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Kef 200C and 100C centre

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by BigBird, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. BigBird

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    I've just purchased a Kef 200C, and I'm just a little bit happy, but now I have a problem. I have to decide what to do about the 100C I own.

    Do I
    a) Keep the 100C, buy another, and use them as surrounds (I've seen them 2nd hand for £180 +/- £10? This would give me very good matching with my 200C.
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    b) Sell the 100C and put the money towards some Kef RDM2's?

    I presently have Raymond Cooke 104/2 SE's as my fronts.

    Any input on a nice setup would be appreciated as this is my first attempt at HT and my purchases so far have been based purley on reputation.

    Ta
     
  2. Timmy B

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    I have the rdm 2s and all I can say is WOW. These look as good as they sound. I phoned kef because I wanted a speaker that matched my 100c, and he said that the rdm 2 and 3 were the closest match there was.

    They are expensive at £700 a pair, but are well worth it imho. I was very surprised and just how good these things look on decent stands.
     
  3. ilkand

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    I am in the same position. Upgraded to a 200c, and have a 100c left. I tried one as a surround speaker (using a 70s as the other), and to be honest it did not work too well. It was quite obvious where the surround sound was coming from and the noise was a bit shut-in, although i am used to dipoles, so that might be the problem. 100c's always sell well on ebay etc. You could keep it if you are going to have a 6.1 system, though.

    Andy
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    I would sell. You don't need it any more. It will allow someone a great centre speaker and you will know it has gone to a good home and you can sit back and enjoy one of the best centres around.

    Welcome to the 200 club
     
  5. BigBird

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    Thanks guys.

    I'll go with plan B then. So do I stick the speaker on Ebay and hope for the best or shall I just stick it here? It's very clean and is the latest model of the 3 types they did.

    I cant really find any reviews for the 200C, I just heard it was better than the 100C which is reason enough. I've noticed it's not offen 200's go on the 2nd hand market, I think I was lucky to find such a well looked after example.

    So I'm not the only one to rate then eh?
     
  6. ilkand

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    I love my 200c, I really do. Bought it here a few months ago, and it was a nice and simple transaction. I would sell my 100c here as well, because people will appreciate it, but having said that, people on Ebay will pay any sort of money, so perhaps you would be better off there.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  7. BigBird

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    I see

    Obviously I want to get as much money with as little hastle.

    What is considered the going rate for these speakers, as you know the 200 would have put a bit of a hole in my pocket! I have good pics I can mail. I was thinking £175 no offers?

    I guess I should go to the classified forum
     
  8. Timmy B

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    The price will depend on the versrion of the 100c. I think there are three different versions - non biwire, biwire, biwire with improved crossover.

    How much did you pay for your 200c?
     
  9. BigBird

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    Timmy.....

    Do you read the thread before you post?
    ;)
    As I said the 100's the latest type of the three they did (SP3191)
    Type 1
    Non Bi-wire
    Type 2
    Bi-wired with improvements to the crossover
    Type 3
    The same as type 2 with a slight change to the way the grill fits

    This info was obtained from Clive Pitt at KEF (A very nice man)

    The 1999 200C was a bargain, but still more money than I have to spare.
     
  10. nathan_silly

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    I've got a 200C too! Excellent centre. I paid £350 for mine.

    Probably the biggest sound improvment in my HT setup.

    I've seen sec/hand 100C for £100-£150
     
  11. BigBird

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    I've "seen" them, but they're always gone by the time you get there

    :)

    very nice speaker, if the 200's a bit on the large side
     
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    The only thing I don't like about the 200C is the poor quality of the securing method on the speaker grille.

    Instead of using plastic sticky-out bits and rubber grommits- it just slips onto the top and bottom. On mine the left and right sides are not fitted on properly.

    I've used some blu-tack to make sure it stays flush.

    Mate borrowed the 200C for a week. Guess what he bought the following week? :p

    Nathan
     
  13. BigBird

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    Mines still in fine condition so I don't have the same problem. I like to leave mine off anyway. But it's good that the only negative press we can give this speaker is not to do with the sound quality...and lets face it, we really are nit-picking.

    :D
     

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