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Ok I currently have the KEF 3005 SE system. However, after visiting a Magnolia showroom at Best Buy tonight, I realized I want more...especially from my subwoofer. They were playing Iron Man and it was so impressive that I decided to upgrade my system. (I tried to look at the brand of the sub and I think it was Fresco.)
I've been reading about all the iQ's that Kef has to offer. The XQ's are out of my price range. But I've been reading about so many possible combinations. The overall message I've gotten is that the front 3 speakers are the most important. Therefore I plan to use my 3005 speakers as surround speakers and get 3 brand new speakers up front.
But will all the IQ's be a definite upgrade from the 3005 speakers? I want a significant difference. My current possible combinations are listed below and I was wondering which one is best...
1.) iQ1 - iQ6C
2.) iQ5 - iQ6C
3.) iQ7 - iQ6C
4.) iQ9 - iQ6C
Is there a better combo than the one's above? My room is about 33' x 24' x 12'. I have hard wood floors and my couch is about 10 feet from the TV, which means there is about 23' of space behind me. So I need a system that will fill the room. I think the 3005 SE are a little weak for my room.
The sub is another issue. Does KEF have good subs or should I go with another brand? I want more rumble for my movies.
I plan to spend about $1000-1200 for the front 3 speakers and another $600-800 for the sub, so about $2000 in all. Once again, I plan to use m 3005 as the surround speakers. I'm hoping the iQ's will be a significant upgrade from the 3005 set. If not, then can someone make suggestion? The speakers will be mainly used for blu ray movies and not music. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
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