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Good sub pairing for Kef eggs?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Mr Pleasant, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Mr Pleasant

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    Thinking about an upgrade to my REL Q50 sub. I've committed to the MkII Kef Eggs and would be more than happy to go with another REL, but I'm wondering if RELs are just too sub-bass in emphasis for a satellite speaker system. REL seem to be focus their designs at the very low frequencies which even full-range speakers can't achieve, whereas the eggs roll off at 80Hz. I suppose I could look at the partnering Kef sub and I will consider it, but any other thoughts?
     
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    the rel should work no problem. i have had customers who brought in there Q50 to try with the kef eggs. 95% went away happy with the combination. i also sold alot of vibe alpha 2's with the kef eggs, they made good partners too.
     
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    The Q50 should work well with the eggs.
     
  4. Mr Pleasant

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    The Q50 does work well with the eggs (currently working with just a front soundstage of three), but a Q150 at half the size is very appealing and might be a bit punchier with music (comment?) I've had my Q50 for about five years and it's in good nick so I'd probably sell it reasonably easily. Even if the Q150 wasn't a dramatic improvement in sound, the space-saving factor would be very handy.
     
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    If you are looking for an update then the new Stampede would be perfect match for the Kefs, works very well indeed.
     
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    If space is an issue and still wnt good bass have a look at the XLS200 from www.bkelec.com.
     
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    Blimey, the XLS200 looks like a complete bargain! I've checked out the Stampede also. Dimensions-wise it's a good deal smaller than the Q50, but a true ST model and available in real wood veneers also. Sweet! A demo is in order. Thanks for everyone who posted a reply.

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