Kef LS50 Meta Speakers

£999.00

Brand Kef

The new Kef LS50 Meta is the replacement for the iconic LS50 speaker which was released way back in 2012 as a limited anniversary model and was one of the most award-winning speaker products ever released by KEF, receiving accolades from such publications as Stereophile, What Hi-Fi, and The Absolute Sound. So the new LS50 Meta have a lot to live up to.

The new KEF LS50 Meta pushes the technological boundaries in its mission to create the best possible sound, Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) is a highly complex maze-like structure that eliminates unwanted sound from the rear of driver, resulting in a purer, more natural performance. MAT is the physical manifestation of that drive. The result of a joint development project with the Acoustic Metamaterials Group, MAT breaks completely new ground in loudspeaker design.

LS50 Meta’s baffle is engineered from an injection-moulded Dough Moulding Compound, while inside the cabinet cross bracing and Constrained Layer Damping combine to deaden internal vibrations. The result of such meticulous attention to detail is the lowest coloration of any speaker in its class. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, the port flare and profile of LS50 Meta’s patented off-set port is calculated to delay the onset of turbulence, and the flexible port walls prevent resonances from colouring the midrange. This leads to improved clarity, with exceptional depth and detail.

KEF's trademark Uni-Q driver has also been redesigned and improved, incorporating the new Meta technology. The Kef LS50 Meta certainly shares a likeness with the original. But while LS50 is a great speaker, LS50 Meta and the technological advances it boasts offer a truly dramatic improvement in sound quality.

Specifications

DESIGN

Two-way bass reflex

DRIVE UNITS

Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
MF/LF: 130 mm (5.25 in.) aluminium cone

CROSSOVER FREQUENCY

2,1 kHz

FREQUENCY RANGE (-6DB)

47 Hz - 45 kHz

TYPICAL IN-ROOM BASS RESPONSE (-6DB)

26 Hz

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (±3DB)

79 Hz - 28 kHz

HARMONIC DISTORTION (90DB, 1M)

<0,4% 175 Hz - 20 kHz
<0,1% 300 Hz - 10 kHz

MAXIMUM OUTPUT

106 dB

AMPLIFIER POWER (RECOMMENDED)

40-100W 

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

8 Ω (min. 3,5 Ω)

SENSITIVITY (2.83V/1M)

85 dB

WEIGHT*

7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.)

DIMENSIONS (HWD PER SPEAKER)

305 x 200 x 311 mm (12 x 7.9 x 12.2 in.)

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