Originally Posted by Bill_B4
My pair from 11/2016 just started acting up. Left speaker sounds like the woofer's blown. Only thing that temporarily fixes it is unplugging the master from power, waiting a minute, and firing it back up. Lasts about a minute before it starts to do it again. Sending them off to KEF tomorrow for diagnosis and possible repair.
I'm very sorry for you to hear that's happened.
While I'm one of the biggest fans of KEF you'll find (even started a FB group for like-minded KEF Enthusiasts), I'd been leery of having 200+30 watt amps, a DAC, and a DSP inside a slightly enlarged LS50. If they were willing to have a longer warranty than 1 year on the electronics, I would feel better because they are such a bargain to get that much speaker and high-end electronics for that price.
On a whim I bit on a pair of passive LS50's even though all I had to power them at the time was an NAD D3020. I'd long heard that you need $1500 to $2000 worth of electronics to get close to what the LS50 Wireless does right out of the box. I was happy, but knew there was more in the speakers than what I was getting. I had started saving for an NAD C658 pre-amp and matching NAD C268 power amp because I wanted full DSP and more power than the Bluesound Powernode 2 I had gotten. When the Masters M10 was announced and said to include Dirac, I went to my dealer. They had gotten two in just the day before and hadn't even had time to listen long. I bought one on the spot, thanks to a generous good-guy discount. I don't know if my setup is better than just LS50 Wireless alone, but if not it's REALLY REALLY close.
I wish you luck, and hopefully the exemplary KEF Customer Support team will treat you right.
KEF R500, R200C, R100, R50, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758v3 AVR, LG UP875 4K BlueRay, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer. Office: NAD M10, KEF LS50, KEF Kube 10b, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red. Guest room: Hafler 300 L-R, KEF Reference Model 100 center, KEF iQ10 surrounds, modded M&K V-90 sub, Bluesound Vault 2.