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Kef Eggs lookalikes

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by @thomson, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. @thomson

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    Newbie Alert!!!

    Excuse my ignorance but I have a question or two...

    Since I bought a new 32" w/s tv and dvd player last November, I am very keen to expand my AV equipment and go for the whole home cinema experience.
    With regard to speakers, space is at a premium so I intend to go for a sub-sat set up and was impressed with the look of the Kef KHT2005 package. However at £800 I will have to save a while longer.
    This (finally) brings me to my first question....Richer Sounds website shows a similar speaker package by Limit/Synn PB583 at a cost of £299 (down from £499)....Does anyone know if they are any good ? or do you really just get what you pay for?
    Secondly any good reviews on the Sony STRDB1070 amp? it caught my eye as it matches the ns900v dvd player.

    Any info would be much appreciated.
     
  2. ste_hewson

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    there's a thread on here already somewhere by someone asking if they were any good. he went and bought them... then took them back cos he said they were no good.
     
  3. @thomson

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    Cheers Stevo,

    I eventually found the other thread.....it seems the Limits are only 25w so I had better keep saving for the Kefs.....and amp!!!
     
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    I went for the Kef/Denon 3802 combo at the end of november and have been very happy with mine.

    I got the Kefs for about £650 and the Denon for a similar figure.

    so you dont need to save up quite as much as you think...


    As for my setup, well my original budget didnt even cover the price of the Denon..... Budgets are like Rules, made to be broken.
     
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    Desticado,
    where did you get the KEF eggs for £650 from? The best price I have found so far is more like £800
     
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    I bought them from M & D Design although i've since heard that KEF have told them to stop selling over the net or face having their supply stopped.

    You could try giving them a call and see what they say.

    EXCELLENT company to deal with. They called me back to apologise becaused they couldnt deliver for 48 hours rather than the next day...!

    I cant remember the exact price but I seem to think it was about £620

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Desticado

    Do you have a contact number or web address for M & D?
     
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    there's a link in his last thread
     
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    Duh!:clown: Thank you!
     
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    I emailed M & D and have got the prices from them, but they apparently cannot sell by mail order any more. You have to see them face to face. The prices look good though
    £620 for sub and 5 eggs
    £160 for 2 eggs
    £110 for 1 egg

    I have a Yamaha 395 with some v. average speakers that came with it (from Comet, I am ashamed to say). I am tempted by getting three eggs for my fronts and centre, leaving my existing surrounds in place (or possibly moving my fronts to the back), keeping my fairly poor sub and upgrading the sub later - maybe to REL rather than the KEF one. I am also planning to upgrade my amp (probably to a Denon 2802)
     
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    if you are thinking of doing a piece meal speaker upgrade you 'might' be better off going for different speakers unless you are set on the look/size of the Eggs.

    I like mine and bought the set because it was easy to setup and didnt takeover the room. I have started to notice problems with the SUB though (not really problems, just not as tight as a better one).

    I was originally going to get a 2802 but in the end went for the 'oh sod it' option and paid the extra £150 for the 3802 which im VERY happy with.

    As for M&D.

    I think you only have to deal with them face to face once.
    After that you can order over the phone or the web.

    Found this out because I can order extra eggs from them over the phone.

    Regards.
     
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    I was only planning to get 3 eggs rather than 5 as an economy/wife appeasement move. It intend to get the full set in time.

    It also seems to me that I can get 5 eggs for £430 from M&D and a better sub. This looks more attractive than buying the package.

    My plan at the moment is (slightly cheekily I admit) to try to get my local Sevenoaks to match the M&D price (or at least to come significantly towards it) as I am way 'oop North'.

    The other alternative is to come to an arrangement with one of the more southern forum members...
     
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    It sucks being up here dunnit?

    Well.. it probably sucks being in "here" at all (look left).

    -TF
     
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    There are certain advantages though.
    I have done my time down South at Uni. and am happy to be up here - even if there is less choice of shops.
     

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