KEF LSX Introduction


#61

These look very interesting. I’m considering for the bedroom but somewhat concerned about reliability of electronics. Only a one year warranty on them, the drivers are five. I own Dynaudio Focus XD actives for my main listening room and love them. They have a full 5 year warranty and have found end user support to be superb. Wish the Dynaudios where Roon Ready, as it is I use a Digione streamer.


(simon arnold) #62

One year is not enough for something this price or any consumer electronics goods these days. Given the reliability of the more expensive siblings I would definitely want longer.


#63

Completely agree, and unfortunate but that will likely dissuade my purchase of these. May look at the baby Dynaudio’s instead.


(John Aiello) #64

Wanting longer and getting longer are two different things.


(simon arnold) #65

I though the UK had a two year warranty now on all electronics goods will have to check.


(simon arnold) #66

Well we do unitl March when we leave the EU.


#67

Yes, but as informed consumers we make the choice. Here’s the response from KEF America on warranty:

Nov 28, 13:24 EST

Good Morning,
The warranty for all active speakers including the LSX speakers is 1 year on electronics and 5 years on drivers.
If you have already purchased the LSX I would encourage you to register them as soon as you are able. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Best,

Technical Services Agent


(John Aiello) #68

To the LSX owners I have a question. Is the master speaker the left or the right? I think I read or saw that it was the left but I wanted to double check. Thanks.


(Roel) #69

The default setting is that the right speaker is supposed to be the master, but you can inverse left and right in the Kef Control app. So i doesn’t really matter how you set it up as long as you inverse the channels if needed.


(simon arnold) #70

Anyone had a listen or seen the new Totem Kin play be interesting to here about them as Totem seem to be well loved as a speaker. I know they are not full active as the amps are all in the one speaker but if they sound good I dont care.


(John Aiello) #71

I just got my LSX. Installed them and updated the firmware to 3.0. I can use the control app to see the speaker and I can use the stream app to stream Tidal to it but Roon does not see it in the list of Roon Ready devices. Anyone else have this issue?


(John Aiello) #72

Well I got it working after a reboot. I think that after I updated the firmware a reboot was supposed to happen but maybe it didn’t. This time I electrically unplugged and replugged in the master unit and then Roon could see it. It’s all good now. These things sound great!! Way bigger than their size.


#73

So the KEF LSX are not RAAT? How about LS50W? Thanks


(John Aiello) #74

Here is what Ben said:

Not RAAT.


(Sean) #75

Also not Roon Ready :wink:

We all make the mistake sometimes though hehe


(John Aiello) #76

Okay so I used the wrong terminology. While it is not “Roon Ready” it is Roon capable. Roon now sees it after a reboot and all is well.


(Sean) #77

Great stuff mate.

You had the LS50W at one point also?

If so, early impressions on audio SQ/performance differences between the two? Apart from the bigger LS50W maybe playing louder easier in a larger room.


(John Aiello) #78

I still have the LS50W. I use them in my home office during the day when I am working. I bought the LSX for the basement where my treadmill and workout stuff is. I wanted something really good down there and I think I accomplished that. I only listened to them for a few minutes this afternoon while I was setting them up. I can tell you that they surprised me with how big they sounded against how small they are. Great bass too. I left them playing for the rest of the afternoon to start the break in process. I will probably do 45 minutes on the treadmill in the morning so I will get a good dose then.


(Phong Vuong) #79

Does the LSX have auto power on and off?


(John Aiello) #80

Yes it does. It comes configured to power off after an hour. You can also configure it via an app to stay on all the time.