Good marrige, DENON 3803 and KEF Q1
Just sold 2,500 worth of DefTech speakers so i could upgrade my reciever.
I got a brand-spanking-new Denon 3803 7.1 AV Reciever. and a pair of KEF Q1 speakers.
Out of the box, holy crap, this is an awesome marrige of technologys. These speakers preform beautifully, and i doubt they have more than 5 hours of usage total.
Paired up with a Denon 3803, I started by playing Phil Collins "Hits" CD through my DVD-A player, using a Monster 1000 series THX digital interconnect, and basig monster speaker cable with banana plugs fixed to the ends. It simply sang. Unbelieveable sound, incredible imaging, absolutly ZERO noise, this preformed FAR beyond what i had imagined.
If anybody wants to make an EXTREMLY GOOD BUDGET SYSTEM then assemble the following.
Denon AVR-3803 1,200
1 Pair KEF Q1 450 (UNBELIEVABLE DEAL)
Monster THX Digital IC. 40
Monster 16 GA seaker cable 50
Monster Quick Connect Bananas 2pr 40
Monster HTS 2600 Power supply 350
Panasonic DVD-A7 300 (used, easily)
Definitive Tech Prosub 200 450
TOTAL 2,880 (i think, my math is terrible)
Now here is where the 'Gon'ers will jump on me.
My initial impression, with the Speaks and Reciever out of the box, and not broken in, is that this easily competes if not beats most of the sub $10,000.00 2channel setups i have heard at High end audio specialty shops. We got plenty of em here too. At least 4 that i have been to, and a couple i havent. Denver likes music. :)
Seriously guys, my jaw dropped.
I dont think it is any specific piece of hardware, i just think that these pieces complement eachother perfectly.
One of those seldom heard blends, i almsot feel like i won the Audio lottery.
I just hope that this perfect balance gets better as the speakers break in, instead of dissolving.
If anyone has a DENON 3803, Give these speakers a try!