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LS50W Nocturne Edition

The LS50W Powered Music System is a complete and fully active music system. Sharing the same winning acoustic features of KEF’s renowned LS50, LS50W enables the user to easily enjoy excellent music reproduction, previously only achieved with a system comprised of separate high quality components. The LS50W features Spotify Connect, Tidal Streaming, and is a Roon endpoint providing the ultimate in flexibility and connectivity.


Inspired by the circular arrangement of time, a structured, architectural-type pattern with musical notes and symbols added to the seemingly unending depth of the rhythmic design, like a musical composition. 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. LS50 Wireless Nocturne. Design by Marcel Wanders. Sound by KEF.


KEF LS50W featuring Tidal, Spotify, and Roon

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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, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, 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. His 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).


LS50 Pedigree

All of the acoustic features and innovations that set the LS50 apart from every other speaker in its class remain. The FEA-designed cabinet with its constrained layer damping bracing and precision engineered curved baffle, the Uni-Q driver and the elliptical flexible port all work in concert to prevent cabinet vibration and resonances that produce unwanted sound coloration – putting you that much closer to how your favorite music was intended to sound.
KEF LS50 Wireless Uni-Q Driver
Uni-Q sound taken to the next levelUni-Q sound taken to the next level

To get the most out of your music, every note should arrive at your ears at exactly the right time. Before KEF perfected our Uni-Q technology, this perfect time alignment could only be experienced in a small 'sweet spot,' leaving listeners outside of the ‘sweet spot’ with a less than ideal listening experience. Uni-Q changed that, opening up the optimum listening space to practically every spot in your room. The LS50W employs an advanced time correcting DSP crossover which takes that awesome achievement to the next level by correcting for inherent time delays introduced in the crossover stage. Amazing sound dispersion matched only by a live music performance is now attainable in virtually every room. This incredible achievement cannot be reproduced by any other active speaker.
Crossover Timing Correction

Every note should hit your ears at exactly the right time. Previously, this perfect time alignment was only a theoretical ideal and perfectly accurate sound could only be experienced within a small 'sweet spot'. With LS50Ws’ advanced time correcting DSP crossover and the unique sound dispersion abilities of Uni-Q, accurate sound reproduction can be achieved in practically every location in any type of room. This is a feat that cannot be reproduced by any other active speaker.
KEF LS50 Wireless Crossover Timing Correction
Audiophile Grade System ConfigurationA complete fully active system

The LS50W features an end-to-end 192kHz/24-bit high-resolution digital signal path, a streaming pre-amplifier, and two separate DACs for each channel, for a total of four. Powered in the analogue stage by an incredibly fast and clean 230 Watts per channel in a bi-amp dual mono configuration, the LS50W is a complete, high-fidelity music system that will cost you far less than you’d spend putting together the separate components necessary to match the performance of the LS50W. LS50W gives you all of the connectivity options you’ll need to get the most out of your music, including 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, Asynchronous USB Type B, TOSLINK Optical, and RCA-type line-level analogue inputs. A dedicated LS50W app (available for iOS and Android) easily facilitates network setup, music streaming, playback and DSP control.

Ultimate Flexibility

An incredible listening experience is easy as plugging in. Simply connect both LS50W speakers to a power source and connect an audio source to enjoy high quality sound that music deserves. Adjust how the LS50W sounds using a selectable EQ tuned to compensate for different mounting scenarios, creating more options for placement and positioning. Regardless of placement, Uni-Q technology disperses sound evenly for total listening enjoyment. Use the touch sensitive control panel or the remote control to ensure complete control of LS50W from a different aspect. A dedicated iOS or Android app can allow detailed adjustment to optimise sound for different rooms.
KEF LS50 Wireless Features Spotify Connect!KEF LS50 Wireless Features Tidal Streaming!KEF LS50 Wireless is a Roon Endpoint
• In the box

- LS50W System (Right: Master speaker; Left: Slave speaker)
- 2m Power cord x 2
- 3m Cat-6 Inter-speaker cable x1
- 2m USB cable x1
- 1m LAN cable x1
- Matching Remote Control
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety and Warranty Card

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Model LS50W Powered Music System - Nocturne Edition
Compatibility Spotify Connect
Tidal HiFi
Roon
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
Max Peak 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 (Per Speaker)
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
Wi-Fi Network Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Network Frequency Band Dual-band 2.4GHz/ 5 GHz
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.)
Weight Left Speaker 10.0kg (22.0lbs.) Right Speaker 10.2kg (22.5lbs.)
Unit Measurment Pair
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **
















KEF LS50 WIRELESS Best compact music system LS50W Powered Music System - Best Compact Music System Award
 “There’s plenty of spaciousness and organisation on display, with obvious clarity and precision no matter what music is played. In short, this is a game changer that raises the bar for active wireless loudspeakers everywhere."
Year: 2017/18
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiFi News | AV Tech Awards
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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 "“That KEF has been able to stuff so much hardware and DSP know-how into one of their best-ever speaker designs and then charge only $2199.99/pair for it -- $700 more than the original -- is a mystery to me.”"
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! HiFi
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS Positive Feedback Writers Choice Award
 "Perhaps the most game changing product I have encountered in quite some time, Kef's LS50 Wireless certainly is it...Foundationally, this truly is a magical product in ways difficult to quite comprehend at first. First, Kef has done a fantastic job of creating a scalable, upgradeable platform from which to begin with. When I received my pair of LS50W, they offered up great value across the board with fully fledged high-end chops: like AURALiC's Polaris, LS50W is an endgame digital destination capable of acting as silver plate for just about all your analog or digital sources. But wait, there is more. Much more in fact. With several software updates over the year—at zero cost to the customer (think Apple iOS updates that add significant functionality over time)—LS50W has in fact added quite a few more KOs to said endgame: native Tidal? Check. Native Spotify? Check. Native Roon? Check."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Positive Feedback
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS Positive Feedback Awards
KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS Review and Hall of Fame Award
 "Overall, these speakers are revealing and informative but always musical and entertaining: a triumphant marriage of form and function, and that’s why the KEF LS50 Wireless wins this year’s Product of the Year Award for best music system and enter our Hall of Fame."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi*Fi?
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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 KEF LS50 WIRELESS HALL OF FAME AWARD WHAT HIFI
KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review from Partime Audiophile. LS50W Review + Editor's Choice
 "The sound quality of the LS50W varied most critically with volume. Resolution at low-to-mid volumes was good, with excellent imagery and placement, and an overall engaging level of quality. Turning the volume knob over, however (or in this case, jamming the + button over and over), resulted in magic. These babies love to play loud. Bass is just exceptional for something this small/compact, and I loved it. The soundstage was 3-D and wholly holographic."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Part-time Audiophile
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review from Mac Review. LS50W Review
 "The LS50Ws are an amazing addition for a company and industry that typically focuses on passive speakers hooked up to bigger and bigger receivers. To get this level of sound quality and clarity from such a small, self-contained pair of speakers is a true achievement and has the potential to lead a new class of speakers into the future. Hearing these in person removes any of the sticker shock, and music aficionados and budding audiophiles should move KEF's LS50W speakers to the top of their equipment wish list."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: MacDirectory
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review and award from SoundStage! Network LS50W Powered Music System Review & Reviewer's Choice Award
 "KEF’s LS50W 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. That KEF has been able to stuff so much hardware and DSP know-how into one of their best-ever speaker designs and then charge only $2199.99/pair for it -- $700 more than the original -- is a mystery to me. The fact that it sounds better than the original is all the better."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! Access
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review and award from SoundStage! Network
KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review from Digital Trends LS50W Powered Music System Review
 "Sound is crystalline, set before your ears with sparkling purity, impressive expression, and effortless extension. Music sounds so transparent and articulate you feel you could almost dive in and touch each instrument as it’s playing, and each sound is placed deftly within the wide soundstage, occupying a distinct and nearly tangible point in the air. Details are exposed with organic resonance, revealing each tick and glint of an instrument or voice’s timbre, and just as importantly, the space that surrounds it."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: DigitalTrends.com
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review Positive Feedback LS50W Powered Music System Review
 "That the LS50 Wireless are rather grand, I would hope you understood by now—I can't think of any component in recent memory that has been this much fun to unbox, setup and take around the house, room to room so to speak, identifying its various commitments to multi-room, multi-condition sound... This is the future, no question."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Positive-Feedback.com
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review Rateyoursound.com LS50W Powered Music System rated best High-end Wireless Speaker System
 "It's a futuristic home music system and a classic at the same time. KEF's technology and its Uni-Q driver dispersion is engineered to deliver the listener a full range speaker suited for both the desktop or a living room setup. For any audiophile and music lover this system is the easy way to have an audiophile system without all the separate components."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Rateyoursound.com
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review Rateyoursound.com Review
 "We were all impressed with KEF LS50W's technical performance. The speakers are packed with powerful amplifiers offering near state of the art digital performance at half the price of a pair of Devialet Phantoms. It was easy to become deeply impressed with the sound quality of the KEF's and are among the very best luxury wireless music systems available."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Rateyoursound.com
Country: United States
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS review 6moons.com Review
 "Now the active KEF setup competes with a passive LS50 system costing ten times its retail price. So sharp is the LS50 Wireless' value-for-money quotient that one could add the Sonore microRendu and Bluesound Node 2 and still find oneself sitting pretty with pie-in-the-sky performance/$, looking down from on high on the separates and integrateds required by the red boxes. From the LS50 Wireless system we get performance that exceeds the sum of its parts way beyond that which is expected or usual."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: 6Moons.com
Country: Germany
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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KEF LS50 WIRELESS HIFI SPEAKERS Knock Out Award & Product of the Year award 2016
 "Something for audiophiles, something for mainstreamers – after all, it’s in the LS50 Wireless’ DNA. As a straddler of worlds, the KEFs walk away not only with a Knockout Award but also DAR’s Product of the Year award for 2016. If this product doesn’t convince audiophiles of the legitimacy of active loudspeakers, nothing will."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: Digitalaudioreview.net
Country: Germany
Product: KEF LS50W Powered Music System
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