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Offline kuryakin

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2012, 09:46 »
i thought GP acoustic (listed GP industries) is The KEF Owner, not authorised agent?

BTW anyone auditioned the LS50 yet?

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2012, 10:06 »
Thanks Tane.....have you auditioned them yet? Any advise? Think of changing my 5.1 including sub...

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2012, 10:08 »
LS50 certainly have excellent review for its sound quality despite it's size

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2012, 13:56 »
i thought GP acoustic (listed GP industries) is The KEF Owner, not authorised agent?

Checked, you are right - GP actually owned KEF & another speaker brand.

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2012, 01:58 »
Anyone in for the R700? May ask for better discount if group purchase.....checked up Hivizone selling for KEF R700 - HK$19,300 (a pair) which is about S$3100

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2012, 09:48 »
Anyone in for the R700? May ask for better discount if group purchase.....checked up Hivizone selling for KEF R700 - HK$19,300 (a pair) which is about S$3100

Anyway, just to chip in for those interested in the lower range R-Series:

KEF R100 - HK$7,200 (a pair) - SGD1156
KEF R200c - HK$6,100 - SGD980

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 11:30 »
Where you guys get the R pricing from Hivizone ?  Their web site didn't state .........

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2012, 12:17 »
Where you guys get the R pricing from Hivizone ?  Their web site didn't state .........

Email. Prices are not inclusive of shipping, gst and warranty of course.

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2012, 12:56 »
i checked with them, Fedex whole set: R700, R400b, R200c and R100 HK2800

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2012, 16:09 »
i checked with them, Fedex whole set: R700, R400b, R200c and R100 HK2800

Pairing wise, should aim for LCR with R700 + R600C

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2012, 17:01 »
Pairing wise, should aim for LCR with R700 + R600C
I agree.  .....but price is quite a gap. I guess I could save some on the centre and spend more on the mains. r700 instead of r500. :)

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2012, 22:34 »
Maybe Peter Siew can help to ship cheaper from HK to SGP ??
Smaller Center, HT experience not so good.
How much is the different ?

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2012, 11:00 »
Have not checked the price with HIVIzone, but local dealer quoted about $600~$700 diff. By the way, who is Peter Siew and how do I contact him? Thanks. Hmm...I may consider a bigger one if their price is not too much higher....but then again spending $1500 ~ $1800 for for a centre speaker is quite a big sum. Tane, you've got a big centre speaker? does it make lots of diff? my current centre is sort of small....

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2012, 16:25 »
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=114061.msg791483#msg791483
He can help save freight cost from Europe & US.  Don't know if he has lobang in HK/China or not.

In HT - Front 3 speaker output more than 50% of the sound.
Plus also to balance the front 3 sound effect.
But, didn't really compare the diff between the big vs small center.

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Re: KEF Speakers - for Current & Potenial Owner
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2012, 16:38 »
Dialogue + maybe 80% of the soundtrack comes from the center speaker.
Those will show the most differences.