OooooOOOOooooh.... Kef LS50s
Briefly heard a pair this afternoon alongside GX100s. Interesting.
The amp was Arcam A19 connected to Audiolab 8200 (wonder where they got that idea? ).
Remember I'm not familiar with the amp, CD or speakers, although did hear the MAs connected to a Cyrus kit.
In terms of detail resolution and dynamics the LS50s lived up to the hype 100%. (Quite like the quirky looks and the Dale Winton coloured drivers). Have to say the whole soundstage for such a small speaker was pretty impressive, creating a fine 3D sonic picture.
Switch to the GX100s and the theme continued in a similar vain; the detail levels pretty much on par. However, spin some "dirty, filthy rock" and the Kefs seemed slightly reticent, by compasion. The MAs just seemed more able to pound out the beats better IMO. I know the cabinets are bigger on the MAs but the LS50s sounded a little too analytical for my tastes.
If it were my money between the two I'd probably plump for the GX100s.
This was one of my unplanned (surprise) dems so couldn't spend too much time analysing.