Personally, I feel strongly that you need front speakers that go down to at least 50 Hz for good system bass, and those T301 speakers only go down to about 100 Hz. I would not recommend that. The subwoofer is also not very capable; it is not a true subwoofer. The review I just read online (soundandvisionmag.com) says that it has no output below 40 Hz and will distort badly if driven hard at all; not what anyone wants from a subwoofer.
Lots of people here seem to think it is OK to have only the subwoofer supplying all of the sound (monaural) up to 80 Hz, but that sounds terrible to me. I think that the mid-bass, down to 50 Hz, needs to be STEREO! Otherwise the sound picture is very flat and lacks definition. That is HIS statement, not mine.
To make matters even worse, the reviewer who wrote the above article says that with this system the subwoofer needs to be set to go all the way up to 120 Hz, because the main speakers are unable to reproduce 80 Hz; they only go down to about 100 hz.
I personally think you will be very disappointed in that system if you buy it; it is not very good and WAY overpriced IMO.
A KEF system based on a pair of iQ30 speakers in the front, a C6 LCR speaker in the center, and C3 speakers for the rear would cost $950, and that would leave $500 to buy a Rythmic FV12 subwoofer, which is an excellent one; much much better than the one in that package system.
The Klipsch RW12 is another very good subwooofer for under $500.
That would be a system that will sound far superior in every respect IMO.
Check the KEF Direct website for further information and specs.
Originally Posted by Morbeas
Just got an opportunity to get a KEF T305 ( http://www.kef.com/html/us/showroom/home_theatre_speakers/tseries/fact_sheets/systems/t305/index.html
) speaker system for $1,500 and am very
tempted to grab it, especially after all the great reviews I've read.
Anyway, this will be my first true surround setup (currently have a Sony soundbar) and I'm planning on pairing these with either a Denon AVR-2313CI or AVR-3313CI receiver.
Any thoughts or recommendations?
Thanks very much in advance.