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KEF Debuts LS50 Meta Speaker

The high-end UK speaker brand that straddles the line between high-end consumer and pro reference monitoring has updated its KEF LS line with the introduction of tis new LS50 Meta Speaker.

KEF LS50 Meta Speaker
KEF LS50 Meta Speaker

Maidstone, Kent, UK (September 22, 2020)—KEF has launched its new LS50 Collection consisting of the LS50 Meta speaker, which is made using the company’s new Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) to absorb most sound radiating from the rear of the driver.

In a joint development initiative with the Acoustic Metamaterials Group, KEF has put MAT to use by creating a synthetic material in the form of a complex maze-like structure that reportedly will absorb 99% of the unwanted sound radiating from the rear of the driver, reducing distortion and enabling the prevention of audio distraction.

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The LS50 Meta also features a specially designed 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT and other features, such as a new cone neck decoupler and motor system, intended to further reduce coloration and distortion. Also new are an off-set flexible bass port, a low diffraction curved baffle and rigid cross bracing with constrained layer damping, all of which are employed to prevent sound distortion.

From the optimized cabinet size, the elegantly curved front and improved back panel with recessed port and speaker terminals, to the versatile matte colourways that match the bespoke KEF S2 Floor Stand, every detail is designed with performance in mind. Available to shop on September 22nd.

The LS50 Meta will retail for $1,499.99 / pair and will be available in four finishes including Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White, and a Royal Blue Special Edition.