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Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

Beanz966 wrote:
the use of stands and turning them in a little should give them enough room.

the manual recommends turning the speakers in towards the listening position, and I have found that is indeed better than each speaker facing ahead.

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

Having read all the posts so far, it is obvious that they can be used in different sized rooms, without rings, one ring or two.  You set them up for your own enjoyment.

They may not be everyones ideal speaker, but that doesn't matter.

We all listen to music because we enjoy it and it should make us happy.

I know deaf people who will never have this pleasure.

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I put the LS50's on my 'possible upgrade' list but then downloaded the manual and Kef's recommended positioning put me right off but other posts in this thread make me think i could accommodate them in my modest living room. Food for thought.......

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

how far apart do you have them, 4m?

My room is 4.5mx4m and Im quite confused whether it isn't to big for them, because I cannot place them closer than 3.8m to each other.

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

Pipila wrote:

how far apart do you have them, 4m?

My room is 4.5mx4m and Im quite confused whether it isn't to big for them, because I cannot place them closer than 3.8m to each other.

 

That is far from ideal for any speakers, so they are more or less in the corners, I suggest 2m apart would be better. Can you not move anything?

You maybe better off using some wall mounted speakers if you can fit them in your room but not LS50s.

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

Unfortunatelly I cannot.  Wouldn't it hepl if I slightly turn them inside (not just straight ahead) ?

man, Im getting desperate....

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

I think LS50s are recommended to be toe-in anyway, it will help but too far apart and you may get holes in the music and mono may sound like 2 separate speakers rather than one central sound. Can you fire them down the room rather than across, or have them out in the room in front of whatever along the wall. If not I would be inclined to buy some smaller wall mount ones.

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RE: Ls50 to big a sound for a small room?

Hi, i have just upgraded to these Ls50s and i also live in a smallish room and after just a day of using them i noticed a big difference from my mission m73i floorstanders i also upgaded to tellurium q black speaker cable and wow what a differece and both speakers and cable not run in yet.

i have a arcam cd17 and a18 amp, very pleased with all, hope this is helpfull.

 

Miike.

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