I now am officially a KEF owner, I spent the part of the past year as a high end home automation installer, and was constantly getting to audition speakers from Niles, KEF, Triad etc. While they all sounded incredible and in my opinion all have their own purpose, the KEF's were the ones that stood out. Over the past few months I've been working on piecing my system together, started out with 2 101's, the 101c, and kube-1 sub for $300 from Paul's tv. Then I picked up 2 301's for $550. Then last week I picked up a Pioneer Elite VSX-70 receiver for $250.
Unfortunately the kub-1 sub isn't doing it for me, so I'm looking to get that sold and will try to replace it with a SVS PC-2000, and I'd also like to swap the 101c for the 301c. Then I'll be set and happy
I've been so happy with what I've got so far, I'm not looking at a set of the c3 bookshelves for my dad, and right now the kefdirect price is awesome so I may be getting them. My dad doesn't want a full surround setup though so I'm looking at a 120W x2 amplifier that I will just hook into his tv with RCA cables since that's how he listens to music and everything now anyway.
I'm loving my KEF setup now and wouldn't be able to go back to my old speakers haha these are incredible. I know the T line isn't their flagship line or anything, but they sound far better than near any other speaker on the market in my opinion (as long as you have a sub for the real lows).
Fronts: KEF T301
Center: KEF T101c (soon to be T301c)
Rears: KEF T101
Sub: KEF Kube-1 (soon to be SVS PC-2000)
Receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX-70