KEF LS50 Wireless II
KEF has introduced the world’s first loudspeakers to use the revolutionary Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). Recognised as a modern icon of design, the LS50 has been remastered to incorporate this ground-breaking technology and deliver impressively natural sound. You only have to listen and believe.
The LS50 Collection is the embodiment of KEF’s desire for continual development and
innovation, pushing the boundaries to create contemporary products that perform
beyond what had ever been imagined. The result is a magical acoustic experience; the
speakers disappear to allow the listener to become utterly immersed; hearing every
word, every note, every detail. In a joint development initiative with the Acoustic Metamaterials Group, KEF has harnessed MAT by creating a synthetic material that has the super capacity to absorb all unwanted sound radiating from the rear of the driver, reducing distortion and enabling the prevention of audio distraction.
MAT is a highly complex maze-like structure, where each of the intricate channels
efficiently absorbs a range of specific frequencies. When combined, the channels act as an acoustic black hole, absorbing 99% of the unwanted sound. Other traditional
approaches have only allowed around 60% absorption, so the resulting acoustic quality is incomparable.
The LS50 Collection hosts a specially designed 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT, with new and enhanced features. The Uni-Q technology disperses sound so evenly around the room that wherever you are, you’ll experience the same authentic soundscape. The
enhancements include a new cone neck decoupler and motor system, which further
reduce coloration and distortion. The result is sound that is more transparent with
deeper tight bass.
Other enhancements from the legendary LS50 include an off-set flexible bass port, a low diffraction curved baffle, and rigid cross bracing with constrained layer damping. All seamlessly combine to achieve exceptional depth, detail and the lowest sound distortion of any speaker in its class.
The powerful nature of the LS50 Wireless II comes from the combination of the
exquisitely formed cabinet with advanced Digital Signal Processing – KEF’s Music
Integrity Engine and impactful 380W of amplification – a new 100W class A/B amplifier
powers the tweeters and a 280W class D amplifier powers the mid/bass drivers. The KEF Connect app means that you can tailor the sound to the environment in which you are listening to it. The left and right speakers are connected wirelessly; alternatively, users may connect the supplied interspeaker cable. All the while, the front-end streaming system is both new and intuitive.
With the KEF Connect app, you can stream Tidal, Amazon Music, Qobuz, Deezer, Internet Radio stations and podcasts. And you can stream directly from the native app with Spotify Connect. LS50 Wireless II also has audiophiles covered with support for
streaming music files up to 24bit/384kHz, as well as MQA Decoding and DSD256 for
truly high-resolution audio playback. LS50 Wireless II is also certified Roon Ready.
AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast seamlessly connects your compatible Apple or Android device, whilst Bluetooth expands the options even further. There are also wired connections for your TV, turntable, CD player and games console, via the HDMI,
analogue, optical and coaxial sockets.
The KEF LS50 Wireless II will be available November 2020.