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does the KEF LS50 do well for nearfield listening ? 

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does the KEF LS50 do well for nearfield listening ? 

Yes, I used them as desktop speakers while I owned them and they functioned very well in that use.

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does the KEF LS50 do well for nearfield listening ? 

 

Make sure you get at least 30cm from the rear reflex port to your wall. Or else they will sound like fart cannons. 

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does the KEF LS50 do well for nearfield listening ? 


Yes! They even remain full sounding and detailed even at low volume.

 

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Make sure you get at least 30cm from the rear reflex port to your wall. Or else they will sound like fart cannons. 

 

I also encountered that bloated bass issue in my room regardless of how far or near I placed the speakers from the wall.

 

What I've done to fix that problem is to fully plug the ports on my LS50 and turned up the low-pass control of  the sealed SVS subwoofer take over the the upper bass frequencies from the LS50. The result: tight, effortless, clean bass. I did have center the sub under my desk to minimize sub localization.

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Originally Posted by ambrose1985 View Post
 

does the KEF LS50 do well for nearfield listening ? 


Yes! They even remain full sounding and detailed even at low volume.

 

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Originally Posted by cuiter23 View Post
 

 

Make sure you get at least 30cm from the rear reflex port to your wall. Or else they will sound like fart cannons. 

 

I also encountered that bloated bass issue in my room regardless of how far or near I placed the speakers from the wall.

 

What I've done to fix that problem is to fully plug the ports on my LS50 and turned up the low-pass control of  the sealed SVS subwoofer take over the the upper bass frequencies from the LS50. The result: tight, effortless, clean bass. I did have center the sub under my desk to minimize sub localization.

Which SVS sub are you using with your LS50's, and do you feel it integrates well with them? I may have to dig our my LS50 plugs and give em a try again. I have a couple of subs under my desktop but would like to upgrade them at some point.

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Which SVS sub are you using with your LS50's, and do you feel it integrates well with them? I may have to dig our my LS50 plugs and give em a try again. I have a couple of subs under my desktop but would like to upgrade them at some point.


I'm using an older SVS sb12-nsd. Yes, it integrates well but it took a lot of tweaking the subwoofer settings over time to get it to the point where I'm happy with the results.


Edited by jologskyblues - 3/29/16 at 4:36pm
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Would definitely recommend dual subs like the SVS model suggested and then to plug the ports using the foam supplied as it will clean up the mid bands due to putting less strain on them to produce the bass frequencies. I've sold my two pairs of LS50s and are now only running the KEF R500s with a Velodyne sub crossed over at 40Hz. Do miss some of the extra liveliness of the LS50s mids and better coherency, but the R500s have killer bass, especially with the NuPrime IDA-16 (which I think would be a killer amp for the LS50s as well).

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