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michaelkk wrote:

Is any of you using LS50s with Roksan Caspian (m1) combo? looking for the speakers now. my budget is just around 800 so I'm on the verge of buying them, still would like to hear some opinions. (the room is not big, 13m2)

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I've heard the combination, and it works fine.

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I've heard the combination, and it works fine.

    For the combination maybe, but for the speakers alone ...........Stupendous definition ! 

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Hi michaelkk

ATC's SCM7 monitors and if budget allows SCM11 monitors are also worth considering. Roksan's Kandy and Caspian series of amplification pairs well with ATC monitors.

Btw, what speakers are you currently using please?

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Hi Rick. Have you heard the Kef LS50's yet, and if so what did you think of them?

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gregvet wrote:

Hi Rick. Have you heard the Kef LS50's yet, and if so what did you think of them?

Hi gregvet

I appreciate you asking however i will respectfully say that i will not be posting my views on the performance of the LS50 speakers.

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If you dont mind me asking, why wont you post your views? I am sure even if you dont particularly like the speakers, if you explain why then people will respect your opinion. I for one value anyones first hand findings, whether they agree with my own or not. 

I find it more difficult to accept criticism of a product when it is not based on first hand experience, but that's a different matter  Smile

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BAck to topic

I have a friend who has a pair of the original, biwired, Rogers LS3/5a's and was wondering how do the KEF's compare to them as he was looking to upgrade for a 5.1 setup?

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    The atc 11's are fine speakers, but the LS50's are just much easier to listen too.

   They are better at low level volume and seem easier for the amplifier to drive.

   The bass is clean, powerful and delivered with precision. 

   As stated by others they are just fun.  Smile

  

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Totally agree the ATC's are fine speakers but they never really got me excited about listening to my music.

the KEF's on the other hand are just Amazing even at low volumes they sound fun and very modern looking (which i really like) unlike the ATC's

ive certainly had a few speakers in my time Atc,spendors,b&w,tannoy.monitor audio. but to name a few.

but for me the Ls50's are the most complete sounding speakers they just dissapear and you get this great wall of music WOW.

For £800 they're a complete bargain.

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greycounciller wrote:
I have a friend who has a pair of the original, biwired, Rogers LS3/5a's and was wondering how do the KEF's compare to them as he was looking to upgrade for a 5.1 setup?

In many ways they'll have similar ideals, but the LS50 will outperform the LS3/5a in virtually all areas, partly because the LS3/5a wasn't perfect. They'll be much easier to listen to as well, with a far richer and convincing performance.

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Thanks for that David. Tha's kinda what I assumed.

With the LS3's going for about £800 odd on ebay, I told him it's the perfect time and speaker to upgrade to.

Time will tell..........

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RE: KEF ls50 - Highly Recommended

Personally, I think the LS3/5a's have been overpriced for a while now. Like the Jim Rogers 149's (a more refined and rounded performance in my opinion), I could understand them fetching around £300/400, but £800 or more is just excessive.

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     Shock..............Absolutley Gobsmacked every time I listen to these magical conveyors of wonder......  

              

               If you are contemplating new speakers put the LS50's on your list !

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I can't wait to demo these alongside the R100's and Rega RS3's in the next week or so Laughing out loud

 

Amps will be the Rega Brio R and the Cyrus 8XPD & 8DAC.

 

Looking forward to hearing how they do with stuff from the likes of Jethro Tull to Dean Martin to Metallica to Massive Attack/Fischerspooner etc... Cool

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