Right now, the Kef LS50 Mini-Monitor is back down to the lowest price ever on Amazon. It’s THE bookshelf speaker to get if you value beautiful midrange, big soundstage, and accurate presentation above all else.
These speakers are prized amongst audio reviewers (including myself) who refuse to part with them despite having access to just about any speaker on the market. Many of those same reviewers (even though they came out back in 2012) still use them as their reference to which they compare all other speakers. (John Darko, Steve Guttenberg, and myself feature them regularly).
The only thing to keep in mind when buying the LS50 is that you need to pair them carefully, making sure to select a high-quality amp with a smooth top end and plenty of headroom (I like the Cambridge Audio CXA81). Low-cost AV Receivers and stereo amps (think under $500) probably won’t cut it. If you do use an underpowered, unrefined amp, you will most likely not hear what these speakers are capable of.
The futuristic design is also still light-years ahead of most of the speakers out there now.
From The Manufacturer:
An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, the LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring a professional studio monitor concept into the home.
Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.
Here’s what Darko had to say about it:
In short: KEF have designed the ultimate all-rounder, go-anywhere-do-anything standmount loudspeaker. Good show.
Here’s what Guttenberg says about it:
Right now, you can get these Legendary speakers at the lowest price since Black Friday 2019…that’s because Amazon is selling them again for the same ridiculously low price of $899! That’s $400 off! People sell them used for that price!
If you are in the market for a standmount speaker, here’s a chance to get the one that many people feel is the best, even at their regular price of $1299!
Grab these today, because they will sell out! Here’s a link to the discount price…
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