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WASHINGTON D.C. (PTA) — The most exciting way to kick-off the Capital Audiofest 2019 weekend, and subsequently conclude the VPI 40th Anniversary Celebration Year, is with the launch of something really BIG from VPI Industries. Along for the wild ride: KEF, Krell, and NORDOST.
Van·quish (/ˈvaNGkwiSH/) verb: to defeat thoroughly.
That simple definition pretty much sums up the daily activities happening at VPI Industries these days.… Read the full article
As any hi-fi enthusiast knows, there’s no shortage of attractive loudspeakers out there nowadays. But beauty only goes so far if the sound isn’t up to snuff. Happily the KEF R11, the flagship of the venerable British marque’s mid-tier R series, delivers smart technology for great sound in a pretty package—and for less dough that you might expect. Positioned above the entry Q series and below the Reference series, the R series was first launched in 2011 but is now in its fresh 2018 iteration.… Read the full article
Advance Audio Australia hopes to sign up new ‘KEF Family’ fan club members by offering a $500 voucher to redeem on a pair of LEF LS50 Wireless active speakers.
The LS50 Wireless sells at $3495, so that’s a decent 14% off these highly regarded speakers – you can read our story on their development and that of the smaller LS X models here:
To take advantage of the offer, join the KEF Family from 1st October and before 30th November 2019.… Read the full article
The KEF Q250c incorporates KEF’s Uni-Q driver, the tweeter in which now has a new damped tweeter loading tube. The bass driver has also been improved plus there’s a new low-distortion inductor used in the crossover network. The external appearance has also been improved with seamless baffles with magnetic grilles giving a clean uncluttered appearance.… Read the full article
KEF’s journey into wireless
KEF’s active speaker revolution began with the LS50, created to celebrate 50 years of loudspeaker engineering. Nearly 10 years on from that, the addition of wireless has made KEF’s LS50W and latest LSX wireless speakers simple but spectacular hi-fi system solutions.
It started with a mass-produced polystyrene cup, the kind used for hot drinks, made by vacuum-forming a foamed plastic over a shaping tool. These were patented in the USA back in 1957, at which time one Raymond Cooke (pictured above right) was designing loudspeaker drive units as Technical Director of Wharfedale, a position he’d taken after working for the BBC’s Designs Department.… Read the full article