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LS50 Single Center Speaker

Special Price $649.99 Regular Price $799.99

For LS50 fans looking to partner your current LS50 pair with a single matching center, now you can! Identical to the LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair, this LS50 Single is packed as a single unit and available in Gloss Black / Rose Gold Driver, Gloss White / Electric Blue driver and All Black edition.

Hand-packed as Single Speaker. Please allow an extra shipping day for custom packing/handling.

Product Features
LS50

An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, the LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring a professional studio monitor concept into the home.

Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional 'soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.
KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair
Breakthroughs

Creating a small housing capable of delivering such a spacious sound is the result of considerable research and development. In cabinet construction, baffle shaping and port design, LS50 breaks new ground with patent-pending technology. All this is made possible by KEF's leadership in modern research (including techniques such as Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics*). LS50's unique technology offers by far the cleanest, most accurate studio-grade performance of any mini monitor.
KEF LS50 Cabinet Technology
KEF LS50 Uni-Q Driver technology Uni-Q®

LS50 employs revolutionary technology developed for Blade, KEF's latest flagship loudspeaker. Using the very latest Uni-Q driver, specifically designed for this model, LS50 radiates an extremely large listening sweet spot and delivers a remarkably fast, clean sound. And, because LS50 neither adds nor subtracts a single sound, it's effortlessly natural and accurate too.
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  1. Perfect center channel
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    I didn't plan on purchasing a matched center channel for my LS50s, but after a few days with them I knew it was inevitable. Because my center channel requires fairly close placement to the wall, I found that the bass port insert did help keep dialogue that much more crisp and clear, while allowing me to keep my left and right speakers wide open. Like many home theater users, I've struggled over the years with muddy dialogue, and this arrangement cures that problem handily.

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  2. Awesome Center Channel!
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    After recently purchasing a pair of LS50 speakers for my front home theater speakers, I was so impressed that I wanted to upgrade my center channel as well. After looking at the R200C and the LS50 I decided to go with the LS50 since it would give me a perfectly matched set for my front speakers. Sounds beautiful and gives a seamless soundstage up front. Now I know why they say it's very important to have matching speakers when setting up a home theater system. Big improvement over the Q200C I was using.

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  3. Why not use 5?
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    Thank you for making single speakers available so that I could set up a 5-channel home theater with LS50's all around. They sound as good as they look.

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  4. Exceeded expectations
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    My initial LS50 pair was purchased for stereo music but was more recently called upon to double duty with our home theater system in a large room. The replacement of another brand's center speaker with a third LS50 made all the difference. With a decent home theater receiver (Yamaha RX-A2050 rated 140w/8ohm/0.06 THD) I can notice the difference from my dedicated stereo amplifier, but it's less marked than I expected. Along with a good subwoofer we can fill the room with incredible sound for movies as well as music. All of the benefits of the LS50 are evident in this setting as well---clarity, precision and detail, imaging, and presence. It's wonderful. I am wondering when I will give in and purchase another set for rear speakers. Maybe overkill, but still...maybe...

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  5. as promised....aural perfection
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    Added a LS50 single speaker as a center channel to existing LS50s, the soundstage is seamless.

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  6. Fantastic
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    I love this single speaker for the center channel and it passed the wife test. I think it is the best setup that I could have with the limitations that my wife has for our Feng Shui. She did not like the college dorm room look we previously had. These are elegant and sound fantastic with just the three speakers, a subwoofer and two ceiling speakers in the rear. Movies with good sound tracks are the most enjoyable.

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  7. Great Music and Home Theater Speaker
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    I am not an audiophile expert but I do enjoy great music sound and accurate sound from my home theater system. I have a simple home theater consisting of a Marantz 1604 and a Samsung UHD Television. For speakers I have KEF LS50 speakers for both front left and right and center channels and in the rear I have very basic Infinity Primus 163 and an old JBL 12 400w sub. So, my system is probably simpler (less expensive) that most on this site. Now, the addition of the KEF LS50 speakers made this mediocre surround system come alive and sound like a very expensive system. The room measures about 20'x30' has a rug and curtains in the rear and the KEFLS50 speakers more than fill this room with sound. I enjoy speakers that are slightly bright but also carry a full range of sound. I was surprised how crisp the highs on the LS50 are and amazed at how much bass response these speakers provide. The build quality of these speakers are rock solid and they look beautiful. As for a center channel, the single LS50 reproduces the human voice very well, it is clear (not muffled) but sill allows the lower ranges of voices to be heard clearly. As left and right home theater speakers, the LS50's pick up the details of bullet casings dropping to the floor in movies as well as the sound of Mick Jagger's pick on his guitar during the soulful blues song, Love In Vain.

    I am not running a high powered system, I do not have a super sophisticated set up, but the KEF LS50's deliver a sound stage that rivals many of the best systems out there. If you like a speaker that is a little bright at the high end and faithfully reproduces bass at the lower end, you will love the KEFLS50's for music and a front home theater stage.

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  8. The Nike of loudspeakers
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    Wider area great fantastic love these little diamonds well done kef now stop production I want to be the only one to own these

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  9. Fantastic Product!!!
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    Wow... KEF really did an amazing job building the LS50's! From sound, build, design and even the insignificant features such as good looks... it does it all! I'd like to thank the amazing service KEF offers and once again thank them for making such a beautiful sounding product!

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  10. Fanfreakentastic!
    Long ago, when I was young, my Dad and I auditioned new speakers to go along with his Macintosh gear we settled on up picking the 104.2's which were simply amazing at the time and award winning to boot. Now I needed to upgrade my speakers but I was quite nervous about it as I already had a nice combination of gear and speakers. I was walking by KEF at a trade show looked over to what I was hearing and literally doubled back and did a double take. I couldn't believe the sound I heard from the LS50’s. It was so memorable I remembered the sound in my head and purchased the speakers a year later. After breaking them in I can't be happier, the imaging is amazing and the midrange, which is so hard to get right it fantastic. I was also really surprised by the low frequency extension, simply amazing for a speaker with a 5.25" low/mid driver and no DSP. I have had over thirty people in "The Chair" and all end up with their jaws on the floor in disbelief while I'm grinning from ear to ear, anticipating when the parties over so I can sit and listen. KEF HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK with these speakers. An unbelievable value! Take the time to break them in (100 hours or better) and you will be blown away. Oh and I have been in the audio business for twenty-five years and am a musician so listening to music and creating music is pretty much all I do. One last thing, I am also into Hi-Res audio among other forms or audio and I was super happy that the LS50’s extend to 40KHz which so happens to meet the JAS Hi-Res standard.

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Spec
Model LS50
Design Two-way bass reflex
Drive units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented
aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.)
magnesium/aluminium alloy
Frequency range (-6dB) 47Hz - 45kHz
Frequency response (±3dB) 79Hz - 28kHz
Crossover frequency 2.2kHz
Amplifier requirements 25 - 100 W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 85dB
Harmonic distortion
2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
Maximum output 106dB
Nominal impedance 8Ω (min. 3.2Ω)
Weight 7.2kg (15.8lbs.)
Dimension (H x W x D)
(with terminal)
302 x 200 x 278 mm
(11.9 x 7.9 x 10.9 in.)
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Press and Awards
 KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Stereophile Recommended
Stereophile Recommended Component - A(Restricted Extreme LF) - 2017
"The LS50 produced a surprisingly large, clean, transparent sound, with natural tone color and precise, stable stereo imaging, said JA, who also noted superb measured performance. "Recommended. Highly." ST found the LS50's tonality "spot-on, more neutral than sweet," adding that the diminutive KEFs could deliver "surprising bass: down to around 50Hz." ST's verdict: "I haven't had such great sound in my listening room since the departure of Quad's ESL-2805 electrostatics." As SM put it: "In 13 years of working at Stereophile, I have not seen another component that offers such a radical combination of value and performance." Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/recommended-components-2017-edition-loudspeakers#0Upk1KkyBYtjcaoT.99"
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereophile Magazine
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50
KEF Stereophile Recommended LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair

 KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Hi-Fi +
Hi-Fi + Value-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year
"…we think you'll struggle to find a better balanced system unless you spend thousands more."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi +
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Hi-Fi Choice Recommended
Hi-Fi Choice ‘Recommended’
"…the KEF is a snappy thing to listen to. Music bounces along with heady abandon, and so do you!"
Year: 2014
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision - Product of the Year
"The terrific KEF LS50 standmounters show no sign of losing their sparkle after dazzling our readers for a second successive year."
Year: 2014
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Stereophile Product of the Year Awards 2013
Stereophile Product of the Year Awards 2013
"It is rare to find a loudspeaker that offers this combination of clarity and neutrality"
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereophile
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50

 KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Pair What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – Readers' Award
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – Readers' Award
"Our readers love the LS50s, and so do we. It's a cracking speaker"
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – Best standmounter £400-£800
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – Best standmounter £400-£800
"A brilliant achievement - the LS50s look and sound gorgeous"
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Review LS50 The Absolute Sound
Review : LS50 - The Absolute Sound 07/2013
"The KEF LS50 is one of the most all-around-satisfying little speakers I’ve reviewed in some time. Construction and execution are exemplary. It delivers the kind of performance that deserves to be on a Wheaties box. And there’s an incalculable coolness factor that makes it a breath of fresh air. The LS50 also answers the classic question, 'Who says you can’t teach an old box new tricks?'"
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: The Absolute Sound
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair SoundStage Hifi! Reviewers Choice award
Reviewers Choice award
“The LS50 is nothing short of a masterpiece of a minimonitor, priced so that anyone serious about audio can buy a pair -- and probably should, if only to know how great a small speaker can be. Time hasn’t been as much on my side as it’s been on KEF’s -- the LS50 is one of their best speakers yet, and one of their best values; it’s proof that, as it ages, this company seems to get better and better.”
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage Hifi!
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair TOP HIGH END Product of the Year 2013
Product of the Year 2013
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: TOP HIGH END
Country of Publication: Russia
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Test Winner
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – Test Winner
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair AudioArt Magazine Best Budget of the Year
Best Budget of the Year
“Overall, LS50 can be said quite comprehensive in the performance of music, especially the performance of overwhelming classical music..."
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: AudioArt Magazine
Country of Publication: Taiwan
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair CNET Speaker of the Year 2012
Speaker of the Year 2012
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: CNET
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Sound+Image Awards 2013
Stereo speakers of the year $2,500 - $5,000
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Sound+Image Awards 2013
Country of Publication: Australia
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Product of the Year 2012
Product of the Year 2012
“We’re impressed by the speaker’s seamless integration, as we are by the way it sets up a huge stereo image populated by securely focused sounds…most importantly these speakers are fun to listen to.” 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair hifinews Top 2012
Top 2012
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: hifinews
Country of Publication: Russia
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Japan Institute of Design Promotion Good Design Award 2012
Good Design Award 2012
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Country of Publication: Japan
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision 5 star review
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision – 5 star review
"KEF's quality still golden after 50 years"
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair DIAPASON D’OR Hi-Fi 2012
DIAPASON D’OR Hi-Fi 2012
“Real Formula 1 The KEF LS50 features all assets of high-end speakers”
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: DIAPASON
Country of Publication: France
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Plus X Award Innovation, High Quality and Design
Innovation, High Quality and Design
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Plus X Award
Country of Publication: Germany
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Stereo Prestige & Image review
Stereo Prestige & Image review
“as emblematic as the LS3/5a...no doubt that they are a matchless model for less than 1000€, as they appear to be a new standard of appreciation of a real stereo image.”
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo Prestige & Image
Country of Publication: France
Product: LS50

 LS50 Mini Monitor Speaker Pair Hi-Fi News & Record Review Outstanding Product
Hi-Fi News & Record Review ‘Outstanding Product’
‘… a cracking little speaker of which KEF’s design engineers must be most proud. Sweetly voiced yet highly revealing of source quality, it surprises and delights in equal measure. And boy does it sound big, defying its compact dimensions.’
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News & Record Review
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50

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