Product Comparison: KEF R500 vs KEF R700


General Specifications
Brand
KEF
KEF
Model
R500
R700
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The smallest of the three floor standers in the R Series, the KEF R500 uses the same latest generation Uni-Q driver array and two 5.25-inch aluminium bass drivers. Its slim proportions and sleek contemporary looks make it perfectly suited for any interior, making it ideal for serious stereo or multi-channel home theatre systems.screens.
The KEF R700 exudes sophistication, not only in its contemporary design and use of high quality real wood and piano high gloss finishes, but in its class-leading sonic reproduction. The three-way design makes music or movie sound tracks controlled, detailed and dynamic, whilst twin 6.5-inch aluminium bass drivers deliver a fast, controlled and authoritative low end.
Key Specs
Power RMS
150 watts
200 watts
Sensitivity
88 dB
89 dB
Impedance
8 ohms
8 ohms
Size & Weight
Height
40 in.
42.1 in.
Width
7.1 in.
8.3 in.
Depth
12 in.
13.6 in.
Weight
48 lbs.
57 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
KEF R500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)
  • Cons, none that I can think of except they were a bit heavy to lift.
KEF R700 Floorstanding Loudspeaker - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)
  • The KEF R700 are large but very handsome floorstanders
  • I would recommend these speakers to those who have a decent sized room and want a dynamic and exciting sound.
  • Quite tall
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
46 Hz
42 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
28 kHz
28 kHz
Number Of Tweeters
1
1
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Number Of Woofers
2
2
Woofer Size
5.25 in.
6.5 in.
What customers say about "Audio"
KEF R500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)
  • Powerful, rich sound, strong at low volume, great separation of different elements of the music.. Classical, blues, dance, you name it these speakers handle it with ease
  • The performance of my R500s at home has been everything that I imagined they could be. They sound every bit as good as they did in the shop. Each time I listen to vinyl, CD or radio, I find myself with this smile on my face.
  • The combination of Arcam Amp, Kef speakers and NAIM box have provided the best I have ever heard my CDs.
  • I listen to mixed music from a variety of sources including vinyl. I have absolutely no idea why this product from a British company is not on the front cover of every hifi magazine. Outstandingly good Forget the rest, just buy yourself a pair of R500's
  • The only annoying thing is the time it is taken to get all my CDs converted into flac files
  • Checked the speakers within my system(s). for my taste almost dull, way too soft in all areas. supposed to be combined with very transparent sources and amps (which I have), but the combinations never satisfied, delivering mostly mellow and uninspiring sound
KEF R700 Floorstanding Loudspeaker - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)
  • They have a deep and big soundstage and can be played very loud without duress, or fatigue on the part of the listener.
  • They have a deep and commanding bass, which never gets in the way of the music.
  • The midrange is very detailed and the treble is sweets. They are well balanced and natural sounding speakers.
  • Tremendous sound at any volume
Features
Color
Black
Black
Tweeter Material
Aluminium
Aluminium
Woofer Material
Aluminium
Aluminium
Extras
Amazingly fast and clean mid-range response, Venting the tweeters reduces pressure behind the dome, Designed from the ground up, the R series is a towering leap forward that creates a new dimension in sonic authenticity.
Amazingly fast and clean mid-range response, Venting the tweeters reduces pressure behind the dome, Designed from the ground up, the R series is a towering leap forward that creates a new dimension in sonic authenticity.
What customers say about "Features"
KEF R500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)
  • Even my wife likes the piano black finish. You have no idea how many 'brownie points' that is worth to me.
  • I have them mated to the R400b subwoofer (Which is a fantastic sub!)
  • Great combination of looks and sounds. These are such an attractive set that produce quality sound
KEF R700 Floorstanding Loudspeaker - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)
  • The rosewood finish is beautiful.
  • The overall quality standard of both the manufacturing as well as the audio of the R series is commendable. The KEF engineers really deserve an applaud. I replaced iq 70 and Iq 60c with R700 and R200C and it is connected to my Onkyo TX NR 5008.
  • Stunning design, exceptional build quality
  • Dust is your new enemy
  • Disagrees with some sound calibration software
  • Reveals flaws of some lower-quality source material
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE


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