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KEF teams up with Porsche for lifestyle audio range

Designed for discerning travellers

by Mark Hodgkinson Oct 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

  • Hi-Fi News


    KEF teams up with Porsche for lifestyle audio range
    KEF has partnered with Porsche Design to develop three ‘lifestyle’ audio systems aiming to marry great looks to HiFi sound with the GRAVITY ONE, MOTION ONE and SPACE ONE.
    The products encompass Active Noise Cancelling headphones along with Bluetooth headphones and speakers which have become near-essentials for tech savvy travellers.

    The GRAVITY ONE, designed by the Studio F. A. Porsche in Zell am See, Austria, is a Bluetooth speaker with a winged design made from a single piece of aluminium. It features KEF’s ‘sit-anywhere’ Uni-Q technology which is designed to project sound 360° around the room. The GRAVITY ONE is equipped with back-to-back, twin force-cancelling auxiliary bass radiators to cancel out unwanted forces and distortion. Bluetooth Qualcomm aptX audio support should provide CD-like quality sound without wires. A dedicated microphone, controls for calls, backup power for mobile devices, a 3.5mm aux-in for other devices and up to 10-hours of play time are its other advertised features. The GRAVITY ONE is priced at £329.95.

    The MOTION ONE in-ear headphones feature brushed aluminium housings with a titanium finish and a high-contrast black soft silicone neckband. KEF also claims that ‘precision engineering with Hi-Fi grade materials, expert tuning and advanced acoustic engineering create tight bass, spacious mid-range and crisp high-tones for a listening experience far bigger than their size.’ The MOTION ONE is also equipped with an antenna optimised for uncompromised music transmission well as Bluetooth Qualcomm aptX™ and an optional cable for high resolution audio. A pivoted outer edge allows the headphone cable to be placed over the ear for additional support, while an ergonomic shell, angled to fit the ear canal. The integrated telephone functions are included on the neckband added ease of use.

    The over-ear SPACE ONE active noise-cancelling headphones feature the use of aluminium in their shells, with a sandblasted titanium finish. Inside, KEF’s specially-tuned active noise cancellation is designed to eliminate external noise without affecting the nuances and details. It uses 40mm drivers together with a large 20mm neodymium magnet and a lightweight copper-clad aluminium wire voice coil. ‘

    All products are available now at Porsche Design stores, KEF stores, carriers and retailers worldwide

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