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post #6091 of 6604
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Originally Posted by pinoy ako View Post

Thanks a lot!
After more than 3 months of waiting, its really worth the wait!

I am finally tasting what an audiophile sound is!
I really love this hobby...!

You are most certainly experiencing audio nirvana with KEF Reference2, Anthem, Bryston, and JL Audio!

They give you a very warm fuzzy happy feeling, don't they? biggrin.gif

The honeymoon is on and life is good. biggrin.gif
post #6092 of 6604
1st post - My modest setup smile.gif

Electronics:
Oppo BDP 105 ; AC Ryan Playon HD ; Onkyo TX-NR 3008 ; Squeezebox Touch ; Music Fidelity A5.5 ; DIY ClassD SDS258

Speakers:
Kef Q700/Q600C (LCR) ; Kef HTS 3001SE (F.Height & R.Surround) ; Emotiva Uac 6.2 (Surround)

Sub-Woofers:
Rythmik F12SE ; Kef HTB2SE

post #6093 of 6604
@acudef

Thanks a lot bro...Life is really good...thanks to him up there wink.gif

Still struggling with sub positioning...biggrin.gif...tweaking...tweaking...biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #6094 of 6604
Could someone help: I'll be picking up Q900 for the front L&R but am trying to figure out which surrounds to go with. Here is my newly completed room description:

20 x 13 carpeted with acoustic panels.
Denon 4311


My front row will be approx 12' and the second row at 19'.

Many thanks.
post #6095 of 6604
Hi exlondoner,
What about your center speaker. If you want to stay with all KEF speakers look at Q100 or Q800 dipole. My set up I've got Q900 FR, Q600 center and NHT for rears. My avr is also the Denon 4311ci.
post #6096 of 6604
JSil, I'm also going with the Q600C.

How does your setup sound? I just went to audition Totem/PSB and Revels and fell in love with the sound - I'm wondering how these compare before I pick them-up.
post #6097 of 6604
Check out the review on the KEF Q at stereophile.com. I also listen to PSB, B&W, Energy and the SQ was good on all of them. KEF's are quite clean, detailed, and transparent with a wide sound stage. Kef's to me is a very balanced speaker. I'm very happy with them just make sure you have the space for them. Need about 18" from side walls and back for the towers to help with SQ this goes for all speakers. But it all comes down to what you like and be happy with good luck.
post #6098 of 6604
+1 ^^^

Also, in my experience, as I've been auditioning speakers it seems than many of the "tonal" SQ differences between speakers (bright vs dark, etc.) start to disappear somewhat when I use Audessy or manually EQ them. The speaker qualities that don't seem to be affected by EQ are things like detail, imaging and soundstage. These are things I focus on a little more now when auditioning speakers.

Imaging and a wide soundstage is a big part of why I like my KEFs wink.gif

Happy listening!
post #6099 of 6604
Hello,

New to this forum. I currently have a pair of LS50s and a REL T-5 sub with MF m6i and M6 CD. My question is, would it be a big improvement in sound, if I upgraded my speakers to the R500s? This would be for music only. Thanks so much and it's great to be
a part of this group.
post #6100 of 6604
^It might be a small upgrade in upper bass dynamic range (by upper bass I mean the region just above where your sub would be working).

But I think you'd get a bigger upgrade by implementing a 2nd subwoofer, for bass mode smoothing, and switching from the integrated amp to an AVR with really good bass management.
post #6101 of 6604
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Originally Posted by kwflb View Post

Hello,

New to this forum. I currently have a pair of LS50s and a REL T-5 sub with MF m6i and M6 CD. My question is, would it be a big improvement in sound, if I upgraded my speakers to the R500s? This would be for music only. Thanks so much and it's great to be
a part of this group.

NO.
post #6102 of 6604
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Originally Posted by galvs View Post

NO.
Come on get to the point why don't you biggrin.gif
post #6103 of 6604
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Originally Posted by kwflb View Post

Hello,

New to this forum. I currently have a pair of LS50s and a REL T-5 sub with MF m6i and M6 CD. My question is, would it be a big improvement in sound, if I upgraded my speakers to the R500s? This would be for music only. Thanks so much and it's great to be
a part of this group.
Welcome to the forum !
post #6104 of 6604
Have not heard the R500s but have heard the LS50s, amazing speakers. If your room is not too large, stick with LS50s. If your sub is fast and tight, you should have a pretty sweet setup. Also, welcome to the Forum.
Edit: just Googled your sub and it is very nice (knowing Rel expected so) but only 8". TAS said it is Fast and tight - seriously just checked after. So perhaps worth a second matching sub?
Edited by jima4a - 8/3/13 at 9:46pm
post #6105 of 6604
+1 keeping the LS-50's and adding a second sub.

A dual/multi sub setup isn't for "more" bass, but a smoother transition/crossover. The LS-50's are ideal candidates for the effort wink.gif
post #6106 of 6604
Wow, thanks for the info from everyone. Honestly, I wasn't looking to replace the Musical Fidelity equipment for an AVR. Anyway, I have read about people adding a second sub but didn't know what the reasoning would be behind making that choice. Definitely something I will look into. I had also toyed with the idea of replacing the LS50s with an pair of PSB Imagine T2s, but from what I'm hearing, and what I've read, it will really not be worth spending the extra money and having to "retire" my LS50s to the bedroom. Is this true? Would I be better off, looking into adding another T-2 sub, and forgetting about replacing the speakers? I have a very small listening space now but want equipment that can be at home in larger rooms. Thanks again so much! Greatly appreciate all the feedback.
post #6107 of 6604
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Originally Posted by TheFactor View Post

Come on get to the point why don't you biggrin.gif

IMHO, LS50 better than R500 smile.gif
post #6108 of 6604
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Originally Posted by kwflb View Post

Wow, thanks for the info from everyone. Honestly, I wasn't looking to replace the Musical Fidelity equipment for an AVR. Anyway, I have read about people adding a second sub but didn't know what the reasoning would be behind making that choice. Definitely something I will look into. I had also toyed with the idea of replacing the LS50s with an pair of PSB Imagine T2s, but from what I'm hearing, and what I've read, it will really not be worth spending the extra money and having to "retire" my LS50s to the bedroom. Is this true? Would I be better off, looking into adding another T-2 sub, and forgetting about replacing the speakers? I have a very small listening space now but want equipment that can be at home in larger rooms. Thanks again so much! Greatly appreciate all the feedback.

LS50 are excellent with dual or four subs the bass is distributed evenly!
post #6109 of 6604
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

LS50 are excellent with dual or four subs the bass is distributed evenly!

I bet five LS50 atop five subs would sound grand. It would be like turning the little guys into giant towers. wink.gif
post #6110 of 6604
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

I bet five LS50 atop five subs would sound grand. It would be like turning the little guys into giant towers. wink.gif

Yes, that's right, The point of the four subs is to even out the bass placed in each corner of the room smile.gif. Then one can cross over the LS-50 at 80hz, I was thinking an 11.4 system with all around KEF LS-50, it would be sweet smile.gif
post #6111 of 6604
I'm starting the transformation of my system to Q series speakers today, as I'm receiving the Q600C. I've never heard a KEF speaker before so it's exciting, and I've heard nothing but good things about the Q series speakers.
post #6112 of 6604
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

LS50 are excellent with dual or four subs the bass is distributed evenly!

LS50 with good amplification in a not so big room, dont need any sub
post #6113 of 6604
So I got the Q600C today and hooked it up and ran the Audyssey calibration in 8 spots. It sounds really good but for some reason Audyssey has it set to 110hz. Is Audyssey not accurate with sealed boxes?
post #6114 of 6604
My experience with a brand new XQ50c was similar, it came out like 100 or 110 Hz. After it broke in it would come out as 80 or 70 Hz.
post #6115 of 6604
OK, hopefully that is the case. I will run it again tomorrow and see if I get a different result, if I don't I'll just wait like a week or so and try again. It does sound good I was just upset that Audyssey set it that high, I'd like it to be at 80hz.
Edited by Slickman - 8/5/13 at 8:55pm
post #6116 of 6604
Hi all,
Just starting out on a path to home theatre after enjoying 2ch for years and looking for some practical advice.
I have a pair of Kef Q50 floorstanders that I have had since new in 1995 and assume they will work as front left and right. I'm considering some complementary preloved KEF gear initially to settle into the theatre experience - maybe a C6LCR, a Q200c or Coda80 for a centre and some new Ci inwalls for surrounds. Considering an 8" or 10" Velodyne sub. I'm driving all this with a brand new Denon AVR-X3000 receiver.
Our living room is fairly large - about 18 ft wide by about 33 ft long and ceiling up about 8' 8" with the TV and fronts across the 18 ft width. Listening position is about 13 ft out from TV and surrounds will go in wall to the side of that at about 6 ft or 6.5 ft up. It's an open-plan room and dining and kitchen space is behind the lounge area.
The Q50's have 6.5" drivers - I was looking at Ci200QL inwalls, but considering the modest size of the front drivers would Ci160s suffice? If budget permits, maybe a pair of rear surrounds in the ceiling behind the seating/listening position.
Any thoughts welcome.
post #6117 of 6604
^^^ See if you can find some used Kef Q10 bookshelf speakers and use one of them as your centre speaker. They are essentially the top half of your Q50 floorstanders and will be a better match for your current speakers than the models you listed.
post #6118 of 6604
Hi everyone,
I currently have 3005se, but want another speaker system, and looking at either kht5005.2 or kht6000.
Is there a huge difference between the two?
Thanks
post #6119 of 6604
Thanks for that suggestion ... specs suggest the Q10 size is not too bad, and because it has the single UniQ driver, the speaker can lay on its side and still work the same as it would vertically. :-)
post #6120 of 6604
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Originally Posted by Vallhall View PostLS50 with good amplification in a not so big room, dont need any sub

For movies I disagree! For music yes may be!

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