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KEF Goes Vertical With Atmos Speaker

Denver — KEF Audio will join a growing number of companies bringing their first Dolby Atmos speakers to the CEDIA Expo here.

KEF’s entry will be the $1,200-each two-way R50 Atmos module, which sits on top of KEF’s current R Series and Q Series speakers to deliver height information. The R50’s angled-up drivers bounce height effects off the ceiling. The Atmos module sits on freestanding or wall-mounted speakers.

The closed-box speaker uses a proprietary Uni-Q driver array consisting of 1-inch vented aluminum tweeter mounted in the center of a 5.25-inch bass/mid driver. The speaker uses KEF’s tangerine waveguide to maximize dispersion.

The speaker measures 6.9 by 7.1 by 10.2 inches. It delivers 106dB maximum output and boasts a frequency response of 105Hz to 18.5kHz (+/-3dB). Recommended amp power is 25 to 100 watts.

It will be available in October.