I'm new to the forum (and to hifi) and wondered if someone can help me out....
I recently took a chance and bought a set of KEF LS50's on a friends recommendation and after reading rave reviews (inc What Hifi)
Having wired them up to my amp (Yamaha DSP A3090) and played around with the settings, words cannot express my disappointment
Everyone who listens to them sits there with confused faces and remarks that while the clarity excellent, they lack 'something'.
For me the bass, although there to some extent, sounds clinical and doesnt engage or excite me - everyone who hears them just sighs and says they expected better. A friend told me yesterday he gets more bass in his ford fiesta.
Theres no shortage of power and they go loud, but as you turn them up are so bright that they hurt the ears.
I bought these speakers as a returned item and im wondering if there may be something wrong with them. Some people have suggested it could be my amp, others have said its because the woofers are at the back?
A friend has some KEF Q1's and his speakers sound WAY better than mine. Dynamic punchy bass and crystal clear sound. He's using a vintage stereo amp which i think is a pioneer. His woofers are at the front.
We're both playing music through spotify at the moment and im using my apple tv which is connected to the amp by optical cable. I know the quality will be impaired by that to some extent but the friend with the Q1's does a similar thing and his sound is crushingly better than mine
If anyone has any ideas please let me know,