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RE: Those darn measurements !

"The KEF LS50 may be relatively affordable, but it offers superb measured performance.—John Atkinson"


Measurement stamp of approval awarded.

Of course I am always happy to have a list of the 5 most accurate loudspeakers on the planet. I did request a few years ago from the measurements are king people and no one replied - they could not list a few models that are considered the most accurate (with full measurements to back it up).

The KEF according to the editors of Stereophile and Soundstage (the two biggest providers of measurements) both love the KEF LS-50s measured results. So it is a good measurements place to start.

Edit: SS that I have had come through my homes include amplifiers from Bryston 3B/4B (100+ watts)Celeste 4070, Arcam Delta 290 and 290P, Rotel RB1050/1080, Pioneer Elite VSX95(100+ watts), Shengya PM 150(300 watts 4 ohms hybrid) monoblocks, Sugden A48b, 2 Marantz receivers one 50 watts the other (100+watts) - the 50 watter sounds better), Musical Fidelity A300 (100+ watts), Roksan Kandy K2 (100+ watts). Which doesn't count the many hours spent with many other big SS power amps from Krell, Classe, Sim Audo, Pass Labs(Threshold before that), Hafler, Odyssey, Mark Levinson and newer stuff like Constellation, Edge, Soullution, MBL, Studio Electric, Orpheus Labs.

I now own only own a Marantz receivers for movies and I have a Rotel RB 1050 70 watts 8 ohms 140 4 ohms but even that I just own. I haven't used the amp since 2012. Given it is practically worthless second hand I figure one day I might use it for something.

Edits: 06/24/17 06/24/17 06/24/17

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