Kefs are awesome in general, I downgraded my speakers recently from huge Kefs (similar to the ones your looking at actually but a couple sizes bigger) with the UniQ thing to a small set of bookshelfs and they are still awesome.
Kefs UniQ thing means the tweeters are mounted inside the centre of the woofer. Groovy.
I don't think you'll go wrong with them but make sure your amp has bass/treble controls as all Kefs in that range are pretty bass heavy i have found. Which is nice.
Go get em Mom!
Thanks, T-STER. I had a pair of KEF speakers in the '70's for my Pioneer & Sony system, I still remember how good they sounded - but not the speaker model #'s as too much time has passed. Thanks for enlightening me on the Tweeter issue with these speakers - I thought I was losing the plot! . The Pioneer SX-450 Amplifier does indeed have separate Bass & Treble controls.
Those oak KEFs would look nice with your silver face system. Looks like in the specs. section they will do the job.
For some reason Polk speakers are 89db I guess they do it for a reason not sure though, but they do sound very well balanced. Again I listen to Jazz, House music and Rock and these puppies do their job.
Good luck with the KEFs and post a pic. once you have it set up and give us a feedback on how they perform.
Thanks for your input, ford93, it's very much appreciated. I'm giving some very serious consideration to bidding on these speakers and I probably will although I have a few other speakers on my short list. Just to compound the issue (bear with me on this) I saw these Celestion Ditton 15 speakers on eBay last night so I leapt in there rather swiftly and bought them for £99.00 incl. P+P as these had been recommended (along with other brands). I felt I had to act rather quickly because there were others listed at far higher prices, one pair (if I remember correctly) having an asking price of £225.00. I have a feeling that what these speakers may deliver will be beyond my needs but didn't.t want to miss this opportunity to find out - despite the fact that these particular speakers rate highly in the Ugly Stakes once the covers are removed!
To further compound the issue, there is another set with a £25.00 starting price (also on eBay) although the single picture in the listing as well as the description leave a lot to be desired as they are both very basic: "Pair of celestion 15 speakers, front covers good but badges missing." This particular pair are 'collect only' but only a very short drive away which should minimise bidding competition. Yes, I know I've just bought a pair but, if they fit the bill, I'd hate to miss a bargain even though this second pair represent a bit of a gamble. I'll see.
I've also seen these Klipsch RB-61 II bookshelf speakers on eBay (Italy) and, no, I'm not restricting my search to eBay! I like the look and (of what little I understand of) the spec on these so I'm not ruling these out just yet. If anyone has any comments to make on these speakers I'd look forward to reading them.
The Rate I'm going I'll have a house full of speakers! When the first Celestion Ditton 15 speakers arrive in a few days I'll be in a good position to consider my next move although I think I would have bought the KEF Q 60 Speakers SP3136 by the end of today anyway.
Finally, if there is a UK member who'd like to get their hands on the £20.00 (so far) pair of Celestion Ditton 15 speakers and would like me to play the part of Collector & Postie Extraordinaire just let me know and I'll happily take care of this for you.
I think that's all for now.