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Pioneer - Kef

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by OnTheFly, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. OnTheFly

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    Has anyone out there got the VSX 2011 partnered with the Kef eggs. I'd be interested to hear your comments as I am thinking of going this route. I would like a Denon AVC A11SR but I'm thinking it would be too much for the speakers?
     
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    You don't need anything that fancy- a (good) AV amp with 70W output x5 will be fine.

    I have noticed several people going OTT on a AV amp with tiny speakers- ie Bose, Gallos, Kef Eggs. Why??
     
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    They do so because the small speakers fit their rooms. Also good amps allow for switching between video sources. It happens that these are the more powerful amps/receivers. I do not think that people want to go for the power only.

    Several respected AV installers will gladly recommend a Denon 3802 with Gallos. Are they wrong? Not everyone wishes to turn their living room into a reference studio.
     
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    "They do so because the small speakers fit their rooms"

    I'm not saying anything about small speakers- just the AV amp.

    "Also good amps allow for switching between video sources"

    So do £500 AV Amps.

    I read somewhere that a guy has got a Yamaha A1 with Bose system.

    His local shop recommended using the pre-outs into a Rotel RMB-1095THX, 200W P.C. ..."to make it sound better".. Even a good quality (high current) 40W poweramp is plenty.
     
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    Agree that is total overkill. Just goes to show, buy from a trusted retailer/installer.
     
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    Am I also going into overkill with the 2011 for my B&W 602s3, 601s3 setup?

    The shop I bought my B&Ws from recommended the Marantz SR5300 in the first place. I bought the SR7300 and am now going for something even more expensive.

    I've seen the my speakers partnered with the AX10 and thought that was nuts.
     
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    Hey, I bought the AX10 from a large hifi-shop that had nothing better to demo with than the B&W 604.. ;)
     
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    "Am I also going into overkill with the 2011 for my B&W 602s3, 601s3 setup"

    No. It's just that there's no point having a 100W+ amp with sats. IMHO.
     
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    That is exactly the same as my intended set-up. I just bought the 2011 and the B&W602s3 and will pick up the 601s3 later. I don't think that's an overkill. It matched the speaker rating and the 2011 gives you the opportunity to setup a 7.1 system. Besides the auto-setup is pretty cool. I have feddling with sound meters and the like, a true innovative receiver should do it for you and the 2011 provides this.
     
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    I mean, I have feddling with spl meters and the like. :p
     
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    hmmmmmmmm, why I keep you typing "have" instead of "hate"? ahehehehe:laugh:
     
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    Rob,

    how does your system sound in stereo? My main use for the system is stereo music and I have had some good feedback so far but nothing with my exact speakers.

    Also how loud have you managed to turn it up? Any shut-down problems?

    Thanks
     
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    So was that a Yes, No or Maybe?
     
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    Onthefly

    As you can see from my signature...I'm running the kef eggs with a pioneer 1011.

    I went for the 1011 as I couldn't here any noticeable difference between the 1011 and the 2011.

    IMHO the eggs need quite a good powerful amp, with the presentation of the pioneer amps, to soon good.

    I've demo'd the Kef eggs with the denon 3802 and the marantz 7300 and the kefs just sound so different when fed by the 1011

    But at the end of the day all this is personal and you need to set up some dems to decide for yourself.

    Cheers
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    I will be using the 2011 and Kef Eggs also at least until I get my loft converted to a HC room :rolleyes:
    I gotta disagree with the people sayinthat a good 70W amp is good enough for the eggs, I have heard B7W VM1's and Eggs with an Arcam P7and a lower Yamaha system ( sorry cant remember the model) and they sounded magic through the Arcam. Admitadely I would never go to that extreme for an amp but dont discount em quite so fast.
    BTW agreed regarding the Bose systems though LOL
    Laters
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    What are the Kef Eggs impedance and sensitivity?


    The Yamaha amp must low current ability though, I have used in the past a 50W Arcam 8P poweramp into a big Kef 200 centre with no problems (4 Ohm, 200W into 4Ohm recommended)
     
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    IIRC there 8ohms 120W and 88db
    I may be wrong.

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