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KEF IQ5SE Speakers Black @ Richer Sounds - VIP Deal - £299
KEF IQ5SE Speakers Black @ Richer Sounds - VIP Deal - £299

KEF IQ5SE Speakers Black @ Richer Sounds - VIP Deal - £299

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RRP £499 (hmm)

£299 for Richer Sounds 'VIP' members (click the link at the bottom)

Wish I could get an upgrade on my Mordaunt Shorts!

This is a snippet of the review from What Hi-Fi:

"If you're after a floorstander for less than £500, these KEFs are pick of the bunch.

The fact that these aren't aesthetically different to the iQ5s is no bad thing: these are gorgeous, compact floorstanders. The Uni-Q driver, which incorporates both the tweeter and a mid/bass unit, makes for a neat, uncluttered face.

The cabinets may look the same, but musically these are very different beasts from their predecessors. The iQ5s majored on refinement, while the SEs offer rather brilliant speed and punch."


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23 Comments

A good price for great speakers. Bound to be cold on here then!

Hot.

Original Poster

Lakeside

A good price for great speakers. Bound to be cold on here then!Hot.



I dunno, the Aston Martin deal is over 1000 degrees now!

Might anyone know how these might compare to some B&W 603S2's?

I demo'd these in Hi-Fi Corner in Glasgow a couple of years ago and they sounded fantastic - although I should add, they were hooked up to a Rotel amp and cd player! The bass on them was damn tight and the treble crisp and clear, but as I said, they were hooked up to a Rotal amp and cd player, so I'm not sure they'll sound that good with a Bush or Goodmans hi-fi.

Smoking. Beautiful speakers

Hot. Unfortunately out of my price range; if anyone has any recommendations around the £150-200 mark would be interested to hear them...

Gotta respect the KEF. Heat.

CJ

Nice speakers, great price.

Very open and detailed but not as musically satisfying as my old KEF reference series, and the bass - what bass?

When I heard them they sounded bland. It's been a while since I have heard anything interesting with a KEF badge on it. There are much more exciting speakers out there, even at this price.

how about this kef

http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/kef-muon.jpg

£120k price tag here in the uk

If only they'd made them a bit taller that bit wouldn't have stuck out at the top.

I've got these beauties in cherry - they're fantastic, i paried them with cambridge amp & cd player. One a technical note ...they perform better the louder the music, so they may not be for you if you've a small living room on a top floor flat!!!

Lovely speakers and a very good price, think I paid £450 3-4 years ago.

Scuse my amateur question, would these be too outrageous as front speakers on a 5.1 setup?

Original Poster

Mark300ZX

Scuse my amateur question, would these be too outrageous as front … Scuse my amateur question, would these be too outrageous as front speakers on a 5.1 setup?



Not at all but you will want to pair them with the matching Kef centre speaker. Rears don't have to match and you could probably get away with some small KEF satellites. I would avoid a KEF sub and get a BK instead. Minnd you, that's going to cost quite a bit :-)

Damn I wish I wasn't downsizing my collection of crap right now as these are awesome for the price!

Just bought them at this price. Thanks!

HSpin

Hot. Unfortunately out of my price range; if anyone has any … Hot. Unfortunately out of my price range; if anyone has any recommendations around the £150-200 mark would be interested to hear them...



I just got some Q-Acoustic 2010's from Audio Affair, they are about £110 or more from most places, I got the "B" grade ones they have on offer (£70), they are "new with slight marks on the top" according to the info but I can't see any marks. What Hi-Fi gives them 5 stars and says they are the best speakers around for up to £150.

I am very impressed with them and they look great too.

audioaffair.co.uk/ind…618

londislagerhound

If only they'd made them a bit taller that bit wouldn't have stuck out at … If only they'd made them a bit taller that bit wouldn't have stuck out at the top.



Lol, perhaps they were short of wood and pvc laminate, if you also notice, somebody made a b*ll*ck up drilling the bass port hole
Edited by: "miriam51" 22nd Oct 2010

Wish I could find somewhere in Edinburgh where I could demo these...

miriam51

... if you also notice, somebody made a b*ll*ck up drilling the bass port … ... if you also notice, somebody made a b*ll*ck up drilling the bass port hole



That's hilarious!

Sadly, once again, style wins over science. Shaping the port like that is a real no-no in engineering terms but marketing people run hi-fi companies, not engineers :-(
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