• Concept: Active 2-way bass-reflex monitor with integral WiFi module for WLAN streaming with built-in D/A conversion (one per speaker)
• Dimensions and weight: 180 x 280 x 243mm WxHxD, 7.5kg
• Finish: Gunmetal grey, pure white
• Warranty: 2 years
Psych profile for KEF’s X300A Wireless…
• no 4.7-liter volume box will dish out wall-rattling low bass. This one doesn’t even try. Yet the bass it does do pleases with substantial pressure and dry punch.
• by design the woofer is also the midrange. That must cover a lot of bandwidth without stress. Which comes off. In trademark KEF style the vocal band is open, lively and ultra precise. This captures the timbres of voices and acoustic instruments without coloration. Brilliant speech intelligibility is an extra bonus.
• the treble demonstrates how mature the UniQ array has become. This speaker delivers detail and raw information without overdone brilliance. That’s relevant not only in the nearfield but overall.
• Astonishing is the broad off-axis response. Even well outside the sweet spot the sonic imagery remains focused and whole rather than falls apart. On width and depth the panorama is bigger than such a small speaker would seem to support. Even during complex passages the KEF retains quite good resolution and separation but for the same price certain competitors go even further.
• Any affordable compact box has macrodynamic limits which here remain well outside what one could digest extensively particularly in the nearfield. An 18m² room on stands is no real challenge either as long as your listening distance doesn’t exceed 2.5-3m and you stay clear of excess bass energies.