KEF LS50 Meta and KEF LS50 Wireless: what’s new?
The new speakers feature MAT (Metamaterial Absorption Technology) which uses metamaterials with a maze-like structure. They eliminate 99% of acoustic interference behind the tweeter for an even purer sound.
The KEF LS50 Meta et KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers are the first to incorporate the twelfth generation KEF Uni-Q driver. Lastly, the port of the KEF LS50 2020 speakers has also been redesigned to optimize the depth of the lows without coloring the mids.
KEF LS50 Meta: 8 ohms, 85 dB, 100W
The KEF LS50 Meta speaker has a sensitivity rating of 85 dB and maximum power handling capacity of 100 watts. Consequently, it is best to pair the speaker with a powerful stereo amplifier with a generous power reserve to fully reveal all of its qualities. The KEF LS50 Meta delivers an extensive stereo image, with tight, well-controlled lows. It is available in four different colors.
The KEF LS50 Meta is available in four different colors.
- KEF LS50 Meta: €1,199 a pair.
KEF LS50 Wireless II: AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Bluetooth
The KEF LS50 Wireless II is more than just a new generation of the KEF LS50 Wireless speaker as it also uses the new acoustic platform introduced by the KEF LS50 Meta speakers. The KEF LS50 Wireless II therefore incorporates MAT technology which uses meta-materials to eliminate all distortion in the high frequencies.
The amplification is now more powerful, with 280 watts per speaker in the lows and mids, and 100 watts per speaker for the highs. Naturally, the KEF LS50 Wireless II is also equipped with the twelfth generation Uni-Q driver.
Connectivity has also been expanded with an HDMI eARC connector to connect a 4K Ultra HD TV or an OLED TV. In addition, the optical input is complemented by a coaxial digital audio input, while the stereo RCA input has been replaced by a mini-jack input.
Of course, the KEF LS50 Wireless II includes everything that made the first generation so successful with audiophile amplification, digital signal processing (DSP) and the new KEF Connect application to deliver the best possible user experience. It supports all major streaming platforms:
- Spotify via Spotify Connect
- Amazon Music
- QQ Music via QPlay (coming soon)
- Internet radios
- KEF LS50 Wireless II: €2,490 a pair.