KEF LS50 Meta (Carbon Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 15.
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KEF LS50 Meta (Carbon Black)

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£999 Our price history: £1,099 from 07/06/22 to 02/08/22
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”The LS50 Meta are now the class leader at this level.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 Product of the Year.

Improving an icon

Launched in 2011, the original KEF LS50 was a smash-hit from day one. The new KEF LS50 Meta takes all the award-winning ingredients of the original and introduces new technology for sensational sound quality.

Hear the sound, just as it should be, with MAT
Developed in conjunction with Acoustic Metamaterials Group, the LS50 Meta makes use of an exciting new technology called MAT (Metamaterial Absorption Technology). The revolutionary material absorbs 99% of unwanted sound from the rear of the tweeter, for lower distortion and a much purer, more natural sound.

Legendary Uni-Q drive units deliver studio quality sound
KEF’s history includes making some of the most precise-sounding monitor speakers. Used in recording studios around the world, KEF-branded speakers and other brands using KEF drive units are behind so many classic mixes. Now in its 12th generation, the Uni-Q driver array places the revised tweeter within the middle of the woofer, creating a more cohesive sound. The magnesium/ aluminium woofer is light and rigid – making it fast to respond and entirely faithful to the music playing.

Foot-tappingly musical
Although some monitor speakers can sound clinical to listen to, this is not the case with the KEF LS50 Meta. The super-rigid cabinet features a curved compound front baffle. Combined with the tweeter’s ‘tangerine’ wave-guide, this helps spread the sound far out into your room – making listening to these speakers an enveloping experience, wherever you’re sitting in the room.

Punchy, lifelike bass
For such small speakers, the LS50 Metas hit hard. Thanks to Z-Flex surrounds, the woofers move across an extended range, giving deep, powerful bass. More important than just being ‘deep’, the bass is extremely well controlled and lifelike. The computer-aided design of the rear port promotes flow and reduces turbulence – meaning the bass sounds fast and accurate.

A design classic
Just as enduring as the sound, the LS50 Meta’s design has similar long-lasting appeal. The smooth, clean design is striking yet still easy on the eye. Choose between Carbon Black, Mineral White, Titanium Grey or Royal Blue, for the style that best suits you.

Get straight to the heart of the music, with the KEF LS50 Meta.
Overview
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass Reflex
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - rear port
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
79 - 28,000
Impedance (ohms)
8
Power Rating (Watts)
100
Sensitivity (dB)
85
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
200 x 302 x 281
Weight
Weight (KG)
7.8
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational Standmounts These were purchased to replace a pair of the old LS50 black special edition speakers which were pretty good them self. The only issue I had with them was with the lack of bass. I suggested a sub or pair of subs which the boss was having none of. It should be noted that she was perfectly happy with their sound. On a bit of a whim I ordered a pair of the Metas without listening to them. It was always a bit of an issue with my partner that I had got the Black edition instead of the tangerine coloured driver edition, so 2 birds 1 stone I figured. If i am completely honest I was not really expecting that much of a difference between the 2 sets of speakers. Well I got that wrong! Firstly I really do think the toned down rose finish is lovely, a marked improvement on the originals which were a little too in your face. They also look better in the flesh than in photos. After setting them on their stands & connecting them to a AXR100 Cambridge amp we listened to a streamed playlist via the Bluesound Node 2i. Straight away it was clear that these are very special speakers. The clarity, detail & yes, bass compared to the old LS50s was evident without any run in. The music coming out of these little boxes put big smiles on both of our faces. They sound even better now after a couple of weeks of playing. Of course I'm realistic in what to expect from small standmount speakers concerning bass response, I would still like a sub, but thats not an option my partner will entertain. The bass is very good though & a big improvement. These are excellent speakers which will be an ideal sonic solution for a lot of people. Kef have taken an iconic speaker & made it even more special. For the price they are they offer exceptional value IMO. If you are looking for standmount speakers give these a try.... & put that smile on your face.
Date published: 2022-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound is so clear I purchased these a few days ago to replace MA silver’s the sound is so clear and sharp they are fantastic yes they are a little bass light but had ordered a b&w 608 sub from RS previously.I now have a great sound I recommend Kef ls50 meta and also a big thank you to Dave at telesales and went above and beyond to get my order to me the next day thanks richer sounds you have great staff.
Date published: 2022-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers Opinions can be mixed about the Kef LS50 Metas. I think they are fantastic speakers. Paired with Roksan K3 they sound great. Really happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2022-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb detailed sound I bought these to replace some Jim Rogers JR149 monitor speakers and they are absolutely superb! The accuracy of the sound and the detail are flawless. Bearing this in mind, the size is remarkable! I would highly recommend these speakers!
Date published: 2022-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful speakers I bought these speakers a couple of weeks ago and they are stunning, I am very impressed with the sound quality. Great buy. The service in the shop was first class.
Date published: 2022-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kef Meta speakers truly amazing Probably need really good amplifier to enjoyjthese to the full
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Class As Always Great advice as always. Nothing is too much trouble and you feel like you're talking to one of your mates rather than an employee.
Date published: 2021-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aural Pleasure I have only had these 10 days, so they are not run in yet, but the sound gets better every day. They really are a thing of wonder.
Date published: 2021-09-17
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