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Harman Kardon HKTS 18 or KEF KHT 3005

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I was looking into a home theater solution and I have settled on the products listed in the title. I was wondering if it would be worth it to step up to the KEF speakers because of greater quality or are the harman kardons close in quality for the price?

Thanks in Advance
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Can I please get some help on this?
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The HKTS systems are actually quite good (made by JBL), both the satellites and, perhaps even more so, the sub. Most who get them tend to comment quite favorably, particularly as to their home theater applications.

Assuming for the moment that the KEF's are indeed better for pure music listening (they might not be, price notwithstanding) you may want to consider if you will be getting larger front (and perhaps center) speakers in the near- to mid-term. If so, I might suggest not spending the additional amount now on the KEF system, as much of your future listening will focus on the upgraded stereo speakers and perhaps center channel speaker. If not, it is up to you to figure what you want to spend, including assumptions as to relative quality for pure music reproduction.
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I will use the speakers occasionally for cd playback. The heavy use with be with Blu Ray movies and Xbox360 games. I just want something that will deliver a nice clear and powerful sound. I have also read about the orb speaker combo but was unsure as all customer reviews I found were on the website itself.

If this is of any help I will be using the Onkyo TX SR705 Receiver to decode the sound. Any other personal recommendations are welcome.
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I will use the speakers occasionally for cd playback. The heavy use with be with Blu Ray movies and Xbox360 games. I just want something that will deliver a nice clear and powerful sound. I have also read about the orb speaker combo but was unsure as all customer reviews I found were on the website itself.

If this is of any help I will be using the Onkyo TX SR705 Receiver to decode the sound. Any other personal recommendations are welcome.

I have a lot of respect for KEF, but for your intended use, I suspect the HKTS system would prove quite effective.
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