Overall Ranking: 8.5/10
Price: $1,499.99 NOW at $1,199.99
Buy here: KEF LS50 Mini Monitor
When its KEF its bound to be Good!! This is the brand value which KEF possess and the KEF LS50 is no exception. The LS50 has been in the market for long and are worth mentioning here because of the value for money proposition that they make in the Audiophile grade compact home speakers.
The LS50 are compact in size but are no short of the performance and produces a colossal soundstage, considering their small size cabinets.
- They have the Uni-Q drive-unit with the 5.25″ driver. A 1″ aluminum-dome tweeter, derived from the HF driver used in KEF’s second flagship model, the Blade. These are inspired by the BBC’s legendary LS3/5A loudspeaker down in 1970s.
- To say the least, they sound incredible. The bass is tight and clean (as you would expect), Highs and Mids are super clear and when KEF says that “feel the magic of studio at your home”, they are not wrong. The response is flat and intact due to the baffle shaping and cabinet design
- The curved front design is well engineered and help propagate the sound wave to create an overall broad soundstage, which is made of glass fiber and calcium carbonate better known as DMC (Dough Moulding Compound)
|DESIGN||Two-way bass reflex|
|DRIVE UNITS||Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) magnesium/aluminium alloy
|FREQUENCY RANGE||47Hz – 45kHz (-6dB)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||79Hz – 28kHz (±3dB)|
|AMPLIFIER REQUIREMENTS||25 – 100 W|
|HARMONIC DISTORTION||2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
|NOMINAL IMPEDANCE||8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)|
|DIMENSIONS||302 x 200 x 278 mm / 11.9 x 7.9 x 10.9 in. (H x W x D with terminal)|
Value-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year
|Magazine / Issuing Body:||Hi-Fi+|
AV Forums Highly Recommended Award
|Magazine / Issuing Body:||AV Forums|
Best Bookshelf Speaker – Gold
|Magazine / Issuing Body:||SVI|
Hi-Fi Choice ‘Recommended’
|Magazine / Issuing Body:||Hi-Fi Choice|
You need not think twice before shelling out your hard-earned money on the KEF LS50 as what you get in return, you are going to cherish for a long time to come. The elite design and solid build will keep them shining for years and the well-engineered cabinet and drivers are a big plus in my book. Although, all such speakers require some break in time (these will too) but these are so good that even out of the box hearing is going to be a pleasure for your ears. You can also look for the kef ls50 wireless review in case you want to go without wires!
You would like to listen to your collection all over again with these!!!!
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