Question Kef R-Series

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  1. bob911m3

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    Thinking of buying new speakers and wondered if my Denon avr x2200 would be ok with them?
    Kef R500 L&R
    Kef R200c
    Kef R100 Rears
    Kef R50 On top of the R500's
    Kef R400 Sub
    Any thoughts or advice will be appreciated!
     
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    Personally I would not get the kef sub but instead get something from bk electronics or svs. Your denon will run the speakers but the r series deserves a much better avr to get the best from them.
     
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    just looked at them, the bk P12-300SB looks good, which one df or ff ,would this suit the kefs? Or a different model?
     
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    Almost mirrors my set up with the differences being R300s as fronts and a REL sub. As PSM1 said forget the KEF sub. I can happily confirm that the R speakers will sound a lot better with a higher end receiver. I went from a Denon 2310 to an X6200 after upgrading to the Rs and it was a big difference. You will save money by not buying the KEF sub and at the moment Peter Tyson has the X6200 at £1099 with the possibility of trade-in on your old amp.
     
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    Thanks for your response!!!
     
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    KEF's clean sounding dual 9" force cancelling sealed sub is actually very good, and won't let the R Series speakers down. You can look at the SVS SB2000 as an alternative, but it will be a slightly different sound - it depends if you're looking for depth or punch over depth. The KEF is better built too. Worth trying both, but the SVS will allow you to put a little more money towards a receiver that will get much more out of the R Series. As a temporary measure, certain settings can be used to ease the load on the 2200.
     
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    I have Kef R500s with the R200 for the front and R100s for the surrounds and I am running them with a Denon X4200 which does the job for me.
    I also have the BK XL400 which I highly recommend especially for what you are getting for the money.
     

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