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Kef Eggs for 6th and 7th speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by sounddog, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. sounddog

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    Hi,

    We currently have:

    2x B&W 602s2 L and R
    1x LCR60 Centre
    3x 601s2 Three rears

    We are thinking of possibly replacing the one 601s2 that is acting as the 6th speaker with two kef eggs. It is sitting on the mantlepiece behind us (yes of course the fire is not in use) and it is a bit large for that space, we were thinking two eggs would fit up there nicely.

    equipment we are using is a Rotel - RSP1066 with 6 x 60 watts amplification coming from rotel power amps.

    I realise that we will need to get another power amp for this but that is not the end of the world. A great excuse to get two extra power amps and bi-amp all the front three channels, and have 4 channels left for the rears ;)

    Cheers

    Steff
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Why not try and find a fairly flat wallmounted bipole speaker?(B&W DS6)

    Pretty compact, about half the depth of 601, and better dispersion for behind head speaker.

    Nathan
     
  3. sounddog

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    We would consider that but........

    We rent out house and the landlord has made it clear in the past that we cannot stick anything on the walls etc.. even though we say we will make it all good when we leave (we also like the house we are living in, and the landlord is only a few houses away, we do not want to go behind his back).

    shrug so we have no choice :thumbsdow

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    Steff, noticed you said the fireplace is behind you, with the rear surround speaker on that.

    Can't you place a side-firing, bipole on the mantelpiece?

    Nathan
     
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    suppose so.

    There is a set of b&w side firing jobbies on ebay fot around £120 - £150 ... I don't think I can afford em for a month or two but that sort of price is as cheap as egss. Still quite big.... maybe...

    Oh I don't know brain hurts!!

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    Steff,

    A hifi shop has some Definitive Technology BP-1X's in white, and Definitive Technology BP-2X's in black if your interested. Both are bipoles.

    Ex-demo.

    http://www.definitivetech.com/loudspeakers/surround/surround.html


    Them B&W's DS6's are £400 rrp, I've seen for £150. £160 plus 6 days left- probably reach £350! The DS6's are thin plastic, which could make them sound naff (cabinet could reverberate)

    The Definitive Technology are better quality rears than the B&W's. I don't think non-matching will matter, it's only surround effects (ie not like front three)

    Nathan
     
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    Well i have a couple of black eggs avaialble which i was using for effect speakers with B & W 601 fronts didn't make any difference thats why they are for sale £60 each only 2 months old still with warranty stuff..:)
     
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    Ravi ... if you've still got the eggs in a week or so ... then we might be interested.

    Or you don't fancy swapping one of your Quakes plus 2 Eggs for a Rotel RA1060 (stereo amp - srp £545) do you? :devil:

    Vikki 'n' Steff
     
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    Vikki and Stef...

    Thanks for the offer but i like my 2 quakes just where they are !!!

    But if you would like a demo you are welcome :D
     
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    Steff, you could checkout a Kef Model 100 centre speaker, it's only 17cm deep.

    Nathan
     
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    A pair of small B&W DM600's? They'd fit and match.
     
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    Someone, I cannot remember who said that a centre was not that good because it was to directional.

    regarding 600s3s' well... umm tempting cos only £180 brand new but the shelf we have is about 17/18 cm. - 1 or 2 cm for cable... doesn't leave much and the 600s are nearly as deep as the 601s + rear ported!!

    Bit of a nightmare really... I think the idea of a centre is best, but as I said I was told it would be a bit to directional *shrug* comments / opinions are always appreciated :zonked:

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    I think definitive's technology centre speakers are bipole. That'll help loads.

    Nathan
     
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    Some are but not all, and they tend to be rather large.
     
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    Steff, I use a MA Centre as my rear speaker to good effect and would recomment you try one.

    I would have thought the the eggs would not do jutice to the rest of you system.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    I asked for feedback and opinions, and i've got them.

    The main feeling seems to be do not bother wasting our money on eggs or similar :zonked:

    We have a paradigm cc170 old centre for sale on ebay. If that doesn't sell I think I will dig it out and try it at the rear. It will be fun to compare it to the 601s2

    Oh well i'm not really counting down but only 5 or so hours till we get our hands on the power amps so we can go back to 6.0

    I think we might hold off playing with the rears until we sort out a subwoofer.

    .... sigh now we got to think what subwoofer hehe.

    We have spent £1100 this month on hifi so I think we have to wait till next month and it's time for something cheap to try to get a little bit closer to balancing the books. Ugly ps1000 I think here we come!!

    Steff :hiya:
     

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