KEF - LS50 Meta Bookshelf Speakers vs Polk L200 throw down?

SIHAB
SIHAB Posts: 3,566
anyone put these up against each other?
The L200 has a bigger woofer and goes deeper.
It can handle more power. In a small to medium size room?

What got me thinking was the 50th anniversary R200AE are the
same price as the LS50 meta...

Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT SuperzeroSpeaker Cables: DH Labs, Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster: Beer budget, Bose ears

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,823
    I've heard them both in my room on the same gear.
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,893
    79 Hz at -3 dB on the Metas and 85 dB sensitivity. I wouldn't use them in a medium sized room without a subwoofer or two involved unless they're just for background music.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,677
    Clipdat still owns the l200

    Just saying
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,632
    VR3 wrote: »
    Clipdat still owns the l200

    Just saying

    He never heard them without mods that probably doubled the cost of the speakers..just saying😜
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,677
    I mean... If you are keeping track... Sure

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  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,566
    Thanks for responding.
    Guess I need the 50th R200AEs :D
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,728
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Thanks for responding.
    Guess I need the 50th R200AEs :D

    Stretch your budget and go with the Buchardt S400s . . . Just a thought
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,944
    So, I've heard the original KEF and the L200. I was left scratching my head wondering what all the hype about the KEF was, it's not a good speaker.
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  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,566
    GlennDog wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Thanks for responding.
    Guess I need the 50th R200AEs :D

    Stretch your budget and go with the Buchardt S400s . . . Just a thought

    I'll look at them again. Cool looking speaks.

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,677
    very interesting, whys that Jesse? Never heard it, just curious
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,944
    A bit lifeless I'd say and nothing I'd call bass. Basically meh.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,899
    Lifeless is a deal-breaker for me (and FWIW).