Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

I am the first to admit that KEF's resilient, self-damping port tube is very clever






However, the LS50 is built to a price point that includes distributor and dealer profit shares, and so...

I cheerfully assume that, for example, if an audiophile were willing to pay the retail price of a pair of LS50s ($1500) for DIY parts, the result should be better.

I think I should print up some T-Shirts that will say:

LET'S DE-PRIESTHOOD-IZE
LOUDSPEAKER BUILDING!

Case in point: SEAS makes a Graphene-cone 5-inch coaxial that has a US onesie-twosie MSRP of $555--EACH.

Two of those, two crossovers, and two decent cabinets (perhaps from IWISTAO) bring you to $1500, and obviously, you have spent a lot more money where it counts than KEF's business model allows for.

No disrespect meant to "real" companies. Who employ people and pay benefits, and so on.

jm





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