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MUO Metal Wireless Speaker

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Resembling the MUON’s sculptural organic form and with an expertly applied reflective finishing, the MUO Metal Wireless Speaker exudes Ross Lovegrove’s iconic style, while delivering uncompromised KEF quality sound wirelessly anytime and anywhere.

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Features

A Metal Art Piece of MUON Legacy

Created from an ongoing collaboration between KEF and visionary designer Ross Lovegrove, the MUO Metal wireless speaker inherits MUON’s sculptural organic form and breakthrough sound technologies. With the expertly applied reflective finishing, the MUO Metal is a tribute to the iconic MUON loudspeaker which offers outstanding acoustics far exceeding its compact size. The MUO Metal guarantees clear and consistent, full-bodied sound, embodying the engineering excellence for which KEF is renowned.

KEF MUO Portable Wireless Speaker

Pure KEF sound streamed wirelessly via Bluetooth aptX®

​Thanks to a clever new compact version of KEF's legendary Uni-Q 'point source' driver array and a powerful new bass radiator, the MUO Metal fills the room with stunningly accurate sound whose HF definition and LF extension far exceed the limits of ordinary portable speakers.

Along with the sophisticated digital-to-analogue converter and other high order internal components, these innovative drivers are mounted within an immensely rigid inner moulding encased in an acoustically inert aluminium shell. Streaming your tracks via Bluetooth aptX, you’ll be astonished by the sweet, natural treble, fluid midrange and clean, tightly controlled bass.

The art collector and Hi-Fi connoisseur in one wireless speaker

Designed by Ross Lovegrove and engineered by KEF, the MUO Metal has a distinctive polished-chrome body, featuring a subtle hairline finish which requires special expertise to achieve. Its sleek, reflective exterior echoes the look of the original MUON and exudes Lovegrove’s unique and timeless style. With the revolutionary miniature Uni-Q driver array that transcends the acoustic limitations of conventional products, MUO Metal guarantees uncompromised KEF quality sound wirelessly anytime and anywhere.


KEF MUO Stereo mode

Smart versatility & convenience

​Synchronise a pair of MUO speakers for superb CD-like quality stereo reproduction or select 'dual-connect' party mode for large gatherings, so that everybody experiences the same superlative full-range response. Smarter still, MUO automatically optimises its output to suit upright or horizontal positioning, so you always enjoy the same remarkable acoustic depth and definition.

With most Android mobile devices, you can also benefit from the NFC 'tap-to-pair' function - just hold the device against MUO and they're paired ready to stream your music in seconds. When not streaming your music wirelessly, connecting to any computer or mobile device via the 3.5mm Aux input is equally simple. MUO has a rechargeable battery with up to 12 hours of play time, and switches itself off automatically when not in use to prolong battery life.

KEF MUO 12 hours of play time
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KEF MUO Miniaturised Uni-Q

Miniaturised Uni-Q®

MUO features an ingenious miniature version of KEF's greatest innovation - the Uni-Q driver array. Continuously refined over nearly three decades, this acclaimed technology delivers an astonishingly wide soundstage that fills a room with full-bodied, stunningly clear sound, and reproduces the higher registers with pinpoint accuracy.




KEF MUO Sit-Anywhere Uni-Q® Sound

"Sit-Anywhere" Uni-Q® Sound

KEF's legendary Uni-Q point source driver arrays are used in most of our products, right up to our flagship MUON, BLADE and THE REFERENCE. Uni-Q gives a wide sound dispersion with continuous and consistent sound quality. By using the same sophisticated FEA modelling techniques, our engineers have developed an ingenious miniature Uni-Q. The central tweeter dome is decoupled from the outer cone by a flexible membrane, and the whole diaphragm is free to pump out midrange frequencies as powerfully as a conventional driver, while allowing the tweeter dome to move independently. As a result, it can reproduce the higher registers with great accuracy. The MF cone is profiled to act as a waveguide for the tweeter, further widening the dispersion to fill the room with full-bodied, stunningly clear sound.

• High quality sound field generated by MUO


Minimal Sound Interference

The MUO's drive units which flank the central passive bass radiator, are configured to only give treble output from the right hand unit as you face the MUO placed horizontally. This reduces interference to achieve a more non-directional and room-filling sound. Below are diagrams which show the directional sound limitation of a typical compact stereo speaker versus the KEF MUO.



KEF MUO Portable Wireless Speaker


Stereo mode

You can synchronise a pair of MUO speakers to stream superb CD-like quality stereo sound wirelessly via Bluetooth aptX.

Stereo mode

Party mode

For larger gatherings and parties, you simply select the ‘dual-connect’ mode that allows both speakers to replicate the same full-range response, so that everybody gets the full benefit of the music you’re playing.

Party mode

Design by Ross Lovegrove, sound by KEF

It's no coincidence that the MUO Metal echoes the sculptural form of KEF's iconic MUON speakers, because design guru Ross Lovegrove teamed up with our engineers on both. Using premium quality materials throughout, the unique and satisfyingly hefty structure they developed eliminates unwanted cabinet vibration - all you hear is the rich, breathtakingly detailed output of the drivers. The shape itself has been expertly designed to allow optimal sound projection into the room and is complemented by a polished mirror-like finish that resembles the original MUON.
KEF MUO Design by Ross Lovegrove












Specifications

Additional Information

Drive Units 2 x 50mm (2.0in.) Miniature Uni-Q driver
1 x Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR)
Inputs Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® codec
3.5mm AUX
Micro USB – charging and firmware update
Bluetooth range 10m
Bluetooth capacity 2 devices
Bluetooth memory 8 devices
Power Input 5V D.C. 2A
Battery type Li-ion rechargeable battery
Battery charging time 3 hours to fully charge
Battery life 12 hours playback time
Dimensions H x W x D : 80 x 210 x 60 mm (3.1 x 8.3 x 2.3 in.)
Weight 0.8kg (1.8 lbs.)
Unit measurement Piece
APP KEF MUO (Android 4.0 or later)
Document Download MUO Quick Start Guide
MUO Metal Product Information
Remarks KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.
MUO Story


KEF MUON

MUON just got mighty small

Design by Ross Lovegrove. Sound by KEF.

When KEF first partnered the multiple award-winning cult British designer Ross Lovegrove, the brief was very simple: to create the ultimate loudspeaker. The legendary MUON floorstander was the result, a formidable marriage of groundbreaking audio technologies and advanced materials in a uniquely sensuous organic form.

The new MUO wireless speaker shares the same radically innovative design DNA on a much more compact scale. Created by the same design partnership, it brings you the stunning clarity and detail of pure KEF sound anytime, anywhere – and by inheriting the MUON’s sculptural aesthetic, its design language is drawn directly from an ultra-premium product costing six figures!


KEF chose to work with Ross Lovegrove because of his mastery of what he terms 'organic essentialism'. This philosophy is based on using new materials and high end technologies not to imitate natural forms but to invest everyday objects with the sense of inherent rhythm and harmony that natural forms possess.


Lovegrove's approach chimes perfectly with KEF's belief in the power of innovation and engineering excellence to enhance the everyday pleasures of enjoying music and entertainment, in ways that fit people's changing lifestyles. It's a process of continual evolution - as technology opens up new possibilities, the human imagination unleashes their transformative potential by creating products with meaning, vision and soul.


KEF MUO - MUON just got mighty small













The launch of MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival, Somerset House, London, UK.

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival

The launch of KEF MUO at the 2015 London Design Festival



Photo by John Ross


Awards and Reviews



T3 - Review


"Those who want the best sound from the smallest and most convenient receptacle should look no further." (Visit T3 for full review)

Year: 2017
Issuing Body: T3
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO



LES NUMERIQUES - Review


"Not only is beautifully built, it offers delicate, well-defined sound." (Visit LES NUMERIQUES for full review)

Year: 2017
Issuing Body: LES NUMERIQUES
Country: France
Product: KEF MUO


The Observer - Review


"Not only is beautifully built, it offers delicate, well-defined sound." (Visit The Observer for full review)

Year: 2017
Issuing Body: The Observer
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


The Absolute Sound - Golden Ear Awards 2016


"It’s no small feat to make a speaker of this size sound as big, expansive, and remarkably detailed as it does." (Visit Absolute Sound site for full review)

Year: 2016
Issuing Body: The Absolute Sound
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


PC Advisor – Best Bluetooth speakers 2016


"This combination of precision craftsmanship and polished sound quality make the KEF MUO easily one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers around. Classy stuff." (Visit the PC Advisor site for full review)

Year: 2016
Issuing Body: PC Advisor
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO

Alphr - Best Bluetooth Speakers for 2016, 5 Star Review


"It's a stunning Bluetooth speaker, with incredible sound quality." (Visit the Alphr site for full review)

Year: 2016
Issuing Body: PC Pro - Alphr
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


M3 'Recommended' Award


"We would recommend it without hesitating a second." (Visit the M3 site for full review)

Year: 2016
Issuing Body: M3
Country: Sweden
Product: KEF MUO


Home Cinema Choice - Best Buy


"KEF's speaker makes its comparatively high price tag seem worthwhile, and highlights the limits of cheaper rivals with its superior performance."

Year: 2016
Issuing Body: Home Cinema Choice
Country: U.S.A.
Product: KEF MUO


Mr Porter - Review

"Designed by Mr Ross Lovegrove, who worked on early Sony Walkmans and Apple computers, it plays astonishing stereo. Buy two – one as a left speaker, one as a right – and you get a real hi-fi, but portable. A sound investment."

Year: 2016
Issuing Body: Mr Porter
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


BH Tec - Gold Award

"Streaming your tracks via Bluetooth aptX, you'll be astonished by the sweet, natural treble, fluid midrange and clean, tightly controlled bass."
(Visit the BH Tec site for full review)

Year: 2015
Issuing Body: BH Tec
Country: Belgium
Product: KEF MUO


MUO Review - HIFI TEST

"A true highlight in its class. KEF MUO – a portable high-end speaker."

Year: 2015
Issuing Body: HIFI TEST
Country: Germany
Product: KEF MUO


FIVE STARS REVIEW - MAC FORMAT

"KEF's hi-fi pedigree ensures that the compact MUO sounds as good as it looks."

Year: 2015
Issuing Body: Mac Format
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


WHAT HI-FI? - BEST PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER £200+

"KEF brings a touch of luxury to the portable speaker market with this excellent Bluetooth speaker." (Visit the What Hi-Fi? site for full review)


Year: 2015
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


I-FIDELITY.NET REFERENZ

"The KEF MUO is our new reference in the category of portable Bluetooth Speakers. Excellent design, smart and sophisticated driver technology and flawless build quality are the foundation for an impressive listening experience. It also can be used flexibly, has a neat App to control it and comes at a truly great price." (Visit the i-fidelity.net for full review)


Year: 2015
Issuing Body: i-fidelity.net
Country: Germany
Product: KEF MUO


LYD & BILDE - ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED AWARD

"Stunning build quality and compact enough to be truly portable. But it’s the sound that really grooves."

"This is one of the very best portable speakers right now, and well worth the money if joy of ownership and sound quality is what matters the most." (Visit the Lyd & Bilde site for full review)


Year: 2015
Issuing Body: Lyd & Bilde
Country: Norway
Product: KEF MUO


STUFF - Winner, Best Bluetooth Speakers, Group Test 2015

"Premium in sound and design - portable Bluetooth at its very best". KEF MUO, Stuff, October 2015" (Visit STUFF site for full review)


Year: 2015
Issuing Body: STUFF
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO


WHAT HI-FI? SOUND & VISION

"Our Verdict: Great portable sound with a touch of luxury."


Year: 2015
Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Country: United Kingdom
Product: KEF MUO
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