KEF has launched their new LSX II Wireless Hi-Fi System. The LSX II combines class-leading sound with the all-encompassing W2 wireless platform from the LS50 Wireless II and LS60 Wireless.
The technological enhancements of the LSX II are encased in a minimal and contemporary design created by renowned industrial designer Michael Young. Available in five finishes, the LSX II effortlessly combines form and function to deliver pristine and natural soundscapes.
High-Fidelity Sound and Performance
The LSX II takes the two-stereo approach, giving music the space to breathe and develop, creating a three-dimensional soundstage. The speakers appear to disappear, leaving you to enjoy the immersive performance that unfolds and draws you in.
Each LSX II speaker uses a version of KEF’s 11th generation Uni-Q driver array specifically designed for this loudspeaker. This signature technology acts as a point source, where the tweeter is placed at the precise acoustic center of the woofer, recreating how sound is produced naturally. This design eliminates the traditional, tiny sweet spot, instead delivering accurate, pristine sound to all listeners.
LSX II has a combined 200 watts of system power. The tweeter and woofer are powered by their own dedicated amplifiers to deliver room-filling sound from the cabinets.
Using the latest KEF Connect app, you can stream Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, Internet Radio stations, and podcasts. Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast seamlessly stream audio from compatible devices, while Bluetooth expands the options even further. You can use native apps to stream directly from Spotify Connect, Tidal, and QPlay. When using Airplay 2, Chromecast, etc., you can stream to multiple wireless speakers to synchronize music around your home.
Audiophiles will experience the quality of sound following the introduction of file support of up to 24-bit/384 kHz (PCM), DSD, and full MQA rendering.
Plug and Play
Alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, LSX II also boasts a comprehensive collection of wired connections. These include HDMI ARC for seamless control using a TV remote and a high-quality USB-C input, making LSX II the perfect desktop audio system for your computer. There are also connections for your turntable, CD player, games console, and many other devices. If you want your movies and music to come with some extra bass, there’s a dedicated output so you can connect a KEF subwoofer as well.
With its Room EQ DSP, LSX II can be fine-tuned to your room and personal taste. ‘Normal’ mode is designed to talk you through the process with easy questions, while ‘Expert’ mode provides extra customizability. For easy integration of a KEF subwoofer with LSX II, Room EQ includes subwoofer presets that are designed to create a smooth integration with the main speakers.
LSX II also comes with a host of other user-friendly features, including volume settings, sensitivity adjustments, and the ability to designate a wired source to wake up the speakers when audio is played.
LSX II is available in five statement finishes: Mineral White and Lava Red models come with matte satin and high-gloss finish respectively, while Carbon Black and Cobalt Blue are clad in a specially designed fabric from Danish contemporary textile designer, Kvadrat. The Soundwave by Terence Conran Edition was one of the iconic British designer’s final collaborations. The version sees the ‘soundwave’ pattern woven into the unique Kvadrat fabric complemented with Conran’s signature blue on the speaker port and driver for a true statement.
The LSX will be officially available on June 23, 2022 for $1400.
For more information, visit www.kef.com.
This article originally appeared on residentialsystems.com