kef Q's or B&W 600 S3's

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  1. ramiro

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    I need to buy a sorround speaker package:

    For now my short is:

    - B&W S3: 603 + LCR60 + 600

    - KEF Q: Q5 + Q9c + Q8s

    wich one should i choose?
    are these right combos within each series ?

    thx.
    ramiro.
     
  2. mutley

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    If possible try to demo both and choose for yourself! some people prefer KEF other B&W. that's personal taste and isn't the same for everyone. they're both great speakers, i prefer B&W for movies, KEF with music. What will be their main use?
     
  3. ricdiggle

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    I have Q3s, Q9c and 3 Eggs for the rears.
    I had a look at the Q8s but thought they looked liked really big computer speakers. If I had it all to do again, I'd buy Q1s for the rears. My plan now is to move the Q3s to the back and put some Q7 up front.

    I tried both setups, Kef and B&W and for me there was no contest with music. The Kefs revealed a lot more detail. With a movie sound track it was very close.
    IMHO the Kefs look far better too.

    Hope that's of some use.
    Richard.
     
  4. Miniholic

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    Ramiro

    I listened to both set ups, and went for the B&Ws. I've got 602.5's and an LCR600 up front with 601's for surrounds, would probably buy 600's now, but they weren't out when I got mine last september (may get a pair of 600's to use for surround back in the next few months when i uprage to 7.1).

    There were two reasons I went for the B&W set up. I thought that they were more involving to listen to, and seemed to give a fuller soundstage. And at the time, you could only buy the eggs as a package and not singularly, so i wouldn't be able to upgrade to 7.1 as easily.

    You might find the 603's a little overpowering with the LCR60, my dealer even suggested getting the LCR600 to partner my speakers, which are much smaller than the 603, and have fewer drivers.

    I had originally considered getting the 603's myself, but the dealer talked me out of it, and saved me money, as he said the extra low-end range would be wasted when I got a sub anyway (not got one yet as i decided to wait as little while so i could afford a better amp).

    Which amp are you using, i'm running mine with a denon 3802, and from other posts on here, it seems a few people are using this amp with the Kef eggs with good results.

    Speaker choice is really a matter of personal preference, so the best thing to do is arrange a back to back test if you can, but you can't really go far wrong with either of these choices.

    Hope this helps,
     
  5. Lowrider

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    I would get 5 Q1 or 4 + Q9, reasonable stands and a better subwoofer...
     
  6. rob_w

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    I think Antonios got a point there...

    I use the 602's /cc6 at front, with 601's at rear and reckon 5 601's + sub would beat it (at movies anyway....) - I prefer the bass to go as low as possible in stereo for music.....

    Matching all 5 speakers could sound great.

    Rob
     

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