The front and rear speakers can be installed in three different ways. Wall-mounting is the obvious choice, and you get all the relevant brackets in the box to do the job, but you also get table-top stands (which need to be assembled and screwed onto each speaker) or you can fork out for KEF’s optional floor stands, a pair of which will set you back around £200.
Hidden inside these stands are crossover components that optimise the sound when stood in free space. But as standard the speakers are optimised for table top or on-wall use.
The T301s are a two and a half way closed box design, fitted with two 115mm midrange drivers that KEF designed specifically to squeeze into these slim profile speakers. The suspension and magnet system have been moved to the side of the voice coil, while the flat but rigid diaphragm has been ribbed and braced with dual aluminium discs.
It’s joined by a 25mm tweeter that has been vented to achieve clearer midrange sounds. The T101 rears are a two-way design, using a single 115mm midrange driver and 25mm tweeter.
The powered subwoofer boasts a 250mm woofer and 250W Class D amplifier, delivering a frequency response down to 30Hz. On the bottom is a line-level phono input and switches controlling Bass Boost and phase control.