KEF LS50 Meta
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  • Great for orchestral music, especially strings
  • Incredibly
  • Out of the box, STUNNED
  • Still breaking these in
  • Not kind to poorly recorded material

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Good, but not great speakers that don't live up to the hype
These speakers get really great reviews here and by audio magazine journalists, but I’m not sure why. As another reviewer here stated, these are good, but not great speakers. They definitely don’t live up to the hype. Very questionable if they are worth the now $1600 price (up from $1500 when I purc...
3/5
Bob G
1 year ago
amazon.com
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To my ear, the Metamaterial absorber has changed the voicing of these speakers and while I loved the way vocals sounded on my LS50's, on the Meta's everything just sounded lifeless and dull. In fact, after listening to several favorite tracks, I couldn't find anything that I thought sounded good on the Meta's. I also think the soundstage sounds MUCH smaller with the new speakers. My LS50's almost had a holographic sound to them and really opened up new passages in songs that I had never heard before, not with the Meta's.
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age_of_raava
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Legit Improvement
In short, the LS50 Metas are great. I owned the previous generation LS50s for three years now. I went through multiple amps in my quest for perfection (I wouldn't recommend class D for the LS50s, too bright, empty). Anywho, I found a decent pairing with the Music Fidelity M5si - but I was never trul...
5/5
Cav
2 years ago
amazon.com
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KEF LS50 META Review - Meta Made « 7Review
PRODUCTKEF LS50 METAOUTSTANDINGamongst the bestVALUEkeenly pricedDISTRIBUTORKEFTEL+44 (0)1622 672261WEBSITEwww.Uk.kef
PositivePositive
4 months ago
7review.com
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Watch collector stuck in my home office for a year with bare wrists. Randomly found this subreddit, took the red pill, and sold part of my collection to try this HIFI thing out. Thank you /r/audiophile, for helping my neighbors more intimately understand "Il Triello"!
I didn't want to give up so easily, so I took a chance and found a set of Kef LS50 Meta's and a KC62 subwoofer. That solved the problem. I now really understand how speakers can sound "different" and why it's actually important to go test drive them before a purchase. The Heresy's sounded as what I imagine music is like after a few margaritas.
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Costco_Law_Degree
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Fantastic speakers: unrivaled at their small size
I am still trying to figure out why Amazon asks for ratings of "Sheerness" and "Thickness". ??? / Anyway, I read and watched reviews of these speakers before diving in, and then ended building my AV system around them. They are not my first KEF's, so I knew that KEF brings precision and quality-of-b...
5/5
John O. Riordan
2 years ago
amazon.com
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We tested the KEF LS50 Meta bookshelf speakers! - Perfect Acoustic
They won’t sound bad if we do, but they will sound much better if they are placed 50cm away in a room, well away from the side walls. Sound. We tested the LS50 Meta speaker pair in an average-sized living room
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4 months ago
perfect-acoustic.com
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Setup complete. Finally have my new amp (CXA81)
Up until a couple of months ago I was using Sonos but this setup is a dream. I also added the Audeze LCD2C and they compliment it perfectly and mean the wife doesn’t kill me during the evenings and when she is working. Prior to the CXA81 I was using the Pro-ject Sterobox DS2 which was pretty good, but it has finally enabled me to push the LS50 Metas to a place where I am happy with them. Now to just enjoy the music and forget about the equipment!.
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heavenisatruck1
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KEF LS50 Meta
Conclusion. KEF’s new LS50 Meta stands on the shoulders of many classic KEF speakers, but there it shines well as perhaps the very best bookshelf speaker in its class. Elaborate quality combined with unique technology that has an audible advantage, also makes this an interesting product
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4 months ago
lbtechreviews.com
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The best speakers I've ever owned.
Incredible and I haven't even had time to properly break them in. I absolutely loved my last pair of speakers, Chane's tower A 5rx-cc and they aren't even in the same stratosphere as the Metas. The difference in detail, imaging and soundstage are dramatic. Astonishing set of speakers. This is going ...
5/5
Craig Beezley
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Specs

Enclosure

Bass Reflex

Finish

MDF/Polymer

Tweeter Type

Hard-Dome

Tweeter Size (inches)

1