Kenwood LS-X1F Floorstanding Speakers

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by redcoates7 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2005

Bottom Line:   
After reading the last review on these speakers, I had to weigh in, as I think they're being unfairly maligned!
This is an extremely well built speaker, that features all of the characteristics you'd expect in a THX-certified speaker...controlled dispersion, high output capability, and low distortion.
To my ear they sound great for movies, with exellent dialogue intelligibility, and a big, punchy sound that I find very likable.
Music listened in two-channel bypass was also enjoyable, with a slight lift through the upper midrange that added some sparkle...whether it was needed or not. Be careful trying to pair this speaker with a bright, or forward-sounding electonics (Like Kenwood's KM-X1 or Z1) as that extra midrange lift might just turn into a nasty bite.
Like all THX speakers with vertically stacked tweeters, these sound lousy if you try and lay them horizontally, so don't do it.
Also be careful about subwoofer matching. Like all THX monitors, these are designed to roll off below 80 Hz, to allow a capable subwoofer to handle the really low bass. Don't expect some el-cheapo $400 subwoofer to do the trick!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Online Auction Site



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by EXtor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are awesome for the home theater enthusiast. They have a very neutral sound that adds no coloration to soundtracks or music. Use these speakers with a good subwoofer, as they have a highpass crossover at 80Hz.

If your main interest is movies, these speakers are hard to beat in this price class. Yes, they even do a fine job on music.

I have six units LS-X1F and they use with this sistem:
-Receiver Sony STR-DA5ES(main channels)
New version 6.1 channels with dts ES 6.1
Dolby Digital EX, and Pro Logic II
-Receiver Sony STR-DA555ES(SL/SB/SR), to
amplify surround channels.
-DVD player Yamaha DVD-S795
-Subwoofer Yamaha YST-SW800

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   ACE International



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vince a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
very good ,

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $700.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug Ofthenorth a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Great sound very full range after a GOOD LONG break in period I was fairly happy with these hooked to the Kenwood X-1,However, having just hooked them to the Yamaha RX-V1 as rear full spectrum speakers they came alive & showed their true colours!
Perhaps these little gems were produced before their time & amps back then weren't able to fufill their potential.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mel Skews a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I puchased three of these speakers as a package with matching surrounds, reciever, bass amp and bass bins. O.K. Hi-fi they ain't, but within the whole Kenwood package they work very well for home cinema and heavy rock. Don't consider them for anything else. Outside the complete package, look elsewhere, but within it they are better than my other speakers. It's all a matter of context and matching. Having auditioned other Home Cinema THX systems from Boston and Jamo, I rate Kenwood as value for money, if you can find them.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998




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