Originally Posted by jima4a
I know DavidF from UK AVForum switched from five R300s to five LS50s and is super pleased. FrankHarvey has five set up in a demo room as a 5.2. From what I have heard they work amazing. Note that David works for Frank Harvey.
Here's a post from Dav1dF in AVForum:
"They're just another step forward from the R300's in my mind. Their ability to disappear is stunning, and even the right rear which is 0.9m away from me to my right hand side doesn't draw attention to itself and is able to project (obviously with the help of the other speakers) sounds and effects around me and in specific places. They're not bright, and there's no tizziness to the treble at all (reminds me of how solid and clean the treble is on the Reference models), which adds to their realism. Music in movies sounds amazing - try Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - the violins soar forwards away from the front speakers, and each piano note has weight with excellent decay. Most people would be extremely happy if their hi-fi sounded this good! Dynamics are better too - I was watching something the other night (a film I know well) and I think I was having a quick check on a forum via my iPad, so I was looking down, and something happened on screen which really made me jump - I knew it was coming!"
I''m into musical scores and seems like the speaker's tonal characteristic sounds right up my alley. He goes on mentioning how he gets the same kind of detail in his in ear headphone with this speaker. Have you guys heard about this new DTS Headphone: X (11.1 channels)? Although there's not much info out there yet about this new technology, I wonder if a pair of bookshelf speakers can work as a headphone replacement to match its acoustic reproduction and sonic detail quality, when situated in near-field. If that tends to work well, then it could be a game-changer for those watching movies with a 2.1 system in a small room...especially a speaker of this caliber. We'll just have to wait and see.