KEF LS50 Meta (Carbon Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
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KEF LS50 Meta (Carbon Black)

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”For yet another year the KEF LS50 Meta speakers remain the class leader at this level.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2023 award-winner.

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
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
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

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant sounding speakers Bought in the Exeter shop last month after a demo,they had none in stock but the manager Mark loaned me the demo pair until the order came through.I got the Metas yesterday.I am over the moon with these speakers they sound superb with my Cambridge audio set up.Thank you Mark and the Exeter store for the service they gave me which was outstanding as usual,brilliant service all round,once again thank you very much 👍👍
Date published: 2024-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely sound, and great bass Great service as usual ordering and picking up these KEF speakers from Richer Sounds Leicester. Lovely sound, and so glad I chose them. Despite their modest size, the bass is excellent. For those concerned about their lower efficiency, mounted on Norstone Stylum 3 speaker stands, and powered by a Cambridge Audio Evo 75 in a 4m x 3m room, they are loud at 60%.
Date published: 2024-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refined sound Excellent speakers for details in "classical" music, from renaissance to xx century.
Date published: 2023-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Growing on me after a shaky start I bought the speakers two weeks ago and set them up for a listen with the understanding that they needed playing time to allow the actual moving parts time to settle. Initially I was quite underwhelmed but stuck with them. A few days later the speaker and xlr cables which were part of the deal arrived and this allowed me to play with the speaker positioning, which helped things although I couldn’t notice any difference with the speaker cables and the xlr did sound brighter than my previous ones. After 10 days I put my old speakers back in situ (Monitor Audio Silver 1) and after swapping back and forth it was clear that the KEF were allowing more detail through and clarity although the old speakers were doing a very good job of it too, but were not quite as good as the KEF speakers. Where the KEF speakers excel is clarity and timing, notes decay more naturally and it’s easy to follow all the instruments involved.
Date published: 2023-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely well made speakers worth a look Haven't stopped listening to them since receiving them today. We are blown away how good they sound with quality recordings. A massive wall of sound that's tightly controlled and fun to listen to. Excited to research a new amp and a new source. Thanks to Ben in store Plymouth for helping us out.
Date published: 2023-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Attractive speakers & great sound , would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2023-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly better than originals Happily enjoyed a pair of kef LS50 for 3 years until my grandson damaged the driver. Just replaced with LS50 meta. Wow. Tighter sound. More depth to the bass and even more clarity to the midrange. Didn’t think that much improvement was possible. Streaming Spotify through a Naim Unitiqute.
Date published: 2023-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sublime Standmount Speakers! The original LS50 speakers are on the list of What HiFi all-time best speakers.....and these updated Meta versions are better than them. The clarity and separation are fantastic and they really are a joy to listen to. This is the first review I have ever left for something I've bought, anywhere. The fact I've been moved to do so on this occasion indicates how good I think the LS50 Meta speakers are, and how delighted I am with them :-)
Date published: 2023-07-04
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