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Pragmatism !

      Due to certain practical reasons I may well have to change my excellent KEF LS 50's for speakers with front covers :cry: 

      I'm contemplating Kef's 100 speakers.

      Pros & cons between the two speakers ?

      How are the 100's for postioning ?

 

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RE: Pragmatism !

As good as the R100's are, I dont think i could go from LS50's to R100's. but, if you have to.... Sad

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RE: Pragmatism !

I assume u r worried about small fingers? I think I would try a little DIY grille covers either round ones to cover the driver or a more traditional whole front cover?

What about car radio door speaker grilles from eBay?

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RE: Pragmatism !

     Playing around with the idea of a quantum leap too B&W's pm1's , but would it be a quality leap for the extra investment.?  :?

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RE: Pragmatism !

They're certainly one of the best £2k speakers for high frequency performance - nice and solid, with no tizziness or grain - just open and detailed. Buying these would usually depend on music styles, but having owned LS50's ,I doubt you'd feel you're missing out. They'll need a little more care regarding placement though as they are fuller in the bass than the KEF's. Only a listen can answer it for you though.

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RE: Pragmatism !

Although once kids get a little older, that top-mounted tweeter is awfully tempting. I suppose that once it gets to that stage grills aren't going to be much of a deterrent either.

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ProAc Tablette Anniversary perhaps, or the slightly bigger Response D1? The Tablettes sound best when placed on heavy stands at least 15 inches clear of rear and side walls.

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Can the LS50s be wall mounted out of reach? I believe that some people have also suggested wall mounting the kids to keep speakers safe, but this probably isn't advisable, or legal.

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RE: Pragmatism !

If wall mounting isn't an option, and you tend to listen when the kids aren't there or are in bed then you may find your answer at the pet shop - thick bird cage covers in various sizes (and normally dark colours) that would be quick and easy to slip on and off. You could even glue a bit of bubble wrap to the inside of the side to go over the cones for extra accidental knock protection. Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a LS50..!

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Easiest & cheapest? Teach your kids to respect property and some things they don't touch. I never found this a problem.

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RE: Pragmatism !

FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

They're certainly one of the best £2k speakers for high frequency performance - nice and solid, with no tizziness or grain - just open and detailed. Buying these would usually depend on music styles, but having owned LS50's ,I doubt you'd feel you're missing out. They'll need a little more care regarding placement though as they are fuller in the bass than the KEF's. Only a listen can answer it for you though.

                       Would B&W's fs 700 stands be  adequate ?

                       Being front firing ported bookshelf speakers I was hoping for easier placement.

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They should work well - they are good, solid stands.

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