KEF introduces LS50 Wireless Speakers

Lifestyle Hi-Fi with Wi-Fi

by hodg100 Oct 19, 2016 at 4:02 PM

  • KEF has announced the LS50 Wireless, an active, digital lifestyle audio system consisting of two speakers whose connection to your music source is completely wireless.
    Designed in honour of the 55th (Emerald) anniversary of KEF, the LS50 Wireless is closely based on the design of the excellent LS50 speakers. All the acoustic features of the original LS50s are retained. The cabinet, Uni-Q driver, port and cabinet bracing are all the same as in the original design. KEF’s Uni-Q driver technology places the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the bass/midrange cone, so that both act as a single point source that disperses the sound evenly throughout the room.

    To these original elements KEF has added technologies including Audiophile-grade amplification (2 x 230-watt in a bi-amp dual mono configuration, factory matched and optimised for high-level performance) which gets rid of the need for external amplification and saves living room space.

    A time-correcting DSP crossover should ensure alignment between low and high frequencies, so that every frequency of the sound should arrive at your ears at the same time. The LS50 Wireless system uses a 192kHz/24-bit high-resolution digital signal path throughout, and a dedicated DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) for each channel.

    The LS50 also offers a comprehensive set of wireless connectivity options: 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi Network connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 aptX deliver the highest possible quality of wireless music transmission. And for any situation in which the user wants or needs to apply a wired connection, the LS50 Wireless caters for that, too, with an Asynchronous USB (Type B) connection, a TOSLINK Optical socket and a set of traditional RCA Phono sockets.

    The LS50 Wireless will be available in November in Titanium Grey/Red, Gloss Black/Blue, and Gloss White/Copper finishes priced at £2,000.

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