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Has anyone else noticed that the C series speakers have quietly disappeared from KEF USA's website, KEF Direct and even the KEF UK website? Accessories4Less.com is down to just a few C3 bookshelf speakers.

I'm really getting anxious to see what they bring out when the sell-off of the Q series underway now is complete. Will it be a product line that slots in between those two, or will it be something that hits a little higher than the Q series yet below R series? If they did that they could perhaps introduce a better entry level to replace the C series. Those C series speakers never really did much to excite anyone.

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I have an onkyo HTIB since 2010. I dug out some old Mission speakers from the basement, I believe they are 770 series circa 1999.

I want to upgrade. TV 70%, Movie 15%, Music 15%. No gaming.
Thinking hard on Q300 LR and Q200C.
Will wait on surrounds, use existing speakers to fill the gap.
Looking to upgrade receiver and sub very soon--probably denon and usual suspects recommended here--SVS, Hsu, Rythmik, Outlaw.

Room is fairly big, 25x22 vaulted ceiling ~14ft. Open on one side to hallway and stairs partially open in back to kitchen and dining room.
Picture attached-- yes I do not like the TV above the fireplace, unfortunate but no choice. Will clean up wires, open underneath and have access behind TV.

Definitely not audiophile.
Been looking hard at the Ascend but right now I am leaning to KEF.
Do you think Q300 and Q200C would be a good choice?
Budget wise that is about where I would like to be. Could reach a little further but as a non audiophile I don't think it would be money well spent.

I know some people commented they like the Q100 better but I think with size of room I would be better with slightly larger Q300. Some people say Q600c matches better with Q300, but 600 center is too big. As it is I have to raise the TV slightly to fit the Q200c--which I can do. Would the Q300 and Q200c be a good match?

I am planning to put speakers on cabinet, I know not best but I can pull them forward and have wide separation. Seating about 14ft from TV.

We listen at pretty low volumes, not bass heads and don't need much room rattle when choose sub.

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You've laid it out well and made great choices. My son has the Q200c center speaker which he ran with Q300's for about a year & a half. He only relocated them to rear speaker duty when I gifted him Q500's. The Q300's and Q200c do work fine together, no issues at all.

Because you're putting speakers close to a rear boundary, all the more reason to choose the non-ported Q200c and front ported Q300's. The Ascend Acoustics CBM170-SE's I had (until I recently traded with my son to get a pair of iQ10's back) are rear ported. I don't know if you were looking at something else. With the KEF, you could even choose white speakers that might blend better and achieve a higher WAF ratio. (Wife Approval Factor) That they're on sale right now makes them an even better value.

Big room. Even if not a fan of bass, many lesser subs will not have much impact in that room and if only one placement becomes more critical. I like SVS for sound, warranty, upgrade policy, and 45 day trial policy.

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You've laid it out well and made great choices. My son has the Q200c center speaker which he ran with Q300's for about a year & a half. He only relocated them to rear speaker duty when I gifted him Q500's. The Q300's and Q200c do work fine together, no issues at all.

Because you're putting speakers close to a rear boundary, all the more reason to choose the non-ported Q200c and front ported Q300's. The Ascend Acoustics CBM170-SE's I had (until I recently traded with my son to get a pair of iQ10's back) are rear ported. I don't know if you were looking at something else. With the KEF, you could even choose white speakers that might blend better and achieve a higher WAF ratio. (Wife Approval Factor) That they're on sale right now makes them an even better value.

Big room. Even if not a fan of bass, many lesser subs will not have much impact in that room and if only one placement becomes more critical. I like SVS for sound, warranty, upgrade policy, and 45 day trial policy.
Many thanks Ken.
Glad the Q200c will match.
Had not thought about it but yes that center will be right up against the wall so the fact--if I read correctly--that the 200 does not really have a port is probably a good thing. The mantle is 10 inches wide and I think the 200 will just slightly overhang the edge.
We talked a little about color, wife is a little nervous on the white without seeing, thinks black is safer more versatile play.

I was thinking the CMT 340s from Ascend. They have great reviews as well. But they seem a little too large but very efficient.
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