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[Amazon.ca] KEF Q150B Bookshelf Speakers $298

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For some reason KEF recommends 24" high stands, but I think something around 28"-32" is more ideal.
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Thanks for the suggestions all. These are just going on the family room upstairs, nothing fancy needed.

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warpdrive wrote: For some reason KEF recommends 24" high stands, but I think something around 28"-32" is more ideal.
I'm guessing that depends on the person's height (leg length, torso)...and the height of the sofa, and degree of incline?

Imagine if speaker systems have ear tracking, and will auto-adjust their positioning?
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chatbox wrote: I'm guessing that depends on the person's height (leg length, torso)...and the height of the sofa, and degree of incline?

Imagine if speaker systems have ear tracking, and will auto-adjust their positioning?
Most of the time, you want the drivers to be at ear level.

If you use 24" inch speaker stands, that would put the Q150's tweeter at around 30", or 2 1/2 feet. That's pretty low....maybe if you are sitting in a beanbag chair or a very low modern style couch, then it would work out to be ear level.

It wouldn't be a deal breaker to use them on short stands since the KEFs do have great dispersion, but I do find that speakers like this look a bit better on taller stands too.
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warpdrive wrote: For some reason KEF recommends 24" high stands, but I think something around 28"-32" is more ideal.
I think it has to do with it's dispersion pattern. My last few bookshelves have all used the same stands I made for where I sit. Stands are only 18" tall with 7% slope.
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Perfect thread, as I am also looking for some stands. But my speaks don't have a bottom screw...
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ChibaK wrote: Perfect thread, as I am also looking for some stands. But my speaks don't have a bottom screw...
Gravity and the rubber pads hold them in place pretty well.
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Very interested in these for 298 but it seems like they're up to 398 now Loudly Crying Face
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Good, I resisted. I'll probably jump in on the best cyclical deal.
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hv6478 wrote: Very interested in these for 298 but it seems like they're up to 398 now Loudly Crying Face
Wait till Friday, they seem to be rotating the sale price every other week
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I ended up ordering a pair of Fluance SX6 as it seems that they have powerful low end for a desk 2.0 setup (according to a few reviews and especially with the DSP correction from noaudiophile) and I like that it's a Canadian company too.

That said I can't help but think that these Q150 with the same sized drivers, will be a significant upgrade over the Fluance. Any thoughts on this?
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Can anyone recommend a decently priced wireless amp for these speakers?
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Second this - picked up a pair today from Visions. Any recommendations would be great. I'm debating the Yamaha R-N303 after reading a Wirecutter review. However, I think there may be better options out there.
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the_godfather30 wrote: Second this - picked up a pair today from Visions. Any recommendations would be great. I'm debating the Yamaha R-N303 after reading a Wirecutter review. However, I think there may be better options out there.
I ended up going with SMSL AD18, but so far my experience with it has been "meh". I think for the price point its ok but I'm leaning towards a proper AV receiver rather than an amp at similar price point or a little higher.
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saurabhmotwani wrote: I ended up going with SMSL AD18, but so far my experience with it has been "meh". I think for the price point its ok but I'm leaning towards a proper AV receiver rather than an amp at similar price point or a little higher.
Let me know what you end up with. I'm questioning whether anything sub-$500 retail will do a really good job.
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the_godfather30 wrote: Let me know what you end up with. I'm questioning whether anything sub-$500 retail will do a really good job.
Look into Yamaha RX-V385.
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saurabhmotwani wrote: Look into Yamaha RX-V385.
I think these need a bit more power. I'm looking at the Yamaha RN-602, Cambridge AXR-100 for BF. Hopefully I can get one of them for sub-$500. If you're set on the RX-V385, it can be negotiated down to $225 at Visions.
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the_godfather30 wrote: I think these need a bit more power. I'm looking at the Yamaha RN-602, Cambridge AXR-100 for BF. Hopefully I can get one of them for sub-$500. If you're set on the RX-V385, it can be negotiated down to $225 at Visions.
What about the denon avrs540bt or 750h?
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saurabhmotwani wrote: What about the denon avrs540bt or 750h?
I haven't researched Denon. However, posts in the home audio section say that they go on sale every black friday. I think the 750H may be able to cut it but am not sure.

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