Excerpt: Fifty years may not seem like a long time, but for a loudspeaker manufacturer in 2013 it is an eternity. How many electronics manufacturers can you name off the top of your head who have been around for five decades? Sony. Yamaha. Marantz. JBL. There are certainly others but for a loudspeaker manufacturer that is quite the milestone.
Pros: One of the best sounding loudspeakers you can buy, Absurdly inexpensive considering its performance, Gorgeous design and build quality, Works well with both music and movies, Easy to set-up and position, Can be driven by a 50 W/channel amplifier and sound great, State-of-the-art technology
Excerpt: KEF, based in the U.K., enjoys status as one of the most respected, and long-lived, speaker manufacturers in high-end audio. The company has designed and sold some of the best-known speakers in the history of the hobby. They have multiple lines they sell direct and through an extensive worldwide dealer network. Their products range from statement, reference level speakers, to more modest home theater applications.
Excerpt: At $1,499/pair, the LS50 isn’t cheap, but KEF designed it as a true reference-grade speaker. That phrase, twisted to near meaninglessness by cynical marketers, is supposed to refer to a product against which others can be judged.
Excerpt: Thank you for searching out the equipment review of the KEF LS50 Anniversary Speakers that was originally published in the Esoterica section of Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2013 (Volume 44 Number 1). This equipment review consists of a full subjective evaluation of the KEF LS50 Anniversary Speakers written by Edgar Kramer , plus a complete set of independent laboratory tests conducted by Newport Test Labs and an analysis of those test results, written by Steve...
Summary: Kun viettää vuoden maailmalla, poissa hifi-hommista, on parempi katsastaa mitä on menettänyt. Jos maailman muita julkaisuja ja journalisteja on uskominen, niin heti ensimmäisenä on testattava KEF LS50. Ei muuta kuin pässiä sarvista.
Conclusion: KEF LS50 är en osedvanlig men synnerligen lyckad jubileumshögtalare som på ett lysande sätt sammanfattar KEFs dygder förr och nu. Det är en högtalare som är lätt att tycka om och som man snabbt trivs synnerligen väl med. LS50 är en klar favorit i prisklassen. Provlyssning är ett måste!