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I have heard a lot of small bookshelf speakers/monitors in my time and these new Kef's take some beating, probably the best speaker I have heard in a long time, and it takes a lot to impress me.

And I never really liked Kef speakers until I heard these beauties!!

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There seems to be quite a number of people who aren't KEF fans who seem to really like the LS50's. Similar with the Blades too.

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RE: KEF ls50 - Highly Recommended

FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

There seems to be quite a number of people who aren't KEF fans who seem to really like the LS50's. Similar with the Blades too.

Well, I'm more of a ProAc man and Wilson Benesch lover, but hearing these little monitors changed my mind about Kef Speakers, whatever they are doing, keep doing it, as they are getting it right Smile

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   The sound of these speakers is quite a revelation.!  

   Also to be commended is the construction, solid as granite.    :O

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RE: KEF ls50 - Highly Recommended

How would these speakers work in a small room close to wall? It's rear ported right? 

Is it a good match with Cambridge Azur 851a?

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    I've got mine in a 3m x 4m room, about 300mm away from the rear wall.

    No bungs needed, bass solid and tight.      Smile

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I am really really adoring mine ... I now know at last how a good hifi speaker sounds ... previously ownen dynaudio contour 1.3 MK II and ATC SCM 11, but these little KEF's easily whipe the floor with them

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I have to say, all this chatter is really making me want to hear the LS50's. I love my Spendor SA1's but even so, I feel like I am missing out!

Back in reality tho, I prefered the Spendors to the kef R100's when I did back to back demo with my Cyrus 8XPD QX. This has now been upgraded to the Dac XP and X power tho, who knows, that may change things  Wink

I feel another demo coming on. I want to try the B&W PM1's too tho, I think that will be an interesting comparison given the price difference!

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alchemist 1 wrote:

    I've got mine in a 3m x 4m room, about 300mm away from the rear wall.

    No bungs needed, bass solid and tight.      Smile

 

Same here.

 

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Anyone compared the KEF LS50's with the Dynaudio excite x12's? I have the latter, and I like it a lot, but I would like a bit more detail and transparency, without sacrificing the bass quality. The room is very small, 2X3 m, and I use the Dyns with bungs.

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OK, particularly as I have class D amplificagtion, I'm intrigued (either that or getting caught up in forum hype...). 

Anyone able to give feedback on what these would give me compared to my DB1i? Although I run a sub as well, I'm particularly interested in bass depth, as well as whether the KEFs would be more fetailed and how they differ in the treble.

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ID. wrote:
OK, particularly as I have class D amplificagtion, I'm intrigued (either that or getting caught up in forum hype...). 

Anyone able to give feedback on what these would give me compared to my DB1i? Although I run a sub as well, I'm particularly interested in bass depth, as well as whether the KEFs would be more fetailed and how they differ in the treble.

The DB1i's will more than likely have the LS50's beaten on bass depth (not bass presence), but as far as the bass being clean and 'unboxy', the KEF will win. The transparency on offer (across the whole frequency range) from these little boxes is on par with their Reference 201/2's at almost four times the price, which as far as I'm concerned, is unheard of at this price point.

Well, they did get product of the year (against more expensive speaker too Smile )

I feel that Class D amplification highlights their strengths.

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FrankHarveyHiFi]</p> <p>[quote=ID. wrote:
The transparency on offer (across the whole frequency range) from these little boxes is on par with their Reference 201/2's at almost four times the price, which as far as I'm concerned, is unheard of at this price point.

Well, they did get product of the year (against more expensive speaker too Smile )

I feel that Class D amplification highlights their strengths.

Temptation...I know my local dealer 15 mins away has a paid (probably running off Accuphase rather than anything class d, but...)

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RE: KEF ls50 - Highly Recommended

FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

ID. wrote:
OK, particularly as I have class D amplificagtion, I'm intrigued (either that or getting caught up in forum hype...). 

Anyone able to give feedback on what these would give me compared to my DB1i? Although I run a sub as well, I'm particularly interested in bass depth, as well as whether the KEFs would be more fetailed and how they differ in the treble.

The DB1i's will more than likely have the LS50's beaten on bass depth (not bass presence), but as far as the bass being clean and 'unboxy', the KEF will win. The transparency on offer (across the whole frequency range) from these little boxes is on par with their Reference 201/2's at almost four times the price, which as far as I'm concerned, is unheard of at this price point.

Well, they did get product of the year (against more expensive speaker too Smile )

I feel that Class D amplification highlights their strengths.

I could not agree more the transparency of the speakers is amazing and the sound field they create is truly astonishing for there price point, I just have not heard a speaker priced at this level perform so well!

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RE: KEF ls50 - Highly Recommended

recruit wrote:

FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

ID. wrote:
OK, particularly as I have class D amplificagtion, I'm intrigued (either that or getting caught up in forum hype...). 

Anyone able to give feedback on what these would give me compared to my DB1i? Although I run a sub as well, I'm particularly interested in bass depth, as well as whether the KEFs would be more fetailed and how they differ in the treble.

The DB1i's will more than likely have the LS50's beaten on bass depth (not bass presence), but as far as the bass being clean and 'unboxy', the KEF will win. The transparency on offer (across the whole frequency range) from these little boxes is on par with their Reference 201/2's at almost four times the price, which as far as I'm concerned, is unheard of at this price point.

Well, they did get product of the year (against more expensive speaker too Smile )

I feel that Class D amplification highlights their strengths.

I could not agree more the transparency of the speakers is amazing and the sound field they create is truly astonishing for there price point, I just have not heard a speaker priced at this level perform so well!

Has anyone heard these and Neat Motive 3?

Opinions?

Might have a listen to see what the big deal is :shifty:

 

 

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