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KEF has taken an excellent speaker and made it even better with its innovative Metamaterial tech. The LS50 Metas are now the class leader at this level

We’ve always loved the LS50s and this new version takes their performance to a notably higher level. We think KEF is on to something with the Metamaterial technology and can’t wait to see how it develops. As things stand, that tech and all the other work KEF’s engineers have put into the Uni-Q array has propelled the LS50 Metas to the head of the class at this level. Buy them with confidence.

FOR: Exceptional sonic transparency

Subtle and precise presentation

Innovative technology

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- What HiFi? - 5 Stars
Stock code: KEF-LS50META


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    The World's First Speakers with Metamaterial
    Great loudspeakers disappear, leaving just the music. LS50 Meta is such a loudspeaker. The incredibly immersive sound means you lose yourself in your favourite music. Savouring every nuance as layer upon layer of instrumentation is delivered with exceptional acoustic accuracy anywhere in the room.

    Metamaterial Absorption Technology
    A truly revolutionary tool in the KEF acoustic armoury, Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) is a highly complex maze-like structure that absorbs 99% of the unwanted sound from the rear of the driver, eliminating the resulting distortion and providing purer, more natural sound.

    Every spot is the sweet spot
    12th generation Uni-Q with MAT

    Using advanced simulation and analysis tools, our engineers have developed the 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT. This new driver array delivers reduced colouration, less distortion and a sound that is more transparent and life-like than previously possible, all dispersed evenly throughout the room.

    Enhancement from legendary LS50 Lineage
    Great loudspeakers disappear, leaving just the music. LS50 Meta is such a loudspeaker, and enhancements over the legendary LS50 include Driver Performance Optimisation and patented off-set flexible port for the best acoustic performance and an incredible immersive sound.

    Curved for performance
    LS50 Meta’s low-diffraction, curved baffle is precision modelled around the Uni-Q driver array. Its smooth curved surfaces help radiate sound out across the baffle without any interference from hard edges, which cause diffraction. The result is cleaner, more precise sound.

    Braced for action
    LS50 Meta’s baffle is engineered from an injection-moulded Dough Moulding Compound (DMC), while inside the cabinet cross bracing and Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) combine to deaden internal vibrations. The result of such meticulous attention to detail is the lowest colouration of any speaker in its class.

    Flexible port
    Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the port flare and profile of LS50 Meta’s patented off-set port is calculated to delay the onset of turbulence, and the flexible port walls prevent resonances from colouring the midrange. This leads to improved clarity, with exceptional depth and detail.

    Attention to every detail
    Every aspect of LS50 Meta has been considered for acoustic benefits and from a design perspective. The low-diffraction curved front baffle is subtly mirrored by the gently radiused rear panel, where both the port exit and speaker terminals have been elegantly recessed and softened visually.

    Designed for performance
    LS50 Meta may look sensational, but as a high-performance loudspeaker every aspect of its design is a case of form following function. From the precision modelled curved baffle to the solid, reinforced cabinet, every inch of LS50 Meta has been designed to perform.

    Finished to perfection
    LS50 Meta is much more than just a utilitarian loudspeaker; it is a piece of sculpture that livens up your life. This is why we offer a choice of four finishes, Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White, and Royal Blue Special Edition.

    What's new
    Owners of the award-winning LS50 may find themselves asking what’s new? After all, LS50 Meta certainly shares a likeness with the original. But while LS50 is a great speaker, LS50 Meta and the technological advances it boasts offer a truly dramatic improvement in sound quality.

    Technical Specifications

    DESIGN Two-way bass reflex
    DRIVE UNITS Uni-Q Driver Array:
    HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium
    dome with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
    MF/LF: 130 mm (5.25 in.) aluminium cone
    CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 2,1 kHz
    FREQUENCY RANGE
    (-6DB)
    47 Hz - 45 kHz
    TYPICAL IN-ROOM BASS
    RESPONSE (-6DB)
    26 Hz
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    (±3DB)
    79 Hz - 28 kHz
    HARMONIC DISTORTION
    (90DB, 1M)
    <0,4% 175 Hz - 20 kHz
    <0,1% 300 Hz - 10 kHz
    MAXIMUM OUTPUT 106 dB
    AMPLIFIER POWER
    (RECOMMENDED)
    40-100 W
    NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 Ω (min. 3,5 Ω)
    SENSITIVITY (2.83V/1M) 85 dB
    WEIGHT 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.)
    DIMENSION
    (H x W x D)
    302 x 200 x 280.5 mm

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