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Old 19-01-2018, 07:32 PM   #46
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anyone owns the KEF LS50W? I had a listen at adelphi KEF and heard some buzzing on the left speakers. i was told that it's electrical noise. :/
KEF adelphi CMI. Tried @ Tangs not buzzing.
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Old 19-01-2018, 08:01 PM   #47
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Used too long, connected to too many devices, customer return unit, too many power conditioners, badly DIY-ed amplifier... Lots of reasons
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Old 20-01-2018, 09:38 AM   #48
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i tried add to cart but its 3083 ?

edit.. checked out is $2,639.05
OMG that’s really a good deal for the LS50W!!
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Old 20-01-2018, 11:07 AM   #49
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OMG that’s really a good deal for the LS50W!!
Yup regret never hoot it on the spot! When I rem sales already over.. 😞
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:56 PM   #50
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just to update on my speakers issue, speakers were sent back to HK but they cannot replica the problem over there. Lucky, the same problem happened in the Adelphi shop and witnessed by the staff.

Dragged till now and I asked for a refund or replacement and they agree to a replacement.

Hope the new speakers won't give me anymore problems.
Hi @Koma75, how did the replacement speaker went?
I hav been thinking of getting this after auditioning at Adelphi. After reading forum & FB of several owners having speaker failure or other hardware issues having second thoughts. Your feedback will be appreciated, thanks.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3142...4252515719287/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3142...4356372375568/
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:19 PM   #51
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Just get it. Great speakers for the price and KEF has excellent customer service anyway
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:35 PM   #52
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Just get it. Great speakers for the price and KEF has excellent customer service anyway
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Btw, how’s your experience ? Any h/w or f/w issues you had encountered? GP is retailing the set now @ $3.2k. Thought the 1 year warranty a little short.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:30 PM   #53
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@Gymrat76, thanks for the poison
Btw, how’s your experience ? Any h/w or f/w issues you had encountered? GP is retailing the set now @ $3.2k. Thought the 1 year warranty a little short.
Actually I had the speakers fail once. Component I think which was a bad batch. Took it back and they replaced the board (took 2-3 weeks) and I got it back. Works fine now. In the beginning the app was quite problematic but they’ve resolved a lot of the bugs now. I have very little issues with it now
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:56 PM   #54
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Actually I had the speakers fail once. Component I think which was a bad batch. Took it back and they replaced the board (took 2-3 weeks) and I got it back. Works fine now. In the beginning the app was quite problematic but they’ve resolved a lot of the bugs now. I have very little issues with it now
Thanks for the info, looks like the early batches had hardware issue. Is the speakers production date available anywhere in the box or from their website? At least something to look out for if I decided. Hopefully they had resolved this now.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:29 PM   #55
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Thanks for the info, looks like the early batches had hardware issue. Is the speakers production date available anywhere in the box or from their website? At least something to look out for if I decided. Hopefully they had resolved this now.
I would just go ahead and get them. As said, KEF support is excellent if needed (though nobody would want any issues), and you usually hear about the issues rather than from those without (of which there are a lot). There's lemons is every product
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:39 AM   #56
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I would just go ahead and get them. As said, KEF support is excellent if needed (though nobody would want any issues), and you usually hear about the issues rather than from those without (of which there are a lot). There's lemons is every product
Thanks! Info has been helpful and appreciated.
Will arrange a second audition. Either this or the more costly option of LS50 passive + naim streamer.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:05 AM   #57
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Thanks! Info has been helpful and appreciated.
Will arrange a second audition. Either this or the more costly option of LS50 passive + naim streamer.
Can’t go wrong either way. But don’t see why you would go for the passives unless you already have the amps etc. The LS50s are not easy to match, and in the LS50W it’s been factory paired and tuned with the built in amp. But like I said, you won’t regret either way
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:15 AM   #58
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@Gymrat76, thanks for the poison
Btw, how’s your experience ? Any h/w or f/w issues you had encountered? GP is retailing the set now @ $3.2k. Thought the 1 year warranty a little short.
Go robinson @ heeren buy.
5% rebate with OCBC card if i not wrong.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:33 AM   #59
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Go robinson @ heeren buy.
5% rebate with OCBC card if i not wrong.
Qoo10 got 1 seller gif 10% discount + qoo10 $120 voucher.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:46 AM   #60
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Qoo10 got 1 seller gif 10% discount + qoo10 $120 voucher.
u bought le?
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