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Kef Kube 200?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by matblack, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    Anyone know if it is possible to integrate the Kef Kube 200 with an AV amp?

    From this pic here

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    It seems it takes phono cables, the only way I can see of making it work would be by using a power amp and put the Kube inbetween. I'm confused :)

    Any ideas :confused:

    MB
     
  2. wookie

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    Yeah, you would need to connect it between a pre and power, or be using an amp with "pre out" & "main in" sockets for the front.

    NAD, PIONEER, MARANTZ have these.
     
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    Oooo might be able to do it then as I have a Marantz SR5400 :)

    So you know if the difference is a particularly noticeable improvement?

    thanks

    MB
     
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    I would use it only with music (between CD player or dvd player and analogue inputs).

    Any bass boosting eq can be bad with movies.

    Do you have a sub?
    I would run the Ref's as small for movies and use the KUBE for music without the sub.

    If no sub, run the fronts as Large without KUBE.
     
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    I've tried the Kef Refs as both large and small and they add a new dimension as large. However, the Marantz amp has two different settings when speakers are set as large, a 'mix' setting which diverts the signal to the sub at a specific frequency and a 'both' setting which lets both fronts and sub have the signal. I'm using the both one which means the fronts reinforce the sub and they do go pretty low :)

    I'll play around a bit later, I'm with you on the idea of adding the Kube between the CD player and the amp, I can understand the issues with adding bass to a movie soundtrack which isn't designed to be there.

    Thanks for the advice, the Kube is on an auction site so I'll make a decision when I have an idea of the final cost :)

    Cheers

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