Bookshelf Loudspeaker Pair
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 (MAT™) driver array, this solid, compact loudspeaker is capable of delivering detailed sound anywhere in the room.
LS50 Meta Every note. Every word. Every detail. LS50 Meta Every note. Every word. Every detail. Great loudspeakers disappear, leaving just the music. LS50 Meta is such a loudspeaker. The incredibly immersive sound means you lose yourself in your favourite music. Savouring every nuance as layer upon layer of instrumentation is delivered with exceptional acoustic accuracy anywhere in the room.
EISA STANDMOUNT LOUDSPEAKERS 2021-2022
"...the result is a magnificent compact speaker capable of a huge soundstage, generous bass and terrific imaging."
WHAT HI-FI" AWARDS 2020 - '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." - September 2020, What Hi-Fi"
Performance Most accurate, immersive sound Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT ™)
A truly revolutionary tool in the KEF acoustic armoury, Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT ™) is a highly complex maze-like structure that absorbs 99% of the unwanted sound from the rear of the driver, eliminating the resulting distortion and providing purer, more natural sound.
Every spot is the sweet spot 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT Using advanced simulation and analysis tools, our engineers have developed the 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT. This new driver array delivers reduced coloration, less distortion and a sound that is more transparent and life-like than previously possible, all dispersed evenly throughout the room. Enhancement from legendary LS50 Lineage Great loudspeakers disappear, leaving just the music. LS50 Meta is such a loudspeaker, and enhancements over the legendary LS50 include Driver Performance Optimisation and patented off-set flexible port for the best acoustic performance and an incredible immersive sound. Curved for performance LS50 Meta's low-diffraction, curved baffle is precision modelled around the Uni-Q driver array. It's smooth curved surfaces help radiate sound out across the baffle without any interference from hard edges, which cause diffraction. The result is cleaner, more precise sound. Braced for action LS50 Meta's baffle is engineered from an injection-moulded Dough Moulding Compound (DMC), while inside the cabinet cross bracing and Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) combine to deaden internal vibrations. The result of such meticulous attention to detail is the lowest coloration of any speaker in its class. Flexible port Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the port flare and profile of LS50 Meta's patented off-set port is calculated to delay the onset of turbulence, and the flexible port walls prevent resonances from colouring the midrange. This leads to improved clarity, with exceptional depth and detail. Design Attention to every detail Every aspect of LS50 Meta has been considered for acoustic benefits and from a design perspective. The low-diffraction curved front baffle is subtly mirrored by the gently radiused rear panel, where both the port exit and speaker terminals have been elegantly recessed and softened visually. Designed for performance LS50 Meta may look sensational, but as a high-performance loudspeaker every aspect of its design is a case of form following function. From the precision modelled curved baffle to the solid, reinforced cabinet, every inch of LS50 Meta has been designed to perform. Finished to perfection LS50 Meta is much more than just a utilitarian loudspeaker; it is a piece of sculpture that livens up your life. This is why we offer a choice of four finishes, Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White, and Royal Blue Special Edition. What's New Owners of the award-winning LS50 may find themselves asking what's new" After all, LS50 Meta certainly shares a likeness with the original. While LS50 is a great speaker, LS50 Meta and the technological advances it boasts offer a truly dramatic improvement in sound quality. LS50 Meta LS50 Driver Unit 12th Generation
Uni-Q with MAT
frequency response smoothness 11th Generation
Uni-Q Driver rearward Source Absorption 99%
driver rearward sound absorption
by MAT 60%
driver rearward sound absorption
by vented tweeter Mid-band Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 90dB/1m THD 0.07%
Extremely low distortion by driver motor redesign THD 0.1%
Mid-band at 90dB/1m 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.