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Kef LS50 Wireless II

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Posted on December 9, 2020 at 22:46:18
2-ears
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Location: Orange County, CA
Joined: January 19, 2003



I've reported on these speakers recently. This is a brief update. Fellow inmates, understand that I'm not trolling or pushing product. The phone app was recently upgraded so that now the music files on my computer link to the speakers. In comparing the audio quality of wireless streaming to a CD is pretty damn close. I give the nod to the CD. (Maybe I feel obliged to think that because I have a Yamaha CD-S2100 CDP along with expensive interconnects.)

I've been into high-end audio for more than 20 years. Like other audioholics, I spent a lot of money chasing after the next incremental improvement in my system until I had $20K of equipment in my den. I hadn't anticipated a life changing event and retiring to a 1 BR apartment. It's all the more satisfying that $2,500 buys such a versatile great sound system. The Meta upgrade has really stepped up Kef's game.

 

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RE: Kef LS50 Wireless II, posted on December 12, 2020 at 17:01:28
samoore
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I have to agree, for the money these powered speakers are nothing short of a revelation. They replaced an entire 6 component system in my tv/living room.
Remember, it's all about the music.

 

Using a sub? (nt), posted on December 16, 2020 at 20:06:52
Jon L
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nt

 

RE: Using a sub? (nt), posted on December 18, 2020 at 15:52:41
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Location: Orange County, CA
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Yes, actually. I've got the crossover set at 40Hz to minimize butting up against the main speakers and fill in the low frequencies.

 

RE: Kef LS50 Wireless II, posted on January 9, 2021 at 14:32:23
Carl G
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I have read of others also impressed w those speakers. I get that you have scaled back , but I will ask a general question.
Since these speakers are plugged into the wall, has anyone else using powered speakers noticed any improvement in switching to a power conditioner like PS audio's regenerator.

 

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