In the words of manufacturer KEF, the LSX II is “a high-quality, high-resolution audio system that meets all your home entertainment needs.”
The new LSX II from KEF according to the creator Much more than a simple upgrade from the award-winning original, it combines industry-leading audio with the all-inclusive W2 wireless platform of the groundbreaking LS50 Wireless II system. Connectivity is improved with the addition of HDMI and USB-C, making this an ideal choice for TVs, laptops, and computers alike. The LSX II’s technological improvements are incorporated into a simple, contemporary design, designed by acclaimed designer Michael Young. Available in five stylish colors, the LSX II effortlessly combines form and function to generate pure, natural and accurate sound.
High fidelity sound and performance
Comprised of a box with speakers, the LSX II provides space for music to breathe and evolve, creating three-dimensional sound. Each speaker uses KEF’s 11th generation Uni-Q driver set, designed specifically for this speaker. The signature technology acts as a point source, the tweeter is precisely positioned in the acoustic center of the tweeter, resulting in a natural sound reproduction. This design removes the traditional small dot and instead delivers a clean, accurate sound for all audio enthusiasts,” we read in the entry-level announcement.
The LSX II has a combined system power of 200 watts. The woofer and tweeter are powered by their own tweeter to deliver room-filling sound from the built-in cabinets. KEF: “The music integration engine delivers better performance than the original award-winning music integration engine. The improved Uni-Q driver music integration engine enables the LSX II to deliver optimal timing performance for better clarity and tighter sound.”
Play all the music in the world
The KEF Connect app enables streaming Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, Internet Radio and Podcasts. The native apps Spotify Connect, Tidal and QPlay can also be used directly for streaming. With Apple’s Airplay 2, Chromecast, or Roon, it’s possible to stream to multiple wireless speakers and sync music across the room. Audio enthusiasts will be amazed at the sound quality while offering expanded file support up to 24-bit/384kHz (PCM), DSD and full MQA rendering. And if you like it, there’s also time-honored Bluetooth technology.
Next-generation plug and play
In addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the LSX II has extensive connectivity options. This includes HDMI ARC for hassle-free control with a TV remote control and USB-C input, making the LSX II the perfect desktop sound system for PC. There are also connections for the DVD player, CD player and game console and for extra bass there is a special KEF subwoofer output.
Improving the user experience
The KEF Connect app guides audio enthusiasts through setup, system control, and on-the-fly navigation with intuitive audio settings, ensuring that the LSX II matches the room as accurately as possible. With Room EQ DSP, the LSX II can easily be set into any room. The “Normal” mode is designed to guide you through the process with simple questions. To facilitate the integration of the KEF amplifier with the LSX II, Room EQ includes amplifier presets for the best possible system performance. The LSX II comes with a host of other handy features, including audio settings, sensitivity adjustment and the ability to select a source to wake the system up when the source is turned on.
The aesthetic design of the LSX II was designed by Michael Young, one of the most famous designers in the field of industrial design. Known for its simple, polished approach, Young’s design boasts clever, clean aesthetics that perfectly match the requirements of the LSX II to deliver authentic, accurate sound.
The LSX II is available in five stunning finishes: Mineral White and Lava Red models have a matte satin and high-gloss finish. Carbon black and cobalt blue are upholstered in a custom-designed fabric by contemporary Danish textile designer Kvadrat. The Soundwave by Terence Conran Edition was one of the famous British designer’s last collaborations. In this version, a “soundwave” pattern is woven into the unique Kvadrat fabric, complemented by Conran’s signature blue on the speaker port and driver for a true statement.
Every aspect of the LSX II has been carefully thought out, from the sleek rear dashboard to subtle design touches like the color-matched Uni-Q driver and ports. Whether centered on an eye-catching S1 floor stand or flexibly positioned with a P1 desk pad or B1 wall mount, the LSX II makes a statement in any room, according to KEF.
LSX II Key Features
- Eleventh generation Uni-Q driver array for ultra-accurate audio
- Music integration engine for rich and complete sound
- Wireless broadcasting including Airplay 2, Chromecast, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- The amplifier plays all major music services and supports all major audio formats
- DSD, MQA, PCM up to 24bit/384kHz
- Extensive connectivity for TV, laptop and other equipment: USB-C, HDMI ARC, analog input, subwoofer output
- System Power LF 70W Class D, HF 30W Class D, Max. Sound pressure level: 102 dB
- Ease of use with easy to use features
- A personalized listening experience via the KEF Connect app
- Designed by famous designer Michael Young
- Optimized cabinet design for best audio performance
Mounting inserts for attaching to accessories including P1 desk pad, S1 floor stand and B1 wall base
- Available in five finishes: Carbon Black, Metallic White, Cobalt Blue, Lava Red and Soundwave by Terence Conran Edition
Price: €1,499, available from this month.
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