Nearly every aspect of the speakers has been redesigned to achieve a cleaner, more sophisticated presentation - both sonic and physical.Q350
A new generation of the Q series was due. And so we have the new KEF Qs. Gone is the strip of chrome across the front baffle, as well as any holes for attaching the grilles which now snap on magnetically. They look sleek and minimal.
What looks like a single driver is actually a 25mm vented aluminium dome tweeter sitting in the throat of a This single point-source arrangement is designed to improve integration between the drivers and the way sound is dispersed. The distinctive tangerine waveguide on the tweeter helps distribute sound evenly. MORE: How to build the perfect speaker. The Uni-Q driver now sits right in the middle of the cabinet. The port has been moved to back of the speaker.
KEF claims this ensures any midrange leakage of noise is less audible. The port has also been redesigned to reduce noise and distortion for deeper, cleaner bass performance. And the wall brackets from the old Qs have been removed for a much neater look. The cabinets themselves are of impeccable, sturdy build.
They come in two satin finishes: black or white, with black or silver Uni-Q drivers to match. The KEFs digs deep and unearths nuances with a great deal of composure and precision. The ambient noises are fleshed out with plenty of detail, and the way various noises interact with each other makes musical sense thanks to the KEFs' well-timed presentation.
The metronome ticking throughout the piece sounds pristine, with precise edges slicing off bits of time. These speakers go surprisingly deep, too. The thumping beat simmering underneath the tune is packed with rumbling, menacing texture.Find results that contain All of my search term words Any of my search term words Find results in By nabsbmxDecember 10, in Classifieds - 2-Channel Stereo. They are in very good with some minor swirl marks in the gloss coating on the top of the cabinets and one chip on the rear edge.
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Hi, after much moaning and complaining, I have finally got my hands on a brand new pair of Kef iq10's in lovely dark apple The kef manual is a little cryptic for me I figured out how to fit the four connecting leads, as my iq60c came with them pre-connected, but I am not too sure whether to use the foam bung or not? I think I should because I am using the speakers in the corners of the room, on 1m high Atacama Nexus 10 stands, and they are rear surrounds in a 5.
So, as I want them for effect sounds, and not really for bass, I am thinking that the foam should be in. I am a little nervous that if I put the foam in and it's wrong, I may not get it out. Any advice? Last edited: May 30, See what sounds best to you. They are pretty easy to get in and out so you can experiment. It will depend on room dynamics and exact placement, so it is hard for anyone here to tell you whether to use them. Trust your ears and see what sounds best to you.KEF celebrated its fiftieth anniversary a while ago and looked back with pride on half a century of technical innovations.
If KEF was ever to launch a new project based on this legend, one must assume that the end result is a very special speaker indeed. The LS50 bookshelf speaker is a completely new design, with technical similarities to the current KEF Blade flagship floorstander.
Add to that a good deal of brain power and sophisticated design solutions. The latter contributes to the excellent, wide sound dispersion of the Uni-Q driver array. A large proportion of the phenomenal omnidirectionality of the KEF LS50 is due to the specially shaped midrange driver.
In addition, the curved baffle provides optimized sound management and minimizes edge diffraction. Resonances are subdued by very effective bracing and stiffening of the cabinet. Eventual occurring residual resonances is kept inside the cabinet as the internal structure is separated from the outer structure by using insulation on critical parts of the cabinet.
Perfect conditions to minimize discoloration in the midrange and allow the Uni-Q driver to play freely and openly at all frequencies. The elliptically shaped bass reflex tube is flared generously at both ends, which handles and controls the flow behavior of the air exiting, thus avoiding flow noise and 'chuffing'.
Another special feature distinguishing the bass reflex tube from being ordinary; in the middle of the tube sits a flexible section allowing the tube to expand, like a balloon or bicycle tube. The flexible port helps to eliminate long-stroke resonances that would otherwise cause discoloration in the midrange.
High and mid frequencies are filtered at about 2, hertz, and the minimum impedance is, according to KEF, at 3.
When Should You Use Port Plugs?
Our impedance measurements showed that the impedance dropped to a minimum of 3. Amplifiers are connected to the anniversary speaker using the well dimensioned single-wiring terminals to which, depending on personal preference, banana plugs or stripped cable ends can be connected.
The KEF LS50 monitors are a perfect example of excellent workmanship and are technically absolutely up-to-date. The internal stiffening and the curved baffle make for a very stable and sturdy cabinet, which is insensitive to resonances.
Weighing in at Add to that no visible screws in the curved baffle as icing on the cake. The KEF LS50 should definitely be treated to a generous break-in period — at least 24 hours — so that they can perform at their best. What these compact monitors can do is startling to say the least.Months passed and as the reviews tumbled down my professional interest began to wane. How could I further advance a conversation that was already bursting with accolades?
Drivers : 5. Ahead of this LS50 coverage proper there would be a minor de tour. The LS50 are warmer in the midrange, more inviting and enveloping and — with the right amplifier attached — FAR more dynamic. They sound simultaneously punctilious and suave. I suspect the connection might be more marketing spin than genuine genetic extrapolation. Also, which amplifiers to hand work best? Put away that knee-blanket, no afternoon nap for you!
Bass integration is also better on the KEF. Nothing images like a ProAc? Music emanates from a space between and behind the speakers, seemingly physically disconnected from the boxes spinning the aural illusion. In short: KEF have designed the ultimate all-rounder, go-anywhere-do-anything standmount loudspeaker.
Amplifier for the KEF LS50s
Good show. Typically with such a revealing monitor, matching electronics requires careful thought — and experimentation — lest the LS50 spill into brightness or get all loosey-goosey with lower Hz. Remember my friend Andy? The chap whose Mrs makes him hide all the electronics behind the couch? These KEFs need at least hours burn in, after which they commit to deeper bass and a much cleaner treble — think: tenderness on the roof of the palette.
Boundary reinforcement will tend to accentuate the mid-bass frequencies. In a speaker like the M that has very good low frequency extension and output capabilities, you can easily end up with 'too much of a good thing' in those environments. And if you're in a small listening room or environment, you can find that because everything is closer to the boundaries that you'll also get that midbass accentuation, which can be too much of a good thing and can actually make things sound really slow and congested.
For this reason, we've supplied port plugs with the M We suggest that you set up and listen to the speaker as-is without any of the plugs in place for a week or two, and then add one plug at a time in the M we suggest adding them in the bottom three rear portsand every time you add a plug, listen for a few days again, and listen for how the bass character changes.
This is something that is very room dependent and also dependent on your personal listening tastes. Some people may like that bass accentuation. There's no right or wrong answer as to whether you should use the port plugs, but they are there as an option if you find the speaker has too much mid-bass. Now I mentioned earlier that we're going to be offering these port plugs on the website, and there are a couple of other situations where you may want to look at using them.
If you purchase one of our bookshelf models like the M22, M3 or M2, they all have rear ports. If you plan on mounting the speakers on our Full Metal Bracket, up on a wall, again now it's sitting next to a boundary, so it has that same reinforcement.
In that case, you might want to try using the port plugs to plug those rear ports. It might give you smoother bass response. Also, if you're going to be putting a bookshelf speaker on a bookshelf or in a cabinet of some sort, you get the same sort of boundary gain in the mid-bass frequencies.
That's another case where you might want to look at buying a couple of port plugs and trying them out. It just might give you a smoother and more linear sound quality. Search: go. Andrew Welker. Hello, i just wondered will using port plugs damage the drivers or is it hard on the speaker if you use them long term. Thank You Joe Randall. Normally there will be no issues with using port plugs, but the plugs will change the mechanical loading of the woofer s which in rare cases could cause problems.
I would encourage you to contact the manufacturer of your speakers for their input. If you own Axiom speakers you can use port plugs on any model without fear of damage.
Great these are vary good plugs to match the Axiom ports which are equally as outstanding. Submit Comment. Need help or advice? We are here to help you make sure you are getting the product you need! Call us today! M60 Floorstanding Speakers.
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