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kef xq series and kef eggs a good match

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by kid rock, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. kid rock

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    A mate of mine wants to buy the kef xq3 standmounters and the matching xq2c center and combine it with 4 kef eggs the eggs all being used for surround duties. I think hell be ok as they all have the uni q driver. Anyone see any problems

    Ta

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    I think the eggs might have trouble keeping up with the XQ's.

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    Wannabe thx thanks for the reply but could you explain a bit more what you mean. I thought the xqs (on paper) werent that much more powerful in wattage terms or sensitive. The eggs are only being used for ambient effects after all with the main work being done by the front three speakers.

    Allthe best

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    I just think that even with 4 of the eggs are the rear, they just wont be up for the job.

    Yes things can read really well on paper, but when it comes to using the product it's a different matter.

    On paper the BBC should be good value, in real life it's crap. ;)

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    The point .2 Eggs work just fine wall mounted at the sides & back.

    The HTS2001.2 uses the same aluminium dome HF unit as the Q series and XQ series so levels of detail should be in keeping with the fronts (again same HF unit) just no supertweeter.

    Cross them over at 80+Hz and they will be just fine.

    KEF told me they have a 170w x 7 DENON receiver running a set in ther demo room. :)

    As with any small speaker, feed em a good diet of clean bass free sound and they will work well.

    For films and casual surround music they will be spot on.

    I have three and use previous KEF reference series at the front & I'm happy enough. Used to use 3 way, 1 meter tall floorstanders..... Wall mounted eggs give me a more three dimensional soundstage, Height , Width and depth.
     
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    FWIW, I once asked KEF this question and they said they'd be a good match because of the similar uni q driver.
     
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    thanks for the replies I think I will advise him to go ahead . He is buying the xqs second hand(750 quid) to complement his new arcam avr300 and already has the 2005.2 system. One other point I have just thought of is how well would the sub from the 2005.2 system work in tandem with the xq3 and the xq2c -I presume that you just set the crossover point to 80hz as per normal?

    Cheers chaps

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    KEF PSW2010 settings would be:-

    Slope 24DB/OCT
    MUSIC mode
    Open X over
    Phase depends.....
    input level to suit.

    Fronts LARGE all else SMALL with an 80Hz cut in the ARCAM settings

    Quite a dynamic lil sub, should all sound rather good :thumbsup:
    For music, the subs crossover would be turned down or a lower crossover point would be used in the amp settings (if said friend is using a digital input).
     

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