Pros THERE ARE NO PROS TO THIS SYSTEM. CONSTANT STATIC IN THE SURROUND SPEAKERS ALL THE TIME.
Cons SENT TO KEF FOR REPAIR. CAME BACK UNCHANGED.
Summary BOUGHT THIS SYSTEM BECAUSE WE WENT TO HARDWOOD FLOORS AND MY HIDING PLACES WENT AWAY. CNET HAD THIS SYSTEM REATED VERY GOOD BUT EXPENSIVE. I BOUGHT THE SYSTEM FOR ABOUT THE SAME MONEY AS MY ONKYO RECEIVER COST. SENT TO KEF TO GET THE CRACKLING HISS FIXED. THEY SENT THE SYSTEM BACK TO ME IN THE SAME CONDITION AS I SHIPPED IT. I AM STUCK WITH 500.00 WORTH OF CRAP. DO NOT BUY THIS SYSTEM.
"Noticeable Hiss"on by bryanjmoore
Pros Everything but the hiss
Cons The hiss -- the noticeable, constant hiss
Summary CNET's review states: "We noted the system was quiet--there was absolutely no hiss." I noted just the opposite. When all components are powered off and the KEF wireless transmitter is powered on, there is a noticeable, constant hiss coming from the speakers connected to the wireless system (and only from those speakers). Maybe I got a defective unit. I've contacted KEF and am waiting to hear back.
Pros Will let you say you have wireless speakers.
Cons Messes with the sound and triples the number of needed wires so you can have a "wireless" system.
Summary "occasional popping" does NOT equal "cd quality".
"the one big drawback, as usual, there are quite a bit of wires" does NOT equal "wireless".
"Expensive" does NOT equal a smart investment when you are adding unwanted noise and wires to your system.
A wiser choice is the single strand of speaker wire that powers speakers with no added noise "artifacts" and no added "expense".
Pros Great sound separation with no discernable hiss.
Cons Extremely expensive wireless option.
Summary Layout of my entertainment room left few options for running wires, so opted to pony up the bucks for this experiment, and considering the other user reviews, was relieved to get great sound. I have a Denon AVR3808 receiver with Kef 3005 speakers, and have used this product for about 3.5 months. I have the wireless transmitter is powered by the receiver switched plug so it's not always on. With the receiver off, there is no noticeable hiss from the satellite speakers, where the receivers are always on. When the receiver is switched on, the wireless connection to the 12-15 ft distant surround speakers occurs transparently without interference, pops, or hiss. I've noticed no time delays, or any adverse distortion, and the sound is as robust as discernable by wire connection. Although still a very expensive option, this product has worked flawlessly and solved my speaker-layout dilemma.