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> Classifieds > > > KEF Reference 207/2 and 204/2c in Satin Walnut

SOLD - FOR SALE: KEF Reference 207/2 and 204/2c in Satin Walnut

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Info: KEF Reference 207/2 and 204/2c in Satin Walnut

Asking Price:
USD $8950.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Cheque, Money Order, Money Wire
Shipping weight: 380.11 (lbs) Calculate Shipping
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Feb 27, 13 6:06pm
About Seller: SPL1992
Millersville, MD
United States
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Up for sale are my KEF Reference 207/2 left and right speakers and my 204/c2 center speaker with satin American walnut finish. I am the original owner. I purchased the speakers in the spring of 2008. The 207/2’s are sequential serial numbers 507340L & R. The speakers have been in my dedicated listening room in my smoke free home. No windows so they have not bee exposed to direct sunlight which could damage the finish. The speakers are in fabulous condition. I have listed them as an 8 because there is a small scratch on the center speaker (I can send you a picture upon request my email is will.parry44@gmail.com), otherwise they would be a 9. I am offering all three speakers as a set but will consider selling the left and rights separately from the center.
I have the original boxes for all three speakers, owners manuals, and KEF Reference storage cabinet for the accessories and manuals.
I would prefer local pickup (Washington DC area) but will ship. The boxes are really big and heavy. The best way to ship would be on a single pallet. I would prefer that your freight company do a lift gate pick up at my house (I will have them at ground level in my garage) and then palletize before shipment. Each 207/2 weighs about 150 lbs and the 204/c2 weighs about 80 lbs so all told the shipment would be 380lbs. I estimate insured freight to within the USA to be around $300. Price is plus freight and Pay Pal at 3.5% of total.
If you are looking at these you know they are Stereophile Class A Full Range speakers. The 207/2’s were Stereophile’s Product of the Year in 2008.
Here is some information from the KEF web site:

Described by John Atkinson of Stereophile Magazine: “…To all intents and purposes, it is without flaw.”

• Bass reflex four-way floorstanding loudspeaker, magnetically shielded
• Hand-built and hand-finished by KEF Engineers in the historical KEF UK building.
• Drive Units: 2 x 250mm (10in.) LF, 1 x 250mm (10in.) LMF, 1 x 165mm (6.5in.) Uni-Q MF including a 25mm (1in.) titanium HF
• Frequency Response: 40Hz - 60kHz, Amplifier Requirements: 50 - 400 W
• Dimensions: 1226 x 400 x 685 mm (48.2 x 15.7 x 27 in.), Weight: 145lbs each.
• Finishes Available: Piano Black, High Gloss American Walnut, High Gloss Cherry, Satin Black, Satin American Walnut, Satin Cherry and Satin Sycamore real wood veneers
Here is the review from Tone

Kef has a reputation to uphold with its state-of-the-art products. It’s a reputation that’s well and truly maintained with the Reference 207/2, the company’s more-or-less flagship loudspeaker.

Kef has the dramatic Muon transducer at the very apex of its range, but that speaker should be compared to the likes of a McLaren supercar. With its beautifully made wooden box containing superb chrome plated spikes, and the imposing size and masterful build quality, the 207/2s can be considered Kef’s luxury production model.

Each 207/2 weighs an impressive 66kg and employs five drivers: two 250mm bass, one 250mm mid-bass, and the pod-mounted 165mm midrange Uni-Q driver with integral 25mm titanium dome tweeter.
Kef has spared no expense making the 207/2. Each circuit board used in the crossover is physically decoupled to reduce cabinet vibration, while the drivers themselves are also individually loaded and decoupled from each massive enclosure. A tri-wireable four-way design, the 207/2 also features Faraday rings on each main driver to further reduce stray magnetic fields from the voice coil.
Apart from reducing harmonic distortion, each ring serves to increase the dissipation of heat while listening at high volume.

Suffice to say Kef has used extensive bracing within each computer-modelled cabinet, the result being a practically inert and colouration-free enclosure. The bass reflex 207/2s are front ported and, unusually, have an upward-firing port located underneath the grille cloth behind each Uni-Q pod.

And they look great; the test models were resplendent in their coat of satin walnut veneer and the sight of all those 10-inch drivers suggested one hell of a listening ride.

For testing the speakers were powered by Bryston electronics in the form of the 300wpc 4B-SST power amp/BCD-1 CD player and BP-26/MPS-2 preamp.

With Stanley Clarke’s ‘Passenger 57 Main Title’ resounding through the room, I was immediately impressed with the awesome dynamics and shuddering bass, but I also warmed to the detailed and natural-sounding midband. I was able to pick out the clave used by the percussionist and locate it to the left-hand side of the central image, while Clarke’s slap bass had real bite and presence.

‘Hanuman’ from Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s new 11:11 CD has excellent plucked string sounds, and listening through the 207/2s I was very aware that real people were playing real acoustic guitars; the sound of finger against fret was exceptionally realistic.

Vocals from Ian Shaw’s ‘Barangrill’ (from a Linn sampler CD) were reproduced beautifully – very natural and free of sibilance. This excellent vocal track also highlighted the 207/2s’ wonderful soundstaging and imaging abilities with an involving and delicate portrayal.

Kef has a veritable tour de force in the 207/2s; they’re very serious loudspeakers with a mortgage-threatening price tag, but the audio performance is very close to making them true works of art.
GARY PEARCE

Kef Reference 207/2 Floorstanding Loudspeakers – Tech Specs
Enclosure Type: Floorstanding, 4-way bass reflex
Drive Units: Midrange/HF – 1 x 165mm Uni-Q + 25mm titanium dome tweeter; Mid/bass – 1 x 250mm; Bass – 2 x 250mm
Frequency Response: 40Hz-60kHz (+/- 3dB)
Sensitivity: 91dB
Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
Recommended Power Handling: 50-400W
Dimensions: 1226 x 400 x 685mm (H/W/D)
Weight: 66kg per speaker
Pros
An awesome battleship of a loudspeaker
Sound and styling both amazing
Cons
Start saving for them

Verdict
Kef has really delivered the goods with the mighty Reference 207/2s



Includes:

Original boxes
Owners Manuals
KEF Reference Case with all accessories
Freight is not included. I would estimate between $300 and $325 to a commercial address within the USA. Lift gate delivery to a residential address is about 75 more. Pay Pal is not included.




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