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Kef Eggs or Kef Q1's which is better

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by naturally, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. naturally

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    Hello,

    I am planning to get the Denon 3802, I already booked one.


    I have the option of buying the Kef Egg's or 3 pairs of Kef Q1+Kef PSW1000 Sub. I can afford either, but can I justify the higher price of the Q1's by the higher quality ? is it really that much better ?


    Also,


    I know that the PSW1000 is too low powered, but this is all I can afford if I opt for the Q1's. I know that within a few months, I will probably buy a decent Sub. The question is, can I make use of the PSW1000 with a better Sub, or will I have to throw it away. Alternatively, is it feasible to buy the Q1's without a Sub for now, and to go for a Sub when I can afford a proper one ?



    Any and all responces will be appreciated.


    I am really :confused: confused.

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  2. uncle eric

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    Go for the Q1's, they are far better than the eggs and are in fact cheap for what they are IMO.

    Regarding subwoofer info. Go for a used REL Q100. These go for around 300 pounds when you can get one and is ideal with the Q1's. Have a regular look at the hardware classifieds section of this forum

    Eric
     
  3. naturally

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    Hi Unc,

    Thanks for replying.

    I was initially inclined to go for the REL Sub, but was put off by the discussions on this forum about the humming noise from the REL Subs.

    Is'nt there a problem with the REL Subs ?

    Will the Q1 function well as a centre speaker ?
     
  4. russraff

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    There was a problem with the Q150, but by all acounts REL have fixed the problem by installing a switch on the rear of the sub. The REL "ST" range is superb, if not with slightly inflated prices. If you are going to get a different sub anyway, then the PS1000 looks to be a false economy. It isn't underpowerd, by the way. The PS1000 is subjectivly more powerful (though not in the lowest frequencies) than my REL Storm III.

    I also think the Q1 is the better speaker, and easily worth the extra. The Q1 should make an excellent centre, because of the uni-q design, though I would still rather have the more clear centre.

    Russell
     
  5. naturally

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    Hi,

    OK, I decided on the three pairs of Q1 that are recommended by everyone. The REL Sub will require another revision of my budget :blush: , but they seem to be worth it.

    I am waiting for a quote for the Q200E, but the quote for the Q150E was not very bad.

    One last question, I hope it is the last, is how can I recognise the old Q series Subs ? You mentioned a switch at the back of the Sub, what does it look like ?


    Thanks
     
  6. bertha

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    Let me know how you get on - I'm going to go the same route as you hopefully sooner than later..I've got a Paradigm PDR10 sub at the minute due to a limited budget at the time..but may upgrade in the not too distant future..it's quite a competent sub and is at a bargainous price but it does struggle with anything that little bit demanding..anyway, hope you enjoy your purchase & hopefully hear how you get on soon...all the best


    berth;)
     

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