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Thanks all for the input.

David, if you don't mind me asking, what amplifier are your ls50's connected to? And do you feel the need for using a subwoofer with them? And lastly, why do you suppose nobody would have heard both systems? Is it because they are differently positioned in the market (price, concept, ...) and thus attract other types of buyers, or just because they're both quite new?

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

Ricuardo wrote:
kpaterno wrote:
Thanks all for the input.

David, if you don't mind me asking, what amplifier are your ls50's connected to? And do you feel the need for using a subwoofer with them? And lastly, why do you suppose nobody would have heard both systems? Is it because they are differently positioned in the market (price, concept, ...) and thus attract other types of buyers, or just because they're both quite new?

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Was this aimed at me or kpaterno?

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I still love my system though! Oh, and I've refloored my lounge and hallway and moved all my equipment to another room. All the cables are under the floor and actives would require a whole new set up. And my VA speakers look beautiful and the actives do lack good looks! Matching centre speaker doesn't exist to my knowledge. As I said, if I was starting again from scratch, maybe.... Smile

Go on, rip up the floorboards.  :twisted:

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Ricuardo wrote:

kpaterno wrote:

Thanks all for the input.

David, if you don't mind me asking, what amplifier are your ls50's connected to? And do you feel the need for using a subwoofer with them? And lastly, why do you suppose nobody would have heard both systems? Is it because they are differently positioned in the market (price, concept, ...) and thus attract other types of buyers, or just because they're both quite new?

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What? A happy AVI owner on AVI's own forum? What is the world coming to? Etymotic inhabits this forum as well incidentally...

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

This is a generalisation, but fairly accurate.

Of the vocal people regarding AVI ADMs there are two types, those that love them and have heard them and those that seem to detest even the mention of them and haven't heard them.

This in itself speaks volumes.

There will obviously be exceptions, but there are not many people who seem to have moved away from the ADMs. The LS50s, I suspect however, will be just another speaker in the upgrade path for whoever buys them.

 

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And a third type - those who have heard them and don't like them. All speakers, regardless of design, will split opinion.

And I suspect those who want to genuinely "upgrade" from LS50's are going to have to spend about three times the amount to improve on them.

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There must surely be a third group. (Even if it's just me.)

People who acknowledge that AVI make some fine and very competitive products, but wish that was all they were well-known for.

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FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

And a third type - those who have heard them and don't like them. All speakers, regardless of design, will split opinion.

And I suspect those who want to genuinely "upgrade" from LS50's are going to have to spend about three times the amount to improve on them.

Yes, I said that. The tiny minority

And it would seem that the ADMs are not the only speakers that you would need to spend multiples more on for any improvement, or was that well hidden irony.;)

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chebby wrote:

There must surely be a third group. (Even if it's just me.)

People who acknowledge that AVI make some fine and very competitive products, but wish that was all they were well-known for.

That'll be two of us then!

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the record spot wrote:

chebby wrote:

There must surely be a third group. (Even if it's just me.)

People who acknowledge that AVI make some fine and very competitive products, but wish that was all they were well-known for.

That'll be two of us then!

I was hoping for this to not degenrate into sniping, but it does seem to highlight one of my points.

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That's your (incorrect) take, in the context of my post, of t he purpose of my comment.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Meanwhile, back to the OP.

If the AVI dealer is not too far from you, you could pop in and see what all the hype is about, or maybe a home trial is possible, that of course applies to the LS50s, but then you would need to arrange for a home demo of an amp also.

You could also ask the guys on the AVI forum if you have any specific questions, granted there will be some bias, it is largely populated with ADM owners, but they would be better placed that anyone else for practical advice. As far as how they sound is concerned, that would be up to you to determine or take a leap of faith.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Overdose wrote:

the record spot wrote:

chebby wrote:

There must surely be a third group. (Even if it's just me.)

People who acknowledge that AVI make some fine and very competitive products, but wish that was all they were well-known for.

That'll be two of us then!

I was hoping for this to not degenrate into sniping, but it does seem to highlight one of my points.

Well if people didn't keep reregistering after being banned, pretending to be Spanish (or whatever), linking to the AVI forum and getting banned again (like Ricuardo...), then maybe they wouldn't have that sort of reputation.

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Well if people didn't keep reregisteringafter being banned, pretending to be Spanish (or whatever), linking to the AVI forum and getting banned (like Ricuardo...), then maybe they wouldn't have that sort of reputation.

Well I wouldn't know about that, but if true seems like comedy genius to me.

 

And besides, it doesn't make my point any less valid, or the ADMs any less than the great product that they seem to be.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

the record spot wrote:

chebby wrote:

There must surely be a third group. (Even if it's just me.)

People who acknowledge that AVI make some fine and very competitive products, but wish that was all they were well-known for.

That'll be two of us then!

Poor, deluded souls.

You got round to hearing them then, David?

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