Originally Posted by Martycool007
Can anyone here give me any info about the small speakers in the KG line up? Like the KG .5 and the KG 1.5 bookshelves? How do these sound? I will definitely be pairing them with a sub as well. I am trying to choose between the KG 1.5's vs the HSU MB-1 mk2 and also vs the Emotiva ERM-6.2. Any help you people could provide me with would be awesome!
I dont know much about the smaller ones but I really doubt if you would be greatly impressed by the smaller ones compared to the smaller RF models unless price is one of the reasons for looking into them.
I wanted to try the larger ones mainly because these days no one makes audiophile quality large speakers in those sizes and weight with 10" woofers. Yeah there are speakers like RF-7 but they are huge and also weigh 120lbs or something.
Where as the KG4.2 is just 44lb and has a 10" woofer. KG 4.5 is 54lb and also has a 10" woofer. These are within my physical ability to move them around. Where as even the RF-82 at 66lb was not.
The KG3 is not too big at all. It is some 24" tall and 32lb. But of course you would need a stand. I was lucky I bought the Partsexpress heavy mass 12" steel stands before they were discontinued. I still wonder why? I am also quite handy with wood so I can easily make a suitable stand for the KG3 or even KG4.2.
If you dont want bigger ones try the KG3, KG4 and KG2. I see more affordable KG4's on ebay than the KG3's. KG2's are not that common. All these easily go down to the 40Hz range. So for music you may not need a sub if you can control the boominess/reverberations by passive means only (i.e panels/placement etc.) or if you dont mind the sound of Audyssey when used for full range eq.
There is one guy on ebay who is willing to accept $275+shipping for a pair of KG3's in good condition.
There is also a pair of KG2.5's on Audiogon, I guess for $269. But he has the stock pictures.
The KG 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 etc. were built from 94 to 97. So you are more likely to find them in a better shape than the KG3 or 4 or 4.2.
Well those are my opinions based on my experience . Others could have completely different opinions based on their experience.
Old is Gold, isn't it? :-) and I like the restoration work :-) It is like old silverware. It looks bad when tarnished. Just apply some CLR and you can restore the original beauty. Likewise once you restore the finish of these old speakers, you can enjoy their lovely sound for a while.