LOUDSPEAKER MEASUREMENTS: Axiom, B&W, Dahlquist, Focal, JBL, Magico, Morel, PSB and many more

Written in 2009 They write ….. With the cooperation of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC), in the year 2000 the SoundStage! Network began measuring and publishing objective measurements of loudspeaker products — a first for online publications. The NRC’s legacy of producing accurate loudspeaker measurements goes back decades. Literally thousands of speakers have been measured […]

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ProAc, Celef and Stuart Tyler?

You’ve opened up a memory for me re. Celef. Was it started by Stuart Tyler? I advertised my Celef Monitors in the mid ’70s, I think it was, and was overwhelmed by people phoning as to not only enquire if they were still available, but why I was selling them. The number of calls was […]

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HARBETH: Kef LS50 vs Harbeth Monitor 30.1?

Editor’s note: This US-based thread kicked off in 2015 and has seen quite a bit of action since. I took a look this morning (15/02/19) and there is in my view worthwhile content there and so my suggestion is that it’s worth a look. Neil / editor ================= Ive heard kef ls 50 and will […]

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KEF: Are they really worth considering?

Editor’s note 14/02/19. I looked at this currently dormant thread this morning and am pleased to report that there is content in the thread which is useful and interesting for lovers of vintage KEF in particular. A visit is recommended. Neil / editor ==================== KEF used to make speakers near to where i was born […]

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KEF LS50 test review

The drive unit complement is the latest evolution of KEF’s trademark Uni-Q array. The Uni-Q may look like a single unit, but it’s really a 25mm aluminium dome tweeter in the centre of a 13cm magnesium/aluminium–coned mid/bass. The idea is to improve the way the speaker disperses sound and help integration. MORE  

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HARBETH: Kef LS50 vs Harbeth Monitor 30.1 – an American perspective

Ive heard kef ls 50 and will audition monitor 30.1. Ive just sold my amphion one18. they are truly the most accurate, detailed and fast speakers Ive heard. I may want a more smooth, slow and musical presentation. My interest is likely getting a high end REL g2 combined with the 30.1 or kef ls […]

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KEF: R500 Loudspeakers – review by Doug Schneider

KEF’s R loudspeakers comprise an affordably priced line of nine models: three floorstanders (R500, R700, R900), two stand-mounts (R100, R300), two center-channels (R200c, R600c), one surround (R800ds), and one subwoofer (R400b). The R series followed the release of the Blade, launched in 2011 for $29,999 USD per pair. The Blade is a unique loudspeaker that […]

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KEF: Jack Oclee-Brown on Making Affordable Speakers

Back in the early summer of 2017, Jack Oclee-Brown, KEF’s Head of Acoustics, visited John Atkinson to set up the KEF Reference 5 loudspeakers in his listening room. JA’s review of the Ref 5 was published in October 2017, and during Jack’s visit JA talked to him about the design of that speaker. But they […]

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KEF: The T Series test review

It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to anything but virtual surround sound via a soundbar speaker at home…and even longer since I’ve owned a dedicated audio receiver and a set of speakers. For both budget and space consideration, I migrated to a compact and neighbor-friendly soundbar years back when my square footage went […]

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Bridged versus stereo: Opinions differ ….. of course they do!

A week ago I thought I would experiment with my power amplifiers. I use a Rotel RC850 preamp with two bridged monoblocked power amps but thought I would ‘stereo’ one of the power amps, reconnect everything, and give it a go. The result was very interesting indeed with a much warmer, softer and more musical […]

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KEF: Their Concerto speakers

Hi I have a pair of Kef loudspeakers, the baffle and drive unit assemblies look exactly like the Concerto’s but the cabinet dimensions are bigger 75x47x37 cm’s hwd, they are also finished in cream leather with white grills and a crome surround. The b139’s bass units have quite a wide alloy surround which i notice […]

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