NEW R Series is here and it's great!
Most models look the same, or very similar, but they really aren't!
The new models are R3 bookshelf at £1300, R5 slim floorstanders at £ 1999, R7 floorstanders with deeper bass at £ 2599 and the Flagship R11s at £ 3999. I'm listening to the big ones just now and they are superb. Give me a call if you want to have a listen too!
The KEF LS50 has been one of the most important speakers of the past 5 years
This is an engineer-led design with unrivalled performance at the price, and there is still little around that can come close
So an additional active and wireless version is very interesting
Two speakers, built-in power amplifiers, one wire between them, mains powered, controlled from your tablet or phone, this could be all the hifi system you need.
LS50 wireless looks good and sounds superb, £ 1999 per pair, now playing in the shop
For an in-depth analysis follow this link to an American review by Darko, who has made them his 'Product of the Year'
If the review is too heavy just call in here for a listen
The Kef Reference range stands for the ultimate performance.
Projects such as the amazing Muon and Blades showcase new technology which then filters into the main ranges.
That's good as Muons are £ 130,000 and Blades £ 20,000 so they don't apply to most people, until now.
The R series was the first to use Blade technology and they are outstanding performance and value I have really been looking forward to the updated Reference series.
There are three new models to salivate over
Imaginatively named model One, Three, and Five these cover a price range from £4500 to £ 10500
The £4500 Model Ones are bookshelf/stand mount speakers featuring an all new Uni-Q unit with the treble placed in the centre of the midrange to give a wide an even room dispersion of high and midrange frequencies along with great precision. This matched with a 6.5" bass unit which packs a real punch and depth.
The Reference 3s are a slim floorstanding version featuring the same mid/treble and 2 of the 6.5" aluminium bass units, £7500
The larger cabinet extends the bass performance while retaining a large spread of sound from the latest Blade derived mid/treble unit
Pictured left to right, walnut finish, gloss black, rosewood, gloss white all Ref 3, then Reference 5
The Reference 5s are another slim floorstander featuring the same mid/treble and 4 of the 6.5" bass units, £10,500
The detailing and finish of these new speakers are superb. You will be really impressed when you see, touch, and especially hear them. There are also matching centre speakers and a subwoofer if you want to use Reference in a surround set-up.
All models available in Deep Piano Black, Satin American Walnut, Luxury Gloss Rosewood and Gloss Ice White
I hope to have some Reference on demonstration from late April, but give me a call if you want to know more now.
Fabulous black and white shape....and a car
These are the Kef Blades, the pure concept that became a reality, now available at Lyric Hifi
To audition these unique speakers use the contact us tab above
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Lots of lovely new Kef products:
New E series surround system replaces the famous 'egg' range and moves the goalposts. Much better clarity, much wider dispersion, very powerful sub from a compact parabolic enclosure, now in store. And the even better news is a very aggressive price, £ 899
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KEF have won the loudspeaker of the year from What Hifi, again!
This year it is the turn of the limited edition £ 799 LS50
Now on dem, and we love them!
These are the new LS50 Studio Monitor performance compact speakers from Kef. Released as a limited edition to celebrate 50 years in business these use technology from the cutting edge Blade speakers to give true studio clarity at a normal affordable cost. Available in black or black there will only be 500 pairs. Grab a piece of history to enjoy for many years, book yours now, only £ 500 each or 2 for £799!
Since writing that Kef have decided that these are far far too good to limit to 500 lucky owners, they now have thousands of lucky owners !
Want to know more? Click the link below for technical info