R50 Dolby Atmos Module (Pair)
Designed to sit above freestanding or wall-mounted home theater satellite speakers, the new KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Module adds the all-important vertical sound dimension that allows you to enjoy at home the staggeringly realistic 3D sound image that Dolby Atmos creates in cinemas.
Priced as a PAIR.
|R50 Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker|
KEF R50 Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers sit above your existing front and rear floorstanding or bookshelf home theatre speakers. Knowing how the brain perceives sound, KEF engineers have perfected a way of beaming the sound upwards so that it’s reflected by the ceiling to replicate the vertical dimension in Dolby Atmos recordings. Integrating perfectly with our R Series, Q Series and THE REFERENCE ranges aesthetically as well as sonically, the closed-box design of the R50 is built around the Uni-Q array developed for the revolutionary KEF BLADE. With a sophisticated 25mm (1-in.) tweeter at the centre of a 130mm (5.25-in.) bass/mid driver and KEF’s ‘tangerine’ waveguide to maximise dispersion, it has excellent dynamics with accurate, fast and clean midrange response. And as the speaker footprint is the same, no more space is required.
|What is Dolby Atmos?|
In real life, sound comes from all around. But conventional surround systems only allocate it horizontally – left, right, ahead and behind. What makes Dolby Atmos so staggeringly realistic is that the movement of every sound in the scene is reproduced in all three dimensions, including vertically. This creates a true 3D acoustic image of precisely located individual sounds that move in relation to you as if you were actually there. The effect is uncanny. Exhilarating. Sometimes scary, sometimes hilarious; always engrossing.
How Does It Work?
How does it work?Dolby Atmos is infinitely more flexible and adaptable than channel-based home theatre. When a Dolby Atmos stream is fed to a Dolby Atmos compatible A/V receiver, the receiver will render the object-based audio to your home theatre’s unique speaker configuration to precisely recreate the sound the filmmakers intended. Dolby Atmos has the ability to adapt to diverse speaker setup. You can enjoy the full effect with just seven KEF speakers.
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|Drive Units||Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium
|Frequency range (-6dB)||96Hz – 19.5kHz|
|Frequency response (±3dB)||105Hz – 18.5kHz|
|Amplifier requirements||25 - 100 W|
|Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (min. 4.8Ω)|
|Dimension (H x W x D)
(with grille and terminal)
|174 x 180 x 259 mm
(6.9 x 7.1 x 10.0 in.)
|Finishes||Available in Piano black high gloss only|
**KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.**
|R Series Brochure||• Open In New Window
|R Series Manual||• Open In New Window
|R50 Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Information Sheet||• Open In New Window
|Dolby Atmos for Home FAQs||• Open In New Window
|Dolby Atmos for Home Theater White Paper||• Open In New Window
|Dolby Atmos-enabled Speaker Technology White Paper||• Open In New Window