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post #121 of 663
and a front naked pic biggrin.gif
post #122 of 663
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Originally Posted by TheFactor View Post

and a front naked pic biggrin.gif

Those are gorgeous speakers IMO. Very nice setup and like the treatments behind the speakers. Factor, do you have treatments on the side wall as well, and are those stands sold by KEF or 3rd Party stands.

I am getting so close to pulling the trigger on a pair of LS50. The more pics I see of them, the more and more I like the design.
post #123 of 663
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Originally Posted by Matts View Post

Those are gorgeous speakers IMO. Very nice setup and like the treatments behind the speakers. Factor, do you have treatments on the side wall as well, and are those stands sold by KEF or 3rd Party stands.

I am getting so close to pulling the trigger on a pair of LS50. The more pics I see of them, the more and more I like the design.
Thanks Matt, The stands are made by Def Tech for there 450s series speaker I had laying around but work great and fit nicely for the LS50's. I don't have any sound treatments on the sides of the room because that area is actually part of my kitchen/dining room area to the right not in the picture . I do have 2 more GIK elite panels in the rear of the room. I don't feel the need to add anymore . I'm very happy now with the way everything came together and the sound is amazing. If you like the way the LS 50's look wait until you hear them. These are by far my all around favorite speakers Ive ever owned even though used strictly for 2 ch I bet they would be great for HT applications . Your going to love the LS50's there's no way you couldn't IMO .Later today I will try and post a pic of the GIK panels I have in the back of the room they work great and look nice to with the wood frames .
Edited by TheFactor - 3/6/13 at 12:49pm
post #124 of 663
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Its always best to use panty hose to keep the sand from leaking out .

Factor, do you have a photo wearing panty hose filling your Def Tech stands? Now that I want to see. eek.gif
post #125 of 663
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Factor, do you have a photo wearing panty hose filling your Def Tech stands? Now that I want to see. eek.gif
I don't want to see.
post #126 of 663
No just in my High heels and nothing else eek.gifeek.gifbiggrin.gif
post #127 of 663
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I don't want to see.
Dont worry it wont happen .. well not on our first date unless you promice to call me in the morning wink.gif
post #128 of 663
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Originally Posted by Ximori View Post

More importanly, you don't think I would get any, or even slight, performance gain if I supplement this mini x amp to my front LR channel in my avr,

No.
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Originally Posted by Ximori View Post

And besides the Parasound being a bit more expensive, what does it have internally that makes it better - because they look similarly spec'd (on paper, at least).

It looks better, has independent gain for each channel, can be bridged, doesn't have those damn blue lights, and has lower gain (i.e. amplifies the upstream grunge less).
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Btw, your last comment sounds silly to me...so are you saying that I should just replace my avr with a more powerful one, instead?

No. I'm saying that as long as you have 40W of power or so, then you'll be fine. Amps won't make a difference.

And if you have long listening distances or a very large room, bigger speakers, not overloading the little 5" Uni-Qs, is the answer.
post #129 of 663
Hey Matt ok I think were back on track eek.gif Heres a pic of the back wall with the GIK Elite panels
post #130 of 663
Couldn't agree more DS-21 , I'm only running a 50wpc NAD threw my LS50's and they sound absolutely incredible !
post #131 of 663
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Dont worry it wont happen .. well not on our first date unless you promice to call me in the morning wink.gif
Promises promises...
post #132 of 663
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

Promises promises...
lol
post #133 of 663
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Hey Matt ok I think were back on track eek.gif Heres a pic of the back wall with the GIK Elite panels

I like the panels on the back of the wall. I have some acoustical panels on the front wall directly behind my speakers and I am thinking of putting some on my side walls. I like the look of the GIK panels and may take a look at them.
post #134 of 663
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I like the panels on the back of the wall. I have some acoustical panels on the front wall directly behind my speakers and I am thinking of putting some on my side walls. I like the look of the GIK panels and may take a look at them.
Yes GIK makes some quailty panels there not cheap but you get what you pay for . There customer service is excellent to !
post #135 of 663
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Originally Posted by AUDIOgiant View Post

What speaker stands are you getting for your LS50's? Although I've decided to just place them on the ends of my media console, I was searching for stands for a while and couldn't seem to find any that were visually appealing. Seemed like all the good ones are sold in the UK. Almost decided to build my own, too.

Would like to post my own setup pic, too, but I'm still waiting for my remaining speakers to arrive. =(

Hey Audiogiant,

I had to have them custom made. My requirement was that they have to stand on my existing furniture and I need them to be at my ear height so the stands are going to be only 30cm tall. I also wanted them to be filled with sand. They will be made by a local company. I am actually a bit worried what they will look like. smile.gif I asked for white color so that they blend in with my white furniture. I have plenty of black boxes already... :-)

I hope to get them soon. If you like them I could ask if they are willing to ship over seas. I live in Slovakia/Europe.
post #136 of 663
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks, So will the Adcom automatically starting driving the speakers when i turn on a source on the marantz? Do i have to activate anything else on the Marantz?
Also, lets assume this sounds better. If i want to listen to just 2 channel music with my sub "ll need to turn on the Adcom for my LS50's and Marantz for the sub?
will I need another amp to power my multi room set up(as mention the are hooked into a niles speaker selector which is hooked into my adcom then into my marantz and turned on to zone 2.)?

Hi gelly,

1/yes, when you turn on the Marantz and Adcom, the Adcom will automatically start driving the speakers. Nothing else should have to be activated.
2/ If you want to listen to just stereo + sub, all you do is select stereo on your marantz remote (not direct, not pure direct). You will need to have the Marantz and Adcom on whenever you wish to listen to your LS50s. Since the Adcom cannot drive them without a pre-amp supplied by the Marantz.
3/If you use your Adcom in place of the Marantz to drive your LS50s, you have several options for you Zone 2. One is to replace the Adcom with a different amp. Another option is to configure the Marantz to directly drive your Zone 2 speakers. This should be possible by connection your ZONE2 speakers directly to surround back speaker ports and configuring the Marantz to consider these as Zone 2. However I would need to familiarize myself with your particular Marantz. But this is how it is on most Marantz/Denon systems.
post #137 of 663
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Originally Posted by techblogpool View Post

Hi gelly,

1/yes, when you turn on the Marantz and Adcom, the Adcom will automatically start driving the speakers. Nothing else should have to be activated.
2/ If you want to listen to just stereo + sub, all you do is select stereo on your marantz remote (not direct, not pure direct). You will need to have the Marantz and Adcom on whenever you wish to listen to your LS50s. Since the Adcom cannot drive them without a pre-amp supplied by the Marantz.
3/If you use your Adcom in place of the Marantz to drive your LS50s, you have several options for you Zone 2. One is to replace the Adcom with a different amp. Another option is to configure the Marantz to directly drive your Zone 2 speakers. This should be possible by connection your ZONE2 speakers directly to surround back speaker ports and configuring the Marantz to consider these as Zone 2. However I would need to familiarize myself with your particular Marantz. But this is how it is on most Marantz/Denon systems.

Thanks again techblogpool,
I'll set it up this weekend and report back.
post #138 of 663
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Originally Posted by DS-21 View Post


No.
It looks better, has independent gain for each channel, can be bridged, doesn't have those damn blue lights, and has lower gain (i.e. amplifies the upstream grunge less).

this doesn't tell much, performance-wise, over the mini Emo...even though, consider the price disparity

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No. I'm saying that as long as you have 40W of power or so, then you'll be fine. Amps won't make a difference.

And if you have long listening distances or a very large room, bigger speakers, not overloading the little 5" Uni-Qs, is the answer.

Well, I received the amp today - so will spend some listening time with it using pre-outs in my avr. I kinda' suspect power is not really what should be concerned about but hope for a much cleaner signal...we'll see.
post #139 of 663
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Hello, if i did'nt want to use another LS50 as a center,which would be the best matched alternative ? Thanks

Hey there,

I suggest R600 from KEF.
post #140 of 663
Thanks. I already ordered a 3rd LS50.
post #141 of 663
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks. I already ordered a 3rd LS50.
Great choice and congrats man !!
post #142 of 663
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Originally Posted by techblogpool View Post

If you like them I could ask if they are willing to ship over seas. I live in Slovakia/Europe.

cool.gif Nah, but thanks for offering. Shipping from Slovakia to California might not be reasonable for just a pair of speaker stands. But please post pics when you have them set up!

Waiting anxiously for my remaining KEFs... biggrin.gif
post #143 of 663
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Hey Matt ok I think were back on track eek.gif Heres a pic of the back wall with the GIK Elite

Love the frame did you do that yourself?
post #144 of 663
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks. I already ordered a 3rd LS50.

Way to go same speakers all around!
post #145 of 663
Thanks. Patiently waiting for the 3rd to come in(hopefully this week). Then I will reset the Audessy and report back.
post #146 of 663
For those you using LS50's on there sides. Is there a sound difference in which way the L/R are pointing towards each other?
post #147 of 663
In case anyone has missed the latest review online:
http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/KEF-LS50-Loudspeaker.shtml

He mentions here what to expect, when you use them with budget receivers. Bottom line – this speaker is not for everyone, unless you’re ready to have a very clean source signal to feed it with. By accomplishing that, the difference is not only night and day, but astoundingly remarkable at any sound level.
post #148 of 663
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

For those you using LS50's on there sides. Is there a sound difference in which way the L/R are pointing towards each other?

Never thought of that and I’m curious myself. I see where you’re going at – to match with your center channel lying sideways. If I’m not mistaken, moving a speaker to its side may also depend well with how much space around you and how close you are to your speakers – so providing a room dimension and listening position and distance might help.
post #149 of 663
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Originally Posted by Ximori View Post

In case anyone has missed the latest review online:
http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/KEF-LS50-Loudspeaker.shtml

He mentions here what to expect, when you use them with budget receivers. Bottom line – this speaker is not for everyone, unless you’re ready to have a very clean source signal to feed it with. By accomplishing that, the difference is not only night and day, but astoundingly remarkable at any sound level.

good stuff. I've been saying that since day one.
a speaker with 85db sensitivity asks for more, clean powah!

family of the year playing in my office today:
http://youtu.be/wIkV4So3KSw
post #150 of 663
And that's exactly what I've been saying . The NAD 326 provides clean powah ; ) only rated at 50 and it sounds wonderful : ) high watts doesn't mean clean "powah" lol
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