These were recently set up in my house and directly compared to Klipsh towers. It was amazing to me how these monitors were able to compete and exceed in sound quality.
It was readily apparent that these are special speakers. You could immediately hear the difference in clarity between the two. The LS-50s easily being able to be picked as the better speaker with surprisingly great bass while testing the 2 speakers.
The Klipsch speaker had 2 8" drivers yet the LS 50s always came out as the cleaner sounding speaker without use of a sub.
Unexpected financial debts have forced me to sell these amazing speakers. Now I am asking for $999 for these plus $45 for shipping. If you want to buy these brand new KEF will be having a black friday deal. If you want to save a couple of hundred for speakers that have less than 50 hours and are closer to break in consider these they are in as new condition with original box manual.