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RE: Those darn measurements !

First let me clear - my KEF's are not beloved. I don't love electronics or "things"

The Bose lifestyle I believe are advertised as sub satellite - if you can call it a sub.

I am not stating the KEF would benefit from a sub. The measurements would benefit from the use of a sub because you would be adding at least two octaves to the resulting sound. Dedicated subwoofers of high quality can measures quite well. And the KEF LS050 is for practical purposes the center section of the KEF Blade $32,000 floorstander.

As I said I am not going to argue the words you wish to use. In a sense the KEF Blade is a glorified KEF LS-50 with a giant bass/subwoofer unit attached to it as you can see in the link below.

It's basically the same but different looking Wilson Watt/Puppy.

But the Watt/Puppy is and the KEF Blade and the MBLs are NOT the speakers I am referring to when using the sub/satellite term. Sub Satellites for all the years I have been in this hobby and using the term mean small standmount speakers and a big cube box that sits on the floor. Like the picture above. Generally if the front speaker can't survive on its own it is not really a standmount loudspeaker. A Will Watt can survive without the Puppy. So can the LS-3/5a.

Using MBL as an example - a person can buy the MBL Radialstrahler mbl 120 standmount and NEVER buy a subwoofer for it and live quite fine. It will cover most of the frequency response on most music. I call it a standmount speaker - if you want to call it a satellite that's fine - I think we're talking about the same things using different words to make the points.

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