Last year at 3 of the Audio Shows that I attended I fell in love with the KEF LS50 speakers. IMO the LS50's would be more appropriately priced at $4000-$5000 (based upon what other uber-quality bookshelf speakers are selling for) I consider the LS50 a steal at $1500/pr. Needless to say I ordered a pair, which I am impatiently waiting for. Which brings me to this post.
I noticed that KEF had their X300A system. Since I needed a nice system for my work office system I ordered the X300A's hoping that they delivered some of the LS50 magic.
They've been set up and playing for two days, and so far I am very pleased. They aren't LS50's, but they do share the same DNA. I have listened to many (Most?) of the self powered systems (if they were at CES) and most make more noise than music. So far the KEF's are making Music, which is high praise.
So my two day quick review results are that the KEF X300A Speaker System is an extremely well made set of desktop music makers. I am happy that I spent the money on them.
FYI - I don't sell KEF, purchased through KEF Direct http://www.kefdirect.com/