Kef LS 50 Wireless

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,051
    Aaaaayyyy! Congrats to the daughter and son-in-law!
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    Thanks!!! Im back now. It was 70's the entire time and come home to this cold snow stuff..... Crazy to wish it to be February again since it was a warmer month.... :D
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,471
    Congrats Brian on your daughters nuptials
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    Thanks all. I appreciate it. It was a nice time and Tallahassee had beautiful weather on Saturday.


    The ls50 are not broken in yet but I got to play with them a little bit today. They shoot a nice wide soundstage. So far im not missing the tubes. My sacdplayer and phono preamp are tube but I haven't hooked them.up just yet. I do like you can change your settings on the fly. They are not the best speakers I have owned but in this room they have had the best sound to date! I haven't even played around too much with placement yet. I plopped them down where I thought they might look ok.

    I need to figure out wires and do a bit of cable management since its all torn apart. They look better in person vs a pic but here you go on thr kef stand. crd2u1x7t9zj.jpg
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    Those stands look great . Will you be using a sub with the KEFs ?
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    The sub is actually behind it in the pic. Im using the old velodyne spl1200. I have had this sub for quite some time and had it recapped about 5-6 years ago. It's a fast, tight, sealed box. >:) that is musical sounding, not just a thud.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    I almost forgot, for the feet on the stands, they only come with spikes and no disks for hardwood. I used some Herbies Threaded Stud Glider on them.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    edited April 14
    Agreed that is a great review. I like how he also admits his mistake with the settings and how big of a difference the stand to table settings make. I am surprised he said he only used the settings on the back and not the settings within the app. You can fine tune it more with the app including the mid bass hump he said he missed a little.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    I forgot to add, I needed longer power cords so I talked to Patrick Cullen and the new cords will be delivered Saturday. I was already using an after market power cord but, needed longer for the right side and I wanted them to match so, I'm replacing both.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,206
    How do you like the Cullen Cables? I've been debating giving a couple a go in my loft rig perhaps (cause I dont need as many up there, and my HT is already pretty well decked out in PS Audio AC-3's lol)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    They should be here today. I do have a Cullen digital cable and it sounds wonderful.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,905
    Cullen is like an upgraded Pangea. Nice sounding power cables.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    He recommended me going with his mid line but instead of 10 gauge using 12 to not stress the ends since they hang in the air. I was using a wireworld Electra on one and a 15-20 year old monster on the other since I did not have a matching cable long enough. Construction is excellent and whatever he used for the connector going into the speakers had a better grip over the wireworld and minster.

    Letting them burn in now. Now I just need to figure out how to either pin up the rca cables or make them a bit cleaner looking. I keep switching off between the lumin direct to the speaker or the vi dac to the speakers.

    I finally tried out the USB from the laptop to the speakers built in dac. I was impressed! It actually had more bass but, sounded a bit analytical vs the lumin and the sound stage on the lumin was wider and a bit more natural sounding.

    I am still digging the speakers!
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,584
    Is the active LS-50 Roon Ready?
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    Not yet but its supposed to be working on that, tidal, and mqa.

    My lumin d1 is roon ready though.
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    Big KEF wireless firmware update Monday. :)
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,584
    Would someone please give a shout if the firmware update includes RoonReady?
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Would someone please give a shout if the firmware update includes RoonReady?

    From what I've read, it's mostly about support for Tidal. Roon is in the plans, but who knows when.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    I read the same thing. Tidal and supposedly firmware to stop the skipping on the app. I hope they make it so you can change the settinga on other things then wireless. From what I read roon should be next month or so.
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    erniejade wrote: »
    I read the same thing. Tidal and supposedly firmware to stop the skipping on the app. I hope they make it so you can change the settinga on other things then wireless. From what I read roon should be next month or so.

    Still happy with them ?

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    No regrets at all. They do a lot of things well and have broken in nicely!
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    It's up

    1. Support ALAC format
    2. Fixed Volume Control over App issue
    3. Fixed Wi-Fi network memory occasionally lost after system restarting
    4. Fixed potential left speaker no output issue
    5. Other bug fixes and improvements 1.1.0.0
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    Sweet I will need to check it when I get home tonight. Did you have to do anything or did the app update itself or push firmware to the speakers?
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    If you're asking me, I don't own a pair, only demoed them for a few days and was really impressed so they still are being considered.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    OOO I thought you picked them up. Sorry about that. The app did not update and I checked for updates but I didn't find anything. Maybe they didn't release it just yet.
  • TForanTForan Posts: 321
    Another extremely positive review. Has anyone else heard them ?

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/speaker-subwoofer-reviews/kef-ls50-wireless-review/
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,632
    Do not do the firmware update. A few are having issues with the new firmware. The app update adds tidal and is ok but the firmware hold off.

    I haven't updated the firmware but I have been reading about others who have and the issues they are having.

    Beyond that, I am still digging them. I don't feel a need to change.
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