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thanks all for your comments. 

David, can i assume that you recommend the ls50 over the r200c due to better matching regardless of price?

 

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Interesting - look a lot bigger on stands. How do they compare with PMC DB1is?

I'm a big fan of PMC and the DB1i's in particular.  IMO, both the PMCs and the KEFs are pack leaders in their price point, however, they don't sound quite the same.  I would say the PMCs are slightly more colored sounding and the KEFs are more accurate.  Both have great clarity and detail, but I think the KEFs are more true to the source.   Doesn't mean I'd pick the KEFs over the DB1is.  The PMCs have more bass IMO and colored or not, I just plain love to listen to them.  What makes the KEFs remarkable is the price.  I've never heard a speaker this cheap sound this good.  I did have to play with room position to get great sound though.  Before I found the right spot, I was less impressed.

Are there any particular positioning issues with these Kefs? If so how does that effect the sound?

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David, can i assume that you recommend the ls50 over the r200c due to better matching regardless of price?

Definitely Smile

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thanks, will check if the local seller is willing sell 1 else will just buy pair.

Btw have you tried wyred4sound digital amp for these speakers?

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Sorry, no Sad

But the Class D amplifiers I've tried with them so far have worked extremely well Smile

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jaxwired wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Interesting - look a lot bigger on stands. How do they compare with PMC DB1is?

I'm a big fan of PMC and the DB1i's in particular.  IMO, both the PMCs and the KEFs are pack leaders in their price point, however, they don't sound quite the same.  I would say the PMCs are slightly more colored sounding and the KEFs are more accurate.  Both have great clarity and detail, but I think the KEFs are more true to the source.   Doesn't mean I'd pick the KEFs over the DB1is.  The PMCs have more bass IMO and colored or not, I just plain love to listen to them.  What makes the KEFs remarkable is the price.  I've never heard a speaker this cheap sound this good.  I did have to play with room position to get great sound though.  Before I found the right spot, I was less impressed.

Are there any particular positioning issues with these Kefs? If so how does that effect the sound?

       Not that I've noticed, in the short time that I have had them [second week].

                    Because they are so stable in sound  and construction, I think they are easier to position.

                    They are just so solid.     :grin:

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                    Not that I've noticed, in the short time that I have had them [second week].

                    Because they are so stable in sound  and construction, I think they are easier to position.

 

I have the same experience.

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How about Cyrus 6A (the Award Winner) to drive the speakers?

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How about Cyrus 6A (the Award Winner) to drive the speakers?

 

I use a Cyrus 6XP with my LS50 and am very happy. Wink

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How about Cyrus 6A (the Award Winner) to drive the speakers?

Depends how big your rooom is and how loud you want to listen. I think judging by the rest of the thread you wouldn't regret going for something a bit more powerful. They are not that sensitive and monitors like this like power, ime.

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I'm a big fan of PMC and the DB1i's in particular.  IMO, both the PMCs and the KEFs are pack leaders in their price point, however, they don't sound quite the same.  I would say the PMCs are slightly more colored sounding and the KEFs are more accurate.  Both have great clarity and detail, but I think the KEFs are more true to the source.   Doesn't mean I'd pick the KEFs over the DB1is.  The PMCs have more bass IMO and colored or not, I just plain love to listen to them.  What makes the KEFs remarkable is the price.  I've never heard a speaker this cheap sound this good.  I did have to play with room position to get great sound though.  Before I found the right spot, I was less impressed.

any more thoughts on the ls50's yet jaxx?

 

always value your opinion as you seem to get through so much kit lol

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I heard a pair of LS50s the other day and they certainly live up to the reviews and awards they've been winning.

 

There is a one week old pair being advertised on another forum (with AV in the title..) for only £675. I wish I had the money at the moment to snap these up - damn recession!!

 

Hopefully I'll be able to find a nearly new pair for the same sort of money in the future as I reckon these would be the perfect match for my Naim Nait XS. amp Has anyone had any experience of the LS50s with an XS amp?

 

I need these baby kefs in my life!!

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What are owners experiences of running these little beauties in?

 

How long did it take?

Does the sound change much?

How did they sound during the new, unbroken in period compared to when they stablised and started singing?

 

I've found new speakers to sound horrible in the past (very bright and sharp with one note bass) before they reach the stable optimum and these charactistics completely pass.

 

Such an amazingly reviewed speakers sound very appealing but I'm not sure I have the patience to run them in! I'm sure they're worth the wait...

 

 

   My LS50's are coming along very nicely, improving day by day. 

                Only had them three weeks but the quality just shines through.

                The bass is so clean and stable with such power from these compact musical boxs.

                 As the op said they are so much fun to listen too.

                How are the rest of the LS50 club progressing ?      Dirol

 

 

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How are the rest of the LS50 club progressing ?    

You should start an owners thread!

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