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RE: Kef r500 or 700

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Would the Arcam Alpha 9 and 9P be powerful enough for the R500? (75w each amp)

Pete,

I'm sure your modded Arcams would be able to drive them with ease, especially as you're bi-amping. Do you have a local KEF dealer?

beauty, eh

Matt

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RE: Kef r500 or 700

Hi Matt

 

We have a SevenOaks in Exeter who stock KEF.

I think I'll give them a call and book a demo, take my ageing (modified) Arcam Alpha gear up with me and not say anything about the upgrades Wink

I'm very interested in the R500's but would also like to hear the LS50s just out of curiosity

 

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RE: Kef r500 or 700

I use the r300's in a similar sized room and they are really good and I never feel that I want more bass, cyrus dac xp QX with x-powers in mono. Huge scale and great sound stage, but in the interst of balance I did not try the 500's as for me it was between the 100's and the 300's (the ls50 were not released at the time) 

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RE: Kef r500 or 700

This might sound like a bit of a daft question, but are there any other differences in the r series other than extra bass weight and scale as you go up the range? Resolution, detail etc?

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RE: Kef r500 or 700

p_m_brown wrote:

This might sound like a bit of a daft question, but are there any other differences in the r series other than extra bass weight and scale as you go up the range? Resolution, detail etc?

That is certianly true of the 100's to the 300's

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Speakers - Kef R300, Kef R100, KEF R200c

Wires - Chord Signature digital interconects, Chord Signature Speaker Cable,  Chord Signature Tuned Aray Analouge interconects, Russ Anderws Power Max Plus Mains Leads

Home Office-  Cyrus Streamline , Chord Signature Speaker Cable, PMC Twenty21