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post #6331 of 6604
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Originally Posted by audio4life View Post

Thanks, I'm thinking Q300 and letting my Hsu sub handle the lows, the Paradigm 7 v3 I've got now are not known for bass so for the most part I've crossed them over at 80 Hz.

Just wondering if one can buy 3 Q300's instead of 4.

They do sell single speakers now. They used to only sell in pairs, but not anymore.
post #6332 of 6604
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

I know my Q100's and R800ds's came packaged pairs to the box. That leads me to a strong inference that KEF doesn't sell them as singles, as they'd have to ditch their own packaging and hand-pack a single loudspeaker. Though a dealer of course might take the initiative to do so herself.

They may have subsequently changed the packaging, of course. For instance, the Q-Compacts I bought in 2005 were singly-packed.
post #6333 of 6604
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Originally Posted by DS-21 View Post

I know my Q100's and R800ds's came packaged pairs to the box. That leads me to a strong inference that KEF doesn't sell them as singles, as they'd have to ditch their own packaging and hand-pack a single loudspeaker. Though a dealer of course might take the initiative to do so herself.
They may have subsequently changed the packaging, of course. For instance, the Q-Compacts I bought in 2005 were singly-packed.

My LS50 pairs also came packed in a box of two. The other single LS50 came in it's own different, single box from KEF.
post #6334 of 6604
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

They do sell single speakers now. They used to only sell in pairs, but not anymore.

KEF has become more flexible - at least with the R-series and above. Some singles are advertised, for the ones that aren't you can usually get a single by calling KEF direct or from an authorized dealer.

I haven't heard of KEF selling Q-series singles ... but having an extra speaker as back up or selling it are both options.
post #6335 of 6604
KEF Direct refused to sell me a single when I bought my 201/2 2YR ago.

The odd thing is that each 201/2 speaker came packaged in it's own box, not paired together. So if each speaker is packaged by itself, why did they refuse to sell a single before?

Anyway, the KEF rep here on AVS said that KEF will now sell any singles.

I am too lazy to hunt down that post. biggrin.gif
post #6336 of 6604
Yeah ... I think the singles policy started sometime in the last 12 months.
post #6337 of 6604
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Originally Posted by sdg4vfx View Post

Yeah ... I think the singles policy started sometime in the last 12 months.

Yeah, those bastards could have saved me a few bucks. eek.gif
post #6338 of 6604
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Anyway, the KEF rep here on AVS said that KEF will now sell any singles.

I am too lazy to hunt down that post. biggrin.gif

I'm too lazy to hunt down the post too, but my recollection is the same as sdg4vfx's: the new "singles" policy applies to the R-series and up.

If we're both wrong and it applies to the Q-series bookshelf speakers too, cool.
post #6339 of 6604
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Originally Posted by DS-21 View Post

I'm too lazy to hunt down the post too, but my recollection is the same as sdg4vfx's: the new "singles" policy applies to the R-series and up.

If we're both wrong and it applies to the Q-series bookshelf speakers too, cool.

KEF Q you can buy as a single:

http://www.amazon.com/KEF-Q900R-Floorstanding-Loudspeaker-Rosewood/dp/B00CE3LDK2/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384105492&sr=1-2&keywords=kef+q900

http://www.amazon.com/KEF-Q700R-Floorstanding-Loudspeaker-Rosewood/dp/B00CE3LEHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384105310&sr=8-1&keywords=kef+q+700
post #6340 of 6604
The Q-series floorstanding loudspeakers have always been advertised as singles. I presume based on that one could always buy them in singles.

The floorstanders are, however, out of the scope of a query about the bookshelf models, such as the Q300 that started this discussion. The bookshelves have always been advertised as pairs.

That said, if KEF now will sell all their bookshelf speakers in singles, that's IMO a welcome change.
post #6341 of 6604
Reference series speakers have always been sold in matched pairs so its doubtful that they would offer them for sale individually.
post #6342 of 6604
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Originally Posted by dbturbo2 View Post

Reference series speakers have always been sold in matched pairs so its doubtful that they would offer them for sale individually.

The KEF Rep here on AVS said that KEF will NOW sell single KEF Reference speaker.

It makes since each speaker is packaged INDIVIDUALLY in its own box.
post #6343 of 6604
I think they wanted the reference speakers sold in pairs to match in tight tolerances.
post #6344 of 6604
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Originally Posted by SyntheticShrimp View Post

I think they wanted the reference speakers sold in pairs to match in tight tolerances.

That was their official stance. I know. I had to deal with that nonsense.

Revel, B&W, and just about all manufacturers have sold single speakers. There is not a tolerance problem with them. Why would the KEF Reference line, which measures better than all of them, have a tolerance problem?

The KEF 201/2 is like +/-1.0dB FR and smooth off-axis. Why would anyone worry about tight tolerance? Makes no sense to me.

Every single speaker should have tight tolerance to the "master copy''. Every speaker should measure like the master "key". Then they will all measure like each other.
post #6345 of 6604
Yeah. I'm glad they changed that. That they only sold them in pairs (at the time I was buying) had a large part to do with my decision to buy five LS50s instead of 201/2s.
post #6346 of 6604

Picked up some Q900's earlier today from a man who moved to the R900's and am listening to them now. He only had them for a couple of months so they are in perfect condition. I guess he got an itch he just had to scratch. At the price he was selling them for I had to scratch an itch too since I've been a big KEF fan for many years. I might use these for HT and use my 107/2's for 2 channel music. No definite decision yet. Pretty impressed with them so far. Haven't run Audyssey yet so I'm running them in pure mode. Fun time ahead. I might see a Q600C in my future.

post #6347 of 6604
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Picked up some Q900's earlier today from a man who moved to the R900's and am listening to them now. He only had them for a couple of months so they are in perfect condition. I guess he got an itch he just had to scratch. At the price he was selling them for I had to scratch an itch too since I've been a big KEF fan for many years. I might use these for HT and use my 107/2's for 2 channel music. No definite decision yet. Pretty impressed with them so far. Haven't run Audyssey yet so I'm running them in pure mode. Fun time ahead. I might see a Q600C in my future.
Congrats! I have yet to hear any of the latest Q series but the Q900s have had rave reviews
post #6348 of 6604
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Picked up some Q900's earlier today from a man who moved to the R900's and am listening to them now. He only had them for a couple of months so they are in perfect condition. I guess he got an itch he just had to scratch. At the price he was selling them for I had to scratch an itch too since I've been a big KEF fan for many years. I might use these for HT and use my 107/2's for 2 channel music. No definite decision yet. Pretty impressed with them so far. Haven't run Audyssey yet so I'm running them in pure mode. Fun time ahead. I might see a Q600C in my future.

Nice! I love my Q900's. I use them in a 2 channel set-up and they suit my needs perfectly.
post #6349 of 6604

Thanks guys. They definitely put their thoughts into the inside of the cabinet and not the outside. Nothing fancy about the cabinet finish but I really do like the look of the drivers so there won't be any grills going on. These have a more forward sound than the other KEF's I've owned (104, 104/2, 105, 107/2). I've had a couple other models I can't even remember what they were. Probably cause they didn't sound very good. Nice open and detailed sound with these. My son picked them up for me and the guy said other than the bass he couldn't tell a large difference in SQ compared to the R900's. Of course that opinion could vary with other folks. I'm glad I didn't hear them cause I can't afford to scratch that itch. I think I like the upper end sound more than the 107/2's but of course the bass in those big boys are in another league. I'll watch a movie later today and see (hear) how that goes. Happy listening guys.

 

post #6350 of 6604
I have enjoyed the Q900's front left and right in my Home Theater system for a good long while. They do well in my two channel music system too, but won't replace either my Dunlavy SC-IVA's or Aletha's.
post #6351 of 6604
I need some help guys. For the past month I have gone back and forth on whether to go ls 50 or r300 literarily hundreds of times. It seems people say go with the ls50 for small to med room sizes but what does that really mean, how large is that?

Problem is on one hand I like my speakers to have impact, I watch movies and listen to music. I plan to Eventually go for a 5.1 setup, and I'll probably change room sizes fairly often as well. When I buy speakers I keep them forever. I still have my jbl l5s which I love but are simply too large.

Also if anyone could suggest could speaker stands for these I would really appreciate it.
post #6352 of 6604
I wish I could say more about the R300s, I never got a chance to hear them. I would wager that they would have more of that impact than LS50s because of the dedicated low frequency driver. It allows the driver that serves as a waveguide for the tweeter to move less at high volumes.

That said, I've never really noticed my speakers getting out of shape at levels that are uncomfortable for me to listen to.

One thing I can say about the LS50s is that they seem to be designed with their smoothest response slightly off axis. I would recommend a stand that puts them somewhat below the plane of the listener. A 24" or 16', depending on your seating, should do.
post #6353 of 6604
Hi All,
I have a KEF C series Home Theater system. My center channel speaker (C6LCR) has started to make a muffled sound:mad:. For a test, I replaced it with one of the satellite speakers. This confirmed it was something wrong with the speaker and not the amplifier. I visually checked the cones (there are two) and they appear ok. I don't know much about speaker technology, but could it be an electronic part that has died? If so, would it be something fixable? If not, how do I go about getting a replacement speaker that would match the specifications? I'm on a really tight budget right now, so I'm look for the most economical solutions.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
post #6354 of 6604
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Originally Posted by SyntheticShrimp View Post

I wish I could say more about the R300s, I never got a chance to hear them. I would wager that they would have more of that impact than LS50s because of the dedicated low frequency driver. It allows the driver that serves as a waveguide for the tweeter to move less at high volumes.

That said, I've never really noticed my speakers getting out of shape at levels that are uncomfortable for me to listen to.

One thing I can say about the LS50s is that they seem to be designed with their smoothest response slightly off axis. I would recommend a stand that puts them somewhat below the plane of the listener. A 24" or 16', depending on your seating, should do.
Thank you for the Synthetic,

I think I will go for the R300. It has been outrageous to try to find anyone around LA who is worth a damn to demo them... truly astonishing. I guess they just don't want my business lol
post #6355 of 6604
Maybe try http://www.audiohigh.com/. They've done demo's for me in the past.
post #6356 of 6604
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Originally Posted by sdg4vfx View Post

Maybe try http://www.audiohigh.com/. They've done demo's for me in the past.

Awesome, thank you for the heads up, not sure why i could not find them in any of my searches. I've set up a demo session on friday, will be sure to check back let people know my impressions.
post #6357 of 6604
Hey guys, I just had a question that I would like answered should I bi amp my front 3 speakers I have kef q700 and q600 in the center I have a 5.1 setup at the moment but will like to go 7.1 in the near future and just wanna know if it is worth it oh yes my avr is a onkyo txnr809 and my surrounds are q300's
post #6358 of 6604
My (non technical) sense for 5.1 vs 7.1 is that it really depends on your room/space, i.e. if there is enough room behind your primary seating for a rear sound field separate from the side surround fields.
post #6359 of 6604
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Originally Posted by tristan82 View Post

Hey guys, I just had a question that I would like answered should I bi amp my front 3 speakers I have kef q700 and q600 in the center I have a 5.1 setup at the moment but will like to go 7.1 in the near future and just wanna know if it is worth it oh yes my avr is a onkyo txnr809 and my surrounds are q300's


Depends on how you're going to bi-amp. If you're not using an external crossover with external amps you'll get no benefit.

post #6360 of 6604
That I kno so with that in mind what external amp will I benifit from if I would like to play at reference levels?
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