KEF LS60 Towers incoming...?

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  1. Nails

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  2. Joe Spivey

    Joe Spivey Your friendly neighborhood Spivey-Man

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    If I’m playing price is right; at least $7k upwards to $8.5k.
     
  3. jackocleebrown

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    Hi Juan, where did you get this image from?
     
  4. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

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  5. avanti1960

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    curious if they will make a passive version.
    i do not see them pricing the active in the stratosphere, definitely below the ref 1.

    what would be interesting is if they made a semi active version with active bass drivers like golden ear does and reduce the load on the coax to a midrange tweeter only.
    you could then easily run it with a tube amp.
     
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  6. head_unit

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  7. head_unit

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    You mean the height from the floor? I'm sure that layout is to make a point-source of sound.
     
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  10. avanti1960

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    Are there bass drivers on each side? if not that will not sound good.
     
  11. wgb113

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    Based on their Blade design philosophy I’m going to assume so.

    And while I’m sure the leaked photos can be maddening to the folks at KEF like @jackocleebrown I don’t think it lessens excitement around the official announcement next week for fans of the brand.
     
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  12. avanti1960

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    The blades claim to fame is zero parallel internal and external surfaces. No internal standing waves or external diffraction.
     
  13. wgb113

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    True but from a bass standpoint perhaps the new Uni-Core technology get you xx% there in a more traditional box?
     
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  14. avanti1960

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    it is off to a good start, the opposing bass drivers make for low enclosure resonance and a narrow front profile that reduces diffraction and improves imaging.
    the blade's enclosure appears to be much larger and more detailed internally for bracing and port baffling- depends on how much they want the LS60 to weigh which will greatly determine its cost and competitiveness with the blades.
     
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  15. bamhamer

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  16. wgb113

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    This is probably driving KEF bananas - only a few more days for the official announcement!

    I do like the white and gray colorways. Excited to hear what new features/capabilities these have over the current LS50W Meta. I wonder if there will be any sort of integration with the LS50W Meta in a surround setup?

    Trying to think of a personal use-case...maybe I can convince the wife she needs a pair for the home office?
     
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  17. james

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    I moved about a year ago and what I thought was going to work in my room is not happening.

    my use case is a pair of power cables, Roon and that’s it…flanking a fireplace. I’d love a pair, but I think they’ll be out of my “second system” price range for a bit.
     
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  18. Joe Spivey

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    $7k
     
  19. wgb113

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    Seems a fair price given what you get.

    Would love to hear these in action.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2022
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  20. Joe Spivey

    Joe Spivey Your friendly neighborhood Spivey-Man

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    Lot of stuff packed in 5” wide speaker. If you like KEFs sound, these active floorstanders are most likely going to sound very good. I think.
     
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  21. JackG

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    Stunning.
     
  22. timind

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    Will they need to be tethered together like the LS50W I had. That was very annoying.
     
  23. Alright4now

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  25. hifisoup

    hifisoup @hearmoremusic

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    See them in person (kinda) on Darko's youtube channel
    They could be tipsy on carpet?
     
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