Originally Posted by sivadselim
The KEF Reference line is definitely a notch above your current speakers, but if you're only doing "occasional music listening" and plan on using these mostly for movies and video gaming, you may want to consider whether you really want to spend what you're going to have to spend to get the Reference line simply for movies and video games. Frankly, your current speaker setup is probably great for movies and video games. Add a really nice separate subwoofer when you move out of your apartment, and you should be good to go for movies and video games.
To get your money's worth out of the Reference line, you'll probably need to replace some of your other components, specifically your receiver, with high-end separates. The Reference line is certainly NOT for the faint of heart. These are very high-end, very expensive
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well i plan on upgrading my whole setup this summer. im gonna start with the speakers since im waiting for the new sony lcos to get released later this summer/fall and recievers with onboard lossless codecs or chips for dts mastered. cash wont really be a big deal but im not gonna go crazy. im not sure i want my current setup so i might go with a KEF setup or higher end definitive technology setup. i do plan on buying 2 recievers so i might just buy the new yamaha rx-v861 this june and buy the other reciever this fall (or sooner is yamaha comes with a reciever with what im looking for).
here is basicaly what i plan on doing this summer so you can understand how massive of an overhaul im gonna be going through.
1. 3 new HDtvs. 1 tv in bedroom, upstairs living room, and httr. i plan on turning in my xbr1 useing my best buy warranty since it has the famous green and purple stains all over the screen. i have been through 3 repair attempts already and sony wont replace it so im waiting for the new models to come out and use b.b. instead. im also looking at a 40" and 32" lcd or plasma for the other 2 rooms.
2. recievers. im taking my current reciever and putting it in the bedroom. then picking up 2 more for the other 2 rooms. i plan on spending approx. $2500 through online retailers for them.
3. speakers. im taking my current setup and putting them in the upstairs livingroom. then taking my other yamaha sat. 6.1 setup and putting them in the bedroom. now i just got to figure out if i really need a KEF reference setup in the httr.
4. various. new cables, hd-dvd, brd player, universal remotes. i already have a ps3 and xbox 360 so thats taken care of. im also looking into surge protectors with line filters and power supply backups.
so as you can see its an overhaul and picking up a reciever isnt really a big deal. i might even sell my current setup in favor of a sat. setup for the living room.
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