Question Finding the right 2nd hand speakers

JorgeCL

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Hi,
I'm looking for a pair of speakers to upgrade the ones I'm currently using (a pair of small Kef q1).
I am considering two options I've seen in second hand in my country for roughly the same price:
- Klipsch rf 35 (https://www.blu-ray.com/Klipsch-RF-35/15278/)
- Kef iq9 (https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/kef/iq9.shtml)
Any advice?

They would go with a Yamaha A-s300 amplifier (60 W per channel at 8 ohms)
Do you think this amp will be enough to drive either one properly or shall I stick to my small Kef q1?

Thanks a lot!


Jorge
 
Hi,
I'm looking for a pair of speakers to upgrade the ones I'm currently using (a pair of small Kef q1).
I am considering two options I've seen in second hand in my country for roughly the same price:
- Klipsch rf 35 (https://www.blu-ray.com/Klipsch-RF-35/15278/)
- Kef iq9 (https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/kef/iq9.shtml)
Any advice?

They would go with a Yamaha A-s300 amplifier (60 W per channel at 8 ohms)
Do you think this amp will be enough to drive either one properly or shall I stick to my small Kef q1?

Thanks a lot!


Jorge
That amplifier will drive either of those speakers with no problem.
Much will depend on the size of room you intend to use them in.
 
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JorgeCL

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That amplifier will drive either of those speakers with no problem.
Much will depend on the size of room you intend to use them in.
Thanks a lot, AI ears that's very helpful. It's not a very large room, so I think I'll be fine. Do you have any suggestion on which is the speakers would you choose? Thanks!
 
Hi,
I'm looking for a pair of speakers to upgrade the ones I'm currently using (a pair of small Kef q1).
I am considering two options I've seen in second hand in my country for roughly the same price:
- Klipsch rf 35 (https://www.blu-ray.com/Klipsch-RF-35/15278/)
- Kef iq9 (https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/kef/iq9.shtml)
Any advice?

They would go with a Yamaha A-s300 amplifier (60 W per channel at 8 ohms)
Do you think this amp will be enough to drive either one properly or shall I stick to my small Kef q1?

Thanks a lot!


Jorge


I've heard the A-S 300 with a pair of Kef R300. It sounded the biz. Budget Yams tend to match well with any of the KEF Q or R ranges
 
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twinkletoes

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I have a friend that uses the iq9's to this day. Not only are the unapologetically large and i mean large the scale of the sound is huge, he has 4 of them in a surround config. TBH Ive never heard anything like it for such a modest outlay. They are in a 11x11 meter room and that's only just cutting it for 4 speakers.

If you're your room is the typical size UK room 3-4meters long/wide then the sound will be borderline,
any smaller then you'll probably suffer a lot of boom. If that's the case and iq5 would be a better fit.

they sound great though and very much a product of the early 2000's

never heard the Klipsch from that time
 
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