Q50a Dolby Atmos-Enabled Surround Speaker
Dolby Atmos is more than surround sound. It is an audio processing technology capable of teleporting you from your living room into the world of your movies like never before. Other technologies simply map sounds to specific channels, but Dolby Atmos makes each sound an object. As the object moves around the scene, Dolby Atmos naturally moves sound along with it – even from above – creating an audio environment that puts you at the centre of the movie.
Designed to work seamlessly with the KEF Q Series range and other AV speaker systems, Q50a Dolby Atmos-Enabled Surround Speakers are upward firing speakers designed to be placed on top of front and rear satellites. Simply put them into position and wire them into a compatible A/V receiver or pre-processor. Sound has been expertly tuned by KEF acoustic engineers to bring an extraordinarily immersive, cinematic verticality of Dolby Atmos sound into your home without mounting overhead speakers, using precision ceiling reflection. Q50a is also easily mounted on the wall using dedicated keyhole fixings, creating a high-fidelity home surround sound experience that combines seamlessly with the newest Q Series speakers.
"Sit anywhere" Uni-Q Sound
At the heart of the evolved Q Series is the Uni-Q driver array. KEF's signature innovation places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the midrange cone, bringing the acoustic ideal of a single point source closer than ever to realisation. The result is a more detailed, more accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with a conventional speaker. Uni-Q's ultra-wide dispersion is further enhanced by KEF's 'tangerine' waveguide over the tweeter dome.
Uni-Q sound taken to the next level
With the addition of the damped tweeter loading tube providing a gentle termination of sound produced from the back of the tweeter, lower treble performance is improved dramatically and a new low-distortion inductor on the crossover provides cleaner bass.
Recommended Setup Configurations:
Because Dolby Atmos is not channel-based, you’re not limited to any particular playback configuration. As your Dolby Atmos A/V receiver or pre-processor automatically allocates the sound output to whichever of the available speakers best reproduce the desired three-dimensional effect, you can use any combination of Dolby Atmos-Enabled Q50a Surround Speaker modules on your floorstanding or bookshelf speakers: