[unboxing] KEF LS50 Wireless
Oct 11, 2017 at 6:09 PM Post #62 of 344

bearFNF

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 17, 2012
Posts
3,401
Likes
884
I used one of the articles I read as the baseline and then tweaked form there.
I also tried lots of other settings, takes time, but finally got to where I like it best.
I had a relative come visit and had her listen to the default versus my settings and she liked my setting best.
Didn't tell what I was doing just switched it to default and she said, "Eww, what did you do, it sounds bad now, what did you do? whatever you did put it back."
I switched it back and she said, "Oh yeah, now that's better, I like that a lot beter, don't do that again". It was my mom so obviously I didn't "do that again"... :)

Before I post my setting I want to say this, I know someone will say "those settings are whacked, you messed it all up" but, before any of you post it, I really only care that they sound good to me like this and that is enough.

So here are my settings FWIW and YMMV and all that. Your room may be a lot different than mine.
Mine are on stands next to my entertainment center about a foot from the wall. angled into the room 12 foot wide, 23 into open kitchen, 7.5 foot ceiling
Room is very lively (sliding glass door, carpet, lots of furniture)
On the expert tab:
Desk mode: off
Wall mode: on at -5dB
Treble trim: -2dB
Phase correction: on
Bass extension: Standard
High pass frequency: off
Sub out low-pass frequency: 120Hz
Sub Gain: 5dB
Sub Polarity: +

I do tweak it every so often just for kicks. but these setting are there most of the time. I also tune it at times for high Neighbor acceptance factor due to living in an apartment (meaning lower volumes and lower bass rumble).

any tuning tips? can't seem to get something that sounds good (or decent)
 
Last edited:
Oct 11, 2017 at 9:48 PM Post #63 of 344

wilflare

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Posts
257
Likes
14
I used one of the articles I read as the baseline and then tweaked form there.
I also tried lots of other settings, takes time, but finally got to where I like it best.
I had a relative come visit and had her listen to the default versus my settings and she liked my setting best.
Didn't tell what I was doing just switched it to default and she said, "Eww, what did you do, it sounds bad now, what did you do? whatever you did put it back."
I switched it back and she said, "Oh yeah, now that's better, I like that a lot beter, don't do that again". It was my mom so obviously I didn't "do that again"... :)

Before I post my setting I want to say this, I know someone will say "those settings are whacked, you messed it all up" but, before any of you post it, I really only care that they sound good to me like this and that is enough.

So here are my settings FWIW and YMMV and all that. Your room may be a lot different than mine.
Mine are on stands next to my entertainment center about a foot from the wall. angled into the room 12 foot wide, 23 into open kitchen, 7.5 foot ceiling
Room is very lively (sliding glass door, carpet, lots of furniture)
On the expert tab:
Desk mode: off
Wall mode: on at -5dB
Treble trim: -2dB
Phase correction: on
Bass extension: Standard
High pass frequency: off
Sub out low-pass frequency: 120Hz
Sub Gain: 5dB
Sub Polarity: +

I do tweak it every so often just for kicks. but these setting are there most of the time. I also tune it at times for high Neighbor acceptance factor due to living in an apartment (meaning lower volumes and lower bass rumble).

thanks so much! I'll go back and try these settings out. heh.
really just have to fix my left/right speaker imbalance for now.

anyone using a separate DAC with these speakers?

bought them in Singapore... the price is insane and there's no freebies to go along (i.e. isotek power cables, etc. :/)
 
Oct 11, 2017 at 10:24 PM Post #64 of 344

bearFNF

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 17, 2012
Posts
3,401
Likes
884
As far as I know every signal goes to the internal DAC, no way to bypass it.
thanks so much! I'll go back and try these settings out. heh.
really just have to fix my left/right speaker imbalance for now.

anyone using a separate DAC with these speakers?

bought them in Singapore... the price is insane and there's no freebies to go along (i.e. isotek power cables, etc. :/)
 
Oct 13, 2017 at 8:07 AM Post #69 of 344

wgb113

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Posts
426
Likes
44
any suggestions for good tracks to test them?

hmm anyone tried replacing the Cat6 cable with something of higher quality?
I'm using a Belden DataTuff Industrial Ethernet CAT6 patch cord. It features their proven bonded-pair technology and industrial connectors like those used in the Audioquest Diamond cable.
 
Oct 13, 2017 at 10:36 AM Post #71 of 344

wgb113

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Posts
426
Likes
44
Oct 13, 2017 at 11:43 AM Post #73 of 344

wgb113

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Posts
426
Likes
44
oh you rolled your own Ethernet cables as well? wonder if I can get Ghentaudio to do so as well.

was thinking of getting Isotek power cables
Nope, just the power cables. The ethernet cables linked to are sold as patch-cords.
 
Oct 16, 2017 at 7:40 AM Post #75 of 344

wgb113

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Posts
426
Likes
44
any discernible sound difference with the new power cables?
Honestly - no. But they were a better length and look a heck of a lot nicer!
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top