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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2011, 17:15 »
any of you running this as 7.1? thinking of adding 2 more satelites..

Rather than 2 more satelites, maybe can get 2 more bookshelve for the front L/R.
Maybe Q100 or the bigger Q300 ?

I've the Q700 + Q600C as the front 3 channels.
The 4 satellites use for the surround back & front.
2 x ceiling speakers as surround.

Now has the center satellite speaker storage somewhere.

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 21:47 »
Is the BLADE here already?  ???

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2011, 20:57 »
Congratulations on your Fifty Anniversary  :)

http://www.kef.com/thefifty/

See whether you remember some of this speakers.  ;)


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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2011, 23:25 »
Are the Classic Q any good for HT?

Any idea of local SG price?

I am thinking of replace my Q accoustics (1030 and 1010) with the KEF Classic Qs if $$$$ permits.

Not sure how they sound but I like the looks...

Gonna just power em of a Denon 3810.  Not sure powerful enough... 

Perhaps iQ90 for front, iQ70 side, iQ50 for rear and iQ60c for ctr with my SVS PC Ultra

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2011, 23:37 »
I think classic Q is slightly lower than the Q series (maybe about 10-20% down ??)
Q500 about 1.5K+
Q700 about 2.0K+
Q600C about 1.0K+
Q900 ??
Has to bargain hard + as a package with GP.

Personally, think KEF iQ & Q series is good for HT.
I really like the center speaker.

Go & try it out & let us know :)

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2011, 17:56 »
Any good KEF installer/tuner? Does GP Acoustic do KEF installation if you do not buy it from them?

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 08:56 »
Latest Review by AVForums "KEF Q700 Surround Sound Speaker Package "
http://www.avforums.com/reviews/KEF-Q700-Surround-Sound-Speaker-Package_257/Review.html




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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2012, 23:43 »
50th anniversary LS50 arriving GP.
listened to r100, not enuf bass for me.
then heard r300, bass issue settled (3way vs r100 2way)

reserved a piano black r300.
however, will wait for LS50 to make comparsion before commit.

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2012, 01:34 »
Rather than 2 more satelites, maybe can get 2 more bookshelve for the front L/R.
Maybe Q100 or the bigger Q300 ?

I've the Q700 + Q600C as the front 3 channels.
The 4 satellites use for the surround back & front.
2 x ceiling speakers as surround.

Now has the center satellite speaker storage somewhere.

Since u got the Q700 & Q600C, a Q300 would definatly blend in nicely with it's bigger driver then Q100, love my Q300 very much cause of it's wide soundstage performance for a bookshelf.
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HT: Elite Sable 92",Sony HW55ES,DENON 4311,Oppo 103D,AS FLR,Klipsch RC62 + R15M,SVS-PB13U
HI-FI: Marantz CD5001 OSE,Apple Macmini 2012, JC Audio KT88 tube amp,CA DACMagic ,Mcintosh C712 preamp,KEF LS50
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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2012, 10:06 »
Just went in to do an audition of the q500 & q700.

Q500 was really pleasant. Reproduced my andrea bocelli and santana discs beautifully.

Q700 was more of the same musically but provided a much warmer bass reproduction.

THEN the kind sales rep hooked up the R100...........

Musically it felt much more open and clearer to me, just that it wasnt much to shout about in the bass department (being a bookshelf speaker it was understandable).

THEN the same knid gentleman hooked up the R300........

OMG..........knocked the socks off me.....could not believe they are bookshelfs!! I thought the type of music i needed could only be reproduced by floor standers, which was why i went for the Q500 in the first place.

Got caught hook, line and sinker. Now after coming home to do some more research, i am going back to audition the R500 and R300 again before making my decision.

Anyone got the same experience?



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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2012, 00:21 »
Any amp recommendation to drive the LS50?

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 11:45 »
I think the KEF Qs are great for HT.  I have the iQ30s as FL and FR and the iQ2c for center channel.  I'm using the Mission MiSpheres for rears and they surprisingly sound fine.  Need a recommendation for the SW though, currently, using an earthquake (supernova mk iv 10), plenty of boom but somehow does not sound right. 

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2012, 15:29 »
Audio Excellence Award 2012
Blade - Silver
R Series - Bronze
http://www.phileweb.com/aea/2012/english.html

Is the Blade available in Singapore?

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2012, 23:16 »
Hi, anyone here have a slight idea of the price for R500 & R700? Which store offers the most competitive price? Many thanks
 

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2012, 09:18 »
GP Acoustics: 1 Coleman Street, #01-01A, The Adelphi, Singapore, Singapore, SG-179803.  Think this is the only Authorise Agent in SGP.

I think price wise should check with them directly.  But very roughly base on UK pricing, R500 should be less that S$3K & R700 should be less than S$4K.