Originally Posted by sdg4vfx
... I'm a fan of KEF speakers but I would never recommend the C series - for the same price there are better options available. If you're going with KEF speakers you want something with Uni-Q drivers ... and I do recommend those ; )
Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy
Just because it's a Uni-Q does not make it a better speaker. That's just ONE SINGULAR design aspect. Waveguide speakers sound equally great.
There are other options like the Infinity P363 (also waiveguide) & Pioneer FS52 and they may or may not measure and sound any better since I don't know of any measurements of the C7.
At the end of the day, it's about personal preference, not blanket statements based on user reviews, hearsay, and driver type.
Hm, perhaps I didn't communicate clearly (or throughly) so let me clarify ...
I certainly did not mean to imply a Uni-Q automatically makes for a better speaker. There are speakers with all sorts of drivers that sound fantastic! And, if you check you'll see I often
recommend other speakers here in the forums.
A Uni-Q driver is what "KEF" speakers have to offer and what KEF does well, hence the only KEF speakers I would recommend are the ones with the Uni-Q drivers. (Additionally, I think the msrp on the Q series is actually a bit too high, but, the prices for the Q series on accessories4less makes them competitive and good value.)
I didn't say the C series sound bad. In my post I said "for the same price there are better options available". A quick look through forum threads for speakers at that price point will show that the KEF C series is rarely recommended, so I'm not alone on that.
Saying I'm a KEF fan doesn't imply exclusivity! Again, if you check my posts in the forums you'll see that I'm a fan
of several speaker brands/models at several price points. I often recommend speakers from Pioneer, Cambridge Audio, NHT, Arx, Ascend, Focal, SVS, ... and the list goes on
Lastly - of course it's mostly personal preference