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KEF Eggs

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by IanB, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. IanB

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    Being a bit of a novice… :blush:

    I'm interested in seeing the size, power handling, output, review of these speakers. However… my searches for 'KEF Eggs' haven't turned up any info.

    Am I right in thinking this is a 'friendly' term for them? If so can anybody tell me the product codes so I can proper search?

    Even better would be a URL to a review or two.
     
  2. flunchy

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    The product code for the satellite/sub system is Kef KHT2005 (KHT = Kef Home Theatre).

    The sub is a PSW2000 and the satellites are HTS2001.

    For magazine reviews go to Kef's site - they have reprints in PDF format:

    http://www.kef.com/reviews.htm

    Or search on Google or similar for Kef KHT 2005 or KHT2005.
     
  3. IanB

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    Thanks flunchy, I'll take a look at them.
     
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    anyone got any personal experiences with these?
     
  5. flunchy

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    There are lots of posts about these speakers on this forum. Just have a look round or run a search for "Kef eggs" or "KHT2005".
     
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    Will do.
    Im just reading the PDF reviews on their site.
    I think this seems like an idea system for me as I want good sound but also compact speakers with a stylish look.

    Its just that my budget keeps getting stretched with every new item I think about....

    bugger
     
  7. flunchy

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    Don't pay full price for them! You can buy them for £620-680 instead of £799. Again just look at the posts on this forum.
     
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    I'm looking at RGB, Richer, Price Check, HiSpec but cant find these speakers anywhere for less than the RRP!

    any suggested dealers?
     
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    Just bought my KHT2005 from MMD-AV.COM for £620 + £68 for stand and £25 for next day del. charge. They have very good customer services.
     
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    yep.
    Thats exactly what they quoted me...

    Although I presume you meant http://www.mdd-av.com

    Think im going to ring them back and buy them.

    I just need to check what the stands are like before I buy a couple. Know of any pics?

    Also what AMP/Receiver you going to use with yours?
     
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    I have the Yamaha Rx-V620RDS because it's fairly cheap and had good reviews. Try the Web site below :

    http://www.leconcepts.com/dvd_home.htm


    I could not see the above amp any more though so they might have sold out. I got my with the Toshiba 210 as a special pakage.
     
  13. TheBoyGUK

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    expressions av
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    01753 654465

    speak to Linda

    30 quid less than MDD-AV.
     
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    Desticado

    I find the Eggs are actually pretty good for music, better than most dedicated AV sub/sat systems. They're quite tame at the top end. Good fun with movies as well, though. Best partnered with amps possessing some spark though. I use a Denon 3802 - works for me
     
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    funny you say that.

    I've finished getting all my kit (just about)

    and im now the proud owner of a Tosh 36ZP18 TV, KEF 2005 AV 5.1 speakers, Denon 3802 Receiver.

    Most satisfied indeed.
     
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    They look great, sound great with movies, but really are missing some midrange/bass. Speakers dont do well under 120khz and thats the max crossover of the sub. Sounds like theres a bit of a hole between 120khz and 80hz which means music reproduction is good but by no means great. I was a bit disappointed to be honest
     
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    Eggs plus Denon definitely favour male/female vocal based stuff.
     
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    Totally agree. Listened to Nina Simone, "Feelin Good" - sounds superb. Put a House track or something that needs the full base range and has no vocal and its just not good enough.

    But then again, watch Gladiator, 5th Element etc on DVD and they perform superbly for their size. Depends what you want from them.
     
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    No midrange/bass missing on my system (Eggs + Onkyo 595) and this has been confirmed using a low freq. sweep signal and SPL meter. Yes a slight dip around 100Hz as sats tail off and sub takes over but not one I think you could hear with music and no greater than dips and peaks higher in the speakers' range.

    iainsim we've participated in a thread before about this - have you tried wiring using the high-level inputs on the sub? I'm convinced you could find that missing midrange/bass with some fiddling. Also have you tried comparing with some larger speakers, it could be that your amp is a little weak in this area (Denon DF100 from memory)?

    Personally, however I'm going to be upgrading the sub as soon as funds allow... :)
     
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    As I mentioned before, they should sound much better with the crossover set to 120, minimum 100 hz...
     
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    heya flunchy.. i know this thread aint abt the onkyo 595.. but am kinda interested in that model .. would care to comment on its performance compared with some recievers in the same price range.. maybe the yamaha rv800, denon 3802.. thanks
     
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    I kind of prefer the Onkyo sound, but you should compare the 797 with the 3802... By the way, the 595 doesn´t have pre-outs, wich will be a problem if you want to add a power for the front speakers later... also it doesn´t have variable crossover, a problem with the eggs... The Denons 2802 and 3802 have both, so does the Onkyo 797...
     
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    VZR, I compared it with the Marantz 4200 and preferred the sound and especially the build quality and the "learning" remote control which means my other remotes are in a drawer. It fit into my needs and budget at the time and have been very happy with it.

    Yes it doesn't have pre-outs which may limit future upgrading but it cost my £300 from Hifi Junkies so will probably just replace it in the future if required.
     
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    You can get them for £600 including delivery from hifijunkies you have to phone them and speak to Jason Moran.
     

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