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Old 05-02-2018, 06:30 PM   #61
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Better check if warranty provided by KEF Singapore hor
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:07 PM   #62
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Better check if warranty provided by KEF Singapore hor
Yes, for electronics after sales service support is critical. Will find time to do one more audition. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:37 PM   #63
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This thread should be called KEF LS50W instead of KEF active speakers lol.

Anyway, I was thinking to get a LS50 with amp probably to save money but there's a risk that the amp is not able to bring out the passive's full potential. Besides, LS50W is using Cat6 cable so this would save the time and trouble and $$$ on speaker cables as well. Considering a good amp with cables to pair up with LS50, the price might not differ much..

To all LS50W owners, any significant issues with the speakers so far? Many are complaining about the app AFAIK.
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:01 PM   #64
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This thread should be called KEF LS50W instead of KEF active speakers lol.

Anyway, I was thinking to get a LS50 with amp probably to save money but there's a risk that the amp is not able to bring out the passive's full potential. Besides, LS50W is using Cat6 cable so this would save the time and trouble and $$$ on speaker cables as well. Considering a good amp with cables to pair up with LS50, the price might not differ much..

To all LS50W owners, any significant issues with the speakers so far? Many are complaining about the app AFAIK.
About the amp to use on LS50 for the LS50W internal using class D one if looking for similar amp to drive....amp like Cyrus one which is class D as well and quite cheap in terms of pricing or higher price rega elex-r already have the potential of driving it
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:18 PM   #65
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Tweeter is class AB woofer is class D, in this case how?
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:47 PM   #66
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Tweeter is class AB woofer is class D, in this case how?
If you want class A's clarity and transparent and class D's power efficiency...sound use Cambridge Audio 851W power amp is a combine of A and AB = XD but u might need a preamp to control volume

just take noted the unit is very hot after 15 mins as it works like a class A

But so far cyrus is one of the good one so as Classe as they custom made their own class D not oem from other company

as bad Class D amp tends to have a lot of noise

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Old 09-02-2018, 05:27 PM   #67
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So troublesome just get LS50W! 😆
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:33 PM   #68
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This thread should be called KEF LS50W instead of KEF active speakers lol.

Anyway, I was thinking to get a LS50 with amp probably to save money but there's a risk that the amp is not able to bring out the passive's full potential. Besides, LS50W is using Cat6 cable so this would save the time and trouble and $$$ on speaker cables as well. Considering a good amp with cables to pair up with LS50, the price might not differ much..

To all LS50W owners, any significant issues with the speakers so far? Many are complaining about the app AFAIK.
Those reviews are old. Thereís been a few updates that have fixed many of them the past year. Use it without much issues. Interface could be better, but hey, if you want nice then pay $900 for Roon
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:34 PM   #69
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So troublesome just get LS50W! 😆
Exactly, the pairing of the amps is important for the LS50s. Youíd probably spend double the money and not get a setup thatís as nice as stock LS50W
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:44 AM   #70
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This thread should be called KEF LS50W instead of KEF active speakers lol.

Anyway, I was thinking to get a LS50 with amp probably to save money but there's a risk that the amp is not able to bring out the passive's full potential. Besides, LS50W is using Cat6 cable so this would save the time and trouble and $$$ on speaker cables as well. Considering a good amp with cables to pair up with LS50, the price might not differ much..

To all LS50W owners, any significant issues with the speakers so far? Many are complaining about the app AFAIK.
Active Speakers - are "end-to-end" solution ~ just plug in the power cord, play the source, enjoy the music ~ as long as it last.

Passive Speakers + Amplifier + ... heading toward customization/DIY.

DIY advantage not likely cost, instead:- flexibility, accurate finer audio and quality for your $ if you have patience to do your research & willing to learn.

Cat6 as speaker cables? no-thank-you
(Unless several conductors twist together to get 14AWG - not that it is better, but it sure save $)
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:22 PM   #71
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Active Speakers - are "end-to-end" solution ~ just plug in the power cord, play the source, enjoy the music ~ as long as it last.

Passive Speakers + Amplifier + ... heading toward customization/DIY.

DIY advantage not likely cost, instead:- flexibility, accurate finer audio and quality for your $ if you have patience to do your research & willing to learn.

Cat6 as speaker cables? no-thank-you
(Unless several conductors twist together to get 14AWG - not that it is better, but it sure save $)
It all come to this for maintenance wise amp + speaker last longer due to separate...as for active speaker's component like circuit board share the speaker driver's magnet maybe cause abit of interference within dac? and power circuit within will run kinda hot internal running for long hours of playback

bad about amp + speaker is you would spent more money to customize to your sound that you like change speaker cable,interconnector rca, amp or dac to tune the signature you like


good about active> all in a box solution save space, no need customize will sound the same with another person owning it so no need to compare sound can change sound for better by good power cord or power condition max
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:40 AM   #72
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...bad about amp + speaker is you would spent more money to customize to your sound that you like change speaker cable,interconnector rca, amp or dac to tune the signature you like
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What was mention are actually costed into active speaker (no free lunch).
-- Yes active speaker may be cheaper individual elements, does it mean using compromised components?

Also: interconnector rca, dac is costly issue due to digital back-to path are more prone to introduce sound coloration.

Have you consider this:
Ever noticed music source of last 30yr already mainly digital, last 10yrs network music, last 5 yrs are internet streaming.

digital source -> Active Speaker 【dac (analog)-> pwm -> (Class D amp) -> Speaker (analog) 】

What if:
For: full digital path integrated amp+ speaker (analog).
(no DAC, no interconnector RCA).

digital source -> I2S -> (Class D amp) -> Passive Speaker【】

Furthermore: full digital path value-add lossless, noiseless, Hi-res and music network & internet streaming.

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Old 11-02-2018, 01:48 AM   #73
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What was mention are actually costed into active speaker (no free lunch).
-- Yes active speaker may be cheaper individual elements, does it mean using compromised components?

Also: interconnector rca, dac is costly issue due to digital back-to path are more prone to introduce sound coloration.

Have you consider this:
Ever noticed music source of last 30yr already mainly digital, last 10yrs network music, last 5 yrs are internet streaming.

digital source -> Active Speaker 【dac (analog)-> pwm -> (Class D amp) -> Speaker (analog) 】

What if:
For: full digital path integrated amp+ speaker (analog).
(no DAC, no interconnector RCA).

digital source -> I2S -> (Class D amp) -> Passive Speaker【】

Furthermore: full digital path value-add lossless, noiseless, Hi-res and music network & internet streaming.
Anyways you believe which one suit you best not saying that active is bad....in the end of the day you got the sound that you paid for... happy with it that's more important...anyways i beileve in separate and will stick to it....
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:00 PM   #74
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Those reviews are old. Thereís been a few updates that have fixed many of them the past year. Use it without much issues. Interface could be better, but hey, if you want nice then pay $900 for Roon
Hoot the LS50W already.. waiting for delivery. What color did you choose? What are you using for the speaker stands?
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:52 PM   #75
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Hoot the LS50W already.. waiting for delivery. What color did you choose? What are you using for the speaker stands?
Delivery? You didnít get at KEF Adelphi? I just paid and brought back home on the same day

Mine are in grey and Iím using the Atacama Nexus filled with Atabites and sand

Anyway, congrats on the purchase. Theyíre great speakers and Iím sure you will enjoy them!
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