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RE: KEF LS50 - Stand, subwoofer, amp

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Thanks CnoEVIL, wise words

However, If Iwas to go for floorstanders R500 (something I think I should) then Monitor Audio RX6, B&W CM9, DALI IKON 6 MK2  and Focal 826VW come into play :wall:

Any suggestions or additions? :read:

I suppose it depends what brands you have access to.....which includes amps.

Everything you have listed is worth auditioning, as well as:

- Spendor A Series

- Sonus Faber Venere range

- PMC ( http://www.hifix.co.uk/pmc; )

- Proac ( http://www.hifix.co.uk/proac )

- Vienna Acoustics ( http://www.fanthorpes.co.uk/p0/vienna-acoustics/408781.htm )

I stress again....synergy between amp and speakers is vital ie. Trying to get a sound that is more than the sum of its parts.

Of the amps I've listed, try to get a listen to the Electro (works with almost everything) and the Sugden (works great with Proac and Spendor)

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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RE: KEF LS50 - Stand, subwoofer, amp

Wish I could...

 

However apart from Proac (limited choice) all others you have listed are no go.....

 

Thanks again you have been very helpful..

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RE: KEF LS50 - Stand, subwoofer, amp

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Wish I could...

However apart from Proac (limited choice) all others you have listed are no go.....

Thanks again you have been very helpful..

If you could give a list of brands you have access to, I (and others) may be of more help.

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RE: KEF LS50 - Stand, subwoofer, amp

Thanks CnoEVIL

I actually have limited options :oops: which are:

KEF

PROARC

B&W

DALI (access to buy but not audition)

Monitor Audio

JBL

If you be so kind to tell me as well which integrated amps match better with each f the above, I would very much appreciated. Can have local access to creek, rotel, accuphase, krell (bit expensive), denon, yamaha, pioneer, onkyo, marantz, nad, but do not limit yourself to these as I can order from abroad (but not listen to them).

My budget is about 3000 euros for both, however can extent to 4000 max. Room is 4mx4.5m (2.8m high), and mainly listen to Rock, easy listening but also to every other GOOD music (apart from jazz sorry).

Lastly, as I live abroad (CYPRUS), does anyone know liable internet sites that can post such items abroad? :read:

 

Thanks again so much... :beer:

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RE: KEF LS50 - Stand, subwoofer, amp

Please bear in mind that my suggestions are tainted with my preferences, so listen to as many combinations as you can.

Saying that, I would be looking at Creek Destiny) and Accuphase for the amps.

For the speakers, Kef R Series, Proac and possibly Dali / Focal?).

It is worth checking if the dealer selling Creek, also has access to Epos speakers.

Armed with your shortlist, it's time to see which pairings work for you. Just remember, the quality of the source has an impact.

Also, let us know how you get on.

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RE: KEF LS50 - Stand, subwoofer, amp

Will do so CnoEVIL...

Thanks again for your time and... patience!!

 

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