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KEF Q8s mounting

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by CodeThief, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. CodeThief

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    Hi there,

    Could anyone with the Q8s wallmounted, reply to me and tell me how they mount on the wall. Pictures even better ;) I've just purchased some Q1s and demoed them with Q8s rears and loved them. Can you alter the angle of the Q8s when mounted or are they fixed???

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    The Q8s (and the older Q85) should come with a bracket that you fix to the wall, you can then swivel the speaker left & right but not angle it up or down.

    The other alternative is to use a couple of screws straight into the wall and hang the speaker on them (its got a couple of keyholes on the back of it). Use longer screws if you want to angle the speaker down or just have them mounted flush against the wall using shorter screws.

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks Jase, thats what I was after. I need to put one on a wall at an angle to other wall the other one is going on. Hope that made sense!!! So I'll need to angle one around slightly :)

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    Dave, certainly doesn't make sense to me.

    Why do you not want Q1s at the back, is it a space issue? Don't the Q8a look rather black and ugly (nice and slim and bi-polar though?). Which will give you the better surround sound

    Cheers

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  5. Jase

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    If space is an issue then the Q8s are ideal. Its possible that Dave has them either side of a corner and needs to angle them in towards the centre of the room (just quessing!).

    They´re a nice video grey, which looks black on their website, and they´re monopoles not bipoles;) :)

    Q1 would be excellent as surround backs but are a lot bigger than the Q8s.
     
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    Thanks Jase,

    If they are monopoles (just like the Q1s) then surely you need to be just as careful as the positioning with them? excuse my naiviety
     
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    Positioning with the Q Series is not as critical as with other speaker manufacturers due to the UNI Q design which gives a better spread of sound.

    This does´nt mean you can bung them anywhere, just means they have a wider sweetspot than other speakers and are more flexible for placement.

    Placement will depend greatly on room layout, the missus!! etc etc
     
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    :)

    Well the reason I was thinking of Q8s rather than another pair of Q1s is space really. There isn't room to standmount another pair of Q1s at the rear of the room, plus you're right, the missus has a lot to do with this :) Can you wall mount Q1s using normal mounting brackets??? Anyone tried this? What would be better for rear Q1s?? really tall stands or wall mount?

    I know that rears are supposed to be a couple of feet above your head, so would this mean like 1m stands or something??

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    I was wondering the exact same thing:

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    aha!!

    Mate, you're a star :) Thanks.

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    plan beta

    I work near Stourbridge. What do you reckon of the shops Music Matters and Downing and Downing?
     
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    Downing & Downing is OK bit too much bang&olfsen stuff for my liking.

    Music Matters is more my sort of shop definately - which reminds me I'd better pop round there so I can audition the new Kefs and B&Ws!

    Do you shop there much?
     
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    Not yet, I'm a newbie, there are 3 other Music Matters In Birmingham.

    Sometimes the sales person in these shops will have their own agenda. Often it is for brands that they like or make decent margins on. For example the bloke in Music Matters in Sutton strongly recommended the Denon 3802 and B&W Series 3 speakers. When I mentioned the Kef Q range it was like they're not very good but he admitted he did not sell Kef (except the Eggs which he said were rubbish).

    If you mention Marantz and Mission (don't say FS2 or you will be ridiculed out of the shop!).

    Having said all that these type of shops are great really, in my listening to music days, I used to love hanging out in that environment because they are passionate about quality sound.

    I am considering the B&W 600 series 3 or the Kef Q range. Starting from scratch I guess the budget for speakers/sub is £1800. It is amazing that there is such a massive choice of speakers, with the amps it is an easier choice for £700.
     
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    Hello again :)

    Back to mounting,

    If I go for the Q1s,

    Would this be a good layout for the speakers???

    <edit> Got bored, so I coloured some of the pic :) </edit>
     

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    Hi

    The layout for the speakers is spot on. Just means you´ll have to move the sofa between the two rears to hear the benefit!;)

    Seriously though, the ideal spot for the sofa would be there. If you stay with the sofa as it is you´ll not get a convincing surround effect, despite playing with the channel delays. You could always move that chair into the centre and sit there:D

    Good for you, not good for anyone else watching though!
     
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    Thanks for the reply Jase.

    Yeah Im afraid Im aware of this. Could you try persuading my girlfriend that we need the sofa in the middle please??? we ordered a sofa and an armchair so that I could sit in the middle and get good surround, and she still gets her sofa :) She doesn't care about the surround, so hopefully I'll get away with the armchair in the middle of the room still with room to walk past :)

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    Dave

    Try the luvvy duvvy approach. "If we had the sofa there we could cuddle up and enjoy the film together":p

    If that fails stick with your chair, you get the best seat in the house and she can have her sofa!!:D
     
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    lol I'll give it a go :D

    Cheers mate.

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