Kef 1005.2, 2005.2 or 3005 (not SE)

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Hi First post here... Am thinking of getting one of the above, just as much for home cinema as for music. It will be used in a quite small living room 11x13 feet (actual positioning of speakers will frame only about 2 thirds of the room). I've seen the old 3005's (not SE) for about £600 which makes it on par with the 2005.2... Are the old 3005's still good speakers? Hence the question. Reason i'm hesitant to the old 3005's is that the room might be too 'small' for them to really be shine, and perhaps then i might just as well get the 1005.2's ?? Thinking of coupling it with that popular onkyo receiver. thanks for all the help
 

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I'd go for the 2005.2 rather than the 'old' 3005. The 2005.2 is still a solid five-star package, but we had a couple of issues with the first-generation 3005 series which were sorted in the revised SE version.
 
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Thanks for the help.

I'm based in London.

I actually had a listen to the 1005.2 and 2005.2 the other day, and pretty soon ruled out the 1002.5 due to lack of mid-range. Like the looks of the old 3005's a lot more than the 2005.2's though and at just the same price for both packages (£600) it makes it so much harder... What's the main difference between them and the new 2005.2?
 
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Hi Andy, do you mind elaborating on the issues you found with the 3005s?
 
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[quote user="Islandstone"]Thanks for the help.

I'm based in London.

I actually had a listen to the 1005.2 and 2005.2 the other day, and pretty soon ruled out the 1002.5 due to lack of mid-range. Like the looks of the old 3005's a lot more than the 2005.2's though and at just the same price for both packages (£600) it makes it so much harder... What's the main difference between them and the new 2005.2?[/quote]
The 3005 uses a totally new Uni-Q driver array which is superior to the 2005 and 2005.2 by quite some margin. This is particularly evident on the all important centre channel. The HTB2 subwoofer alone is worth £500 so if i were you i'd definitely spend my cash on the 3005. I am suprised at Andy's suggestion and cannot see any reason for it in this case. Regards, Alex.
 

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