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4 meters

Is that each speaker?

I see from your other post you have them 3.8m apart but you don't normally have the cables straight out from the speakers to the amp, they normally go down to the floor and then across and then up to the amp which adds at least 1m to the length.

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The Amp and network player are supposed to be placed in bottom left corner, close to the left speaker, so the other speaker will be on the very right side (guess at least 3m far from amp).

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The Amp and network player are supposed to be placed in bottom left corner, close to the left speaker, so the other speaker will be on the very right side (guess at least 3m far from amp).

 

This is debatble but its probably best to have the cables of a similar length. So you may need 6-8m of cable.

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The minimum amplifier I'd personally recommend would be something like the Pioneer A50 (usually around £400) and the Rotel models (starting at £349).

 

@David: in your opinion, how does the Marantz Pearl Lite amp & cdp duo work with the LS50s? In comparison to the Pioneer and Rotel models, would this be a better match or not?

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The minimum amplifier I'd personally recommend would be something like the Pioneer A50 (usually around £400) and the Rotel models (starting at £349).

@David: in your opinion, how does the Marantz Pearl Lite amp & cdp duo work with the LS50s? In comparison to the Pioneer and Rotel models, would this be a better match or not?

The Marantz is on the warmer side. It won't sound as tight as the Pioneer, but those that feel the LS50 is a little too forward will probably like the LS50/Pearl Lite combo. They will work very well together, but personally I prefer things a little tighter.

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

nikiniki wrote:
David@FrankHarvey wrote:
The minimum amplifier I'd personally recommend would be something like the Pioneer A50 (usually around £400) and the Rotel models (starting at £349).

@David: in your opinion, how does the Marantz Pearl Lite amp & cdp duo work with the LS50s? In comparison to the Pioneer and Rotel models, would this be a better match or not?

The Marantz is on the warmer side. It won't sound as tight as the Pioneer, but those that feel the LS50 is a little too forward will probably like the LS50/Pearl Lite combo. They will work very well together, but personally I prefer things a little tighter..............Titter !.......:grin:

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There's always one...  :grin:

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     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

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     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

Sticking with KEF, you'd be looking at the Reference 201/2's.

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

alchemist 1 wrote:

     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

Sticking with KEF, you'd be looking at the Reference 201/2's.

...and a hell of an amp to drive them.

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

alchemist 1 wrote:

     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

Sticking with KEF, you'd be looking at the Reference 201/2's.

         That's one large compliment to the perfomance of  the LS50's.........:)
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     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

 

Q Acoustics Concept 20. :rockout:

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alchemist 1 wrote:

     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

 

Q Acoustics Concept 20. :rockout:

             A intersting comment......because ?  Smile
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David@FrankHarvey wrote:
alchemist 1 wrote:

On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

Sticking with KEF, you'd be looking at the Reference 201/2's.

        

That's one large compliment to the perfomance of  the LS50's.........:)

Certainly is Smile

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alchemist 1 wrote:

ErwinC wrote:

alchemist 1 wrote:

     On owning these fantastic Kef's...........8)

     What would be a possible upgrade from LS50's ?................:? ..

 

Q Acoustics Concept 20. :rockout:

             A intersting comment......because ?  Smile

 

Because i owned the LS50 till a few months ago and i now own the Concept 20.

I already liked the 2020i a lot (just like the LS50), but the Concept 20 is really something special imo. It is more detailed, more musical and more open than the LS50 and it has a protective grille Wink  All in my opinion of course. But most af all, everytime i listen to the Concept 20, a big smile appears on my face. Dance 4

 

 

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