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I have paradigm monitor 7 5.1 and elac fs55 pair, kef q500 pair.

 

I would like to sell 2 of them and keep the best one among. Can you please advice which one suits good for theater and occasion stereo listening.

 

https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/elac-fs77-floorstanding-speakers-pair.html

 

https://www.digitalcinema.com.au/kef-q500-floorstanding-speaker-pair.html

 

https://www.paradigm.com/en/floorstanding/monitor-7

 

Elac is German made, but other 2 are China made.

 

 

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Everyone is going to tell you - if you already own them, why not just listen to them yourself and make up your own mind? They are all very similar designs, and my gut feeling based on auditioning different speakers from those manufacturers would be to lean towards the Elac.

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I concur with with what Ittaku is saying. I have not heard any of these speakers. But surely they all don't sound identical. There must be a standout. We don't know what your other components are either. Also don't pick on pricing, pick on what sounds good to you and what ever synergy the rest of your setup brings. We can't choose for you.

 

If l had to pick, purely because l couldn't listen. I would probably pick the Elacs. Only on the basis, because they are manufactured in Germany.

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Everyone is going to tell you - if you already own them, why not just listen to them yourself and make up your own mind? They are all very similar designs, and my gut feeling based on auditioning different speakers from those manufacturers would be to lean towards the Elac.
Thanks mate. I did listen to them, as the kef is playing well the midrange and lack of bass. Elac are beautiful sound but in 2 and half. Kef is technically well it's got 3 comes and one uni driver for midrange. It's just that because they made in China?), I'm bit susceptical though they sound equally same as elac.

I have bowers and wilkinsHTM62 for center channel.

Harman kardon BDS580 receiver com bluray player.

As of now using paradigm atom 6 surround speakers

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I concur with with what Ittaku is saying. I have not heard any of these speakers. But surely they all don't sound identical. There must be a standout. We don't know what your other components are either. Also don't pick on pricing, pick on what sounds good to you and what ever synergy the rest of your setup brings. We can't choose for you.
 
If l had to pick, purely because l couldn't listen. I would probably pick the Elacs. Only on the basis, because they are manufactured in Germany.
Hmm make sense. Thanks. It's the made in China I'm thinking. But kef and elacs are identical but bass is good in elac.

I don't want to sell the good stuff and regret later just because I have not used them properly.

The receiver I have is not a great one to compare the speakers. I will give it a test again with all the speakers.

Do you normally adjust the cross over each time change the speaker as per the speaker spec?

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i would say its a choice between the KEF and ELAC, time to do some auditioning yourself, pick your favorite movie soundtrack and a favorite song, listen to the a couple of times, maybe listen to the Paradigm to make sure your on the right track, keep the winner, your choice

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Not sure they still make the Elac 70 series. Might be tough to get a listen to them.

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On 16/11/2019 at 7:53 PM, John Doe said:

Not sure they still make the Elac 70 series. Might be tough to get a listen to them.

He already owns them...

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You are prejudicing then on country of origin and not the sound.

 

I would go for the Kefs. Even if you make a mistake that’s not the end of the world, can always onsell and get better ones.

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1 hour ago, Al.M said:

You are prejudicing then on country of origin and not the sound.

 

I would go for the Kefs. Even if you make a mistake that’s not the end of the world, can always onsell and get better ones.

I would put kefs on the bottom rung based on experience. 

Monitors are far better than that q xxo series kef. New series may be better. 

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