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KEF LSX Wireless Streaming Loudspeaker System

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

KEF LSX Wireless Streaming Loudspeaker System

I’ve always liked variety and difference, and hi-fi has both in spades. In this hobby, there isn’t one right answer, one perfect system for everyone. There’s a huge array of different sizes, shapes, and sounds, and they’re all equally good, at least in that they aren’t the be-alls/end-alls. The KEF LSX ($1099) wireless streaming speaker system may be unconventional, but it’s another path to great sound, one that’s accessible to absolutely everyone, especially people who don’t want to wade through pages of hi-fi forum snark in order to learn about this stuff.… Read the full article

KEF’s Wireless LSX Speaker Gets Apple AirPlay 2

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

KEF today announced a software update that brings Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming platform to the $1,100 LSX wireless speaker system it introduced last fall.
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The World of KEF | High End 2019

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by The LSA Group

So far in my show reports from High End 2019 I’ve used the word ubiquitous at least twice. No brand in high-end audio currently fits that adjective more than KEF, something that might have started with the introduction of the LS50 bookshelf speaker. I was proud to be a part of that now iconic monitor’s debut in the US when we shared a room with KEF at the California Audio Show back in 2012, and we supplied the Unison Research Unico integrated amplifiers to run those tiny transducers and watched the audiophile community go just a little bit nuts.… Read the full article

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KEF K-stream ethernet cable by Chord Company

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to announce a prestigious collaboration with our colleagues at KEF.  The KEF K-stream cable is a dedicated ethernet speaker link, created by Chord Company to KEF’s exacting requirements and available in 3 stylish finishes.

More info and purchase here


A high-performance interspeaker cable

K-Stream is a high-performance interspeaker cable created by The Chord Company for KEF to complement the exceptional LS50 Wireless. Utilising Chord’s award-winning high-performance cable technology, K-Stream ensures the perfect high-resolution link between the two speakers.

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KEF’s LSX Wireless Speaker Comes Up for AirPlay

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Released in late 2018, KEF’s LSX wireless speaker provides a more compact and affordable option for listeners who might balk at the company’s LS50 wireless speaker’s $2,100/pair price. At $1,100/pair, the LSX costs exactly half what KEF charges for the LS50 while offering up a good-sized portion of its big brother’s performance.
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KEF, Hegel, Straightwire | AXPONA 2019

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 KEF

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

CHICAGO (PTA) — KEF teamed up with Hegel and Straightwire to present an almost Broadway musical like showcase of KEF’s most advanced products. From the new LSX and R-Series products, on up to the statement Muon loudspeakers, each dominate a layer in the strata from entry-level to the most esoteric.

AXPONA 2019 KEF

To go ahead and address the elephant in the room — or elephant sized speakers that is — the KEF Muon for those who haven’t heard them, are amazingly powerful and delicate.… Read the full article

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KEF LSX wireless loudspeaker system

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

I keep getting older. By the time you read this, I will be genuinely old. When I was genuinely young, I bellyached, “Wires are the worst part of hi-fi—there’s gotta be a way to get rid of them.” I first made that statement when audio electronics and loudspeakers both still nestled inconspicuously in proper bookcases. Back then, people sitting on the sofa weren’t forced to stare at diverse audio boxes and ungainly wires.

I marveled when audiophile speakers departed the bookcase and ventured into the walkabout space of the room.… Read the full article

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KEF LSX Wireless Music System Review

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Both the LSX and LS50 Wireless share the same cohesive, dynamic, timbrally and tonally-rich sound signature courtesy of KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver. Aesthetically and technically speaking, the two models share a lot of the same DNA – the LSX looks like a miniaturizing ray gun was used on the LS50 – but the LSX benefits from more than a year of further research & development on KEF’s part into proprietary wireless-speaker connectivity, amplification and software/hardware interfacing.

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KEF R5 Surround Speaker System Review

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Speakers
Performance
Build Quality
Value

Subwoofer
Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE $10,200 (as tested)


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Sweet, clean highs
Superb dialogue clarity
Detailed but not aggressive sound

Minus

Slightly limited treble diffusion
R3s make for pricey surrounds


THE VERDICT

With a sweet balance on music and potent, but not aggressive, manner with movies, KEF’s R-series system delivers all-around outstanding performance.


KEF’S R Series speakers have long occupied the middle range of the British manufacturer’s offerings. While the previous R Series was starting to get a bit long in the tooth, I found the performance of those speakers to be superb, having reviewed the last generation R700 for Sound & Vision’s sister publication Stereophile in 2014.

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Intel Lakefield release date, news and rumors

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Intel must be feeling the heat from Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered laptops, because the company is now developing its first hybrid processor or system-on-a-chip (SOC).

Then there’s Intel Lakefield, a processor unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It’s packed with more than one type of CPU core to create a more stable and better rounded system. Plus, these hybrid SOCs can even come with their own integrated memory, I/O interface, wireless connectivity, and, of course, integrated CPUs.

Because it has so many different components built into the chip, Lakefield operates more like the ARM processors found in the best smartphones, than the traditional CPUs that have been powering laptops and desktop computers practically since they were invented.Lakefield could just change the computer game for the first time in years.… Read the full article

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