Audiophile-grade desktop or bookshelf speakers with DLNA and Airplay wireless support
KEF just announced the X300A Wireless, a desktop stereo speaker system offering the same performance as the original X300A speakers with the added convenience of wireless streaming via Airplay or DLNA from most Apple or Android devices. The speakers include Uni-Q drivers, four dedicated amplifiers (two per speaker in this true active design), and two discrete high-quality DACs and a high resolution 96kHz/24-bit distortion-free digital USB connection in wired mode.
Each speaker is powered by two class AB audiophile-grade amps, one for the LF/MF and one for HF. Because the high frequencies are driven separately from the mid- and low-frequencies, KEF says the sound is much cleaner at high levels. The X300A’s low noise and excellent headroom and dynamic reproduction are possible because of the audiophile grade linear power supply and toroidal transformer in each cabinet.
To ensure optimum performance, the X300A was designed with the ability to switch between desk, free space and desk/wall modes, to adjust the equalization for location (desk and stand modes are selected via a switch on the rear panel of the master speaker; wall mode is adjusted using a foam plug for the rear reflex port).
- Complete Wireless Experience: Stream music wirelessly from your computer, Smartphone, tablet or other mobile devices via Airplay or DLNA.
- High Fidelity Design: Twin class AB amplifiers in each speaker; High quality, high fidelity Toroidal transformer and power supply minimizes noise and interference
- Award-Winning Uni-Q Driver Technology: Derived from KEF’s flagship Blade Loudspeaker
- 96kHz/24-bit HD Distortion-Free Digital USB Connection:Ensures lossless high-resolution sound from source to output when in wired mode
- Discrete, High-Quality DAC: In each speaker for ultimate digital musical fidelity
- Optimal Listening In Multiple Set-ups: EQ switch to customize output for specific room positioning
- 3.5mm Analogue Input: For use with devices with non-digital devices with no wireless capability.
- Simple To Use Setup Wizard: for Apple (Mac OS X version 10.6 or later) and Microsoft (Windows 7 or later) operating systems can be downloaded from kef.com
Price and Availability
The KEF X300 Wireless speakers will be available in Gunmetal and Linear White for $999.99 USD / $1,099 CAD.