. Now it's not even ten months!

ArthurDent1

TBH that's my experience of most hifi stores who will try to sell you … TBH that's my experience of most hifi stores who will try to sell you whatever they get most commission on rather than letting you listen and decide for yourself.Last time I set foot in one they tried to persuade me I should trade in my Linn system for something by Pioneer or Sony. Whereas when I wanted a DVD player Richer sounds just let me buy a few options on my credit card so I could try them at home n return the ones I didn't want for a refund.



I've also found RS staff to be very knowledgeable about what they sell. They let me audition 2 sets of speakers at home before I settled on the one I liked, which happened to be the 3rd set. I've had a discussion around the various HDCP standards (e.g. what led to HDCP 2.1 being cracked) and what's on the horizon for 4K TVs etc, and again the staff at the Watford branch were very knowledgeable

I certainly wouldn't say the same thing about Curry's staff, one of whom tried to convince me many years ago that 'LED' was a whole new display technology compared to 'LCD'. When I tried to suggest that the difference was only the backlight, he looked at me as if I was really thick. As Mark Twain once said, ''Never argue with a Currys salesman. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience''.
Edited by: "hcc27" 26th Jan

I have these as rear speakers on a stand hooked up to an Onkyo NR609 and they sound fantastic. I had to use the foam port inserts as they were too bassy next to my head!

spatter

Richer Sounds are better than almost ALL other electronic shops! They … Richer Sounds are better than almost ALL other electronic shops! They have the best price usually and excellent knowledge. And a Tardis area where they keep the stock!


Amen to that!
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