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Not bad .............................    Blum 3

 

PS Does that centre speaker have a matching orbiting moon?  Wink

 

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You have an outrageously amazing setup just wow!!

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Very impressive system Cno. I had no idea you had the sub to match. My other half wouldn't swallow that, i am pretty sure! Although the heart attack it would cause could lead to a nice payout for me  >)

How much does being in the corner effect the right 205/2, and out of interest what settings do you have the bass/treble adjustment settings on?

Seeing your setup makes me want kef reference even more now.

Thank you for the kind comments....I've been away, so only catching up now.

It's hard to really quantify the effect of having the speaker near the corner, as I have only ever heard it that way....but I suspect it is making the bass not quite as clean.

I have Bass and Treble set to 0....and there are no tone controls on the MF.

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Not bad .............................    Blum 3

I'll just have to make do, I suppose!

 

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PS Does that centre speaker have a matching orbiting moon?  Wink

...more like an orbiting Finance Director (SWMBO)

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markiedee wrote:

You have an outrageously amazing setup just wow!!

Cheers.

Cno

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Finally! A sneaky peak at Cno's indoors, not a sight of the Guinness i see  :?

And really, that centre is something to behold...

Great system.

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Finally! A sneaky peak at Cno's indoors, not a sight of the Guinness i see  :?

And really, that centre is something to behold...

Great system.


The Sub is really a Guinness barrel (with built-in cooling) in disguise!

:cheers:

Cno

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Hats off to you Cno , that is an amazing set-up you have there!

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Hats off to you Cno , that is an amazing set-up you have there!

Thank you .....since The Stig never removes his helmet, that's quite a complement!

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i keep forgeting its a secret....

 

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i keep forgeting its a secret....

 

...and what a good looking fellow you are! :grin:

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Cno - just a quick question: How would you describe the sonic character of your system?

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Cno - just a quick question: How would you describe the sonic character of your system?

On AV or Stereo.......or both?

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Cno - just a quick question: How would you describe the sonic character of your system?

On AV or Stereo.......or both?

A general overview on both.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Cno - just a quick question: How would you describe the sonic character of your system?

On AV or Stereo.......or both?

A general overview on both.

It may be a quick question, but not such a quick answer:

2 Channel

Sweet, clear, soaring, detailed highs with no "grain" whatsoever. Bass is very deep, punchy and controlled while stopping and starting on a sixpence...it plays tunes. The mid-range is liquid, realistic and full of emotion.

The transient response is startling while the imaging and soundstaging is remarkable.....which leads to an exciting experience. 

The above description may seem OTT, but it is why I rate the 35i so highly.....analysing the sound becomes irrelevent, as this amp just sounds "right". It's not smooth or bright, dull or forward.....and a growing band on here are now appreciating its talents, which is great.

AV

My system gives a dramatic, exciting but musical presentation ie. It's not forward or tiring to listen to. This is due to the very remarkable AVR600, which didn't quite get the recognition it deserved as a technical "tour de force" due to the persistent problems. There is certainly a Class A signature to the sound due to the Class G amps it uses.

That centre speaker makes a huge difference, and the realism and "slam" it gives is nothing short of breathtaking.

The Sub is also unusual. Looking at it, you would think it would have this permanently thunderous effect....but it doesn't.....except when needed. Most of the time, it integrates so subtly that you wouldn't know it's there (it has incredibly low distortion). When called for, it can go so effortlessly low, that it can actually make you feel uneasy (all part of the fun).

The Kef IQ system is ideal for AV, as it means that there is a much bigger sweet spot for those not sitting in the ideal position.

 

Well that's it in a nutshell. The underlying rule that I apply when choosing equipment is the ability to accurately convey piano, violin, and male/female voice, while keeping the emotion and excitement of the musicians. I also like to be able to play all my music without feeling my ears are being assaulted. 

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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