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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    Glad to hear the positive reports on the MA252. Mine is also treating me well. Fits my needs nicely - small size with a musical and enjoyable sound.

    Joe - do you or your brother still have a pair of the KEF LS50ís? Curious how that combo sounds.


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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    I gave my LS50 to a friend, don't know how they'd sound on the MA252, probably pretty great though.

    One think that bothers me is the trend for tiny bass drivers. You can't overcome physics. Big woofers rock. Maybe that's why I love JBL. 12" and bigger. Love that.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

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    I had a fully broken in pair here for a couple of weeks for a listen. I tried them with tubes and SS plus a hybrid integrated and I just didn't get it at all. Same thing with the Andrew Jones Pioneer "Miracle speakers" either. Plenty of other bookshelf speakers I prefer to the KEF's.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    The LS50 and Job amps was actually really great but bass was surely lacking.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    Maybe that complete lack of balance was what bothered me as I didn't bother with subs in the test listen.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    Yeah, lack of bass was my worry. Thanks for verifying.


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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    When I had some LS50's I was impressed, but felt they sounded a whole lot better with a sub.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    For what they are, LS50 are wonderful but small woofers just can't give you enough impact.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    And since there are hundreds of models in that general price range there will be something for everyone's taste.
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    Re: MA252 - a wonderful integrated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    When I had some LS50's I was impressed, but felt they sounded a whole lot better with a sub.
    Thats how I felt as well Randy when I had mine, they need a sub plus I felt they needed a little power and space to get the best out if them..
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