Magnolia Collection

KEF - LS50 Hi-Res 5-1/4" 2-Way 230W Wireless Speakers (Pair) - Titanium Gray/Red

  • Model: LS50AGREY
  • SKU: 5838516

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Set up a smooth entertainment experience with this KEF wireless speaker that eliminates unsightly cords and cables. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity let you pair with a smartphone or computer, while USB connections expand your capabilities. This KEF wireless speaker features a bold look that doesn't take up much space while perfectly reproducing sound with UNI-Q drivers.

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Overview

What's Included


  • KEF LS50 Hi-Res 5-1/4" 2-Way 230W Wireless Speakers (Pair)
  • 2x 6.6 Ft. Power cord
  • 9.8 ft. Cat-6 Inter-speaker cable
  • 6.6 ft. USB cable
  • 3.3 ft. LAN cable
  • Remote control
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and Warranty

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Features


230W amplifier output power

Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.

5.25" magnesium/aluminum alloy midrange/woofer and 1" vented aluminum dome tweeter

For a complete range of sounds.

Every Spot is Sweet - Uni-Q driver array

Provides a three-dimensional sound image wherever you sit, for a sweet spot listening experience anywhere in a room.

Dedicated time correcting Digital Signal Processing (DSP) design

Allows to get amazing sound dispersion matched only by a live music performance that is now attainable in virtually every room.

Bi-amp dual mono configuration

Offers amplifier for each driver, and allows to get superb sound quality.

2-way speaker system

Sounds like one source rather than several separate sources.

Dedicated apps for Apple iOS and Android

Easily facilitate network setup, music streaming, playback and DSP control.

FEA-designed cabinet and elliptical flexible port

All work in concert to prevent cabinet vibration and resonances that produce unwanted sound coloration - putting you that much closer to how your favorite music was intended to sound.

Subwoofer output

Allows you to add a subwoofer to your speaker system for superb sound experience.

High-resolution audio

Every piece of information from a high-resolution music source is reproduced fully and accurately through an end-to-end 192kHz/24-bit high-resolution digital signal path.

45Hz-28kHz frequency response (±3dB)

Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.


Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Resolution Audio Done Right

    Posted
    HiFiFan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I fell in love the first time I heard these speakers. The sound was so clear and detailed it completely drew me in to the music. That first experience was at a noisy Magnolia store. They sound even better at home! The sound is incredible. Flawless. Lifelike. I am hearing the totality of the recoding. I listen to familiar pieces and hear things I’ve never heard before, harmonies, instruments, backgrounds, realistic treble and strong bass. It’s like being there. I don’t know how KEF engineers have gotten the sound so perfect but I think it has to do with the unique drivers. The tweeter is surrounded by the low range driver – they’re concentric. I bought the KEFs to use in my home office where they support watching TV and a lot of listening to music. I had a Sonos Playbar, which sounded great, but I wanted more bass and better stereo imaging. I didn’t want a subwoofer. The bass from the KEFs is surprisingly strong, down to about 40 Hz. I kept the Playbar and moved it to the den. The KEFs are not just speakers, they’re a whole sound system including separate DACs and amplifiers for low range and high range drivers. The internal signal path and digital signal processor run at 192 KHz - totally high resolution. The low range amps are 200 watts each. These puppies can get loud when you need it and they don’t lose anything at high volume. I have them hooked up to my PC via USB so I can play files sampled at 192 KHz. The TV feeds them an optical input maxed out at 96 KHz. You can also drive them over your WiFi using KEFs android or iOS apps, or by bluetooth (aptX codec). And there’s an analog RCA input as well. All the inputs sound excellent, but I can tell the bluetooth signal is compressed. Not unpleasant, but there’s a lot missing compared to the high-resolution inputs. There is also a subwoofer output but I think that’s unnecessary. Setup was simple and I ran a firmware update. Each speaker gets a copy of the firmware. KEF also provides a USB driver for Windows users. The KEFs come in 3 colors. I ordered the titanium with red drivers sight unseen and then while waiting for my special order to arrive I worried that the red would be too much. It’s not. They’re gorgeous! Understated elegance. If I had to complain about something it would be the remote. It is tricky to use in the dark by sense of touch. Other reviewers have complained about the KEF app. It worked fine for me and parts of it are pretty cool. You can use the app do a lot of fine tuning if you want to, but the speakers sound great right out of the box. Also, I had a glitch in the USB connection and email tech support was very helpful. Problem solved. These speakers have inspired me to indulge my inner audiophile and inner geek. I’ve started collecting music all over again but this time in CD quality or high resolution FLAC files. I set up a uPNP/DLNA music server for just for my high resolution music. The KEF app allows you to stream high resolution music from Tidal and Roon, but I use my own server. It would be nice if they had Chromecast audio integrated, but adding a dongle does not cost much. If you haven’t listened to the KEFs then do so. You will want to take them home.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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