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Significant difference between Kef Q95C and 100C?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by matblack, May 13, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    I'm wondering if it is worth upgrading my centre channel :confused:

    I am currently using a Q95C between my 103/4s and have Q30s for rears.

    The 100C looks the same size as the Q95C and I was wondering if there was much difference sonicly and whether is would give me a better match than the Q95C?

    Ideally I would get a 200C but right now unless its £250-300 its just not realistic :(

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  2. Steve N

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    Absolutely
    I was using a Q95c with ref 2.2 fronts.
    I was asking exactly the same question some months back.
    After questioning other members I thought I would Jump from the Q95c to the 200c but could not find a decent one at a decent price.
    I saw a 100c for sale and bought it. I did not expect much difference but was wrong. I thought it was far superior than the Q95c and was very impressed.
    Typically I then had the chance to buy a new 200c at a good price (ebay) and so I did.
    The 200c is a better centre speaker than the 100c but the the improvement is not so noticeable as that from the Q95c to the 100c.
    You can pick up a 100c for around £100 to £120 but make sure it is the later model which is biwireable. Creative audio are currently selling new 200c's at £399.
    Get the 100c and you will not regret it.
    If you later want to go for the 200c you will probably get your money back on the 100c, I actually made a small profit.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Scratch that its a 90 on ebay :suicide:

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  5. Steve N

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    There is not a sonic difference, but the biwire is a lot harder to sell if you upgrade later. Home cinema addicts like the ability to biwire, or more desirable, to bi-amp.
     
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    The 100C is one of the all time greats. It is also from the era of your 103.4s.

    The difference will be chalk and cheese.
     
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    OK I'm convinced now where the heck can I get one :confused:

    The 100C and the 200C are like hens teeth

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    Got one £85inc on Ebay and its a bi-wire :D

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  9. Steve N

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    I was watching
    You got a real bargain
    let us know how you think it performs
     
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    It performs great but its going to have to go, because

    I found a 200C for .....................................................

    £140 Mahahahahahahahahahahah

    \o/

    I'm over the moon :D

    It was a big improvement though definately a lot more detailed and a lot clearer than the Q95C, which is still a great speaker.

    A lot has happened since that last post, all the KEF stuff came down to a dedicated AV room in the cellar and I have a new amp Denon 2805 and a PTAE700 projector. The KEFs really hand out the cinema feel and pwn the Cantons that I replaced them with in the front room :)

    The 200C will be the crowning glory to the current setup before I start considering a power amp for the Left and Right and an upgrade to more recent Left and Rights like KEF ref model 1 or 2s

    MB
     

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