KEF LS50 Wireless II speaker certified Roon Ready

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by Andy Bassett
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KEF LS50 Wireless II speaker certified Roon Ready
SRP: £2,249.00

Released just last year, KEF’s LS50 Wireless II has now received Roon Ready certification from Roon Labs.

KEF’s LS50 Wireless II with is key developments such as Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) and the 12th generation Uni-Q driver array now sports Roon Ready certification to leverage the best from its streaming support for all the major music services up to up to 24bit/384kHz, as well as its MQA and DSD compatibility. 

Roon Ready applies to network devices that have Roon’s RAAT (Roon Advanced Audio Transport) streaming technology built in and means that these devices transparently discover and connect to Roon, without any configuration, to deliver bit-perfect audio - effectively Roon is confirming the device manufacturer’s implementation of Roon’s Endpoint code is complete and correct. Together, Roon and KEF deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with easy set up and high reliability.  

Kef LS50 Wireless II
Roon

Roon transforms the experience of browsing music by bringing together artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composer details which are all located automatically. This information is then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your entire music collection. Roon also links all a listener’s personal files with the millions of tracks available on TIDAL and Qobuz, so it’s possible to start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world beyond your collection. 

Moreover, Roon is  a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform offering features such as bit-perfect playback and Signal Path display. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs as a server, with an Android or iOS smartphone/tablet used as a control point.

KEF’s LS50 Wireless II was launched in September 2020 and is KEF’s first Roon Ready speaker. Sixty years of acoustic developments and audio innovations have resulted in an immediately identifiable cabinet, advanced Digital Signal Processing in the form of KEF’s Music Integrity Engine, and 760W of custom designed amplification in a true active configuration. 

LS50 Wireless II is available in four finishes, Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White as well as a Crimson Red Special Edition

Source: Press Release
Image Source: KEF

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