- Whatever you want to listen to, the KEF LS Wireless Collection of active loudspeaker systems is designed to make it possible, and KEF is now bringing them more into focus for users.
KEF has always been regarded as a technology-driven loudspeaker manufacturer, always striving to offer solutions that are always at the cutting edge of technology. It is an immensely impressive effort that the company makes at its headquarters in Maidstone, for example, to develop the latest driver technologies using the most modern development tools, and to constantly deal with the most diverse materials and the latest manufacturing technology in order to realise innovative design concepts.
It stands to reason that KEF has been a pioneer in the design of state-of-the-art audio systems for years. The KEF LS Wireless Collection, with its three solutions KEF LSX II WiFi HiFi Speaker, KEF LS50 Wireless II WiFi HiFi Speaker and KEF LS60 Wireless WiFi HiFi Speaker, is one of the most, if not the most, advanced product lines of its kind on the market.
All-in-one high-fidelity active speaker
KEF is proud to be able to offer music enthusiasts solutions based on over 60 years of experience in acoustics that make it easy for them to enjoy music from a wide range of sources, as well as the best sound for movies and games.
From KEF’s point of view, the market has clearly developed in recent years in the direction of so-called all-in-one systems; many customers want to realise audio systems with as little effort as possible, so ultimately everything is concentrated on active loudspeaker systems that combine immense functionality, thus making tried-and-tested hi-fi chains obsolete in many cases.
It is essential, however, to consciously rely on the tried and tested virtues of loudspeaker development, because the customers’ high expectations of sound quality have to be fulfilled. The desire for a system that is as easy to use as possible, as space-saving and elegant as possible, and that can be harmoniously integrated into the living environment, does not mean that the sound quality should be lacking, quite the contrary.
KEF’s LS Wireless Collection is clearly an all-in-one high-fidelity active speaker designed to take the experience to a whole new level, from ease of use to maximum flexibility, from design to sound.
Plug and Play – the simplest way…
It is essential that customers want solutions that are as easy to use as possible, whereby this applies first and foremost to everyday use, but also to installation. Easy set-up is essential, especially for solutions that serve to make an extensive equipment park obsolete, and this is exactly how the KEF LS Wireless Collection solutions are designed. A wide range of source devices can be connected here, first and foremost of course a TV directly via HDMI, so that a soundbar for optimum TV sound is not even needed. Other digital sources can also be connected, and the systems are still open to analogue sources, right up to the record player, which can be integrated with a few simple steps via a corresponding phono preamplifier.
A subwoofer can even be easily added, which is of course of particular interest with the compact systems in the KEF LS Wireless Collection.
The full range of networking
Streaming is, of course, the most flexible way to enjoy music with KEF LSX II WiFi HiFi Speakers, KEF LS50 Wireless II WiFi HiFi Speakers and KEF LS60 Wireless WiFi Hifi Speakers, relying on Bluetooth for direct connection to smartphones and tablets away from a network infrastructure, but ultimately on WiFi integration into the network.
For streaming via the network, the KEF W2 Wireless Platform is used as the central interface, whereby UPnP is available first and foremost, but also the streaming technologies Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect and TIDAL Connect. This alone would mean that you would be well equipped for all eventualities, right up to music playback throughout the entire house in conjunction with other solutions based on one of the aforementioned technology platforms. KEF also offers its own app, the KEF Connect App, which is not only used for simple configuration and control of the speakers, but also offers direct access to Qobuz, Deezer, Amazon Music and several other services.
Of course, it should not go unmentioned that the solutions of the KEF LS Wireless Collection are all Roon-ready certified, meaning that they can be used directly with the Roon software from the software company Roon Labs LLC. in no time at all. It is particularly important here that the solutions all support hi-res audio, up to 32 bit and 384 kHz as well as DSD up to DSD256. Content encoded in MQA is also supported, of course.
Latest KEF Uni-Q chassis generation, powerful amplifier modules
It’s worth noting that the KEF LS Wireless Collection features the latest KEF Uni-Q drivers, which in the KEF LSX II WiFi HiFi Speaker and KEF LS50 Wireless II WiFi HiFi Speaker provide outstanding sound on their own, and in the KEF LS60 Wireless WiFi Hifi Speaker are supported by four KEF Uni-Core force-cancelling drivers. Whether it’s the ultra-compact KEF LSX II or the sleek KEF LS50 Wireless II, or the slim KEF LS60 floorstanding speaker system, the KEF LS60 uses powerful amplifier modules that work in tandem with KEF’s Music Integrity Engine to deliver an impressive performance.
KEF pushes KEF LS Wireless Collection
As mentioned earlier, KEF is committed to bringing the benefits of the KEF LS Wireless Collection to the attention of the widest possible range of customers, and to making the possibilities offered by these products even more attractive to music lovers looking for alternatives to existing systems. The company is confident that these solutions can almost perfectly meet the needs of many users who want a modern interpretation of a high-quality hi-fi chain.
Prices and availability
The KEF LS Wireless Collection solutions are already available in the shops, but KEF is always adding new designs to the range. The KEF LSX II WiFi HiFi Speaker is priced at € 1.499,-, the KEF LS50 Wireless II WiFi HiFi Speaker at € 2.499,-, and the KEF LS60 Wireless WiFi Hifi Speaker at € 6.999,-.
Getting to the point
KEF, the English loudspeaker manufacturer, wants to focus the attention of music lovers on the solutions of the KEF LS Wireless Collection. After all, these are probably the most innovative so-called Active Wireless Speakers on the market today. The systems in this product family – KEF LSX II WiFi HiFi Speakers, KEF LS50 Wireless II WiFi HiFi Speakers and KEF LS60 Wireless WiFi Hifi Speakers – clearly have the potential to easily replace a classic hi-fi chain. This can be done without sacrificing functionality and quality, coupled with maximum ease of use, and in the form of elegant solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into any living environment.
|PRODUCT||KEF LS WIRELESS COLLECTION|
|Price||KEF LSX II WiFi HiFi Speaker € 1.499,-|
KEF LS50 Wireless II WiFi HiFi Speaker € 2.499,-
KEF LS60 Wireless WiFi Hifi Speaker € 6.999,-