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RE: KEF LS50 stand Question..

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80s boy wrote:
it makes me wonder if buying stands @ around the £200 mark is going to make much difference to the sound im going to need some major persuading for me to spend that much.

Any high quality speaker will need a good foundation on which to work. To allow the drivers to do what they've been designed to do, the stand needs to keep the speaker dead still. In this respect, it doesn't matter whether the stand is heavy or light, more that it is stable. How heavy a stand is or needs to be will depend on the speaker. Some speakers work better on heavy stands, some on light stands. 

Try loosening the spikes on your stand so that the stand is wobbly and listen to something with a heavy bassline, then tighten them up and try it again Smile

Next week I should have the Custom Design 103 and 104 in to try against the Atacama HMS1.1's, Apollo AZ's, and the B&W CM stands (which are very good).

    ooh ! ooh! ooh! I have my ls50's on b&w cm stands.    Blum 3

                    Will still be interested on your custom design findings.    Smile

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The B&W stands aren't overly heavy (unless filled) but they're are very solid and stable. I'm expecting these and the Custom Design stands to outperform the Apollo AZ's and even the Atacama HMS stands. It'll be interesting to see how the heavier stands compare to the lighter ones.

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RE: KEF LS50 stand Question..

The Kudos S50 are good, I have a pair, filled and they're not being used at present.

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david

just wandering if you manage to test the speaker stands you were going to try.

im intrested to hear your thoughts and which stand you recommend for the kef ls50s as im perseuded to get the best out of my speakers and agree i shouldnt scrimp on the stands

80s boy

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RE: KEF LS50 stand Question..

Sorry, they've not come into me yet, but I think it might be this week...

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Turned up this morning!

I'm off tomorrow, but will give them a try over the next week or so Smile

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What do you think of Atacama SL 1000? The top plate is 225 wide, and the LS50's are 200 wide. Will that look strange?

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What do you think of Atacama SL 1000? The top plate is 225 wide, and the LS50's are 200 wide. Will that look strange?

We have SL600's on demo, but the top plate is a little large for the LS50's. I have Atacama HMS2's at home, and they are just the right size, although I am liking the smaller profile of the FS103/FS104's. 

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The LS50 will have it's own dedicated stands coming out shortly. They will retail at £300. I heard the LS50s this morning on a Heed amplifier and Bryston CD player. Amazing sound and the speakers are stunning to look at.

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The problem is I need stands that are about 100cm. Maybe Nexus 10i then?

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The problem is I need stands that are about 100cm. Maybe Nexus 10i then?

I would look at something a bit more substantial than the Nexus. The LS50's are heavy speakers, and you'll need something pretty stable. Look for something with a large column or a number of columns than can be sand filled to add ballast and make them more stable. A larger bottom plate will also make for a more stable platform.

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RE: KEF LS50 stand Question..

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The LS50 will have it's own dedicated stands coming out shortly. They will retail at £300.

Anyone else heard about these, or got any info on them?

Dont know why, but I love speakers that have matching stands, makes me want them all the more :doh:

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RE: KEF LS50 stand Question..

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jjbomber wrote:
The LS50 will have it's own dedicated stands coming out shortly. They will retail at £300.

Anyone else heard about these, or got any info on them?

Nope.

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David

looking forward to your thoughts on the stands your going to try out and which ones you recommend for the ls50s.

if its true about that kef are going to release a set of stands designed for for the ls50s there going to have to be special if they are going to cost £300.

let us know your results, cheers

80s boy

ps the speakers are improving everyday they really are special arn't they Smile

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You can ring AudioT in Swansea where Nick will bore you to tears talking about the stands for the LS50. He talked to me for 15 minutes about them lunchtime today and I was ordering a UnitiLite. If I'd been ordering the speakers I might still be there on Christmas Day ROFL

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