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KEF Teases A New Generation of Audiophile Gold in Celebration of Its 60th Anniversary

KEF celebrates 60 years of leading high-fidelity innovation and looks ahead to a future of unparalleled sound experiences

KEF 60th Anniversary

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.

KEF LS50 Wireless II Titanium Grey Stand-mount Loudspeakers
KEF LS50 Wireless II

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.

KEF KC62 Subwoofer Carbon Black Front Angle
KEF KC62

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. 

KEF Founding Site Maidenstone
KEF Founder, Raymond Cooke | KEF Founding site 

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.

KEF Muo portable speaker group colors
KEF Muo portable Bluetooth speakers

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. 

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KEF Mu3 Wireless Earbuds Charcoal Grey
KEF Mu3 Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones 

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.  

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  1. Kevin

    November 24, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Luxman was missed on your list

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