KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo Profile

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KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of Front View

KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of Front View
KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of Front View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

To get started with this up close look of the KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System, here is a photo of the entire system. The large box speaker is the 10-inch Powered Subwoofer, the others speakers pictured are the center, left/right main, and surround speakers. For a look at this system from the rear, proceed to the next photo...

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KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of Rear View

KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of Rear View
KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of Rear View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look the entire KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System as seen from the rear. As you can see, the stands are attached and unlike most speakers, there are not visible screws or speaker connections. However, that is because the speakers have a different type of speaker connection that will be shown in the next photo. In addition, the subwoofer connections are actually on the bottom of subwoofer instead of the rear so they are not shown here. It is also important to note that neither the speakers or subwoofer have additional ports.

For a closer look at each type of loudspeaker in this system, proceed to the rest of the photos in this gallery...

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KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T301c Center Channel Speaker

KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T301c Center Channel Speaker
KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T301c Center Channel Speaker. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is an example of the T301c Center Channel speaker provided with the KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System. The photo shows the front and rear views, with table stands attached, as well as close-up look at unusual slide-in speaker connections. These connections used throughout the rest of the speakers in the system, with the exception of the powered subwoofer.

Specs

Here are the features and specifications of this speaker:

  • Frequency Response: 80Hz to 30kHz.
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB (wall mounted), 88db (stand mounted). This represents how loud the speaker is at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt. Maximum SPL (sound pressure level) output 110db.
  • Impedance: 8 ohms. (can be used with amplifiers that have 8 ohm speaker connections)
  • Drivers: Voice-matched with dual 3-inch midrange and 1-inch-dome tweeter.
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz (represents the point where frequencies higher than 1.7kHz are sent to the tweeter).
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed.
  • Connector Type: Insert with screw.
  • Weight: 3.3 lb
  • Dimensions: 5.5 (H) x 23.6 (W) x 1.4 (D) inches.
  • Mounting options: On counter, On wall.
  • Finish Options: Black

For a look at the left/right front speakers provided with the KEF T205, proceed to the next photo...

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KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T301 Front L/R Satellite Speaker

KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T301 Front L/R Satellite Speaker - Dual View
KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T301 Front L/R Satellite Speaker - Dual View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is an example of the T301 Front Left/Right front speakers provided with the KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System. The photo shows the front and rear views with the table stands attached.

Specs

Here are the features and specifications of this speaker:

  • Frequency Response: 80Hz to 30kHz.
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB (wall mounted), 88db (stand mounted). This represents how loud the speaker is at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt. Maximum SPL (sound pressure level) output 110db.
  • Impedance: 8 ohms. (can be used with amplifiers that have 8 ohm speaker connections)
  • Drivers: Voice-matched with dual 4.5-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter.
  • Power Handling: 10 to 150 watts.
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz (represents the point where signal higher than 3.7kHz are sent to the tweeter).
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Connector Type: Insert with screw.
  • Dimensions: 23.6 (H) x 5.5 (W) x 1.4 (D) inches.
  • Mounting options: On counter, On wall.
  • Finish Options: Black

For a look at the surround speakers provided with the KEF T205, proceed to the next photo...

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KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T101 Surround Satellite Speaker

KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T101 Surround Satellite Speaker Front and Rear View
KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T101 Surround Satellite Speaker - Front and Rear View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is an example of the T101 Front surround speakers provided with the KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System. The photo shows the front and rear views with the table stand stands attached.

Specs

Here are the features and specifications of this speaker:

  • Frequency Response: 80Hz to 30kHz.
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB (wall mounted), 87db (stand mounted). This represents how loud the speaker is at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt. Maximum SPL (sound pressure level) output 107db.
  • Impedance: 8 ohms. (can be used with amplifiers that have 8 ohm speaker connections)
  • Drivers: Voice-matched with single 4.5-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter.
  • Power Handling: 10 to 150 watts.
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz (represents the point where frequencies higher than 1.7kHz are sent to the tweeter).
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Connector Type: Insert with screw.
  • Weight: 2.2 lb
  • Dimensions: 13.0 (H) x 5.5 (W) x 1.4 (D) inches.
  • Mounting options: On counter, On wall.
  • Finish Options: Black

For a look at how the speakers in the KEF T205 system can be made so thin, proceed to the next photo...

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KEF T-Series Speaker Driver Example - Horizontal View

KEF T-Series Speaker Driver Example - Horizontal View
KEF T-Series Speaker Driver Example - Horizontal View. Photo (c) KEF - Used with Permission

The key to making the KEF T205 speaker system so thin is actual construction of the drivers used in the T301c, T301, and T101 speakers. This photo, provided by KEF, is an example what the midrange speaker drivers look like, shown in a horizontal position. Also see my supplementary photo of the driver in the vertical position is actually in when the speakers are standing or mounted properly. For technical details on the construction of the T-series midrange speaker drivers, check out the KEF Technology Pages.

This completes our look at the center, main, and surround speakers, continue on to the next series of photos for a look at the T-2 subwoofer provided with the KEF T205 speaker system...

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KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T-2 Subwoofer - Multi-View

KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T-2 Subwoofer - Multi-View
KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - Photo of T-2 Subwoofer - Multi-View. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is a triple view of Powered Subwoofer provided with the KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System. The photos shows the front, rear, and bottom of the subwoofer. Here are the features and specifications of this subwoofer:

Features and Specs

  • Subwoofer Type: Powered Front firing closed-box subwoofer with 10-inch driver.
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 250Hz
  • Low Pass Filter: Fixed at 250 Hz.
  • Power Output: 250 watts RMS (Continuous Power) - Class D amplifier.
  • Phase: Switchable to Normal (0) or Reverse (180 degrees) - synchronizes in-out motion of sub
  • Bass Boost: Switchable for 0, +6, +12 db. Increases the relative output level of the low frequencies at 40Hz and below.
  • Power On/Off: Two-way toggle, Additional Power Auto/Manual Switch.
  • Dimensions: 15-inches (H) x 14.6-inches (W) x 7-inches (D).
  • Weight: 28.6 lbs.
  • Finish: Black

For a more detailed look at the connections and controls of the powered subwoofer, proceed to the next photo...

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KEF T205 Home Speaker System - T-2 Subwoofer - Photo of Controls and Connections

KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - T-2 Subwoofer - Photo of Controls and Connections
KEF T205 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System - T-2 Subwoofer - Photo of Controls and Connections. Photo (c) Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a close-up look at the adjustment controls and connections for the Powered Subwoofer.

Controls

The controls are as follows:

  • Bass Boost (0, +6, +12 db) - increases the volume of the low frequency output.
  • Phase Switch: This control matches the in/out subwoofer driver motion to the satellite speakers. This control has two positions Normal (0) or Reverse (180 degrees).
  • Power Auto/Manual Switch: If set to ON, the subwoofer is always on, regardless if a signal is passing through. On the other hand, if the Power On Mode is set to Auto, the subwoofer will only activate when it detects an incoming low frequency signal.
  • Input connection, which is a line level RCA input.
  • Power receptacle for detachable AC cord.
  • Main Power Switch - This switch must in the On position in order to activate the secondary Power Auto/Manual switch.

My Take

KEF has put a major emphasis on style with the T205 speaker system, it definitely has not ignored the substance what a good speaker system needs to do. The T205 system provided a very pleasing listening experience for movies and music that many consumers will appreciate.

For more detailed perspective on the KEF T205 Home Theater Speaker System 5.1 Channel Speaker System, read my Review.