KEF LS60 bring wireless hi-res audio to floor-standing speakers

KEF LS60 bring wireless hi-res audio to floor-standing speakers

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KEF’s LS50 Wireless and LS50 Wireless II speakers acceptable a precise precocious barroom for what you tin expect from a acceptable of powered, wireless speakers, and present the British audio marque has its sights acceptable connected doing the aforesaid happening for larger-format floor-standing speakers with the LS60 Wireless. Priced astatine $7,000 per pair, they travel successful 3 chiseled colors: Royal Blue, Mineral White, and Titanium Grey. They’re disposable for pre-order starting May 12, with shipping opening successful June 2022.

Many of the aforesaid integrated capabilities that made the LS50/LS50 II truthful fashionable are besides recovered successful the LS60 Wireless, similar KEF’s signature Uni-Q drivers, arsenic good arsenic enactment for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI eARC, and optical, coaxial, and RCA connections. There’s besides app- and remote-based power that includes casual entree to subscription streaming services similar Amazon Music, Qobuz, and Deezer.

KEF LS60 Wireless Speakers seen successful  3  colors.KEF

As their larger sizes suggests, the LS60 Wireless measurement up the sonic show considerably, with a combined 1400 watts of power. Standing connected their ain matching basal plinths, they emergence implicit 43 inches gangly and measurement 70 pounds each, but are exceptionally thin, astatine conscionable 5.1 inches wide. On the sides, 2 pairs of KEF Uni-Core drivers present the speakers’ bass response, an statement that makes the LS60 Wireless the archetypal streaming all-in-one audio strategy to beryllium a existent constituent root configuration, according to a property release. The Uni-Core operator was archetypal introduced connected KEF’s ultra-compact KC62 subwoofer. This back-to-back operator configuration is intended to each but destruct furniture vibrations. If they don’t nutrient capable low-end connected their own, 2 subwoofer outputs fto you adhd a dedicated KEF subwoofer for adjacent much power.

Cleverly, the speakers tin pass with each different wirelessly, which lets you spot them astir anyplace you person a partition outlet for power. In this benignant of wireless configuration, the LS60 tin grip hi-res audio up to 24-bit/96kHz. If you privation to propulsion that further, to 24-bit/192kHz, you’ll request to usage the included wired umbilical cord, which allows for up to 18 feet betwixt the speakers.

Speaking of supported audio formats, the LS60 Wireless tin grip PCM files up to 24bit/384kHz, arsenic good arsenic DSD and afloat MQA decoding, for compatibility with Tidal HiFi‘s Master room of hi-res tracks. For Wi-Fi connectivity, you besides get Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in, letting you watercourse straight from a wide assortment of apps connected your smartphone oregon tablet, including Spotify Connect support.

If there’s 1 weakness, it’s that Bluetooth streaming is constricted to conscionable SBC and AAC codecs — there’s nary enactment for Sony’s hi-res LDAC, oregon the aptX household of codecs from Qualcomm. Still, with truthful galore large Wi-Fi options, that volition apt not beryllium a problem.

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