KEF introduced its all-new LS50 collection

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KEF just announced their brand new LS50 collection with two main loudspeakers: LS50 Meta (passive) and LS50 Wireless II (an active loudspeaker system)

By partnering with the premiere acoustic metamaterial engineering firm in the world, AMG, their engineers have come up with a design that eliminates 99% of the destructive resonant audio energy that bounces around inside the speaker enclosure interfering with the purity of the sound being reproduced. Most high-end designs can achieve up to 60% absorption of this unwanted energy and the detail and nuance you will discover in the difference between 60% and 99% is utterly astonishing. Without hyperbole, you will truly be amazed.

LS50 Meta

The passive addition to the LS50 Collection features:

  • 12th Generation Uni-Q with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) driver array (patent pending)
  • Patented off-set flexible port for further midrange distortion reduction
  • Four finishes:
    • Carbon Black
    • Titanium Grey
    • Mineral White
    • Royal Blue Special Edition
  • Updated cabinet further refined for optimal acoustic performance
  • Seamless cabinet rear provides cleaner, sleeker cabinet aesthetic
  • Mounting holes for secure placement with bespoke KEF S2 Floor Stands
    • Stands are available in matching finishes

LS50 Meta will cost you $1499 / €1199 / £999 and are coming in Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White and Royal Blue Special Edition colors.

LS50 Wireless II

The active/wireless addition to the LS50 Collection features:

  • All of the acoustic advances that make the LS50 Meta a best-in-class passive standmount speaker
  • New 100WPC Class A/B for lower distortion and greater dynamic output
  • Upgraded 280WPC Class D LF/MF amplifier
  • New W2 streaming platform for seamless on-boarding and performance
  • New KEF Connect app
  • Spotify, TIDAL, Amazon Music, Qobuz and Deezer
  • Apple Airplay2 and Google Chromecast protocols
  • Roon Ready, DSD256 compatibility, MQA support

LS50 Wireless II will cost you $2499 / €2499 / £2249 and is available in Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White and Crimson Red Special Edition color. KEF also released a new dedicated S2 floor stand, which features fixing points for LS50 Wireless II and some cable management, S2 will cost you $449 / €449 / £399 per pair.

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