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What centre speaker to buy?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Maki, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. Maki

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    I am thinking of upgrading my centre speaker and would appreciate some advice. I currently have a Kef cresta, with Kef Q55's as fronts. My amplification is a Yamaha DSPE 800 with a Nad C340.
    I have noticed Kef 200c's are still available at selected locations and at a good price, however, I notice they are 4 ohm's, will this be a problem for my system and if so would I be better with a Q9?
    Please any suggestions welcome.
     
  2. Steve.EX

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    The 200c is a much better speaker than the Q center. No contest at all.
    The 200c really does want something "other" than the 800 to "work nicely".
    That is not to say that the 800 won't drive it at modest volumes but it certainly won't be singing as it should.
     
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    I agree with Steve, the 200c requires at least the top of the range Yamaha amps like the DSPA-X1 or 2 to even start to do the job properly. You'd be better off looking for the Kef Reference 90, or preferably the 100 centre which should go pretty cheap 2nd hand now, if you want to stick with your E800.
     

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