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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Actually, some have been extremely strong with him and not been banned...

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

WinterRacer wrote:
The_Lhc wrote:
I've got no issue with the products, I can't have, I've never heard them but all the descriptions of them make them sound like what I'd be looking for and the general philosophy behind active speakers makes a lot of sense.

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Yeah that's going to work isn't it! You'd last one post and then be banned.

You shouldn't let what you think you know about AVI put you off.  If you like the idea of the speaker, try heading over to the AVI forum.

What makes you think I haven't already?

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If you don't like it, you don't have to stay.

I didn't and I didn't.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

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If you like the idea of the speaker, try heading over to the AVI forum.

The_Lhc wrote:
What makes you think I haven't already?

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because you hadn't mentioned it

I wrote:
If you don't like it, you don't have to stay.

The_Lhc wrote:
I didn't and I didn't.

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It's not for everyone.  As we know Ashley is strong in his views.
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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Apparantly, the mentioning of that one brand has been a trigger for many people to start giving comments about things that - forgive me -  really don't interest me, and thus are irrelevant for this topic imo.

Can we get back on topic please, and could anyone (else) give some interesting (ideally non-biased) comparisons, findings, suggestions, facts or other?

Thanks

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

kpaterno wrote:

Can we get back on topic please, and could anyone (else) give some interesting (ideally non-biased) comparisons, findings, suggestions, facts or other?

Thanks

I've experience of the ADMs (9.1s and 40s) and lots of passive speakers, but not the Kefs.  I previously owned passive speakers that cost over £2500, an amp over £3500 and a DAC over £2K.  This lot was replaced by ADM9.1s which, in my view, sounded much better.  Now I'm used to active speakers, I wouldn't go back to passive speakers at any price.

I'd definitely recommend making the effort to hear the new ADM9s, they might be just what you're after.

(I haven't read the whole thread, so sorry if this is repeating previous posts).

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Thank you, winterRacer. I will definitely try to hear them. In any case, I don't buy without auditioning.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

 

You're welcome.

This sounds bad, but I bought the 9.1s on a bit of a whim as a 2nd system and didn't audition them.  However, I'm so glad I did buy them and would now be happy to buy any of their products without hearing them first.

I understand your position on auditions, it's how I used to feel.

Sorry if I sound like a fanboi, I probably am!  Embarassed

 

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

I auditioned the 40s and 9s at the same time,as its a lot to shell out. 

I wouldn't bother auditioning in the future if I didn't live so close to AVI. 

 

Ashleys Internet presence is quite controversial, but I can confirm he's a top bloke. He personally  delivered and set up both sets I've bought and I know I just need to pick up the phone if I've got a problem.  And that appears to be the norm rather than the exception. 

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

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Can we get back on topic please, and could anyone (else) give some interesting (ideally non-biased) comparisons, findings, suggestions, facts or other?

Thanks

Hi kpaterno Smile

 

I don't blame you for not wanting to buy the ADMs without hearing them first as it's a lot of money to spend. Maybe you could ask on the AVI forum. I know that there are several owners there who are happy to let you demo their ADM9s at their homes. It could be worth asking if there's anyone there who lives near you.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

I hear them regularily. They are ok. You can see the wadding inside. I don't like that.

Unfortunately not heard Kefs but I prefer my Spendors.

Public Enemy plays very well on them tho..

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

From a personal POV. 

I really don't like the majority of speakers grilles off  that goes for my AVIs and pretty much every speaker I've owned. 

Btw, I can't see the waddng on either of my pairs. 

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

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Perhaps it's time the AVI digs and sarcasm went?  I'm sure it'd make this forum a friendlier place to be - speaking as an owner of AVI products.

 

 

No offence taken WR, but by exactly the same token, if some of the sniping around "audiophools" could be dropped, the snidy potshots at anyone spending more than £30 on a DVD player as a source, and the nonsense from Maxflinn who re-registers time and again on this forum (most recently as Brib7, or was it Barbie...) to do nothing but stir up a hornet's nest then run away back to nanny AVI forum and brag about his exploits.  It makes that forum look bad as it appears as if it's behaviour which is approved, or smiled on.  

I guess the frequent preaching on the back of some hefty Googling about what people "should" be doing when it comes to their audio or how they go about getting it.  Well, you'll pardon my scepticism, but don't point out the mote in my eye when there's a timber floor's worth sticking out your own!   Smile

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

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No offence taken WR, but by exactly the same token, if some of the sniping around "audiophools" could be dropped, the snidy potshots at anyone spending more than £30 on a DVD player as a source, and the nonsense from Maxflinn who re-registers time and again on this forum (most recently as Brib7, or was it Barbie...)

No, he's been back since then.

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That's because it usually is smiled upon.

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

I don't think it is

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RE: Kef ls50 or avi adm9rs or other?

Welcome, kpaterno. I joined WHF myself in November 2011, seeking guidance on a system that was nearing 10k, but delivering increasingly small incremental improvements with each upgrade. My next 'due' upgrade would have cost in the region of 2k.

Joining the forum was a bit like my first day at school; lots of noise and shoving, some people were nice, some were clowns and some were bullies; and in the backgorund were towering, infinitely worldly seniors, dispensing wisdom, 'bon mots' and the occasional thick ear.

In brief, within a week I'd put my Cyrus/Tannoy setup on eBay and 'signed up' for the - as then unreleased - ADM40's. To say I've not looked back would be something of an understatement. The ADM40's knocked my former system into a cocked hat, with ease. I now spend my spare time listening to music again, rather than worrying about the kit I'm playing it on. My musical horizons have also become much broader as I now longer feel the need to play the old favourites over and over and over and over, as I'd done before (for their familiarity and coziness). I feel roughly the same as I did once I finished reading Allen Carr's EasyWay To Stop Smoking - relieved and as if I had had a revelation (I went from 30-a day to zero overnight with no withdrawal pangs and no regrets).

The only regret I have now is that I spent so much of my (very!) hard-earned money on pretty, but overpriced and technologically inferior kit.

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