My Denon can accept HD audio via LPCM, so I use a Sony bluray player that decodes HD audio, can't remember the model, its a few years old now though. You should try and get to Coventry for a demo of Ken's new speakers, they really are absolutely superb It didn't take long for me to get my credit card out after a short demo there!
Was trying to paste a smiley for the devil!!! Didn't work. I'll let you know if I take the plunge!!
The lifestyle ones will be interesting...
Some Teaser pics up on Ken facebook page
Would love to make it Saturday David but can't get out of work this time will pop over when i get chance to see the Q's
I think Ken's on a bit of a MISSION at the moment.
Pioneer :- KRP500A, BDP LX55, SCLX-71/
MK Sound :- M7 LCR, M4T rear, KX12 sub/
Chord :- Odyssey 2 LCR, Rumour 2 rear, Cobra sub, Active Silverplus HDMI x2, Power Chord x4, Chameleon Silverplus/ IR dock
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Seems it is going to be relentless, as I know that isn't all we're going to get coming to these shores from Ken!
It's a shame you can't make it v1c - I tried to pick a non public holiday weekend, non sporting Saturday, and most people still can't make it! Still, it'll be good that it won't be too busy as it'll be the first open day I'll be hosting myself!
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Im ordering one of the ken kriesel subs DXD 808 next week from HIFIX, my room is also small 5m x 3,5m
Ive check speakers specs for a later upgrade, and the Q85 seems to work has L / C / R but they are being sold has pair, what is used for center speaker with Q85? another single Q85 ?
Can one Q85 unit be sold individually? or the Q125 center will match the Q85?
And what about surround ? the Q125 TriFIX will match the Q85 Left and Q85 Right ? or will se another range of Q85 center and Q85 TriFix surround ?
Ps : the L/R Q85 will be fall apart about 2, 20 m, if they are really good, i doubt i will need any center speaker in sweet spot.
Onkyo TX-NR 818 + Q7000 5.1 (Q acoustics)
Sony s-790 + Med1000X3D + ds412+
Just give me a call the day before delivery is required - and if you place the order via myself rather than via the website, it will also have some extra protective layers round it in order to make sure it gets to you safe and sound.
As the Q85's are only available in pairs from the distributor, I think the intention is still to use the Q125c as a dedicated centre. All the speakers are timbre matched, so mixing and matching isn't an issue. The centre generally has to deal with the majority of the signal, so using the Q125c will have clear advantages over a single Q85.
Again, they're all timbre matched, so you can use the Q125TriFX for a more enveloping surround experience, or the Q125 or Q85 for more precise and direct surround information. As far as I know, the current range of Quattro will be it, although there will be Quattro Slim, which will be the same driver layout but less depth to the cabinet.
They do image eexcellently in this respect. When I'm listening to music in stereo, you'd swear blind the centre channel was on. And a few times I have had to check my processor to make sure a surround format hasn't been selected! The only drawback with the no centre approach is that you can't change the volume of the centre channel information in relation to everything else, as it doesn't exist. Some action movies can sometimes swamp dialogue with effects if they're not mastered to a particularly high standard, and some movies do have very quiet dialogue in some scenes, like Se7en, No Country For Old Men, and Zodiac. Obviously you can start with no centre and see how you get on.
Thanks for your reply @david email sent
i also contact kk email support and they happily anwser to all my questions in timely manner and good recommendations
Ken is an extremely helpful guy, and it is impressive that he answers all technical queries directly.
Hi David. I'm still knee deep in building! Any news on the next range of KK yet and what is the latest on the pre pro you alluded to recently??
Nothing other than what he has already released via the likes of Facebook.
The details of the pre/power can be revealed at the end of this month after their product launch at their HO. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend, but I should have details as soon as it happens.
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