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That is some serious money, and In my mind those are not the kind of seriously good-sounding speakers that would justify that price. I would say that when you compare it to the competition, its price is roughly twice what it is worth.
The KEF Q900 is a speaker that will blow away the Klipsch speakers in every respect; better cleaner bass, and more of it, MUCH better midrange sound quality, and WAY better tweeters.
They go down below 30 Hz, so it is very questionable whether a subwoofer is even needed with them.
They run about $1700 per pair. Add the Q600C for $650 and a pair of Q300s for another $650, and you will have a system that will be in a category way higher than the Klipsch system in every way, and for only a bit over $3000.
For a subwoofer, there is nothing that can touch the NHT and Rhythmic subwoofers; several good choices there.
But I think you will pass on a subwoofer when you hear the thunderous super-low bass of the Q900.
In the Stereophile article on the Q900, the reviewer tried them with and without and decided that there was no need for one.