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I got some pics of the new gold bookshelf I will post later when my wife gets home with the camera. As always, beautiful wood finish from monitor audio.

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Selling my beloved Monitor Audio Gold GS10 in walnut finish..detail is in the for sale -> audio gear section..

I recently moved to a new house and while the new family room is much better for the front LCR and subwoofer placement, the room layout does now allow me to get enough clearance between GS10 used as surround and side walls..

I was fortunately enough to find a brand new pair of the GSFX in walnut finish at great price from Saturday Audio and it is with sad heart that I am selling my GS10
(wife demanded it after asking what the charge was on our credit card statement...)

I am located in SF Bay Area and would prefer local pickup..
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Have any of you guys hear Monitor Silver 8's vs KEF R500's? What is the sound difference? The cabinets looks very similar..
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Edited: no impressions till I put my own Cd in and listen to them for you. Whenever my veneres get here I will make sure to do that.

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What makes the Kef's more expensive? Some people don't know what tight clean bass is.
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The 8 inch bass driver silver 8s retail around 2k a pair and can be had for a bit less at audioadvisor. The r series tower with 8 inch drivers is 5k and hard to find cheaper than that. The r500s got for about 2,500 andis a smaller sspeaker than the silver 8

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The 8 inch bass driver silver 8s retail around 2k a pair and can be had for a bit less at audioadvisor. The r series tower with 8 inch drivers is 5k and hard to find cheaper than that. The r500s got for about 2,500 andis a smaller sspeaker than the silver 8

Silver 10 has the 8" drivers, 6.5s on the 8


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Yes,they both have 6'5" drivers. So the question was.. What makes the Kef's more expensive? Both speakers look so similar,why would Kef be so much more?
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more resolving, better cabinet, better measurements all around. Stereophile has measurements

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Better cabinet? How so? The monitor audio RX8's have a really good cabinet, I dont know how kefs could be better.
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I'd say the R series is more in line with the monitor golds. The silvers seem to fall between the kef Q and R. I heard the R700 a few years ago and liked them. Didn't do a head to head with the rx8, but the rx8 had better bass, not as bright as the paradigm studios, and the UniQ driver puts out a huge sweet spot that really impressed me.


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With the Kef R,your getting into Revel,Focal,BW CM10 territory. I remember the Gloss black RX8's I had. The build quality was impeccable! I found a place that has Kef and Monitor Audio. I'll have to listen to them and see,but they are at different places. The Silver 10's are $1000 less than the Kef R700's. I just wonder if that extra 1k is worth it.
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PS. I wonder how the Mirage OMD 28 stacks up against the silver 10's and R700.
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KEF R700: "The impedance traces reveal none of the small wrinkles that would point to the presence of panel resonances, and the R700's large enclosure was quite dead to the knuckle-rap test. Investigating the panel's vibrational behavior with an accelerometer did uncover a mode at 488Hz on the sidewalls level with the lower woofer (fig.2); also present was a mode slightly lower in frequency, at 449Hz, on the top panel and the sidewalls level with the coincident Uni-Q unit. However, all of these resonant modes are relatively low in level; this, coupled with their high frequency and Quality factor (Q), will minimize any audible effects

SILVER : "A significant discontinuity just below 300Hz in the impedance traces suggests some sort of cabinet-resonance problem at that frequency. I did find a strong resonant mode at 301Hz on the top and rear panels (fig.2), and another strong mode at 410Hz on the side panels, level with the midrange unit. Lower, and level with the woofers, the side panels were relatively inert; as Kalman Rubinson commented that "male voices . . . didn't sound overripe," it's probable that these resonances measure worse than they sound."
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I guess the point is,unless you have these side by side are you really going to notice any of that? If the Kef sounds bright,I would be turned off.
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Thttp://www.stereophile.com/content/m...r-measurements
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the resonance decay graph for the silver isn't even on the same level as the r700.

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So what your saying is the Silver is a poor man's R?
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Better cabinet? How so? The monitor audio RX8's have a really good cabinet, I dont know how kefs could be better.
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Its too bad I can't demo both in the same location.. I have a feeling a guy would be happy with the Silver 10's also. Wonder how the Martin Logan 60XT stacks up.
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I won't say that until I've given it a good listen. Which as soon as I go to pick up my speakers I will do.

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I thought the 40's sounded a little bright,but after I listened more,it wasn't bright,it was detail. I haven't heard the 60's yet. Just wondering how the Silver 10's,R500,700,60xt's sound compared to my Electromotion ESL's. Which ones did you order? The Silver 8's?
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