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Kef Q6c

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by gingerone, May 4, 2005.

  1. gingerone

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    Does anyone know where this speaker can be purchased online?
    I know kef have a policy of not selling by mail order or on the internet but are there any exceptions to this?
     
  2. Tejstar

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    Basically the answer to your question is no. If you’re not close to a retailer your best bet is eBay or forum classifieds like this one.
     
  3. gingerone

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    Blast, I've decided to replace my kef egg centre, looks like I'll have to shop around then.

    Cheers
     
  4. Tejstar

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    Unfortunately for you, I just sold my Q6c on these very forums recently :(
     
  5. gingerone

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    Nightmare, how much did you sell it for?
     
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    £105 to me :clap: and very nice it is too. Cheers Tejstar
     
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    any ideas if the Kef Cresta 20C will match the eggs sound wise?
     
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    Tbh I have no experience of the cresta series. If it has Kef’s Q-drivers it may be okay but other forumites should be able to advise you better.
     
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    Hey Steve - how are you getting on with it?
     
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    Very well thanks mate. Sounds a lot clearer, even at this early stage, than my old Tannoy centre, which has now been relegated to my centre-rear position. At the moment i can't test it with any dvd movies as i'm waiting for my new player, but with sky and xbox its doing the business.
     
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    That's great to hear. Are you using Tannoy for the rest of your system too?
     
  12. gingerone

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    Just to let you know I've ordered the q6c from audio excellence.
     
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    I got my Q6c for nothing as part of a Q4, Q6c and Qcompact package in maple (along with free QED SA Bi-wire speaker cable and a reduction on the Q4s and Qcompacts). These speakers are being replaced by a new range, and should be available at run out prices to reflect this.

    I've posted this elsewhere, but to repeat, the whole Q series is being updated, though the compact range (Q4, Q6c and Qcompacts) are only subject to cosmetic changes and a name change (there is a new walnut finish available, and the maple will come with black rather than silver trims). If you let Audio Excellence know that you know this, they should come to a sensible arrangement with you on price (perhaps push for some speaker cable or other interconnects rather than a straight discount, thought that's up to you). I'm surprised that Audio Excellence weren't forthcoming with this 'upfront'; the branch in Worcester, where I purchased mine, were great with me, telling me that a change was coming and hence offering (with a little pushing from me) a very good deal. I then contacted Kef direct to find out what the changes were going to be, and passed the information back to Audio Excellence. Kef were surprisingly open, I was expecting the spanish inquisition as to how I knew about the changes.

    Hope this helps.

    BTW, my new Kefs are significantly better than my old Q35, Q95c and Q15 combo, and the girlfriend has given them the 'cosmetic' seal of approval as well.
     
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    Half and Half now. Have Kef Q35.2's and now the Q6c at the front and Tannoy R1's and Tannoy MC at the rear. They actually intergrate quite nicely.
     
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    whats the best rear speakers to use then..? - at the moment I'm using the eltax bi-polar jobbies...

    cheers
     
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    gravygrange - How much did you pay for your Kef's? I've got the exact same system as yours (except I'm now using the Q9c!)
     
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    I don't think rears matter too much - if you're happy with them then keep them. However, the Q-compacts do go nicely (especially if space is at a premium!)
     
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    I had the Mordaunt Short dipolar rears for side speakers for a while. To be honest, they spoilt the whole soundstage. They were too light, offering little below 100Hz (at a guess) while my other Ruark speakers provided a more balanced sound. Clearly there was an imbalance in the pricing of the speakers, but I thought that since they were to be side speakers, offering little more than ambience, the Mordaunt Shoet's would be okay. I was wrong.
    It is still as important to match the rears to the quality of the rest of your speaker package. So if you are using KEF uni-q based speakers, then get the KEF dipolar speakers (expensive though they are). If you are using KEF eggs, then use a couple more eggs, so that you aren't hearing differing levels of quality as sound pans around the room.

    Russell
     
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    Tejstar

    Audio Excellence swore me to secrecy on this one ( ;) , though if you drop me a PM I might well be able to enlighten you a bit further.

    As a matter of interest, why did you move to the Q9c? The Q6c appears more than adequate to my ears.

    Great sounding speakers, lovely finish as well, I would recommend these to anyone looking for a 'sensibly sized' full size speaker package: as I mentioned before, even the girlfirend likes them :thumbsup: .
     
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    The main reason why I moved to the Q9c was due to room dimensions more then anything else. Whilst the distance from my seating position to screen is around 11 feet, the lounge is an unusal shape (think of a very thin rectangle) which leads to the kitchen. Therefore I find that the sound drains away very easily. I am sure that if I had a normal sized room it would be fine but given there are effectively no walls on the left & right hand size I needed something with a bit more power. As the Q4’s use larger drivers than the Q6c I felt they over-powered them for my room size. The Q9c provides a better match for my system.

    You are right though they are a good decent sized system which the wife was more than happy with. I can’t see myself upgrading for a while!

    Btw, quick question – how do you find the Marantz performs with the Q series?
     
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    The SR5500 has just about bedded in, and really sounds great with the Kef package plus my BK sub. Watched Star Wars Episode V last night in preparation for Ep III next week, and it sounded fantastic. Effects steering was great, explosions rocked the house, and the small details of sound still made their way through.

    The girlfriend thinks that Eastenders sounds much better than it used to: a lot more of the subtle effects can be picked up. My (7 year old) son even commented that on Monsters Inc. he can hear the Monster's footsteps really clearly now: I hadn't noticed this until I watched the movie at his friends house on 'just a tv plus dvd' and realised just how much detail I was picking up. I don't rememebr my old NAD and old Q series combination being anywhere near as powerful or detailed.

    I'm more than pleased with my set up now, next thing to upgrade will be the display to either a newer Philips or one of the Toshiba LCDs, but that's a few months (and a few forum posts) away yet.
     
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    Cheers for that gravy - may have to try and get a demo soon. :smashin:
     

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