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Is the Kef KHT 5005 available without the SUB?

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  1. wyerd

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    I'm interested in purchasing the KHT 5005 system, but without the sub, as the other half says it looks too ugly for the room. The deals I've seen all have it as part of the A/V package.

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    heya mate. no you cant but you can buy the sats individualy. think there about £150 each mate
     
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    Cheers Dude.
     
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    David

    This thread may be of interest

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154524&page=2

    You could always hide the sub somewhere, it doesnt have to be visible. could be hidden behind a chair or something or under a small table (say 2ft dia) with a draped table cloth..

    I'm sure you are aware you wont get much bass out of the sats without some form of bass reinforcement somewhere in the room.(the sats are -3db at 100hz)

    I would go to your local dealer, Audio T in Portsmouth or PJ in Guildford (Sevenoaks Sound & Vision didnt have in stock) and be sure you like the sound without a sub. failing that the same sub is available in a wood finish

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    Are you sure that's the right thread?

    I am going to get a sub, just not the one that come with this package. Maybe one of the REL Q series.

    The other solution is maybe putting it behing the viewing sofa and the back wall as the placement of the sub in the room doesn't matter. Is that correct? The only problem is the length of cable to the amp on the other side which is about 14' away.

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    It will be harder to integrate behind the sofa...but not impossible. I used to have that sub and its one of the prettiest around, worked very well in silver on my hardwood floor. If your other half thinks thats ugly, she ain't gonna like the Q series :nono: :devil: :D
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. We're popping down to Audio-T this weekend to have a look and listen. Hopefully it doesn't look too bad in the flesh and I can pull her round.
     
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    I don't think Pompey Audio-T have the 5005's in at the moment, but don't quote me. Might be worth a call. They do have B&W VM1's in there which are also quite nice, but admittedly I heard the 5005's in Now Thats HiFi in Portsmouth City Centre and I think they were slighly better than the VM1's.
     
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    Portsmouth Audio T demo-ed me the 5005 about 8 weeks ago and had a set on display 10 days ago

    Dave
     
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    Cool. I must have missed 'em when I went browsing last.
     
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    Just spoke to Nick at Pompey Audio-T. He's able to demo it for me on Saturday :smashin:
     
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    Isn't the sub supplied with the 5005 the PSW2500??!!??

    If she finds the PSW2500 ugly, then I very much doubt ANY other sub will be approved :D The PSW2500 is possibly the most WAF sub out there :) good luck mate :D :devil:
     
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    I'm not sure if they have the floor stands unpacked, but if you can, try to get a look at them, they are simply gorgeous. (should impress your wife) if not let me know and I'll post some pics, Kef dont seem to show pics of them in their catalogues for some reason.
    Dave
     
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    Thanks for the offer. I'm looking at mounting the fronts on the wall as I'm going to be putting the new plasma up there. (Panasonic TH42PHD7 when they arrive in the country). I expect that I'll do the same with the rears, but I'm looking for advice if that's the best thing to do, taking the seating position and room configuration into account.

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    Be careful on placement of the sub. The crossover at 100Hz means you'll make out the location of the speaker. The sub is working quite hard at some fairly high frequencies. I experimented with the location and found front of house central to left and right always worked best. I've since gone from 5.1 to 7.1 moved the two front of house speakers to the rear effects and bought some Q5's for FR & FL. This allowed me to drop the crossover frequency and hide the sub in a "Girlfriend Friendly" location. I use a Denon 2805 for both cinema and music so the Q5's improved both standard CD playback and SACD recordings massively.
     
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    Thanks for the tip.

    We popped down to Audio-T yesterday and were given an impressive demo by Nick. The sub didn't look that bad and the GF was suitably impressed by the looks and sound of the system. I've been given the go ahead :thumbsup:
     
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    hi i have just gone for some kef 5005 i had a price or 595 pounds for the 5

    but you cant get them posted you have to pick them up and theres no free cable also there 5 speakers and not a center as they can sell them?

    still cheaper than the 150 pounds else wear

    i was told you can still mount it horizontal
     
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    I'm now going for the complete setup, including sub.
     
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