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KEF Q6C as a replacement for (poor) 2005.2 centre speaker

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by yarand, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. yarand

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    Can anybody tell me their opinion re the KEF Q6C as a replacement for the 2005.2 centre speaker? Having already shelled out for the 2005.2 system I am loathe to spend even more if it's not going to make any appreciable improvement.
    I had listened to the 2005.2 system twice in advance of buying, but somehow I had failed to notice the inadequacies of the centre speaker for speech when there is other sound (e.g. music) in the background.
     
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    I have tried this and it does give a much fuller more detailed sound, it may be best to get someone to demo one for you as although I thought it was worth the extra £150 it might not seem that much better to you.
     
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    i can see 2 problems with such a move. (1) the eggs have a distinct look that will be spoiled by the huge centre. (2) i also cannot see any clear improvement to warrant the additional cost. i would suggest you'll try to tweak you're amp first and see if that makes a difference (it did for me) , and than go and check out the Q6 few times before making the decision.

    been there , done that... :)
     
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    There is another option of getting a Kef reference 80/90/100 centre from of ebay as the 80/90 go for under £100 usually and if you dont like it you cen then resell it and not lose to much money:smashin:
     
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    The Q9C would be a better option and would offer a much more significant improvemet in sound.
     
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    The only problem would be the cost arround £250 new :eek:

    You could always sell the whole thing and buy a new Genie system :D
     
  7. yarand

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    Is the new Genie system really so much better?
    Maybe the Genie centre speaker alone would be a good solution? The rest of the KEF 2005.2 is pretty good.

     
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    I would be very suprised if the genie centre was tonally matched to the eggs as they use completely different drivers. That would be up to you to find somewhere that has them on demo and listen yourself. You might find that you prefere the genie sound over the kefs or you might hate it. I would still go with the old reference centre for a cost to performance ratio.
    Ref 80
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14996&item=5725211124&rd=1
    Ref 90
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1499&item=3845644036&rd=1
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    Ref 200:eek:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14996&item=5725161024&rd=1
     
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    I may be wrong but i didn't think the reference series use the uni-q driver, this is what makes the Q6c and even Q9c a good tonal match for the eggs!
     
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    I just had to check to see who was wrong and it was you :eek:

    http://www.kef.com/history/1990_1/model_100.htm

    I wasnt entirley sure so I had to go and have a look. Even though the reference series are old im sure they will match and are built to the highest standards as you would expect from a companies reference series speakers :smashin:
     
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    I stand corrected
     

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