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KEF has launched a new LS50 collection, incorporating both the Meta HiFi and Wireless II HiFi speakers, and which have been developed as an evolution from previous products within the popular line. The LS50 Meta is available in four colors (including a Royal Blue Special Edition) for $1,499.99; the LS50 Wireless II is also available in four colors (including a Crimson Red Special Edition) for $2,499.99.

The company says the new speakers feature “revolutionary technology” in the form of a Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) and has created a synthetic material which has the capacity to absorb 99% of unwanted sound radiating from the rear of the driver. This, in turn, should reduce distortion and mitigate audio distraction, while other traditional approaches only usually allow 60% absorption, according to the UK-based manufacturer.

The LS50 Meta includes a newly designed 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT with improvements resulting in a new cone neck decoupler and motor system, which disperse sound evenly around a room. The cabinet size has been optimised with a curved front and improved back panel with recessed port and speaker terminals, and matching bespoke S2 Floor Stands, which are new to the collection.

The LS50 Wireless II set caters “to the needs of those who use streaming services” by delivering sound immediately and with minimal set up. The speakers combine an “exquisitely formed” cabinet with advanced Digital Signal Processing, a new 100W class A/B amplifier powering the tweeter, and a 280W class D amplifier for the mid/bass driver. This wireless HiFi speaker also comes with matching bespoke S2 Floor Stands, which are also new to the collection.

For more information, visit KEF here.


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