KEF turned 60 this week and that’s definitely something to celebrate. KEF joins Marantz, McIntosh, Klipsch, Wharfedale, Yamaha, and Denon on a short list of premier consumer audio manufacturers who have not only driven innovation throughout the decades but also become even stronger with age.
KEF is one of the premier high-end loudspeaker manufacturers in the world in 2021 and it looks like the forthcoming year is going to be very busy.
If you are impressed with the LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II loudspeakers, 2021 is going to be a year where that get technology gets pushed every further. KEF has already teased at its new direction with the award-winning KC62 subwoofer that utilizes KEF’s new Uni-Core force cancelling technology.
In this anniversary year, KEF will launch the most advanced products it has ever created – to be announced in the coming months – which will again push the boundaries of the listening experience. The brand has also established some fun, interactive experiences for their fans & customers from curated playlists, to prizes & giveaways that have already kicked off.
The KEF Story
KEF is named after its original site – Kent Engineering and Foundry in Maidstone – where it continues to develop its bar-setting products today. Established in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE, the BBC engineer was propelled by a love of music and refusal to compromise.
Since its inception, KEF has existed to fill rooms with music as it was made to be heard and to move souls with truly authentic soundscapes. Over the years it has never lost sight of its British roots, uncompromising quality, or boundary-pushing innovations.
Always at the cutting edge of audio tech, KEF pioneered the early use of synthetic materials and was the first company to use computer simulation to measure and develop speaker performance, followed by the creation of its disruptive Uni-Q, Uni Core and revolutionary Metamaterial Absorption technologies. The original collection of high-fidelity speakers, architectural speakers and subwoofers has evolved to include breakthrough wireless speakers, portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
With a team of talented engineers and in-house designers who work together to maintain the brand’s audio integrity, KEF has also partnered with the likes of Ross Lovegrove, Michael Young, Sir Terence Conran, Eric Chan and Marcel Wanders to bring their unique perspectives to KEF’s product design.
KEF’s 60th Anniversary
October 2021 begins KEF’s 60th anniversary. For this special year, KEF has curated six playlists, selecting iconic British tracks that best represent each decade, which will be available to download and stream on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music.
This October, there will also be the opportunity for three music fans to hear sound as their favorite artists intended, entering to win one of three set of prizes: Mu3 Earphones with a KEF Gift Bag, Q350 Bookshelf Speaker pair with a Kube 10b Subwoofer, or a LS50 Wireless II system with a KC62 Subwoofer.
Entrants simply need to fill out a short form for a chance to enter.
Listen & Believe
KEF’s ongoing mission is to deliver sound with as little intervention as possible; from treble to bass, and everything in between. They believe that listeners should be able to close their eyes and immerse themselves in the sound so deeply that they are transported to the source in their minds. The KEF team combines their obsession with acoustic authenticity and innovative engineering to bring an unrivalled sound experience to generations.