Centre speaker upgrade for Kef c90

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  1. nigel_williams

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    I've had my Kef C90 for at least 7 years now and I've been very happy with it. I've recently upgraded from a 32" TV to a 92" screen via a Sony VW11 projector.

    I now find that it's no longer "big enough" (if you know what I mean) for such a large image.

    Can anyone suggest alternatives? I can budget £500-£600.

    It's currently powered by a Sony DB930 (centre and rears only), the front L+R Castle Harlech's are powered via my Audiolab 8000S and P180.

    I've also considered upgrading the processor, but again, I'm not sure to what!

    Any help/suggestions appreciated!

    Thanks.
     
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    How about the Kef Reference 200?? If you like to stick with a Kef speaker.

    Big speaker capable of excellent sound, only thing is its 4 ohms and may be bit much for the Sony to drive properly. Should be able to pick one up for around 500/600 quid (or less!!).

    The other alternative would be the Kef Model 100, smaller but spreads the sound across a wide area due to its Uni Q design. Easier load on the amp as well (6 ohms).

    cheers
     
  3. nigel_williams

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    I was looking at the Kef on their website and heard the reference range at Bristol recently. They seem to match my Harlech's quite well so it's probably a good choice.

    I'll also consider upgrading the amp - maybe the Arcam AV200?

    My brother has the model 100 - pity he lives 200 miles away! Perhaps Billy Vee's can loan me some speakers again!
     

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