Need to choose a centre please educate the ignorant :-)

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  1. madmartin

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    So I got my KEF IQ5SE fronts, the rest of my surround / sub is the original Kef 2001 eggs, me thinks I need a new centre speaker as the egg is sounding a little out of its depth, I had decided on the KEF IQ2c but they are discontinued, I need a black one and the few out there seem to be brown (£100). BTW my receiver is the Onkyo TXSR607. Anyway the replacement model for the IQ2c is the IQ60c @ £300 which is too much for me so I have some choices:

    1. Go for a different make of centre - any suggestions welcome.

    2. Don't laugh too much - buy a brown IQ2c speaker and carefully stain it black - not sure if this is feasible- yes it sounds stoppid but hey wood can be stained - will it screw up the sound? I dunno........

    3. Buy the brown one and hope it doesnt look too odd.

    4. I could keep quiet and stick with what I have.

    Yes I am kicking myself for not picking the centre up when I got the fronts a few months ago ......



    All advice and merciless mick taking welcome ......

    Doh



    Martin
     
  2. Badger0-0

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    I'd go option 2 and no, it won't affect the sound mate :)
     
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    Have you thought about looking for a black second hand one or look for one of the older Kef Centers that will practically match this one. The Q6C or Q9C spring to mind and are both available pretty cheap.

    Why not put a wanted thread up on here in the classifieds.
     
  4. madmartin

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    Thanks both, yes I have put a wanted up already, I hadn't heard of the other centres so I will check them out cheers :)

    At the mo I am leaning towards the brown iq2c - for 100 quid its a bargain, i can leave it brown and see if it is really that much of a problem for me lol

    decison not final yet will sleep on it for a day or 3
     

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