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Old 28th February 2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default How do Markaudio fare against KEF LS50

How would something like mark audio 7 or 10 perform against the ls50 in a the similar sized ported cabinet? Has have experience with both?

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Old 28th February 2019, 06:08 PM   #2
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You surely will receive subjective replies which in definitively means nothing.
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Old 28th February 2019, 09:29 PM   #3
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How do Markaudio fare against KEF LS50
I have yet to hear LS50, but i have been very pleased with the latest A7.3 and A10.3/p.

MAs would certainly cost less.

Short of a fllorstander, the optimum size i use for my miniOnken enclosures is 9/13/17 litres respectively, but a FH or Pensil will extract more from them.

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How do Markaudio fare against KEF LS50
Technically the Kef is in a different league. This is reflected in the cost of entry.
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How do Markaudio fare against KEF LS50
That is not a given. The kef has the huge disadvantage of havig an xo smack dab where they are at their worst.

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Technically the Kef is in a different league. This is reflected in the cost of entry.
The price is a reflection of the money invested in the project, from RnD, marketing, show attending, labor cost, distributor's cut, profit, etc....

Don't confuse a commercial product with a driver you can buy for DIY projects. In term of manufacturing costs, both drivers are probably in the same price range. You just have to pay for all the other stuff with the LS50.
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You just have to pay for all the other stuff with the LS50.
Maybe so, but only if your time is worth nothing.
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Old 1st March 2019, 01:52 AM   #8
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FWIW, I heard a pair of the LS50 at local dealer a few months ago - for those who can remember the days when our friends at the junction would be excited to show off anything in the shop to its best advantage, the demo was pretty much - where ya go Chris, I think you can figure out how to get the touch screen sever thing to work - let us know when you’re done. I guess my 20yrs on not buying anything entered into their calculus, but the attitude still pi$$ed me off - I don’t think Terry and Don would have been impressed.

In short, they were memorably “meh”. This shop used to a very lenient and enthusiastic home demo loan program but I was hardly interested enough to ask. Of course, the only MA speakers I currently have are floorstanders for A10.3 and A11MS, so any in home comparison wouldn’t quite be apples to apples.
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I don’t think Terry and Don would have been impressed.
They almost always had time to chat, even if they knew you weren't buying, which was most of the time for me.

I was thinking a Mar-Ken10.3 and the LS50 might make an interesting comparison. I googled and found them on sale for $998 CAD at a local dealer near Dave.

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Visions?

They don’t have any realcapability to demo them … at least the last time i was in there.

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