kef ls50

  1. Seagull67

    Best amp & speakers to complement my Rega P3 playing acoustic jazz in a smallish room

    Hi I'm new to this forum but have found it very informative. I bought myself a Rega Planar 3 a few months ago with an Audio Technica VM530 cartridge. I have been playing it through the hifi components I've had around for years: my Teac A-H300 MkII & a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze B1's from...
  2. silouette

    Question Kef LS 50 meta anyone tried these in an AV rig

    These seem to be the new Best Buy, anyone given them a try in an Av rig
  3. S

    KEFs, Headphones, Denon AVR 3803 and What to Do?

    Hi All Any input welcome for the newbie please. Some background waffle: I've never been an "audiophiliac" but I do like my music. I used to run a basic set-up with a pair of Sony SS-H3500 stand speakers through an (antiquated) Kenwood/TRIO A-3X amplifier which gave up the ghost about a year...
  4. J

    Question Kef LS50 passive.

    Hi, I have a pair of Kef LS50's that I currently have stored away. The only available amp I have to use with them is a Cambridge Audio CXA-60. This would work with them, but I think is a little underpowered to get the best from them. An alternative would be to place them in my home theatre setup...
  5. T

    Question KEF LS50 Wireless.... opinions please?

    Hi, I considering putting a ‘Wanted’ add in the classifieds for a pair of these but I can’t really audition and I don’t want to wait weeks for the lockdown to finish. I‘m very aware of the properties and benefits of properly active speakers, as I’ve owned various Avi actives in the past so...
  6. S

    Kef LS50 pairing

    Hi all, Thinking of pulling the trigger on a pair of LS50s and hoping some of you have similar setups. Currently running an AVR450 + Hugo 2 + Mission 753 freedom. My questions are - has anyone paired the LS50 with either a 450/hugo 2 or both? Have you found it too bright? Thanks
  7. Rick84

    Question Marantz SR8012 + kef ls50

    Hi, I’m looking at the kef ls50 for HT as a base layer and wanted opinions on whether the Marantz SR8012 would struggle in the amplifier department? I’ve also considered the Arcam 850 but I’m put off having had the Arcams in the past, to many big etc Thanks in advance
  8. C

    Question $2k Budget, Just Getting Started

    I am going to buy my first decent home theater system for my living room and wanted some expert advice. I have a $2,000 budget for a A/V receiver and speakers but am thinking of going with just the front left, center, and front right speaker to start. My room is far from ideal for a full...
  9. BlueWizard

    KEF LS50 vs B&W 706-S2 - Rare chance to compare

    Tharbamar on YouTube has recent changed his beloved LS50 for a pair of B&W 706-S2 and has created a Demo of the two speakers. Both sound fantastic, but I think the 706 have a bit more detail. Very close call though. You can decide for yourself, but remember that YouTube videos favor Mid/High...
  10. R

    Key ls50 speakers destroyed

    I purchased 2 kef ls50 speakers and attached them to a Sony STR za2100es receiver. This sound system was for my 65 inch tv system. The sound was never that good. After a few months my speakers stopped working and the plastic fronts were blown out, completely broken. I posted the picture below...
  11. S

    Listening Comparison Results - ATC / Kef

    Had a quick chance today to compare three sets of speakers that I was considering buying: - Kef LS50; - ATC SCM-7; - ATC SCM-11. Both sets of ATCs were the v.3. These were driven by a Devialet amplifier, which I think is well beyond what any realistic enthusiast would spend powering any of...
  12. Planter

    My new setup - awaiting install

    So just to show you all where I am at so far. Just collected all of the bits and thought I would show a picture - this obviously isn’t how it is going to stay and nor is this the room it’ll be in. So here is a picture for staters.... I’ll add as I go. But may be slow going, but it’s a...
  13. C

    Question KEF LS50 vs Wharfedale Reva 2 - what would you buy?

    Hi all, I'm a long-time lurker, but first time poster. I am considering upgrading my speakers and am between the KEF LS50 and Wharfedale Reva 2 speakers. I'm not able to hear either one where I am located so am looking for some input. I am also able to get the Reva 2s for about half the price...
  14. svn1986

    Concept 20, KEF LS50 - Still good in 2018? Upgrade help!!

    I m looking for some help in deciding on my next speakers from audiophiles/ users who have been in the same boat as me before. Currently looking to upgrade from my Q Acoustics 3020. I like the detail on this but find that it lacks the punch in the mids also feel the instrument separation and...
  15. T

    Kef LS50 - on a bookshelf?

    I know Kef LS50 are bookshelf speakers, but if I were to put them on a bookshelf (part of a bookcase) to be the front channels of a 5.2.4 setup, would the proximity to the back of the bookshelf drastically and negatively affect the sound?
  16. inda1298

    A Couple of Amplifier Questions

    Building a new home theatre after a number of years and I have a few questions I am hoping to get help on to get a grasp on my requirements. Just bought some pre-loved KEF LS50s that I am going to be using for L/R/C. I understand they are difficult to power so I am trying to be smart about which...
  17. I

    Answered Kef LS50 passive or Focal CMS 50 active for surround sound?

    Hi all. Kef LS50 passive x 5 in a 5.1 set-up using my Pioneer SC LX83 or Focal CMS 50 (front 3) and CMS 40 (rears) active 5.1 using an Audiolab 8200AP. Which would give me better overall sound for both music and movies? Both are at a similar price used..... Thanks, Ian.
  18. F

    Question Advice needed for 30 year old Linn Naim system

    first post here for years and hoping for some advice. Just retired and looking to (at last!) spend some more time listening to music.. I have a Linn LP12 / Lingo mk1 / Cirrus / with a now worn out Klyde connected to a Naim 32.5 / 250 of 1988 vintage. I’ve had the 32.5 breathed on by Les of...
  19. B

    KEF LS50 dented cone; repair attempt?

    Hello all, I put a dent in my LS50 - a significant dent that causes a bit of fuzz - see picture . Since it's a uni-driver - seems that the midrange is now touching the tweeter. (while this design supposedly sounds better - sure puts 'all your eggs in one basket') Don't want to spend $400 just...
  20. BlueWizard

    Kef LS50 Review and Demo - Z Reviews

    Z Reviews is an American Reviewer of Audio Equipment, and he currently has a very good review of the Kef LS50, and probably one of the best Sound Demo's I've heard. Even on my Q Acoustic 3020, I can hear how sweet the LS50 sounds, it is really impressive, as I always knew, but this sound demo...
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