KEF LS50 Meta speakers features innovative new absorption technology
The LS50 Meta speakers are one of the first speakers engineered with Metamaterial, a breaking new ground in speaker design which is to no suprise where it obtained its name. Jointly developed with the Acoustic Metamaterials Group, the Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) uses specially developed structures that create new properties from existing materials that aren't found in naturally occurring substances. MAT features a highly complex maze structure, allowing each of the channels to absorb a specific frequency. With all the channels together, MAT creates an acoustic black hole, absorbing 99% of unwanted resonant frequencies, providing a purer, natural performance without the risk of distortion that you find in most speakers.
The KEF LS50 Meta speakers use a Uni-Q tweeter featured in it's predecessors, this is positioned in the centre of the main driver for optimum timing. Now on the 12th generation Uni-Q driver, they deliver point source detailed and accurate sound, dispersed evenly throughout the room. Enjoy your music from any seatin the room and always be in the sweet spot. The midrange driver features a new precisely shaped decoupler and motor system designed to reduce high-frequency distortion. With all this in mind iy results in a sound that is more transparent and life-like than the previous KEF LS50 Wireless Speakers. The bass performance exceeds expectations from the compact speaker with deep, articulate bass.
The LS50 Meta retain the same design of the LS50 speakers, with the low-diffraction baffle and centrally aligned Uni-Q driver. On the underneath of each speaker, a thread insert is fitted, allowing you to secure the LS50 Meta to the new KEF S2 stands, for the best performance from the speakers. The LS50 Meta speakers are available in four different finishes, all silk matte, with black, white, grey and royal blue options.
KEF LS50 Meta Bookshelf Speakers features
- New ground-breaking Metamaterial Acoustic Technology to eliminate 99% of resonance
- 12th generation Uni-Q driver with wide dispersion and acoustic accuracy
- Performance-optimised driver with reduced colouration
- Offset rear port for enhanced depth and detail
- Rigid cabinet with cross bracing
- Best performance with KEF S2 stands
KEF has created dedicated stands, the S2 Floor Stand (£400/AU$800 per pair) for both the LS50 Meta and LS50 MKII Speakers, with dampening base plates and a hollow central column that can be loaded with inert filler for minimum sonic colouration.
In addition to the trademark Uni-Q driver array, the LS50 Metas also carry over the original design’s distinct curved front panel, which is attached to an “optimised” cabinet that features an off-set port. Choose your style with 4 beautiful looking finish options for the LS50 Metas, which cost £1000 (AU$2495), are Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White and Royal Blue Special Edition.
The KEF LS50 Meta speakers are a great edition to the KEF LS range. Why not check out the KEF LS50 Wireless MKII Speakers which give you top of the range wireless connectivity, with services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and TIDAL all available through the KEF Connect app. They feature 380W per channel, the LS50 Wireless MKII also feature ground-breaking Metamaterial absorption for ultra-detailed audio just like the LS 50 Meta Speakers.
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