HiFi Speakers

BLADE

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  • Regular price £24,000 / pair
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Colour
Piano Black
Snow White
Racing Red
Warm Metallic grey
Light Silver
Frosted Blue
Frosted Copper Black

Exploring the Art of the Possible

BLADE is the top model in the range with four 225mm/9in. bass drivers and a Uni-Q MF/HF array in a 1590mm/62.5in. high cabinet. BLADE is the world's first Single Apparent Source loudspeaker and the production version of the cost no object Concept Blade project KEF revealed at the Munich High End Show in 2009.

The Details


SPECIFICATIONS

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Design
Three-way bass reflex, single apparent source driver configuration
Dimensions
1590 x 363 x 540 mm / 62.5 x 14.3 x 21.2 in.
(with plinth H x W x D)
Weight
57.2 kg (126 lbs)
Drive Units
Uni-Q driver array:
MF: 125mm (5in.) Li-Mg-Al /LCP hybrid cone
HF: 25mm (1in.) Al dome
Bass units:
LF: 4 x 225mm (9in.) with force cancelling
Frequency Range
28Hz - 45kHz (-6dB) free field
20Hz (-6dB) typical in room bass response
Frequency Response
40Hz - 35kHz ±3dB (-6dB at 28Hz)
Crossover Frequencies
350Hz, 2.3kHz
Amplifier Requirements
50 - 400 W
Sensitivity
91dB (2.83V/1m)
Harmonic Distortion
2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.5% 40Hz - 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz - 10kHz
Impedance
4 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)
Maximum Output
117dB (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise)
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

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OUTSTANDING PRODUCT' ACCOLADE - HI-FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW

The huge soundstage populated by multiple guitars was as impressive as I've ever heard it.- 2012

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CUTTING-EDGE SPEAKER DESIGN: BLADE TWO - STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE

KEF's Blade Two offers superb measured performance that is close to the state of the art- 2015

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BEST OF THE BEST 2012: AUDIO - ROBB REPORT

A triumph of form and function, the KEF Blade is a standout loudspeaker in its price class for its superb coherence and ability to reproduce complex audio at all frequency levels without distortion. - 2012

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GOLDENES OHR 2012 "2.BEST FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKERS OVER 10.000 EURO" - AUDIO

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CHOC CLASSICA AWARD - BT.COM

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STEREO SOUND GRAND PRIX AWARD 2011 - STEREO SOUND

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PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2011 - HI FI REVIEW

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WINNER OF WINNERS AWARD & INNOVATIVE OPERATING PRACTICES AWARD - EEF FUTURE MANUFACTURING AWARDS

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PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2012 (LOUDSPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFERS) - ELECTRONIC HOUSE


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