KEF was founded 54 years ago this October (October 4 to be precise), and since that time we’ve been on the cutting edge of musical reproduction technology. To celebrate we’re going to give away a complete Dolby-Atmos Home Theater system – speakers, amp, television – the whole bit, to the tune of $10,000 in total value.
In 2011, KEF introduced the world to the Blade – the world’s first single-apparent source speaker. In 2014, we introduced the Blade Two – a slightly smaller version of the original. The Blade is truly a magnificent re-producer of sound and music and this article will attempt to shed some light on the technology behind the Blade (and Blade Two).
Simply put, there is too much good music out there to relegate our listening experiences to cheap and under-performing desktop speakers; the EGG elevates your music to levels previously only found in music systems costing thousands of dollars. The EGG Wireless Digital Music System offers the most sophisticated and acoustically accomplished desktop speakers around with a choice between Bluetooth aptX functionality and high-resolution music compatibility via USB.
You could win a bar bet by knowing that Quadraphonic sound (surround-sound as we call it now) first became available in 1969. In 1970, RCA Records released Quad-8 tapes which were 8-Track tapes that played discrete quadraphonic sound. If you played them on a standard stereo 8-Track you would only get half the sound, so this lack of backward compatibility meant you had to buy a specific Quad-8 player. Again, expensive with not a lot of demand. Quad-8 tapes were available until 1978, but demand was never strong.