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alaScore 93

34 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the KEF LS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Preview


The thing that makes the KEF LS50 mini-monitors so exciting is the price. $1500 a pair may sounds reasonable to us given the level of technology that has gone into KEF LS50s.

Mini-monitors are designed for near-field listening so the KEF LS50s are probably not going to speakers that you'll place in your home theater. KEF spec's the LS50s down to 79Hz at -3dB and 47Hz at -6dB. This is a pretty amazing response for a...

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KEF LS50 Loudspeaker Review


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...

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KEF LS50 LoudspeakerReview


For a 50+ year old company, KEF sure can innovate. Their latest bookshelf loudspeaker will have the competition crying in their pudding.

With the Denon AVR-591, I heard a hardness in the treble that could become irritating over time, but as I listened to more and more products, I realized that the LS50's capabilities are only limited by your choice of amplifier and source. For a $1,500...


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Awards 2012 Product of the Year - Stereo Speakers. A fine way to celebrate KEF's 50th anniversary

Transparency, impressive resolution ; excellent bass for size ; fine build and finish

Demanding of partnering equipment

Of course, the LS50’s innate transparency means that any flaws in the partnering kit will be apparent. But get it right and you have what is one of the best standmounters below £1000, and easily one of KEF’s most musical efforts in years.

EISA Award - Best Product

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European Loudspeaker 2012-2013


To casual viewers the LS50 will look like a minimalist, single-driver loudspeaker but in reality it's more sophisticated. In fact, this single driver is one of KEF's famous two-way Uni-Q units with its tweeter mounted at the acoustic centre of the...

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KEF LS50 Review and Test


Will the KEF LS50 live up to the revered LS3/5A's legendary excellence? Has it fulfilled the aspirations of both the domestic and professional sectors?

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired

General Features

Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Front/Stereo Speaker