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post #8221 of 8234 Old 02-08-2016, 07:44 PM
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I can count myself as one who was "dead sure" I couldn't have screwed up the wiring on the back of my receiver when I installed the new one.

But I did, and Audyssey found it.

I doubted the finding at first and carefully checked everything again. Sure enough, it was ME.

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If still looking at those, the KEF Direct website has Q500 on special for $399.99 each (799.98 a pair) and they are NEW (not open box B-stock), plus your choice of the 4 different finishes.

Thanks... And just found out AC4L.com has open box Q700 on sale for $449 each; sounds like a bargain
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Thanks... And just found out AC4L.com has open box Q700 on sale for $449 each; sounds like a bargain
Yup! I saw that too and it is a great deal. Which finish interests you and do they have it?

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I think they only have the black finish; I tend to prefer rosewood or walnut


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I'm looking for a pair of KHT 9000 wall mounts / brackets. Anyone having them laying around and willing to sell them?


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No polar plots yet, but Ci200rr's are installed.

Substituted Triad Gold L/R's with my Kef Ci200rr boxes and had a listen.............was shocked by how close timbre matched with Gold center. Used Dolby Atmos CD along with sampling Atmo movie clips...........sorry, no REW measurements.

Obviously, Kef's have much broader dispersion but don't have the bottom end of Gold's........other than that, not much Timbre issue. I did calibrate Kef L/R's using XT32 before sitting down and having a listen.


Using SPL meter, 60 degrees off center axis produced -3 db's 9-10 ft from speaker....................wide dispersion specs after several discussions with Kef tech were close to spot on.









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Backer boxes were built to KEF's max spec for volume ie 0.71 cf..........lined with acoustic foam and 1/4 lb of acoustic stuffing. Each speaker has F3 rolling off according to REW measurements close to 60 Hz.

Hope this helps............................these KEF's produce a wide, HUGE sound field and are worth considering for Atmos duties...........they sound fantastic!
Where can I buy backer boxes like that?
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Where can I buy backer boxes like that?
Also, can anyone recommend wall brackets for the Q100?
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Here is my front sound stage from the mlp. C6 center C3 bookshelfs on DIY speaker stands. Still got to play with speaker placement. I will be moving the bookshelf.


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Here is my front sound stage from the mlp. C6 center C3 bookshelfs on DIY speaker stands. Still got to play with speaker placement. I will be moving the bookshelf.
Thanks for sharing! I haven't heard the C series KEF so I do wonder how they compare to others in their price range.

It appears you have young children in the home so as a guy who started having children in 1981 (and 1983, and 1991) it was hard to spend money on more expensive stuff and fear of damage was mitigated by the lower priced stuff I could "afford to lose" to rambunctious kids. Great choice!

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Thanks for sharing! I haven't heard the C series KEF so I do wonder how they compare to others in their price range.

It appears you have young children in the home so as a guy who started having children in 1981 (and 1983, and 1991) it was hard to spend money on more expensive stuff and fear of damage was mitigated by the lower priced stuff I could "afford to lose" to rambunctious kids. Great choice!
my nephew came over last weekend and the first thing he did was run downstairs to grab the iPad to play some games on. On the way he saw my LS50s in the tv room, went "wwwooooooowwwww" and ran over to stick his finger in the waveguide.
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my nephew came over last weekend and the first thing he did was run downstairs to grab the iPad to play some games on. On the way he saw my LS50s in the tv room, went "wwwooooooowwwww" and ran over to stick his finger in the waveguide.
Whoa....was he successful in exploring the depths? I sure hope not!!!

How old is he? Old enough for a good swat?

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Whoa....was he successful in exploring the depths? I sure hope not!!!

How old is he? Old enough for a good swat?
Lol, he is a quick little bugger and got a good feel. I told him not to touch and that the speaker cost more than he does, which his mother did not find funny
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Is his mother your sister or his father your brother? If his dad owns any speakers, tools, or other gadgets, I'm sure he'd have an understanding of the comment. Wimmenz just don't get it.

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Thanks for sharing! I haven't heard the C series KEF so I do wonder how they compare to others in their price range.

It appears you have young children in the home so as a guy who started having children in 1981 (and 1983, and 1991) it was hard to spend money on more expensive stuff and fear of damage was mitigated by the lower priced stuff I could "afford to lose" to rambunctious kids. Great choice!
yeah ive got a 3 yo and 3mo old, my 3yo is really good about them we will see how the other is when she is older. They sound really good actually. My parents have the kef iq90 towers iq60c and iq30. That's what made me want kefs when i was able to afford them. Anyway The kef c series blow away old jbl loft setup I had. Way clearer and more defined. I picked up the c3, c1 and c6 for less then 500. I dont know why they have gotten auch bad reviews. But I like them, way more immersive then then my jbls even with the loft 50 towers.

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