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So I have a new/open box pair of Kef LS50's arriving on Monday. Got a good discount on the new price, so pretty happy.

Only issue is they have been bought blind, I haven't heard a pair yet!

 

I blame you lot lol

 

Seriously tho, it's really exciting but making me all nervous at the same time. At least I can sell them (or the spendor sa1's they will potentially replace) for what I bought them for, so I shouldn't lose out.

 

Roll on Monday!

 

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

I think I prefer them to the SA1s, which says a lot, given how much I like the Spendors......problem is I haven't heard them back to back or on the same system, so it's a bit of a hunch.

Look forward to your thoughts.

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

I've got an open box of the same in front of me and am in the same position as you.

 Picked them up today but they are not what I ordered originally. Went for the R100's but they were taking an age to deliver to the retailer so he offered me the LS50's at a price that was close enough to the R100's to make them irresistable. Haven't heard them though, so I've got a mixture of extreme excitement and fear sitting here looking at them. Cables should arrive tomorrow so by the end of the weekend I should know if I've made the right decision puzzled

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I've got an open box of the same in front of me and am in the same position as you.

 Picked them up today but they are not what I ordered originally. Went for the R100's but they were taking an age to deliver to the retailer so he offered me the LS50's at a price that was close enough to the R100's to make them irresistable. Haven't heard them though, so I've got a mixture of extreme excitement and fear sitting here looking at them. Cables should arrive tomorrow so by the end of the weekend I should know if I've made the right decision puzzled

 

well let me know what you think when you have had a listen. Unless you don't like them of course  Wink

what is the rest of your system?

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TubularTechnician wrote:
Cables should arrive tomorrow so by the end of the weekend I should know if I've made the right decision puzzled

You don't have any spare speaker cables?

Didn't the dealer have a spare set of cables or something cheap to get you started with?

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

Marantz CD6004, Roksan Kandy K2 and MF M1-DAC. All still in the box and unsused. When I demoed the kit with the r100's it was the first time I've listened to a proper / decent system since 1986 so it will probably sound amazing to me even if it isn't Smile

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TubularTechnician wrote:
Cables should arrive tomorrow so by the end of the weekend I should know if I've made the right decision puzzled

You don't have any spare speaker cables?

Didn't the dealer have a spare set of cables or someting cheap to get you started with?

 

First foray into this madness Chebby. Picked up the kit yesterday evening, cables, connects et al coming by post today pray

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Marantz CD6004, Roksan Kandy K2 and MF M1-DAC. All still in the box and unsused.

Oh ok.

I have a bag full of old cables of almost every kind in the cupboard under the stairs (along with two spare sets of good speakers and an old DAC and a set of  Partington Trophy speaker stands).

I'm only a second-hand amp away from having an entire DAC sourced spare system.

I thought everyone had a cupboard/shed/attic with useful old hi-fi bits Smile

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re-submitting garage drawings to planning today to conform with hifi storage regs Smile

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

Forgot to mention the other unopened box that will be part of the system, Pro-ject Debut Carbon TT. Hopefully my ' not used since the 80's Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Genetalia, picture disc album '  will be getting a spin today !!

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Forgot to mention the other unopened box that will be part of the system, Pro-ject Debut Carbon TT.

Excellent.

At least (given that you are a 1980s vintage hi-fi enthustiast) you will know how to set it up and align a cartridge. That stuff never gets forgotten.

 

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

er, no thats right. Should be a doddle puzzled shifty

Hopefully someone will be on the forum tonight to refresh my memory if I need assistance. embarassed

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chebby wrote:

TubularTechnician wrote:

Marantz CD6004, Roksan Kandy K2 and MF M1-DAC. All still in the box and unsused.

Oh ok.

I have a bag full of old cables of almost every kind in the cupboard under the stairs (along with two spare sets of good speakers and an old DAC and a set of  Partington Trophy speaker stands).

I'm only a second-hand amp away from having an entire DAC sourced spare system.

I thought everyone had a cupboard/shed/attic with useful old hi-fi bits Smile

I can't say I have a shed full of bits of old Hifi, but I do have a tendency to move older kit into another room. Hence me having systems in my living room, bedroom and kitchen, with a Hifi rig by the mac.

But thats normal, isn't it?

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First foray into this madness Chebby. Picked up the kit yesterday evening, cables, connects et al coming by post today pray

 

So has the postman been yet  poke, prod

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

Yep woohoo!

still got work to finish before I get to play though. Haven't I got to go through all this run in / burn in stuff first before I can give a judgement  ?

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RE: Ok so I got caught up in the hype .......

I haven't got time for that mate!

Aren't you coming down with something? Im sure you look a bit peaky, maybe you should finish early  Smile

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