If you’re you know a gadget lover who’s not keen on chocolate this Easter, why not put the money towards a different kind of egg – KEF’s stylish ‘egg’ speaker system for example, known more formally as the KHT3005 5.1 home cinema speaker system.
Building on the success of the popular KHT2005.2 system, the system consists of four Uni-Q satellite speakers in specially shaped cast-aluminium enclosures, incorporating new drive units which give a cleaner, smoother response. There’s also a dedicated Uni-Q centre speaker with two additional 75mm bass drivers for superior output and enhanced dialogue intelligibility. And there’s a high-efficiency subwoofer with 250mm driver and matching auxiliary bass radiator (ABR) powered by a 250W class D amplifier.
At the heart of the system is a totally new version of KEF’s Uni-Q driver, which uses aerospace technology to mount the tweeter in the centre of the bass/midrange cone, creating a single point source of sound. The satellites and centre speaker use sealed suspension technology, or SST, which seals the gap between a Uni-Q driver’s moving mid-range cone and tweeter to prevent high-pressure air passing through, producing a markedly more powerful and cleaner sound.
It looks great, but all this technology doesn’t come cheap. The system, in high-gloss black or high-gloss silver, is expected to retail at around £1,000 in the UK and should be available from May 2006.