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    Default KEF Q900's replace my LSi15's...pics

    I most certainly enjoyed the time I spent with the LSi15's but as fate would have it I got my ears on the KEF line. The New Q line, The XQ line & the Reference line to be exact. Of course the Ref series is a force to be reckoned with but I wasn't about to refinance my house. The XQ series is as stunning in looks as the Ref line & also sound spectacular. The New Q series is what really caught me off guard...unbelievable performance across the board & a price tag that had me & a host of others pondering how KEF can produce such a dynamic sounding speaker & price it so affordably. The Q line has a lot of the trickle down technology from their new Blade speaker. Another stunning speaker from KEF.

    The Q900 pretty much bested the LSi15's in every aspect & not by a small margin either. The newly developed Uni-Q driver along with the tangerine wave guide is the heart & soul of the line & is remarkable to say the least. It's uncanny imagining, dynamics, power & finess, it's ability to fill a room & give all seated a near center presentation is just the tip of the iceberg. I also replaced the LSiC with the Q600 center for a perfectly matched L/C/R soundstage. Movies & music have taken on a whole new level of enjoyment. I'm still working on the surrounds but the LSi/FX will be staying for a little while longer. All in all I'm very pleased with making the move.
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    Very Nice. I have listened to that Uni-Q driver driver in another application and was amazed by the dynamics and impact it produced.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Been a KEF and Uni-Q lover/owner since the 1980's....glad you finally made it

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    Enough to recommend the XQ series over the LSiM? :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueboxer View Post
    Enough to recommend the XQ series over the LSiM? :o)
    That I couldn't tell you because I never heard the LSiM finished version, only a prototype at last years PolkFest. But if you're interested in the XQ series, they will probably be discounted shortly because they are being replaced with the New R Series. I listened to the XQ40 & XQ20...both were off the charts with superb sound & gorgeous looks & finishes. I actually passed up a killer deal on a pair of the XQ40's. The Q900 did it for me!
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    Found some demos for half off so I am tempted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueboxer View Post
    Found some demos for half off so I am tempted.
    There you go!!! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Been a KEF and Uni-Q lover/owner since the 1980's....glad you finally made it
    Better late then never! I always knew the KEF name but never saw any in my local audio stores. Now I'm glad I did.
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    KEF makes some awesome stuff. Albeit pretty expensive for me as well.

    I am not surprised the Q900's won over the LSi15's.
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    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.

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    Its always fun to get new gear....enjoy

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    congrats on the new speakers...enjoy.

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    Looks like a very nice speaker! Those 8 in drivers must produce some nice and punchy mids.

    where did you set the frequency to for these speakers?
    and how do you like the center channel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    I most certainly enjoyed the time I spent with the LSi15's but as fate would have it I got my ears on the KEF line. The New Q line, The XQ line & the Reference line to be exact. Of course the Ref series is a force to be reckoned with but I wasn't about to refinance my house. The XQ series is as stunning in looks as the Ref line & also sound spectacular. The New Q series is what really caught me off guard...unbelievable performance across the board & a price tag that had me & a host of others pondering how KEF can produce such a dynamic sounding speaker & price it so affordably. The Q line has a lot of the trickle down technology from their new Blade speaker. Another stunning speaker from KEF.

    The Q900 pretty much bested the LSi15's in every aspect & not by a small margin either. The newly developed Uni-Q driver along with the tangerine wave guide is the heart & soul of the line & is remarkable to say the least. It's uncanny imagining, dynamics, power & finess, it's ability to fill a room & give all seated a near center presentation is just the tip of the iceberg. I also replaced the LSiC with the Q600 center for a perfectly matched L/C/R soundstage. Movies & music have taken on a whole new level of enjoyment. I'm still working on the surrounds but the LSi/FX will be staying for a little while longer. All in all I'm very pleased with making the move.
    I am a big fan of Kef and used to own an entire q series 5.0 that included the iq70's, iq60c, and the IQ8ds. I sold them and went martin logan. I have been wanting ot go with the new q series as I love the 900 with the 8 inch drivers. I was just wondering was the XQ difference over the Q worth the price. I am looking at both lines but can not get my ear on a set of XQ's yet to determine if they are worth it over the new q900's.

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    Congrats Phil, I haven't had an ear on a Kef in a good 10 years. From what I can remember though, they definately produced some nice sounds. I'm sure these are every bit as good as you say and well worth an audition.

    On a second note, man...you have soo much infront of that TV, the only viewing angle is straight on. That would drive me nuts, but hey if it works for ya,fly with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Congrats Phil, I haven't had an ear on a Kef in a good 10 years. From what I can remember though, they definately produced some nice sounds. I'm sure these are every bit as good as you say and well worth an audition.

    On a second note, man...you have soo much infront of that TV, the only viewing angle is straight on. That would drive me nuts, but hey if it works for ya,fly with it.
    Tony, If you can listen to them again I highly recommend it. I was so impressed with their whole line to say the least. The Q900 really did it for me. I'm sure I'll be quite content for some time to come.

    As far as the room goes, the pics are very misleading. The viewing area is great from all the seating areas. For some reason the pics make the room look very conjested. Or maybe it's my lousy picture taking abilities!!!
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    so i take it that they would crush to pieces my rtia7 setup? i have an opportunity to upgrade and was wondering how this kef would compare to def tech mythos sts.

    any inpu t would be ver very appreciated. the reviews for both on stereophile are very good, although i beleive that the def tech surprised them more, but want input on people that have heard both.

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    Congrats! Perhaps a pair of C-55's would make great surrounds.




    EDIT: But then again I guess they don't exactly match visually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    Congrats! Perhaps a pair of C-55's would make great surrounds.




    EDIT: But then again I guess they don't exactly match visually.
    A tad big for my application but thanks for the idea!
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    They are not THAT big. :)
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    That's a GREAT speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    They are not THAT big. :)
    You're right, the dimensions aren't really that big. The posted picture really makes them look a lot bigger then they really are. I just might do some looking around for a pair.
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    Those are actually like 7" drivers. I have a pair of them, in oak finish. They are pretty decent speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lietuvis91 View Post
    Looks like a very nice speaker! Those 8 in drivers must produce some nice and punchy mids.

    where did you set the frequency to for these speakers?
    and how do you like the center channel?
    I have the Q900's set at 50Hz crossover point. It works out great for both HT/2 channel. The Q600 center is a perfect match paired with the 900's & gives me the best front end soundstage I've had. The KEF Uni-Q driver is flat out awesome in it's performance.
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    Those c-55's look awesome, don't believe I ever saw those before. I'm so broke these days I can't even pay attention.
    Looks like a no brainer Phil, go getcha some.

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    Enjoy, Phil.

    Congrats

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    I've heard Kef speakers before and found them a bit bright. Have they improved?

    Lately, I found that I want to stay away from the metal drivers, period. To me, soft dome tweeters and polymer/paper drivers sound more organic and less fatiguing than metal tweeters. Metal mid-range drivers in my experience cannot reproduce the sound of a nylon guitar string, yet good paper drivers can reproduce a realistic approximation of the metal guitar. But again, that's my experience, and obviously you found Kef speakers to be superior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newsman View Post
    I've heard Kef speakers before and found them a bit bright. Have they improved?

    Lately, I found that I want to stay away from the metal drivers, period. To me, soft dome tweeters and polymer/paper drivers sound more organic and less fatiguing than metal tweeters. Metal mid-range drivers in my experience cannot reproduce the sound of a nylon guitar string, yet good paper drivers can reproduce a realistic approximation of the metal guitar. But again, that's my experience, and obviously you found Kef speakers to be superior.
    There's nothing bright about these guys...might be time to get your ears on KEF again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsall001 View Post
    There's nothing bright about these guys...might be time to get your ears on KEF again.
    Based on this thread, I took a chance and picked up a pair of KEF Q55's last week. No, not bright at all. Pretty dang smooth uppper-end and very respectable bass. They are keepers, and for me, that is saying alot.

    DFW folks, I'll be thinning the herd soon so maybe set aside some spare change and keep your eyes open for some Sony SS-M3s, Design Acoustic PS-10s, and some Bostons VR-20s. Maybe more, but I'll start my own thread later this week...

    Bottom line is I'm willing to let some pretty respectable speakers go back out the door to keep the KEFs that I bought on a whim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMuell View Post
    ...KEFs that I bought on a whim.
    LOL Dave......is there any other way to buy speakers ?

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    I too am tempted to pick these up. More and more, I've found it difficult to listen to music on my RTi A7s w/ LSi9s in the house.

    The price is reasonable and the reviews have been good.

    @pearsall001

    I take it that these are more neutral on the high end like the LSis? How are they as full range speakers (bottom end, mid range)?
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