For the KEF LS50 Wireless II active loudspeaker system, the English hi-fi manufacturer KEF has developed an exclusive app, the KEF Connect App. This is now available in the new version 1.7 for Apple iOS and Google Android.
KEF, the English loudspeaker specialist, has a truly outstanding active loudspeaker system on offer with the KEF LS50 Wireless II. Not only is this solution rightly classified in the reference class due to its sound characteristics, the functionality of this system is essentially equivalent to a complete hi-fi chain.
It is obvious, not least from the name, that the topic “wireless” and thus the integration into the network plays an essential role. It is also obvious that an app is involved, which guarantees intuitive, versatile use.
KEF Connect App for Apple iOS and Google Android
The KEF Connect app serves as the central interface for controlling the KEF LS50 Wireless II, providing access to all the different sources that can be used through this active speaker system, whether selecting one of the numerous inputs in analogue or digital form, or using streaming of local content on the network as well as various online streaming offerings.
The most important new feature for many users is that, in addition to various languages, German is now also available as an option, whereby the app automatically selects the default language version on the smartphone.
New features also directly in the Speakers
With the new version, detailed improvements are also available for the speakers themselves, first and foremost an improvement of the HDMI connection, specifically compatibility in connection with eARC, the so-called Enhanced Audio Return Channel for the support of the latest surround formats.
Individual Sound Profiles with Cloud Management
Another new feature is the support for cross-device and cross-operating system sharing of individual sound profiles. This is where KEF’s Cloud comes into play, with the KEF Connect app handling this sharing via the user’s account.
Getting to the point
Especially with such complex products as the KEF LS50 Wireless II, which represents the most modern interpretation of a hi-fi system with its “networked possibilities”, apps play an essential role. It is therefore all the more essential that the manufacturer continues to develop these apps and not only fixes the one or other problem that inevitably creeps in, but also improves the functionality.