LS50 Black Edition

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Celebrate again. This time in black.

It’s celebration time again. Five years from the launch of the original LS50 celebrating KEF’s 50th anniversary, we now offer you a sublime new Black Edition. Featuring a dark black Uni-Q driver array set against a subtly patterned black trim ring encased in a matt black cabinet finished with metallic powder, each pair of this numbered Black Edition celebrates the same award-winning acoustics with added sophistication.


SOUND

The Ultimate Studio Experience

Say goodbye to the single sweet spot. With LS50 Wireless you feel the sound in every corner of the room; natural, big and immersive sound like no other. The patented Uni-Q drive array combines with highly advanced electronics to deliver full high-resolution music from a two-box system that even die-hard reviewers are calling ‘the future of Hi-Fi’.

An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, the LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring a professional studio monitor concept into the home.

Rarely the case in such a compact design, the LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional 'soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Patent-pending acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.

CONNECTIVITY

Uni-Q®

LS50 employs revolutionary technology developed for Blade, KEF's latest flagship loudspeaker. Using the very latest Uni-Q driver, specifically designed for this model, LS50 radiates an extremely large listening sweet spot and delivers a remarkably fast, clean sound. And, because LS50 neither adds nor subtracts a single sound, it's effortlessly natural and accurate too.

LS50 employs revolutionary technology developed for Blade, KEF's latest flagship loudspeaker. Using the very latest Uni-Q driver, specifically designed for this model, LS50 radiates an extremely large listening sweet spot and delivers a remarkably fast, clean sound. And, because LS50 neither adds nor subtracts a single sound, it's effortlessly natural and accurate too.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Details

Specifications

DIMENSIONS

H302 x W200 x D278mm
H11.9 x W7.9 x D10.9in

 

WEIGHT

7.2kg (15.8lbs.)

 

Driver units

Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) with magnesium and aluminium alloy

AMplifier REQUIREMENTS

25 - 100 W

 

Sensitivity

85dB (2.83V/1m)

 

HARMONIC DISTRORTION

2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.4% 175Hz-20kHz

 

NOminal impedance

8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)

 

 

 

maximum output

(SPL) 106dB

 

Frequency range

47Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

 

frequency response

79Hz - 28kHz (±3dB)



CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES

2.2 kHz

 

 

KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

Awards & Reviews

Value-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year - Hi-Fi+

AV forums highly recommended - av forum

"The LS50 resolves beautifully and matches this with tonal accuracy and cohesion that is truly outstanding but just as importantly, it does all this with a sense of energy life and sheer entertainment that is quite its own."— 2015

Best bookshelf speaker - gold: SVI
 

"Recommended" – HI-FI choice

"the KEF is a snappy thing to listen to. Music bounces along with heady abandon, and so do you! " — 2014

 

product of the year - what hi-Fi?

"The terrific KEF LS50 standmounters show no sign of losing their sparkle after dazzling our readers for a second successive year." — 2014

 

product of the year 2013 - stereophile

"It is rare to find a loudspeaker that offers this combination of clarity and neutrality" — 2013  

 

readers' AWARD - what hi-fi?

"Our readers love the LS50s, and so do we. It's a cracking speaker" — 2014

 

best standmounter £400-£800 - what hi-fi?

"A brilliant achievement - the LS50s look and sound gorgeous" — 2013

reviewer choice award - soundstage hifi

"The LS50 is nothing short of a masterpiece of a minimonitor, priced so that anyone serious about audio can buy a pair -- and probably should, if only to know how great a small speaker can be. Time hasn’t been as much on my side as it’s been on KEF's -- the LS50 is one of their best speakers yet, and one of their best values; it’s proof that, as it ages, this company seems to get better and better." — 2013
 

 

test winner - what hi-fi?

"The KEF LS50s have set a ridiculously high benchmark and it is going to take a superhuman effort to top them."— 2013

Specifications

DIMENSIONS

H302 x W200 x D278mm
H11.9 x W7.9 x D10.9in

 

WEIGHT

7.2kg (15.8lbs.)

 

Driver units

Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) with magnesium and aluminium alloy

AMplifier REQUIREMENTS

25 - 100 W

 

Sensitivity

85dB (2.83V/1m)

 

HARMONIC DISTRORTION

2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<0.4% 175Hz-20kHz

 

NOminal impedance

8 Ohms (min.3.2 Ohms)

 

 

 

maximum output

(SPL) 106dB

 

Frequency range

47Hz - 45kHz (-6dB)

 

frequency response

79Hz - 28kHz (±3dB)



CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES

2.2 kHz

 

 

KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

Awards & Reviews

Value-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year - Hi-Fi+

AV forums highly recommended - av forum

"The LS50 resolves beautifully and matches this with tonal accuracy and cohesion that is truly outstanding but just as importantly, it does all this with a sense of energy life and sheer entertainment that is quite its own."— 2015

Best bookshelf speaker - gold: SVI
 

"Recommended" – HI-FI choice

"the KEF is a snappy thing to listen to. Music bounces along with heady abandon, and so do you! " — 2014

 

product of the year - what hi-Fi?

"The terrific KEF LS50 standmounters show no sign of losing their sparkle after dazzling our readers for a second successive year." — 2014

 

product of the year 2013 - stereophile

"It is rare to find a loudspeaker that offers this combination of clarity and neutrality" — 2013  

 

readers' AWARD - what hi-fi?

"Our readers love the LS50s, and so do we. It's a cracking speaker" — 2014

 

best standmounter £400-£800 - what hi-fi?

"A brilliant achievement - the LS50s look and sound gorgeous" — 2013

reviewer choice award - soundstage hifi

"The LS50 is nothing short of a masterpiece of a minimonitor, priced so that anyone serious about audio can buy a pair -- and probably should, if only to know how great a small speaker can be. Time hasn’t been as much on my side as it’s been on KEF's -- the LS50 is one of their best speakers yet, and one of their best values; it’s proof that, as it ages, this company seems to get better and better." — 2013
 

 

test winner - what hi-fi?

"The KEF LS50s have set a ridiculously high benchmark and it is going to take a superhuman effort to top them."— 2013

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