KEF Q50a Dolby Atmos-Enabled Surround Speaker
Q50a is expertly tuned by KEF acoustic engineers to bring extraordinarily immersive, cinematically vertical Dolby Atmos sound into the home using precision ceiling reflection when placed on top of Q Series speakers. It is also easily mounted on the wall using dedicated keyholes, creating a high-fidelity home surround sound experience that melds seamlessly with the newest Q Series speakers. Its Damped tweeter loading tube produces a detailed and natural high frequency sound. Part of the Q Series family, Q50a’s visual design shares elements with other Q Series speakers, allowing it to blend seamlessly into contemporary interior design.
What is Dolby Atmos?
How does it work?
What do I need?
With an A/V receiver or pre-processor that supports Dolby Atmos decoding and playback in your system, you can play Dolby Atmos content at home through any Blu-ray disc player or game console, or via your favourite streaming service (with the device set to bitstream output and secondary audio disabled). Then it’s a just question of choosing your extra speakers – and for home theatre audiophiles, that means KEF.
KEF gives you two ways of reproducing Dolby Atmos soundtracks – either by installing Ci Series flush-mount speakers in the ceiling, or simpler still, adding the sensational new KEF Q50a up-firing Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker module to your front and rear satellites. Either way, it’ll transform your enjoyment of film.
Q50a Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers
Ci Series in-ceiling speakers
Alternatively, for the most cinema-like Dolby Atmos experience, you can add two or four of KEF’s Ci Series in-ceiling speakers to your existing home theatre set-up. Discreet and easy to install, they share the same point source Uni-Q array with ‘tangerine’ waveguide. Which you specify will depend on the size of the area and your power handling needs. The Ci160QR has a 19mm (0.75-in.) vented tweeter in a 160mm (6.5-in.) bass/mid driver; the Ci200QR uses a 25mm (1-in.) vented tweeter in a larger 200mm (8-in.) bass/mid driver for greater LF extension. The high-output Ci200RR-THX with THX Ultra2 approval steps up to a 38mm (1.5-in.) vented tweeter in a 200mm (8-in.) bass/mid driver with a massive magnet assembly for the deepest bass response. And with KEF’s Ultra-thin Bezel (UTB) design, they all lie practically flush with the ceiling with minimum visual intrusion.
Whichever you choose, you’ll be upgrading to a whole new dimension in home theatre enjoyment. Heightened emotions and physical sensations. More intense involvement with what’s on screen. A more complete experience – the one the director intended.
|DESIGN||Two-way Closed Box|
|DRIVE UNITS||130mm (5.25in.) aluminium Uni-Q
25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome HF
|FREQUENCY RANGE FREE FIELD||(-6dB) 96Hz-19.5kHz|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||(±3dB) 105Hz-18.5kHz|
|NOMINAL IMPEDANCE||8 Ohms (min.4.6 Ohms)|
|DIMENSIONS||(H x W x D) Measurement per unit
174 x 180 x 259 mm
178 x 180 x 259 mm with rubber feet
|WEIGHT||4.25kg (9.4 lbs) Measurement per unit|