Originally Posted by dancjodanc
I'm actually thinking of moving up to Blades II's....and selling the ref 1's....otherwise you are absolutely right. When the house was built...I could not get a cut out for floor standing speakers..so I went with the Ref 1's. But now have the itch for Blade II's. And you are also right, the R100's would match the existing speakers better as a total picture.
I've auditioned the Blade II's in the same room, same electronics as the Reference 1's. OMG...those Blade II's are "otherworldly", if that's a word. While it's a speaker you can't stop looking at, the sound seemingly isn't connected to them. Instead, the sound is just "there" in the room and it's surprising how much bass fills the room.
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.