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[Amazon.ca] KEF Q150B Bookshelf Speakers $298

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waloshin wrote: Why would you bother obviously a credit card stealing site...
It's a credit card with a low limit that I rarely use, I put a pause on the card for a month.
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Snowcrash01 wrote: Very similar specs, biggest difference being sensitivity and power rating for the energy's is higher so they should play much louder. I haven't heard the energy's, but the q150's concentric driver is something pretty special in the market and really sounds fantastic. Both are likely great speakers. Energy is also a Canadian company if that matters too some.
Are they even still a company. I thought Klipsch gutted them.
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Snowcrash01 wrote: It's a credit card with a low limit that I rarely use, I put a pause on the card for a month.
Not only that, but your personal info, name address etc....
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bhrm wrote: Not only that, but your personal info, name address etc....
That information is not secret nor private, remember phone books?

Was it a smart move, no. Am I concerned about it, not at all.
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Very nice speakers. I recently picked up a pair for surrounds in my 7.2.2 setup.
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Love my white Kef Q150s! Best to pair with a sub.
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Looking to buy Epson HT2150ST
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Great option, I use a pair at my desktop with a small subwoofer. Definitely a unique experience with the Kef range.
Amp pairing with my Q150 is the Powernode 2i but it's beyond overkill. I find they sound great with most amps, but spend a penny or two more and they scale up well.
My main speakers are now Spendors but I still find the Q150s enjoyable and capable.

Worth nothing that the Q350 seems to be the better fit for many if you're looking to use them in a dedicated stereo setup. Price is obviously different though, despite most retailers (cough, Visions) offering massive discounts from their list price. Just letting people know that in the home theatre / audio industry there is often some play on price.
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Complete audio noob

But besides buying these, do I need anything else?

Plan to use for desktop listening.
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Abdeals wrote: Complete audio noob

But besides buying these, do I need anything else?

Plan to use for desktop listening.
You'll need an amp since they're passive speakers. Said so in post #9
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Dec 30, 2007
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Are these much better quality than the Edifer R1850 selling for $150 in the other thread? I'm looking for clear sound as opposed to a lot bass. R1850 are high the price, so considering which one to get for desktop computer and possibly for parent's tv. Thanks!
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tomaccowu wrote: Are these much better quality than the Edifer R1850 selling for $150 in the other thread? I'm looking for clear sound as opposed to a lot bass. R1850 are high the price, so considering which one to get for desktop computer and possibly for parent's tv. Thanks!
These KEF are passive speakers (there is basically no electronics in this speaker), so you need an amp with inputs, which is built into the Edifier.

These would be definitely an upgrade, because KEF is a high end speaker maker and designs and makes their own very unique drivers.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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Jan 12, 2007
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What stands do you suggest for use with these?
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lrjm wrote: What stands do you suggest for use with these?
Varies on your application. Desktop, floorstanding or wall mounted?
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Looking for some floor stands for next to tv.

Really happy with the purchase. These speakers have drawn tears while most turn up my nose.
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Speedv1 wrote: Varies on your application. Desktop, floorstanding or wall mounted?
Floorstanding
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lrjm wrote: Floorstanding
Any speaker stand will perform well.

The particular one you buy will vary on the height that you sit at. In general the principle is to get the right sized stand to have the tweeter at ear height when seated. Have someone measure where ear height is in your situation and subtract the half way point of the speaker from that (in this case that is ~6 inches).

Beyond that I'd opt for the "Amazon special" that gets it to the right height and can support the weight (12.3lbs). Some stands will offer additional features like cable routing if you want to spend extra. Pricey stands are often a better build but I'm unsure if it's worth the extra in a starter setup. Making speaker stands can be a fun DIY task that's very simple as well, if you're interested.
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