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RE: KEF LS50 - Which Amp ..?

nima wrote:

I think you should try new speakers with your existing kit and see where it gets you. As I remember XA2 it's not bad at all and if kefs work much better with it, great. And I think they might, B&W 600 series was not the most lively out there. You can expeeriment with different stands and amps latter. If you feel you need to.

thanks for your input nima ! both my amp and cd player (the matching mf x ray) have both recently been upgraded via js audio repairs, and they now sound much better than the original units. like you say, a better speaker such as the kefs should work well, was just unsure wether the 75watt output was enough. only a test will tell but as stated no funds as of yet !

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I've been meaning to provide an update on my experiences with the MF M6500i ... just haven't had the time. I'll start with the following and hopefully provide some more detail later: Music playback is more engaging and I find myself getting lost in the track I am listening to ...this is so cliche but I can hear notes / beats I've never heard before. The best way to describe the sound created by the amp (and supporting components) is that the instruments have move space around them .... and as a result the room feels bigger. Piano playback is amazing ... it actually sounds like there is a piano in my front room ... you can feel/hear the vibrating cord each time is it struck .... It's still breaking in and I will report further at a later date. PS - the KEFs have really opened up.

any further changes kubs ?

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I'm loving the MF M500 ... It seems to surprise me every time I use it ... Its very lush, velvety and detailed with space aroubds the instruments .... As I mentioned before it feels like my listening room just got bigger. Anyway, I'm sure you've all read these types of descriptions in other threads.

I wanted your views on a speaker upgrade ... Like I said, I enjoy the sound but feel that certain types of music could do with a little more definition and slam. I've been eyeing up the sonus Faber venere 2.5 and the omc 23 ... Although the PMC may not have the bass extension or slam. How about a sub ... The kef r400?

I'd welcome your thoughts.

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I did  have a listen to the Venere just a fews weeks ago & did not like it at all. I actually prefered the Sonus faber toy over the Venere 2.5. The bass of the Venere just sounded so boxee. The Venere was all midrange & no bass. Was very disappionted with the sound. Must say it has a very rich sounding midrange but the bass was disappionting to say the least.

Again it will depend on the type of music you listen to.

EDIT: It could well be, the pair I listened to has not be run in well.

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nks for your thoughts Native_bon. I am assuming the veneres must have been out of the box .... Can you recall what source and amplification was feeding the Venere ?

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AUDIO LAD M-DAC FED BY OPPO 105. AMP:  MUSICAL FIDELITY, M6I.  I THINK YOU NEED TO GIVE IT A DEMO YOUR SELF & FOUND OUT WHAT YOU THINK. YOU MAY LIKE THE KIND OF SOUND IF PRODUCES. ONE MAN'S MEAT.... Wink

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Kubs

I'm running the PMC Twenty 22s with an MF M3i and A5cr power amp (the predecessor to the current M6 PWR - very similar) and the pairing works very well. WIth your M6500i I can only imagine it would sound really sweet. 

Worth checking out the 22s as well as the 23s if you're considering Twenty series PMC. 

 

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add a sub

I use nad c326bee to drive ls50,and replay APEs online,still enjoy it,although a bit too bright.
and mostly pop music to listen ,A sub necessary.
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