I think Kef makes incredible speakers for both music and home theater so we should have a thread here.
I finally got to hear them recently, a phenomenal little speaker. I want to get these as surrounds with my 205/2s for use with multichannel music. Simply amazing! Five of these with dual subs, wow.I was lucky enough to get a pair of the new 50th anniversary LS 50's at the beginning of December. I completely concur with JA in Stereophile that these are "Class A for smaller rooms". They are only available on the KEF USA website, and are currently out of stock. They're small, but absolutely potent for Jazz, classical, or almost anything. The Clarity and lack of colortion is beyond belief. Knock on the side and you'd swear you were knocking on concrete. I use them with a sub, but twice I've left the sub off and didn't notice till later. Amazing reviews from multiple sources--- google 'em.
My 105/3 Reference pair served well in my 2ch rig from 1996 thru 2013 with just a refoam of the bass drivers. Their rosewood finish was not just beautiful, but gorgeous. In my experience, you have to spend thousands more to get even close to their fit and finish.I've owned the 104, 104/2, 105 and now have the 107/2 speakers. My son now has the 104's and he loves them. I've been a fan of KEF's for quite a long time. Their sound just rubs my ears right.
If moving the speakers and listening chair around a bit doesn't give you satisfactory bass through boundary reinforcement, you might have to step to a larger loudspeaker.Just got my LS50. To be honest, I was kind of underwhelmed. it is too clinical with no emotion. It seems like it is missing its soul. The problem may be lack of bass in the speakers or something else. Or it may be a problem with my set up. And I need all your help to identify the problem before I need to send them back (2 weeks left) and choose another speaker ( may be Kef R300). I have them on Sanus steel stands, yamaha rx v800 amp (100 wpc rms), 2 ft from back wall and 3 ft from side wall. No sub, no DRC.