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KEF LS50

KEF LS50
alaScore 95

226 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of KEF LS50. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the KEF LS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for KEF LS50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of KEF LS50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability. The price is also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the size.

design, price, reliability

size

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF LS50KEF LS50

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for KEF LS50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of KEF LS50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the reliability.

price, design, size, usability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF LS50 Mini Monitor - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)KEF LS50 Mini Monitor - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (audioholics.com)

KEF LS50 Wireless Active Speaker System Preview

 

The KEF LS50 wireless is an all-in-one active speaker system featuring dual 24/192 DACs, dual-mono amps, and dedicated DSP crossover per speaker. A killer audiophile system in a small footprint?

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Preview

 

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.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Andre Marc (avrev.com)

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ian White (bigpicturebigsound.com)

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

KEF LS50 Wireless

 

The KEF LS50 Wireless is an outstanding active speaker package that offers outstanding hi-fi sound, minimal fuss and a whole lot of convenience.

Outstanding sound ; Great choice of inputs ; Easy and flexible to set up and use ; Neat design

App isn't as responsive as it could be ; Can't control physical inputs via the app

An outstanding active speaker system that brings hi-fi sound and plug-and-play convenience together for performance that can’t be topped.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

KEF LS50 Wireless review

 

The KEF LS50 Wireless gives you the performance of a top traditional system in a smart package...

Impressive clarity and insight ; Taut bass and strong dynamics ; Features and excellent build ; Neat package

Some small usability issues

These KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning LS50s. They’re a complete system wrapped in a neat and brilliant package

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

KEF LS50

 

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.

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

KEF LS50 Wireless Speakers review

 

An impressive package of convenience and sound quality

Breathtaking sound quality ; Tons of inputs ; Beautiful, compact design

No AirPlay or Google Cast ; Basic remote ; Slow mobile app

The KEF LS50 Wireless is an amazing sounding pair of speaker made for the new audiophile who doesn’t want to think about picking different source components. While the LS50W is expensive, you’ll be hard pressed to put together a better sounding package...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (hifichoice.co.uk)

AVTech Awards 2017/2018

 

Just 30mm deeper than the award-winning LS50 passive standmount loudspeaker, the wireless version packs in a 200W Class D amplifier for the mid/bass driver, a 30W Class AB amplifier for the tweeter, a DSP and a DAC, a network adapter, a USB input, a...

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

KEF adds a splash of color to its highly acclaimed LS50 monitor speaker

 

Here's a bona-fide monitor speaker that aspiring audiophiles can have a long-term relationship with.

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Product Specifications

Amplifier

Recommended amplifier power (max):100 / 200
Recommended amplifier power (min):25 / 30

Audio

Crossover frequency:2200
Frequency range:40 - 47000 / 47 - 45000
Impedance:8
RMS rated power:100
Sensitivity:85
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.4

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue, White / Copper, White / Grey, Red / Red / White

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240

Features

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In / No
Audio output channels:2.0
Driver cone material:Aluminium
Mid-range driver diameter:5.12
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):5.25
Number of drivers:2
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit / Universal
Speaker enclosure:Reflex
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:5.12
Woofer diameter (imperial):5.25
Woofer Size:5.25

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, LAN (RJ-45), USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Bass reflex:Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Bluetooth range:393.7
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired/Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-fi

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240

Technical Details

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 12.1
Height:11.8 / 11.9
Weight:15.9
Width:7.87