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Old 07-21-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default The Official KEF Speaker Thread

I know I don't own them, but I was asked(dared) to do it.

Anyways, here is their official website too.

http://www2.kef.com/us

KEF iQ Review 5.1 setup
KEF review iQ9
KEF iQ Series 5.1 again
KEF xQ review
XQ Review 2
KEF Reference 207 Review
KEF Reference 205 Review
Kef Reference series UK version

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Old 07-21-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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Thanks Callas for starting this thread. I am a new q series kef owner. I absolutely love them. I hope other kef owners chime in.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #3
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Callas,

Very nice of you. I am an owner but never thought about starting a thread.

I have:

L/R Front - KEF iQ7 Walnut,
Center - KEF iQ60C Walnut,
L/R Surround - KEF iQ8ds,
L/R Rear - Infinity Primus 250, ,
Subwoofers - #1 Acoustic Audio HD-SUB12 Cherry, #2 Kenwood SW300 10" Amp/Enclosure upgraded with Dayton RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Driver.


I just purchased the iQ8ds' at the cheap and am happy with the dipole effect.

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:54 PM   #4
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Thanks Callas for starting this thread. I am a new q series kef owner. I absolutely love them. I hope other kef owners chime in.
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Callas,

Very nice of you. I am an owner but never thought about starting a thread.
You guys are welcomed.

The Force "forced" me into it.

I have always liked the look of KEFs, never had a chance to hear them, but they were right there with the Energys on my list of what to buy. I hope this thread will help the KEF name to get out there a little more, I know the Monitor Audio and Energy threads help them become more popular and gain a larger following, so perhaps this will help too. Too often better brands get passed over for the popular polk and klipsch brands.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Nice one Callas !

The new home for Kef owners on 'ere. Swift !
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thought you may like that.....
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #7
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Force, You may have one of the nicest setups I have seen. I always wanted to do something like that, but I have kids..... I take it you don't... white would last about 2 minutes.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:59 PM   #8
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i love my lil tiny kef eggs
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:12 PM   #9
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Force, You may have one of the nicest setups I have seen. I always wanted to do something like that, but I have kids..... I take it you don't... white would last about 2 minutes.
That's very kind of ya bro' ! No kids here, though there is a grandchild on my partners side. We've been having Sinsgtar sessions at the weekend lately, where they all come over and if you could see the place the morning after .

Friggin' nightmare mate, but at least the littlun' NOW (after some close calls) learns not to go anywhere near the kit. It is the speakers that worry me though when he's about. I'm sure one day he's gonna poke all the tweeters in lol !

He's too damn cute to get angry with though - the little blighter.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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Looking to see if anyone has any suggestions on a good price on the KEF iQ7s
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #11
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Looking to see if anyone has any suggestions on a good price on the KEF iQ7s

This site usually sells at a good discount - currently at $599 for a new black pair. Too bad Vann's no longer carries them because that's where I got mine on sale back in January.

http://www.accessories4less.com/inde...f+iq7&x=19&y=9
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This site usually sells at a good discount - currently at $599 for a new black pair. Too bad Vann's no longer carries them because that's where I got mine on sale back in January.

http://www.accessories4less.com/inde...f+iq7&x=19&y=9
Hmm thats roughly what One Call is selling em for..but thanks man! Its these or the Energy C-300s...I need money!
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Wow- amazing setup Force. Truly beautiful style to your color scheme, furniture choice, and modern design, and that's before I even touch on your equipment! Those KEF's are truly a beauty.

Thanks for sharing it!
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Hey there aramis, and cheers for the nice comments bro' !
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Wanted to talk to all the kef owners and ask what are some of the little tweaks that you have done that has made a difference in your sound from the speakers.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:36 AM   #16
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Also does any of you who own kefs use the port plug and if so what is your take on the sound with them.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:42 AM   #17
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Finally, there's an official KEF.

i've got XQ30 for fronts and XQ50 for center. The rest will have to wait for budget
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:48 PM   #18
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Also does any of you who own kefs use the port plug and if so what is your take on the sound with them.
Hey Derrell ! The use of Port 'bungs' depends on the type/model of speaker and where it is situated in relation to the walls. If your speaker is rear-ported, and it's too close to a wall at the rear, then it might be worth keeping the bungs in as the increased bass extension from the open port might lead to a muddy sound.

My Ref's are front ported, so no need for bungs, but my bedroom 3005SE's are rear ported, and wall mounted. Bungs are left in, in this instance, and also what Kef recommends for the 3005SE's.

In an ideal world, if your speakers have lots of room to breathe behind them, then keep the bungs out for increased bass extension, even if using a sub in a MultiCH setup with a typical 80hz Xover. I think in most instances though, keeping the bungs in will produce a less 'muddied' sound.

The great thing about bungs, is that they're so quick to insert/take out that finding what sounds best on a personal level, is a relatively quick and easy affair.
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Hello all, I added some reivews to post #1 so you or potential KEF owners could take a looksy.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:47 PM   #20
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Hello all, I added some reivews to post #1 so you or potential KEF owners could take a looksy.
Nice once callas !

There's a handy review from Home Cinema Choice, which is probably the numero uno of HT mags here in the UK.(their online buddies are Tech Radar) about the reference series. Just incase anyone fancies delving into the magic these speakers create:

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/aud...-496220/review

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