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Hello!

Could you guys that have owned KEF give me some insight as to how the

Q700

Q900

Comparares to SVS PRIME towers, would you consider them to be superior or in the same category? I am looking into putting together a budget HT ($2500 - $3500) excluding receiver. I have a Marantz SR5011, will it be enough to power the Q700/900?

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Hello!

Could you guys that have owned KEF give me some insight as to how the

Q700

Q900

Comparares to SVS PRIME towers, would you consider them to be superior or in the same category? I am looking into putting together a budget HT ($2500 - $3500) excluding receiver. I have a Marantz SR5011, will it be enough to power the Q700/900?

Thank you!
If you're going to be using the system for HT mostly, The Q300 with a good sub such as SVS, PSA, HSU would stretch your budget further. Adding a sub or two (depending on room dimensions) is pretty much mandatory for HT, you would be crossing over at 80hz so the added bass extension the towers would provide is handled by the sub. If you're going to be listening to music a lot, the Q500/700 with a sub would be a good choice. If no sub go with the Q900 but make sure you have the proper amount of space for them.
The SVS prime from everything I've read and from people who have posted in this forum are said to be good for HT but lack refinement when it comes to music.

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Hi guys! I'm a System Designer at Magnolia A/V in Best Buy and just wanted to give y'all a heads up that Magnolia is actually starting to carry KEF now. Don't know when we'll start getting their speakers in on display or what speakers we'll be receiving on display, but as of right now, we can start selling them!
That's good news for people with a BB near them and no audio dealers. Not such good news for my favorite KEF dealer whose store is planted in the corner of the parking lot of a...you guessed it...a Best Buy store with Magnolia. Fortunately for them they're much more knowledgeable than most any BB sales associate.

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That's good news for people with a BB near them and no audio dealers. Not such good news for my favorite KEF dealer whose store is planted in the corner of the parking lot of a...you guessed it...a Best Buy store with Magnolia. Fortunately for them they're much more knowledgeable than most any BB sales associate.
Correct, most BB sales associate, not necessarily system designers in the Design Centers. I just finished KEF training this past week and got to hear the blades. I must say, I'm in love.

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I was curious so I hit the Best Buy website. There's some KEF product showing, but only the few low level 5.1 systems they offer. Are there plans to add the more traditional Q and R series, LS50 & LS50 Wireless, or other up-level products?

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I was curious so I hit the Best Buy website. There's some KEF product showing, but only the few low level 5.1 systems they offer. Are there plans to add the more traditional Q and R series, LS50 & LS50 Wireless, or other up-level products?
Not through Best Buy, but Magnolia Design Centers will carry the full line all the way up to the Muon's. magnoliaav(dot)com is where they will be when they finally start arriving into our showrooms.

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Doesn't seem right that you can buy B&W CM series, Martin Logan electrostatic, Def Tech and Klipsch on Best Buy's website but a lower priced KEF Q series, no.

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So this just happened, super excited as this is going to be my first HT, I will be getting 2xPB2000 to finish it up. All will be driven by a Marantz SR5011. Now my question is, will the receiver be enough to drive this combination? Should I look into an amp? If so what should I look for?


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That Marantz is more than enough. Enjoy the new speakers!
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FOUR of the Q900? Wow.

You'll be well "immersed" in sound.

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So this just happened, super excited as this is going to be my first HT, I will be getting 2xPB2000 to finish it up. All will be driven by a Marantz SR5011. Now my question is, will the receiver be enough to drive this combination? Should I look into an amp? If so what should I look for?

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If you can afford a quality amp and the SR5011 has pre-outs, you will not regret the purchase and will likely never go back to using the internal amps of an AVR. Look at Emotiva's XPA Gen3 or an Outlaw Audio amp.

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