LS-50 Speakers (Passive)

No matter where I and a friend reads, most people are raving about the Kef LS-50’s (passive version).   However, sadly, neither one of us have heard them with no local dealer.  The best would be to evaluate them in our respective rooms as the room accounts for about 1/3 of the sound.

Moreover, I recently heard that the new LS-50’s ((passive) are not the same as the originals as Kef tried to save some money.  Is there any truth to this rumor?  I certainly hope not so I thought I throw it out there and see the response I get.

Thanks for your input....

Showing 4 responses by audiotroy

As a Kef dealer agree with Helomech and Tom6897, we are also an Elac dealer, The Unifi do not have the resoloution of the KEFs, and are voiced to be a bit on the warm side. 

The Kef LS 50 are cleaner, with much  more sound stage focus. 

We just took on the Quad Line the S2 monitor at $1,000.00 a pair are scary good, and in some ways out performs the LS 50 while having much better low bass, and even greater treble clarity and a very wide soundstage. 

Please PM us if we can be of further assistance.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ

Chris r your comment about the Quads are way off.

The S series and Z series have been quietly getting rave reviews all over the English press.

The S1 the smaller of the two bookshelves got a Hifi Choice 5 star review

The Z3 a $4,200 floor stander got the Editors Choice award 2016
in Hifi Choice

Quad Z 4 Editors Choice award Hifi News 2016

Quad Z1 Monitor Again Editors Choice

Stereopiile rave review of the Quad S2

We would say the biggest issue with the Quad speakers is that they are new to the US at this point.

The last distributor wasn’t very good, and other than the Electrostatic speakers which everyone knows about nobody even knew that Quad just came up with a fantastic line of dynamic loudspeakers.

Mofi distribution is now working with Quad to setup dealers and do shows to get this outstanding new line of speakers out there.

We have been working in high end audio for over 30 years, and I can count on one hand how many new and affordable loudspeakers really knocked our socks off, the Quads are really impressive and their clarity and soundstaging are just off the charts.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
Chris R we also have the Adantes, as well as the KEF and incomming are the Quad Z1, so if you have any specific questions please feel free to reach out to us, 

We also sell, Dali, PSB, ATC and a few others. 


Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
Malthuse, the Z series extends everything that is good about the S series. 

The sound is even more refined the soundstage is even bigger, greater clarity. 

Honestly the most impressive speakers for the money that we have ever heard.

We just demoed for a client the Naim Atom then the Uniti Nova with the Z2 and it sounded like a Radiho but without the hyper detailing presentation, very similar resolution and big open clean and fast reproduction,

The Quad ribbon tweeter is one of the finest high frequency drivers we have ever heard, the resolution is unbelievable but the speakers sound rich  
The Quad's damped ribbon is what makes the speakers so freaking good.

Please PM us if you have any further questions. 

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ