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KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

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I am planning to get a Passive Soundbar for my HT to be driven with Marantz SR6006. Satellites might not be there and I will add a subwoofer.

I am wondering how good is KEF HTF8003 soundbar is and to which generation the Uni-Q driver belong to (BTW, what is the latest Uni-Q generation?)

Are there any other soundbars that need to be considered under 500 Pounds?

Please let me know

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RE: KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

Why not get a T series centre to go with your Refs....if they are to be used in your AV
http://www.hifix.co.uk/satellite-lcr-and-tv-speakers/kef/t301c.html

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RE: KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

Thank Cno.. Luckily in new place, I will be able to seperate HiFi from HT albeit in a limited capacity. I will be having a work space in part of a room where I will be having HiFi (Classe + Kef Refernce). Living room will have the 55" Sony and Marantz AVR. However there is not enough space around the wall for 3 speakers and it becomes challenging to mount speakers far away.

So passive soundbar with seperate inputs for L, C & R sounds like a very good idea and that clubbed with a basic sub (preferably wall mountable) should do away the living room + HT system. 

That is when the KEF soundbar (though discontinued) seem to fit the bill. However I guess this was launched in 2009 so it should be alright.

By chance have you come across a thin wall mountable subwoofer (like the Paradigm MilleniaSub)?

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RE: KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

What about an "in wall" sub:
http://small.linncdn.com/product-catalogue/documents/Linn_Sekrit_Br_27_Product_Information.pdf

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RE: KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

CnoEvil wrote:
What about an "in wall" sub: http://small.linncdn.com/product-catalogue/documents/Linn_Sekrit_Br_27_Product_Information.pdf

That is totally doable! Thank you Smile

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RE: KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

how about the monitor audio radius R One HD. should fit the bill nicely.

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RE: KEF Uni-Q Generations - HTF 8003 Soundbar

Just placed the order for KEF 8005 package with out subwoofer. Will keep posted once I receive it and set it up.

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