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LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' by Marcel Wanders

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KEF has collaborated with the globally renowned design studio Marcel Wanders to produce a special-edition speaker, the LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' by Marcel Wanders. Its sensuous aesthetic quality sets it apart from every other music system, creating a magically compelling audio system that is in a class of its own.
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LS50 Wireless Nocturne by Marcel Wanders

A magical combination of design genius and audio brilliance
Since its landmark launch, the KEF LS50 Wireless has changed expectations of what can be achieved in terms of blending wireless streaming, compact and beautiful design, and high-level audio performance. Now, the globally renowned design studio Marcel Wanders has collaborated with KEF to produce a special-edition speaker, the LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' by Marcel Wanders. Its sensuous aesthetic quality sets it apart from every other music system, creating a magically compelling audio system that is in a class of its own.
A magical combination of design genius and audio brilliance
Since its landmark launch, the KEF LS50 Wireless has changed expectations of what can be achieved in terms of blending wireless streaming, compact and beautiful design, and high-level audio performance. Now, the globally renowned design studio Marcel Wanders has collaborated with KEF to produce a special-edition speaker, the LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' by Marcel Wanders. Its sensuous aesthetic quality sets it apart from every other music system, creating a magically compelling audio system that is in a class of its own.


LS50 Wireless Nocturne by Marcel Wanders

Designed to stir the soul before the music begins
The rhythmic design that is inspired by the circular arrangement of time presents a structured, architectural-type pattern from a distance. Upon closer inspection, the two-dimensional, textured surface reveals several different types of musical elements layered throughout. Placed around the centre focal point, musical notes and symbols references add to the seemingly unending depth of the thoughtfully detailed design. Much like a musical composition, the final result finds the surface shapes coming together to create one unified design. Playing off the product name, when the lights are turned off the product continues to captivate late into the evening as selected elements glow in the dark.

To find out more about the features of the product, please visit: LS50 Wireless
Designed to stir the soul before the music begins
The rhythmic design that is inspired by the circular arrangement of time presents a structured, architectural-type pattern from a distance. Upon closer inspection, the two-dimensional, textured surface reveals several different types of musical elements layered throughout. Placed around the centre focal point, musical notes and symbols references add to the seemingly unending depth of the thoughtfully detailed design. Much like a musical composition, the final result finds the surface shapes coming together to create one unified design. Playing off the product name, when the lights are turned off the product continues to captivate late into the evening as selected elements glow in the dark.

To find out more about the features of the product, please visit: LS50 Wireless


LS50 Wireless ‘Nocturne’ by Marcel Wanders

About Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in Amsterdam, credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, among scores of others. Under Marcel Wanders’ creative leadership and direction, and with the support of Gabriele Chiave as creative director since 2014, Marcel Wanders employs over 50 design and communication experts. Marcel Wanders’ 27 years of designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).

Marcel Wanders’ chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead of focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.

To understand more about Marcel Wanders' work, please visit here.
Specifications

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Model LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' by Marcel Wanders
Drive Units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) magnesium/aluminium alloy
Frequency Range (-6dB) Measured at 85dB/1m
40Hz – 47kHz (More bass extension)
43Hz – 47kHz (Standard)
46Hz – 47kHz (Less bass extension)
Depending on speaker settings
Frequency Response (±3dB) Measured at 85dB/1m
45Hz – 28kHz (More bass extension)
50Hz – 28kHz (Standard)
61Hz – 28kHz (Less bass extension)
Depending on speaker settings
Maximum Output (SPL) 106dB
Inputs 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi network
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® codec
USB Type B
TOSLINK Optical
RCA Analog Line Level Input
10/100 Mbps RJ45 Ethernet (For network and service)
Output Subwoofer output
Amplifier output power LF: 200W HF: 30W
Bluetooth range 10m
Bluetooth memory 8 devices
Resolution Up to 24bit Depending on source resolution
Sampling rate Up to 192kHz (USB Type B)
Up to 96kHz (TOSLINK Optical)
Depending on source resolution
Wireless Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless frequency band Dual-band 2.4GHz/ 5 GHz
Wireless Network Streaming Tidal / Spotify
Power Input 100 – 240VAC 50/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 300 x 200 x 308mm(11.8 x 7.9 x 12.1in.)
Weight Left Speaker 10.0kg (22.0lbs.)
Right Speaker 10.2kg (22.5lbs.)
Unit measurement Pair
Product Support Click here for the latest information
Document Download Quick Start Guide
Product Information Sheet
Remarks KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.
Awards and Reviews



DIAPASON D’OR 2017 AWARD

"Plus points: musicality and high technology. Minus points: nothing of note."



Year: 2017
Issuing Body: DIAPASON D’OR
Country: France
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Hall of Fame – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

"KEF has taken a pair of Award-winning speakers and transformed them into the hi-fi of the future."

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Year: 2017
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Product of the Year - BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM OVER £1000 – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

"Despite all this clever thinking and implementation, it's performance that makes the LS50 Wireless our Systems Product of the Year...KEF has done a terrfic job here. It has taken the Award-winning LS50s and made them an even better propositions...It's your hi-fi system of the future, here and now."

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Year: 2017
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM OVER £1000 – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

"These KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning LS50s. They’re a complete system wrapped in a neat and brilliant package." KEF LS50 Wireless, What Hi-Fi?, July 2017 (Visit What Hi-Fi? for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Reviewers' Choice Award – SoundStage! Access

"KEF’s LS50 Wireless is an outstanding loudspeaker. Its build quality, finish, and technical prowess are beyond reproach, and its sound quality remains faithful to both KEF’s design principles and to the original LS50." (Visit SoundStage! Access for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: SoundStage! Access
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Best Buy Award - HIFICRITIC

"This compact, fully active, remotely controlled point source design is a technical and acoustic tour de force. It’s an obvious Best Buy." (Download full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: HIFICRITIC
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Review – Gramophone Magazine

"LS50 Wireless is indubitably a very tempting introduction to an ‘alternative universe’ of home audio, one which I am sure will find favour with many users, as much for its captivating sound quality as its remarkable flexibility and simplicity." (Download full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Gramophone Magazine
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  




Review – Hi-Fi News

"It really could, and deserves to be, a game-changer." (Download full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Review – What Hi-Fi?

"More than just active versions of the Award-winning LS50s, it's a complete system wrapped in a brilliant package." (Visit What Hi-Fi? for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Best Product 2017-2018, Wireless Loudspeaker – EISA Award



Year: 2017
Issuing Body: EISA
Country: Europe
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Review – Wired Magazine

"KEF has taken its iconic LS50 speakers and given them an updated wireless makeover."


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Wired Magazine
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Review – Digital Trends

"The speakers soared with every piece of media we threw at them." (Visit Digital Trends for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Digital Trends
Country: USA
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Five-Star Review – What Hi-Fi?

“Is this what the hi-fi system of the future should look like? We certainly hope so.”
(Visit What Hi-Fi? for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Review – Hi-Fi+

“This is one of the best and most important products we’ll see all year.” (Download full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Hi-Fi+
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Review – Oracle Time

“The two compact speakers are beautifully curved and, best of all, already include high performance amplifiers, digital sound technologies and wireless tech, so there’s no need for extra boxes or wires cluttering up your living space.”


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Oracle Time
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


Review – MIX Magazine

“The enclosures are solidly built, and the fit, finish and color options are beautiful….It’s a beautiful high-end system for the home, where the bountiful I/O, remote control with app, and wireless options fits perfectly.”
(Visit mixonline for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: MIX Magazine
Country: USA
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


LES NUMERIQUES - Review

“Best of the 2 worlds, digital and traditional”
(Visit LES NUMERIQUES for full review)


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: LES NUMERIQUES
Country: France
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


HOT 100 - THE ULTIMATE LIST OF TODAY'S TOP TECH, GADGETS AND PEOPLE - T3

"Your ears are in for a treat."


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: T3
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


THE BIG BLACK BOOK 100 - ESQUIRE

"British hi-fi at its wireless best."


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Esquire: The Big Black Book 100
Country: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


CHOC CLASSICA AWARD - CLASSICA MAGAZINE

"FOR : rich, full, seamless dynamics ; AGAINST : nothing."


Year: 2017
Issuing Body: CLASSICA MAGAZINE
Country: France
Product: LS50 Wireless
  



Review - Stereonet

"Like the predecessor, LS50 Wireless managed to construct a sound stage far greater in size than what such a small speaker should be capable of… Setup could not be easier… The connectivity options are all apparent and plentiful. Sound quality is refined and reference grade..."
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Year: 2017
Issuing Body: Stereonet
Country: Australia
Product: LS50 Wireless
 



DAR’s Product of the Year 2016



Year: 2016
Issuing Body: DAR (Digital Audio Review)
Country: Germany
Product: LS50 Wireless
  


6 STARS AWARD

 
Year: 2016
Issuing Body: AVCesar.com
Country: France
Product: LS50 Wireless
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FAQ


A. System
 


B. Wi-Fi Streaming
 


C. Remote Control
 


D. Bluetooth Streaming
 


E. USB Audio
 


F. Optical
 

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