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There you go then. Me, I'm rather indifferent about how the Blade/Blade 2 look. The guy near me who ordered a pair got the last in-stock pair of "frosted black" and they are pretty nice to look at, to me. In person, I even like them better. On the other hand, I really don't care one bit for the R2D2 with the microphone on it's head. I don't think I'd ever be able to convince myself to bring a pair home even on a no-obligation home audition.

When your dealer is really ready to move the Blade 2's at a big discount, let us know. I just might sell off some prized possessions to get them, strip them down and paint then that same "Frosted Black."

It's likely they'd make you a deal on them. They (somewhat jestfully) made me an offer but I'm just not interested.

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I just noticed a really nice bargain that KEF is offering through their dealers and KEF Direct. Buy any pair of LS50 or LS50 Wireless and get a pair of their 5-post GFS24 stands for free. Wow!

The stands are availble in black, titanium, or white.

https://www.kefdirect.com/speakers/f...kers/ls50.html

Pretty sure those stands list for $400. Free is better!
Raised the price $300 from last Christmas and gave away stand for free.

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Raised the price $300 from last Christmas and gave away stand for free.
Remind me, what was the Christmas sales price of the LS50? Was it $1000 a pair? If so, you're still saving $100 over what you can't buy the LS50 for today.

You get the stands free with the LS50 Wireless too, and that price hasn't changed.

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Hi all,

In my livingroom I have the following combination:
Speakers: Kef LS50 on IsoAcoustics Aperta stands
Streamer: Sonos Connect with Ultimo upgrade
Receiver: Marantz hd-amp1

I'm really satisfied with the LS50. Didn't hear a lot which can tip the high/med of the ls50. I use them primary for listening to audio, and sometimes as 2.0 with movies. Still though sometimes I miss a little bit of low while listening to music. Movies etc is my last priority.
Because of this I'm cautious orienting on the possible sub combinations and I found the Kef kube 8b (which fits in my audio furniture).

Does anyone has experience with this combination? Will this be a good matching combination for listening to music? The only review about this combination I could find was om Amazon.com with the larger version, the kef kube 10b.
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Hi all,

In my livingroom I have the following combination:
Speakers: Kef LS50 on IsoAcoustics Aperta stands
Streamer: Sonos Connect with Ultimo upgrade
Receiver: Marantz hd-amp1

I'm really satisfied with the LS50. Didn't hear a lot which can tip the high/med of the ls50. I use them primary for listening to audio, and sometimes as 2.0 with movies. Still though sometimes I miss a little bit of low while listening to music. Movies etc is my last priority.
Because of this I'm cautious orienting on the possible sub combinations and I found the Kef kube 8b (which fits in my audio furniture).

Does anyone has experience with this combination? Will this be a good matching combination for listening to music? The only review about this combination I could find was om Amazon.com with the larger version, the kef kube 10b.
I have LS50's on my desktop, paired with a KEF Kube 10b. I absolutely LOVE it. The 8b would also be fine. It doesn't go quite as low but is such a good, fast, responsive sub for music you'll be very happy.

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Hi all,

In my livingroom I have the following combination:
Speakers: Kef LS50 on IsoAcoustics Aperta stands
Streamer: Sonos Connect with Ultimo upgrade
Receiver: Marantz hd-amp1

I'm really satisfied with the LS50. Didn't hear a lot which can tip the high/med of the ls50. I use them primary for listening to audio, and sometimes as 2.0 with movies. Still though sometimes I miss a little bit of low while listening to music. Movies etc is my last priority.
Because of this I'm cautious orienting on the possible sub combinations and I found the Kef kube 8b (which fits in my audio furniture).

Does anyone has experience with this combination? Will this be a good matching combination for listening to music? The only review about this combination I could find was om Amazon.com with the larger version, the kef kube 10b.
I recently downgraded a large $14k stereo setup to a only pair of ls50w (3 months) and a Kube 12b (just purchased) and unless my ears are failing me, I'm starting to wonder why I spent so much money in the first place. Very happy with the setup.
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Great how enthusiastic you guys both are about the Kef Kube series combined with the LS50(W)! Ik see that you both have the larger versions, the 10b and the 12b. Unfortunately, due to aesthetic reasons I have to choose for the smaller version, so it can fit into the furniture.

Will this still add base in the music? I know that for sub, the larger the better, but I have to deal with this Compared to the LS50, will this be 'large' enough? It's not a really large living room
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For the LS50 Wireless, can anyone tell me how long the cat6 cable is? I just ordered a pair and I will have them mounted on KEF stands (24" high I think) and about 8 feet apart.
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Hi,
I recently purchased LS50Ws for the purpose of Audio and Movies (TV via Optical). What is the best way to be able to adjust the volume using the TV remote if at all there is one? Can I add any intermediary device that could handle all remote signals?

Also, since these are active speakers already, hooking them to a HTIB's L & R channels via Aux is suggested? Would I be ruining them by supplying already amped signal? This option may provide me to use the remote to adjust volume but am afraid that I may blow up the system.

Thanks on advance.
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For the LS50 Wireless, can anyone tell me how long the cat6 cable is? I just ordered a pair and I will have them mounted on KEF stands (24" high I think) and about 8 feet apart.
Think that is around 6Ft.
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Great how enthusiastic you guys both are about the Kef Kube series combined with the LS50(W)! Ik see that you both have the larger versions, the 10b and the 12b. Unfortunately, due to aesthetic reasons I have to choose for the smaller version, so it can fit into the furniture.

Will this still add base in the music? I know that for sub, the larger the better, but I have to deal with this Compared to the LS50, will this be 'large' enough? It's not a really large living room
The Kube 8b won't reach nearly as low as either of it's "bigger brothers" and may come up short on bass for certain tubes of music such as EDM, some rap, Hip-hop or classical with deep pipe organs. It would most definitely add plenty to LS50's in most jazz, rock, blues, country, and so on because the LS50's maybe reach to just under 50hz with a good setup and the Kube 8b gets into the low 30's or so.

That said, the Kube 10b is just under 15" square and is a lot more bass. If there's any way you could make it work, you might really appreciate the difference.

Incidentally, though I really what I've got with the Kube 10b, if I absolutely had to have smaller I'd likely go with the SVS SB1000 before I got the Kube 8b. It's just about exactly the same size as the Kube 8b, but goes much deeper.

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I recently purchased LS50Ws for the purpose of Audio and Movies (TV via Optical). What is the best way to be able to adjust the volume using the TV remote if at all there is one? Can I add any intermediary device that could handle all remote signals?

Also, since these are active speakers already, hooking them to a HTIB's L & R channels via Aux is suggested? Would I be ruining them by supplying already amped signal? This option may provide me to use the remote to adjust volume but am afraid that I may blow up the system.

Thanks on advance.
Good question. I have wondered this myself.
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I recently purchased LS50Ws for the purpose of Audio and Movies (TV via Optical). What is the best way to be able to adjust the volume using the TV remote if at all there is one? Can I add any intermediary device that could handle all remote signals?
If you can find a universal remote that will work with it. Logitech Harmony is one of the big ones, I use the Elite in our system. Did a quick compatibility check with the KEF and came up with nothing. Maybe you could contact KEF and get a recommendation. May have to use a "learning" remote.

https://support.myharmony.com/en-us/compatibility
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If you can find a universal remote that will work with it. Logitech Harmony is one of the big ones, I use the Elite in our system. Did a quick compatibility check with the KEF and came up with nothing. Maybe you could contact KEF and get a recommendation. May have to use a "learning" remote.

https://support.myharmony.com/en-us/compatibility
I clicked the link, entered "KEF" as manufacturer, and "LS50 Wireless" (not "LS50w" or something like that), and it says all Harmony Infrared and Harmony Hub-based products are compatible.

Good to go.

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[quote=jkhome;55892052]If you can find a universal remote that will work with it. Logitech Harmony is one of the big ones, I use the Elite in our system. Did a quick compatibility check with the KEF and came up with nothing. Maybe you could contact KEF and get a recommendation. May have to use a "learning" remote.

Thanks. I will check that.

I did see KEF Remote control codes in one of the documents on KEF LS50W pages. In fact, they now have separate codes for each of the input type instead of cycling with the same button.

How I wish, if the LS50Ws announce the input when pressed!!
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[quote=jkhome;55892052]If you can find a universal remote that will work with it. Logitech Harmony is one of the big ones, I use the Elite in our system. Did a quick compatibility check with the KEF and came up with nothing. Maybe you could contact KEF and get a recommendation. May have to use a "learning" remote.

Ordered Harmony 650.
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I clicked the link, entered "KEF" as manufacturer, and "LS50 Wireless" (not "LS50w" or something like that), and it says all Harmony Infrared and Harmony Hub-based products are compatible.

Good to go.
Ah ha. Yes I did a LS50W for the search. Glad to see it is supported. We love our Harmony system for the HT. My wife uses the smaller Companion remote for daily use, and I pull out the Elite (it was actually a 950 plus separately purchased Hub) when we watch movies, etc.
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Any one using LS50Ws as part of their 5.1 or 7.1 system? If so, could you please share the setup and operation?
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Any one using LS50Ws as part of their 5.1 or 7.1 system? If so, could you please share the setup and operation?
I’m also interested. However, among other things, I wonder if the center channel might be a sticking point. Would it be possible to get a single LS50W to use as a center?
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I’m also interested. However, among other things, I wonder if the center channel might be a sticking point. Would it be possible to get a single LS50W to use as a center?
You can not use one of LS50W speakers independently. Your option is to get a single LS50 rather. They sell them by piece.
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Anyone know what the rolloff of the ls50w built in high pass and sub low pass is ? Can’t find it anywhere , for some reason I’m leaning towards 24dB/oct
Just trying to fine tune the speaker handoff to the sub
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Any one using LS50Ws as part of their 5.1 or 7.1 system? If so, could you please share the setup and operation?
I think it would be a PITA.

I thought you would easily be able to use a pair or two of ls50w as front R/L or rear R/L, using the RCA inputs on the kefs if your receiver had line outs for those channels or maybe even toslink outputs. The problem would be turning them on separately and setting the volume to match any other passive speakers you had running from other amps.
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I think it would be a PITA.

The problem would be turning them on separately and setting the volume to match any other passive speakers you had running from other amps.
Yes, I am looking how someone is overcoming the above problem and are able to control the volume simultaneously.

Also, if providing amped singal as input to these actives is suggested..!!
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Hello People,
Need some help/input from the people who are using Logitech Harmony for controlling the KEFs. Are you able to directly change the input source rather than cycling through the source selection? Does power toggle is the only command that is working or "power on" and "power off" are also working?

I read somewhere online (can not find that page now, hate you google.) that these are the new remote codes introduced from certain hardware versions. Was someone else able to find that link too?

Thanks.
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LS50 vs RS300

I currently have 4 LS50s. For anyone that has heard both, how do they compare to the RS300?
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I currently have 4 LS50s. For anyone that has heard both, how do they compare to the RS300?
RS300? Or do you mean R300?

I don't know if you're referring to some other brand. The R300 has a lot more bass than LS50, but the LS50 has a better tweeter than the R300 in terms of highest frequency details. It's a subtle thing, but it's there.

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KEF LS50W with a Denon receiver

Is anyone using the KEF LS50W with a denon receiver having the preouts connected to the speakers aux input?
I am experiencing a buzzing sound, not very loud but it can be heard when there is no sound. I don't have any co-axial connections coming to my receiver or anywhere else where my devices connect.
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I currently have 4 LS50s. For anyone that has heard both, how do they compare to the RS300?
I am assuming that you meant R300. If not, my apologies.

I auditioned both quite extensively and then bought LS50 and an SVS sub. That combination I felt was far far superior than R300.

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Yes, the R300.

I got a great deal on a pair (assuming they ship), and I'm going to give one or the other to my dad. I was really asking to see what to pay attention to during the audition period.

I do have my LS50 paired with 2 SVS subs. It sounds great, but I always wonder about the small drivers producing a less dynamic sound during loud movies. I was hoping the R300 would be better in that regard.
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Yes, the R300.

I got a great deal on a pair (assuming they ship), and I'm going to give one or the other to my dad. I was really asking to see what to pay attention to during the audition period.

I do have my LS50 paired with 2 SVS subs. It sounds great, but I always wonder about the small drivers producing a less dynamic sound during loud movies. I was hoping the R300 would be better in that regard.
Here is what I found better in LS50 comoared to R300.

The sound was much cleaner. I assumed that this was because in R300 the cabinet is not that inert and sings with the music.

Mid range driver and tweeter sounded better and more natural to me in Ls50.

The bass in R300 was not as good as i can get with SVS. Dah. So I was going to use svs any way.

But do check them out both and then decide.



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