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It's a long shot, but... Kef Eggs? (And other advice?)

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Howard0000, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Howard0000

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    We are considering "down"grading our lounge system from a hifi system (Arcam pre/power amp, Linn speakers and a Squeezebox) and seperate surround system (JBL satellites and Sherwood amp) to something that does evreything in one "package"... We're thinking a decent set of satellites coupled with a "musical" receiver (Something from Denon or Marantz I'm thinking).

    Now the problem is we can't decide onthe satellites.

    We're leaning strongly towards Kef Eggs... But we can't get a demo easily from anywhere and the nearest Superfi (The only place I can find that sells five individual Eggs; we don't need a subwoofer) is in Camden.

    So what can anyone recommend in terms of decent satellites? Are the Keggs competent with music or are there other alternatives? Obviously they'll be used for HC as well but not as often.


    Also...

    Would some kind soul be prepared to lend us a pair of Eggs so we could evaluate their stereo performance and hear them first hand? That would be excellent but it doens't seem very likely unless someone is feeling extra trusting :suicide:



    Cheers for any advice. Apologies if that all sounds rather dis-jointed!
     
  2. Blu Ray

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    Check the Canton threads. Much better than the eggses.
     
  3. Howard0000

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    The CD 10 and CD 50 satellites?

    Are you sure?
     
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    In terms of price vs performance yes, very similar audio performance for a third the cost (for a CD1 set)!

    Even better audio with fullsize CD50s and CD100s...for "Fullsize" they're also very unobtrusive speakers.
     
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    Cost isn't an issue. Which would yield better musical performance? Kef Eggs or CD 10s?

    Thanks
     
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    After hearing music through your own setup, you'll be bleak at the lack of midrange from either of the other two. :thumbsdow

    I'd stick with the B2's and make an effort to consolidate your other equipment.
     
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    It's not my system :) It's my father's downstairs system which consists of Arcam pre/power amps and Linn speakers.

    I love my system. It's just the way I want it now :D

    I know it'll be a downgrade ,that's why we're after the best satellite speakers available (within reason) really. For music anyway. They'll be used for TV and movies but any set of half decent satellites can do that well enough. Music is important :)
     
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    I had a similar idea of a basic AV set for a bit of music aswell,away from my main syatem.Big mistake,waste of money,agree with nobber,I used the KEFs,not that good at all,well over hyped,just use two for surrounds,they just not worth the time,for music,forget it.
     
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    After a taking quite a while getting the set up right, I now find my Castle Compact speakers to be quite adequate for music given their size.
     
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    Howard,

    The Anthony Gallos will knock spots off the suggestions that have been offered so far, if budget really isn't too much of an issue look at the A'Divas with a really good sub. Got them here with a big Velodyne and still can't believe how good the sound is. Not cheap, some don't like the looks, but they do the business.
     
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    Piers,
    Would 5 Gallo Micros with the TR-1 sub still be better than the Eggs?
     
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    In my opinion yes, though I would demo the TR-1 and a Velodyne.
     
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    Save some money and buy some boston micro's, much better than the eggs imho.
     
  14. Howard0000

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    Blimey... Conflicting advice! Lol.

    No one fancies lending me a pair of Eggs so we can try them ourselves if we pay postage both ways? :p
     
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    Howard

    Your more than welcome to try the Elac cinema 3 at home if you pay the postage.


    Glenn
     
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    I wouldn't want to borrow five of them. Just two for now. To assess stereo performance. I'll talk to my father about it tomorrow :) Thanks for the offer. Again I'll let you know :)
     
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    Have to agree totally with this comment. Went through the same situation. I desperatley wanted a satellite system that could play good stereo music.
    Whilst they are average at best for music you will never beat a proper set of hi-fi speakers for stereo play back.
    Bought some Sonus Faber Concertinos and the difference was staggering.
    I strongly recommend not going with any satellite system if muscial play back is important. I am afraid if you do (or your father) will be sorely disappointed. :(
     
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    After reading your post properly, i take back the boston micro's.
    If music is your priority and you want sat speakers, you will need a good quality fast musical sub and it can be difficult to integrate.
    Better off to go with a small pair of pmc's (their centre speaker is pretty small too.)
     

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