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Good Price For KEF Q9c

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by rscott4563, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. rscott4563

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    Could some please let me know what sort of price I could expect to get an ex-demo or possibly second-hand KEF Q9c in very good condition? Also generally are ex-demo speakers in pretty good condition or have they had the stuffing kicked out of them??

    Thanks in advance..... :smashin:

    added - anyone got any input about the stands for Q1's as asked below??
     
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    Bump......

    No-one?? :confused:
     
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    On Ebay Kef Qs in good nick sell for silly money (I saw a pair of Q1s sell for £190 + delivery).

    Audio Excellence had a 9c in dark apple ex demo for £200. I would not expect to find anything wrong with the speaker as they are not used that much in most demo facilities but watch out for the standard of the finish - in and out of boxes / moving will lead to bumps and scratches
     
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    I've seen an ex-demo Q9c in maple for £165 advertised from a reputable dealer, so would this be a good deal, I'm replacing my KHT2005.1 ver1 setup bit by bit and I'm hoping to do it all either ex-demo or second hand, a pair of Q1's will be next hopefully... :hiya:
     
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    £165 sounds good to me - You'll have to check it over to be sure though
     
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    Hi-Spek are doing the Q9c for £179.88
     
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    I've just been into Superfi and they have the Q9c on sale for £199.95 and the Q1's for £199.95, I asked about stands for the Q1's and was recommended Apollo A2's at £45, this seems like a good deal, as they are local and the Q9c is only £35 more expensive than the ex-demo one I've seen and I expect I'd have to pay postage on the ex-demo one which would probably bump the price up by around £10-£15...

    What's the opinion of the recommended stands, would they be up to the job for the Q1's, they also do Apollo A3's which have 3 legs or even A4's, also they state that they can be sand or shot filled, is this recommended and does it have a real bearing on the sound quality??


    blakeyboy

    I've just checked their website and they only have the eggs listed, which store did you see this price listed in?


    Thanks

    Ryan :smashin:
     
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    Ryan

    I saw there advert in What hi fi sound and vision mag.
     
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    Cheers blakeyboy, I'll check it out, though if that doesn't include delivery I suppose my local Superfi would probably be less hassle, and only a few quid more expensive....

    Anyone got any opinions on the question of stands?? :confused:
     
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    anyone, some feedback on the stands as I'll probably be buying this week?? :confused:

    :D :smashin:
     
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    Anyone?? Some info on the stands would be great, anyone used them, anyone got Q1's on stands, if so which ones and what about sand/shot filling??

    Cheers

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    Mine are on Partington focus stands (£50 a pair) part filled with sand.
     
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    Did you get any percievable benefit from the sand filling?

    Also I see that they are single column stands, do these provide a good enough support, with no vibrations, it was the amount of support provided that made me wonder if the Apollo A2's would be ok or if I should go for the A3's?

    Cheers

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    The stands are great and even better with a bit of sand - I see no physics that would make a single column less suitable than a multi column arrangement - a stable platform is the chief requirement. I bought mine on the advice of my local dealer who uses them for his demos in store plus the fact that they look damned fine with the Q series (mine are black and I have the griles removed on the speakers)
     
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    I found a little bit of a bargain at a local shop, SMC the Q9c for ony £149.95. dunno if that is a mistake or not?!
     
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    I've checked out the site and they do appear to be advertising the Q9c as in stock and in maple, but I do have some issues, firstly the fact that they are selling the Q over the internet, as I know from reading various threads on this forum that KEF don't allow mail-order/internet sale of their speakers and also the fact that they don't have any other KEF products advertised at all??

    Anyway I've emailed them for clarification as below:

    Hopefully I'll get a reply tomorrow, never know could be the bargin I've been looking for?

    What is the situation with KEF and warranty if I buy from the internet or a non authorised dealer, are they still required by law to honour the warranty?

    Cheers anyway for the link dansiviter

    Ryan
     
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    There allowed to advertise on the WEB they just can't mail order them. ( Officially anyway ).


    Regards

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    Yeah I know but the thing is they are available to order direct from the web page...
     
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    Well I got a reply from SMC this morning, quite speedy reply, which is always nice.

    Seems fair enough, has anyone had any dealings with SMC, how would you rate them?

    I think I will go for the Q9c as its by far the best price I've seen new & delivered.
     
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    They are a dealer from shrewsbury, shropshire. They are not too bad, but usually they are expensive, but it some how doesn't seem so in this case.
    I have noticed (in reply to your earlier post rscott) that SuperFi are selling a few things from the Q range (the PWS2500 sub and Q3's) on the internet. I understand that people will have to go instore to buy the speakers and then get hasseled by salesmen to buy more, but surely thats against anticompetition laws?! isn't that why we got rid of RRP's?! I've heard B&W and REL are doing this aswell.
     
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    Kef dosen't allow mail order on ANY of there speakers,unless it's the crap that no one want's,like the Coda's,in which case it's fine,would hypocrites be the right word:confused: .
     

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