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post #7381 of 7394 Old 05-15-2015, 10:22 PM
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http://www.zinio.com/www/browse/prod...ductId=6537936

I assume they'll have the review on their website soon, but for now it's only in the magazine in analog (i.e. paper) and digital (i.e. Zinio) editions.
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Awesome Tom! These are the same speakers I am looking at, along with 5160s for the fronts. What type of system are you putting together with these - Atmos?
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Awesome Tom! These are the same speakers I am looking at, along with 5160s for the fronts. What type of system are you putting together with these - Atmos?
These will be the surround (Ci200RR-THX) and surround back (Ci3160-THX) speakers in a "real world" 7.1 system that many of my customers would enjoy in there home. It's in a living room / showroom.

Front end gear is Marantz, Parasound and OPPO. I have this 7.1 system set up as a zone in my whole house audio system HEOS by Denon. It's pretty slick, I can turn on the whole 7.1 system for a demo or I can select just the in-ceiling and/or in-wall speakers with or without subs. In this configuration Audyssey does it's thing in 7.1 mode but it's disabled using only in-wall or in-ceiling speakers because it's wired into the multi channel inputs on the Marantz. The whole HEOS system is IP controlled through a smartphone or tablet app. My customers love it and it's a great way for me to let them hear lots of different options.

I haven't really jumped on the Atmos train yet. Most of my customers do living room or media rooms systems. 99. 9% of the world could care less and would be better served with a nice 2 channel, 5.1 or 7.1 if they are into movies and TV and whole house audio. Ymmv

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After too much research, I have zeroed in on KEF Q100s as my preferred option for a new front sound stage.

I also want to use a third Q100 as the center speaker. Problem is, I can't seem to find anywhere that will sell me a single speaker. Ebay, craigslist, google are all failing me.

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Just a quick update. I got 2 pairs of Q100's and set up the front 3 as advertised (wife thinks they are too big, but I squeaked by). Oddly enough, my Pioneer AVR detected the Q100s as 'large speakers', which I figured was reserved for floor standers.

Rounding out the set up is a Rhythmick LVR12 sub (80hz x-over) and I have old Boston's as surrounds which are fine for movies/games.

I realize there are better worlds out there, but for me I have hit the sweet spot before major diminishing returns. Particularly when accounting for the constraints of my listening area. The broad soundstage, crystal clear dialogue, and minimal loss of mid/high bass levels from wall mounting is great.

Now to figure out what to do with this spare Q100. I'm half tempted to run it mono on an older system.

Happy to answer questions from anyone in the same process I was.
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I'm currently running the same setup and agree it's a bit of a sweet spot. The imaging from three Uni-Q drivers LCR across the front is excellent for HT/surround listening.

FWIW, I would change your AVR settings to view the speakers as "small".

I ended up keeping my extra Q100 as a spare.

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Sweet , I hope they are not damaged the boxes look like they took a beating!
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These will be the surround (Ci200RR-THX) and surround back (Ci3160-THX) speakers in a "real world" 7.1 system that many of my customers would enjoy in there home. It's in a living room / showroom.

Front end gear is Marantz, Parasound and OPPO. I have this 7.1 system set up as a zone in my whole house audio system HEOS by Denon. It's pretty slick, I can turn on the whole 7.1 system for a demo or I can select just the in-ceiling and/or in-wall speakers with or without subs. In this configuration Audyssey does it's thing in 7.1 mode but it's disabled using only in-wall or in-ceiling speakers because it's wired into the multi channel inputs on the Marantz. The whole HEOS system is IP controlled through a smartphone or tablet app. My customers love it and it's a great way for me to let them hear lots of different options.

I haven't really jumped on the Atmos train yet. Most of my customers do living room or media rooms systems. 99. 9% of the world could care less and would be better served with a nice 2 channel, 5.1 or 7.1 if they are into movies and TV and whole house audio. Ymmv
When are you installing them? Some unboxing pics would be great. :drool:
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Those aren't boxes, they're shipping containers. Hahaha.
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Another angle, these are set up as surround rears but can also be played for demo purposes in 2 channel mode with or without subs
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KEF R series?

I recently sold my KEF Q900's and Q600C. I purchased them used and I have a feeling that they were bad. They sounded muddy and not clear at all. I had them paired with the Arcam AVR 600,which I also sold. Anyway, I have had a few people telling me that I should look into the KEF R series next. How much of a difference is the R series from the Q series? Just looking for clear, amazing sound. Oh, these will be paired to the Krell Foundation and Chorus 5200 amp. Thanks for the info.
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Another angle, these are set up as surround rears but can also be played for demo purposes in 2 channel mode with or without subs
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I recently sold my KEF Q900's and Q600C. I purchased them used and I have a feeling that they were bad. They sounded muddy and not clear at all. I had them paired with the Arcam AVR 600,which I also sold. Anyway, I have had a few people telling me that I should look into the KEF R series next. How much of a difference is the R series from the Q series? Just looking for clear, amazing sound. Oh, these will be paired to the Krell Foundation and Chorus 5200 amp. Thanks for the info.
R series are quite good but for those electronics I would look at the new Reference line. The new Reference is just really coming out regarding availablilty. If not Kef then Revel Ultima2 or BMW 800 series or other brands at that level. Your Krell items deserve that level of speaker, IMO. Do not pay MSRP for any of those by the way.
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Thanks for the info!
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