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Forum: Speakers   04-07-2017, 04:19 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
As others have mentioned, the SUB OUT on the...

As others have mentioned, the SUB OUT on the LS50W is not the same as an LFE channel since the speakers don't contain any sort of surround circuitry to decode such a signal.

Your best bet is to...
Forum: Speakers   04-04-2017, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
They look like they've been kidnapped!!! JK,...

They look like they've been kidnapped!!!

JK, they look pretty good - are they an acoustically transparent material (like grille cloth) where they can be left on and still listened to or are they...
Forum: Speakers   03-26-2017, 04:39 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
The JBLs have a lot of tech built in but being...

The JBLs have a lot of tech built in but being built for recording professionals they only feature XLR inputs.
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2017, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Bill_B4
canali12 - Nick V raises some really important...

canali12 - Nick V raises some really important considerations when it comes to being locked into an all-in-one solution like the LS50W. You do sacrifice flexibility for simplicity as well as some...
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2017, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
I ran the passive LS50 with a McIntosh MA6300,...

I ran the passive LS50 with a McIntosh MA6300, Oppo HA-1 and dual Dayton SUB800s for close to four years. That combo doesn't hold a candle to the LS50W on their own.

Prior to the passive LS50 I...
Forum: Speakers   03-16-2017, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
I'm dumping $7K worth of speakers & amplification...

I'm dumping $7K worth of speakers & amplification (for sale here on the classifieds BTW) to use the LS50Ws as my primary 2-ch setup - they're that good. I sound like a broken record but every time I...
Forum: Audio Gear   03-15-2017, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
SOLD! McIntosh MA6300 Integrated Amp

Selling off my McIntosh MA6300 integrated amp (and B&W N805 speakers - also listed here) due to going with a pair of KEF LS50 Wireless (active) speakers.

I purchased this as a floor model from...
Forum: Audio Gear   03-15-2017, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
SOLD!: B&W N805 in Cherry w/stands - LOCAL PA

**** SOLD! ****

Up for sale are my B&W N805 in cherry with the match FS-805 stands. I am the second owner and they are in great condition. I do not have the original boxes so I'm afraid it's...
Forum: Speakers   03-14-2017, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
I'd look through this thread as well as others on...

I'd look through this thread as well as others on the web regarding amp pairings for the LS50. The passive version can be very demanding of an amplifier an while it will sound "good" with most...
Forum: Speakers   03-13-2017, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
No DAC or Amp required - both are built into the...

No DAC or Amp required - both are built into the LS50W. You could continue using your sub - the only other thing you'll need is a source. That can be analog or digital (including USB) or Wireless...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-12-2017, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
I would try running the EQ on the Elac first, and...

I would try running the EQ on the Elac first, and then on your AVR (which should require less tweaking since the Elac's already done it.)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-12-2017, 04:23 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
Was considering an SVS SB-1000 to fill in the...

Was considering an SVS SB-1000 to fill in the bottom end of my KEF LS50W but after hearing what the active EQ/DSP has done for them over their passive cousin this Elac has me intrigued.
Forum: Speakers   03-10-2017, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
C'mon Ken, everyone knows audio and video...

C'mon Ken, everyone knows audio and video reproduction quality has been in decline since the 60s.

We need a company to step up and Make Audio Great Again.;)
Forum: Speakers   03-09-2017, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
It's tough to put my finger on a good descriptor...

It's tough to put my finger on a good descriptor this early into my time with them. If I had to choose one adjective it might be - effortless. They just seem to willingly lay MORE of what's in the...
Forum: Speakers   03-08-2017, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
I have not. I swapped out my beloved 50th...

I have not. I swapped out my beloved 50th Anniversary originals about a year ago for a pair of B&W N805s.

That sounds like a sweet surround setup that'd be quite good for stereo listening!
...
Forum: Speakers   03-06-2017, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
The LS50 can be a very different speaker based on...

The LS50 can be a very different speaker based on amplification.

Initially I had them paired with a Parasound Halo A23 (using a Benchmark DAC2 HGC as a preamp) and wasn't thrilled with their...
Forum: Speakers   03-03-2017, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
How about a major jump? Try to get a listen...

How about a major jump?

Try to get a listen to a pair of LS50W.

I lived with passive LS50s for nearly 4 years, paired with a McIntosh MA6300. I traded them about a year ago when a pair of B&W...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2017, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
In hindsight, I wish I had gone with the...

In hindsight, I wish I had gone with the Q500/200C/100 setup vs. the 700/600C/300 due to the midrange driver. KEF's sweet spot for the Uni-Q is 5-1/4. The 6-1/2 is colored and the 8" is even worse...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 179
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Posted By Bill_B4
mcCoy7: thanks for the responses. Your point...

mcCoy7: thanks for the responses. Your point about being able to "reverse" which is Left/Right is something that I brought up to KEF and they responded by saying that they'd have engineering look...
Forum: Speakers   01-16-2017, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
Anxious to hear some other takes on...

Anxious to hear some other takes on these...seriously considering selling my B&W/McIntosh combo for a pair in order to simplify the system.

Bill
Forum: Speakers   03-09-2016, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
How far do you guys think the 600 Series has...

How far do you guys think the 600 Series has come? Is a 685s2 better than an original N805?

Bill
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
Cool! I always thought custom color options for...

Cool! I always thought custom color options for this speaker would be cool. This is a step in that direction - 5 options to choose from. I wonder how the black/black or white/black, white/orange...
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Bill_B4
Cool! I always thought custom color options for...

Cool! I always thought custom color options for this speaker would be cool. This is a step in that direction - 5 options to choose from. I wonder how the black/black or white/black, white/orange...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-15-2015, 10:00 AM
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Views: 96
Posted By Bill_B4
Envirotex Lite

I noticed many members here have used this for their bar tops - my concern are the environmental requirements for it to pour & cure correctly - sub-50% humidity and 70 degree+ temps.

My bar is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-28-2015, 03:40 AM
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Views: 564
Posted By Bill_B4
Curious as well. Was originally going to grab a...

Curious as well. Was originally going to grab a 55" Sony 4k for the basement but this one is tempting.
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