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.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Mitsubishi HC7000 / Oppo BDP103 / Audiolab 8200AP / Rotel RMB1575 / kick ass speaker system
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
Oppo BDP93 - Himedia player - Samsung 46" F8000 - Arcam AV888 - Rotel 1575 - ProAc D28 - ProAc Centre - M&K CS29's - Ken Kreisel DXD-808 - Naim Uniti 2....Chord Signature Cables...
The sound of these speakers is quite a revelation.!
Also to be commended is the construction, solid as granite.
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?
I've got mine in a 3m x 4m room, about 300mm away from the rear wall.
No bungs needed, bass solid and tight.
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
JRiver MC 18 -> Musical Fidelity V-Link -> Benchmark DAC1 -> Event Opal
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
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!
Bedroom: Sonos ZP90, Cyrus DAC XP+, Cyrus X Power, KEF LS50's
Living Room: Linn Majik DS, Marantz UD7006, Arcam AV9/P7, PMC FB1i fronts, TB2i centre, DB1i rears
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.
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.
Observe the signature in its natural habitat.
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 )
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...)
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?
Might have a listen to see what the big deal is
Transports:- Squeezebox Touch + Sbooster & Linear PSU / Naim DVD5
DAC:- Rega Dac
Amp:- Naim Nait 5i-2
Speakers:- Neat Motive 3 on Partington Super Dreadnoughts
Speaker Cable:- NAC A5 Interconnects:- Chord Chameleon Mains:- Wireworld Matrix + Music Works ReEntry
I had the Dynaudio X12 speakers for a week in my setup (and owned the Focus 110) and now own the LS50. IMO, the LS50 is better than the X12 (and Focus 110) in every area and certainly in bass quantity and quality. My LS50 are placed close to the back wall without bungs and the bass is fantastic.
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing