My system sounds really good in all modes and it's only flaws are the rear speakers need to be lowered from up high and there's one null spot with the sub because of the room shape and sub placement issues. If you're anywhere near me or ever in the 'hood, come and listen.
I am upgrading the sub to the SB2000 next weekend. After hearing the difference between my current one and the SB2000 that my son & I went in on for him, I just have to get one!
I wouldn't fear buying from that eBay dealer, their reputation is solid. I might have but I get the same kind of discounts off list from a dealer an hour from me and don't mind the drive one bit. I'll always prefer supporting the local dealer so their store is there the next time I want to audition a speaker, receiver, amp, sub or other product. I'm on such good terms now I can literally pick something off the floor and walk out to try it for a few days to a couple weeks with nothing more than a handshake.
I like them so much that I approached them with the "12 Days Of Christmas" sale KEF Direct had on the R100 pair for $799.99 and got the same price, they got the credit for the deal.
KEF R500, R200C, R100, R50, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758v3 AVR, LG UP875 4K BlueRay, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer. Office: NAD M10, KEF LS50, KEF Kube 10b, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red. Guest room: Hafler 300 L-R, KEF Reference Model 100 center, KEF iQ10 surrounds, modded M&K V-90 sub, Bluesound Vault 2.