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LS50 Meta

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The World's First Speakers with Metamaterial

LS50 Meta is a highly precise, emotionally engaging loudspeaker built on revolutionary acoustic technology. Designed around the Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology driver array, this solid, compact loudspeaker is capable of delivering detailed sound anywhere in the room.
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EISA STANDMOUNT LOUDSPEAKERS 2021-2022

“…the result is a magnificent compact speaker capable of a huge soundstage, generous bass and terrific imaging.”

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WHAT HI-FI? AWARDS 2021 -  'PRODUCT OF THE YEAR'

“KEF has taken an excellent speaker and made it even better with its innovative Metamaterial tech. The LS50 Metas are now the class leader at this level.” - October 2021, What Hi-Fi? 

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Performance

Most accurate, immersive sound

Metamaterial Absorption Technology eliminates 99% of high-frequency distortion for pure, natural sound

12th generation Uni-Q with MAT driver array for exceptional acoustic accuracy

Driver Performance Optimisation for enhanced sonic performance, less distortion and reduced coloration

Patented off-set flexible port for reduced midrange coloration with exceptional levels of depth and detail


Design

Attention to every detail

Optimised cabinet design for best acoustic performance

Available in 4 finishes

With mounting inserts to secure on KEF S2 Floor Stand (available as separate item)

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Listen and believe

Really great loudspeakers simply melt away, leaving you with just the music. A pristine voice, perfectly rendered layers of instruments you can lose yourself in, sound so clear it’s as though the artist is there with you. This is what great loudspeakers with the best technology deliver.
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SPECIFICATIONS

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Model
LS50 Meta
Design
Two-way bass reflex
Drive Units
Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
MF/LF: 130 mm (5.25 in.) aluminium cone
Crossover Frequency
2,1 kHz
Frequency Range (-6db)
47 Hz - 45 kHz
Typical In-room Bass Response (-6db)
26 Hz
Frequency Response (±3db)
79 Hz - 28 kHz
Harmonic Distortion (90db, 1m)
<0,4% 175 Hz - 20 kHz
<0,1% 300 Hz - 10 kHz
Maximum Output
106 dB
Amplifier Power (Recommended)
40-100 W
Nominal Impedance
8 Ω (min. 3,5 Ω)
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)
85dB
Weight*
7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.)
Dimension (H X W X D) With Terminal*
302 x 200 x 280.5 mm (11.9 x 7.9 x 11.0 in.)
* Measurement per unit
Metamaterial Absorption Technology is a joint development with Acoustic Metamaterials Group.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

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EISA STANDMOUNT LOUDSPEAKERS 2021-2022

“…the result is a magnificent compact speaker capable of a huge soundstage, generous bass and terrific imaging.”

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ESSENTIAL AUDITION - PURSUIT PERFECT SYSTEM

'If you are shopping for a standmount speaker around this kind of money, you have to audition the LS50 Meta. It feels like the one to beat.' - Pursuit Perfect System, July 2021

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LS50 Meta - HiFi News, Outstanding Product

'The LS50 Meta - especially when you consider its ~£1,000 price - ticks every box for a small speaker: huge soundstage, generous bass, terrific imaging. Satisfying? Try 'supernatural'.' - May 2021

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WHAT HI-FI? AWARDS 2021 -  'PRODUCT OF THE YEAR'

“KEF has taken an excellent speaker and made it even better with its innovative Metamaterial tech. The LS50 Metas are now the class leader at this level.” - October 2021, What Hi-Fi?

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5 STAR REVIEW – WHAT HI-FI? SOUND AND VISION

“KEF has taken an excellent speaker and made it even better with its innovative Metamaterial tech. The LS50 Metas are now the class leader at this level.”– September 2020

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AVFORUMS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AWARD 2020

"The KEF is able to perform feats of soundstaging, time alignment and sheer impact that are an absolute delight."

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REVIEW–HIFI WORLD

'For my money the new LS50 Meta is the best small speaker currently available at the £1,000 price point.' - HiFi World, February 2021

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THE AUDIOPHILIAC DAILY SHOW

“My impression of this speaker right away was, it doesn’t sound like an LS50. I mean it does, but it sounds so much better. So much more transparent, clear, open, dynamic. It’s just a mega improvement.” – Sept 2020

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Customer Reviews

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Mike
Amazing Sound

Crisp, clear sound. Deep enough bass.

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Alan Nunhuck (North Walsham, GB)
Truly Amazing LS50 Meta

I was a happy owner of the original LS50 and didn’t think the speaker could be much better… how I was wrong! the LS50 Meta is noticeably better, more resolution & clarity, even better sound stage (broader & deeper) and better instrument separation… I would even say more dynamic!
Pair it with very good quality source & amplification (I use Moon 260D CD player, PS Audio NUWave DAC & Accuphase E-370 Integrated amplifier) and high quality speaker cables and it will truly amaze you.

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Annie Hua (Waterloo, CA)
Excellent speakers and fantastic customer service

I purchased the LS50s after doing some research on turntable speakers and these definitely did not disappoint! The sound quality is excellent and there isn't much more to add that hasn't already been captured in the other great reviews. What really stood out to me was the service I received when I ran into some online ordering issues on my end. After reaching out to the KEF team, they were responsive, professional, and stepped up to help ensure the speakers were successfully placed and shipped in a timely manner -- definitely one of the best and most helpful online service responses I have received. I highly recommend these speakers and the team at KEF, and I will certainly look to purchase more from them in the future.

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