Originally Posted by benzjas
How was it night and day change? What are you using for a receiver?
The prices are pretty close
polk rti $400
Kef iQ70s and iQ10 $525
Do you know how the Q series matches up against the classic Q?
the sound stage is WAY better.. with the polks if you close your eyes and listen, all the sound still seems to be coming from a speaker, you hear a set left and right point where the sound comes from.. with the kefs instruments have a seperation that i did not get with the polks, you hear each instrument clearly by itself, and if you focus on that sound you can pick out exactly whats happening where with the polks everything seems muddy.
the transperency of the kefs is staggering at the price point they are, you hear EVERYTHING and i mean everything..there are some songs where instruments i didnt even know where there, or backup singers where ive never heard backup singers before.
bottom end output between my very well broken in set of m70s and a brand new set of kefs seems similar, but ive been told that picks up with age.
overall tone of the kefs is much nicer as well, i could listen to them all day long
using a marantz sr5005 as a pre amp, and a carver m500t power amp to run both sets. and i am not sure how these compare to the iQ line as i have never heard them, but from what ive read these are supposed to have ~30% better bass response.
one thing i will mention is the change was much much less drastic with 128kbps mp3s which unfortunately were most of my mp3 files which are now all being deleted and replaced. with flac or cd/dvd/bluray quality music it is a much much larger change. so if you are a mp3 junky you might not be as happy as I am with the change, it is still better.. but not as drastic if that makes any sense.