LS50 Wireless 'Nocturne' By Marcel Wanders

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Two worlds come together

The already iconic LS50 Wireless is elevated to new design heights through the work of celebrated designer Marcel Wanders.

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SOUND

Immerse yourself in sound

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’.

LS50 Wireless benefits from KEF's near-six decades of experience in acoustic research and design. The crowning achievement is the signature Uni-Q driver array, providing beautifully natural sound to every seat in the room. Perfectly matched electronics provide the engine for the Uni-Q, ensuring that every detail and every ounce of power is recreated, elevating the experience from listening to being there.


"The LS50 Wireless speaker system packs big sound—along with plenty of technology and cool style—in a little box. And yes, this Nocturne edition brings extra fun to late-night listening in a dark room. Day or night, it’s been a delight to have around. - Aug 2018

The Absolute Sound

"These KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning LS50s. They’re a complete system wrapped in a neat and brilliant package." KEF LS50 Wireless, What Hi-Fi? - July 2017

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM OVER £1000 - WHAT HI-FI? AWARD



"The LS50 Wireless speaker system packs big sound—along with plenty of technology and cool style—in a little box. And yes, this Nocturne edition brings extra fun to late-night listening in a dark room. Day or night, it’s been a delight to have around. - Aug 2018

The Absolute Sound

"These KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning LS50s. They’re a complete system wrapped in a neat and brilliant package." KEF LS50 Wireless, What Hi-Fi? - July 2017

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM OVER £1000 - WHAT HI-FI? AWARD


DESIGN STORY

HiFi in the New Age

LS50 Wireless Nocturne was produced in collaboration with the inspirational Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. His concept of bringing a human touch back to design is reflected in the graphics adorning the driver and baffle of Nocturne. Look closely, and the artform of music is subtly celebrated throughout, with musical notes, bars and ornamentations featuring. Turn off the lights, and Luminova paint brings life to the darkness.

LS50 Wireless Nocturne was produced in collaboration with the inspirational Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. His concept of bringing a human touch back to design is reflected in the graphics adorning the driver and baffle of Nocturne. Look closely, and the artform of music is subtly celebrated throughout, with musical notes, bars and ornamentations featuring. Turn off the lights, and Luminova paint brings life to the darkness.

Marcel Wanders - Designer

About Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in Amsterdam, credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, among scores of others. Under Marcel Wanders’ creative leadership and direction, and with the support of Gabriele Chiave as creative director since 2014, Marcel Wanders employs over 50 design and communication experts. Marcel Wanders’ 27 years of designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).

Marcel Wanders’ chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead of focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.

To understand more about Marcel Wanders' work, please visit here.

SMARTNESS

All in the palm of your hand

Every feature of LS50 Wireless can be controlled from two intuitive apps, available on both Android and iOS.

KEF Control makes setup easy with step-by-step instructions, lets you choose your source and adjust the EQ settings to match the room.

KEF Stream makes accessing your digital music library quick and easy. Up to 192kHz/24bit high resolution audio can be wirelessly accessed from your phone or NAS drive, whilst Stream also gives access to services such as Tidal and Spotify.

Every feature of LS50 Wireless can be controlled from two intuitive apps, available on both Android and iOS.

KEF Control App

KEF Control APP

KEF Control makes setup easy with step-by-step instructions, letting you choose your source and adjust the EQ settings to match the room.

KEF Stream App

KEF Stream APP

KEF Stream makes accessing your digital music library quick and easy. Up to 192kHz/24bit high resolution audio can be wirelessly accessed from your phone or NAS drive, whilst Stream also gives access to services such as Tidal and Spotify.

About Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in Amsterdam, credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, among scores of others. Under Marcel Wanders’ creative leadership and direction, and with the support of Gabriele Chiave as creative director since 2014, Marcel Wanders employs over 50 design and communication experts. Marcel Wanders’ 27 years of designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).

Marcel Wanders’ chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead of focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.

To understand more about Marcel Wanders' work, please visit here.

About Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in Amsterdam, credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, among scores of others. Under Marcel Wanders’ creative leadership and direction, and with the support of Gabriele Chiave as creative director since 2014, Marcel Wanders employs over 50 design and communication experts. Marcel Wanders’ 27 years of designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).

Marcel Wanders’ chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead of focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.

To understand more about Marcel Wanders' work, please visit here.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Details

Specifications

DIMENSIONS

H300 x W200 x D308mm
H11.8 x W7.9 x D12.1in

 

WEIGHT

Left Speaker 10.0kg (22.0lbs.)
Right Speaker 10.2kg (22.5lbs.)

 

WI-FI NETWORK STANDARD & frequency band

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Dual-band 2.4GHz/ 5 GHz

 

Driver units

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

AMplifier output power

LF: 200W     HF: 30W

 

Bluetooth range & memory

10m
8 devices

 

resolution

Up to 24bit
Depending on source resolution

 

sampling rate

Up to 192kHz (USB Type B)
Up to 96kHz (TOSLINK Optical)
Depending on source resolution

 

maximum output

(SPL) 106dB

 

WIreless connectivity

Tidal and Spotify

 

Frequency range

(-6dB) Measured at 85dB/1m
40Hz – 47kHz (More bass extension)
43Hz – 47kHz (Standard)
46Hz – 47kHz (Less bass extension)
Depending on speaker settings

 

frequency response

(±3dB) Measured at 85dB/1m
45Hz – 28kHz (More bass extension)
50Hz – 28kHz (Standard)
61Hz – 28kHz (Less bass extension)
Depending on speaker settings

 

inputs

2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi network
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® codec
USB Type B
TOSLINK Optical
RCA Analog Line Level Input
10/100 Mbps RJ45 Ethernet (For network and service)

 

Product support

Check latest information here

 

downloads

Brochure
Quick Start Guide
Product Information Sheet
LS Series Brochure

 

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

Awards & Reviews

Hi-Fi Choice

"It produces hugely enjoyable sound, as precise and focused as it is fun and dynamic. It excels with all genres of music and all sources, with a spacious soundstage and a stunning display of musicality, and music streamed from services like Tidal sound fantastic." — Feb 2019
 

What Hi-Fi?

"Is this what the hi-fi system of the future should look like? We certainly hope so." — Oct 2018
Full review
 

Tech Radar

"The speakers offer mind-blowing sound quality with absolute neutrality, hologram-like imaging, and an expansive soundstage. Plus, it was dead simple to set up and use from any of its sources." — Apr 2018
Full review

 

Trusted Reviews

"An outstanding active speaker system that brings hi-fi sound and plug-and-play convenience together for performance that can’t be topped.” - 2018
Full review

Editor's Choice - Hi-Fi Choice

"A stunningly stylish, low-clutter, do-it-all system that sounds simply wonderful with anything you play." — 2018
 

best compact music system - AV Tech media awards 2017/18

"This is a game changer that raises the bar for active wireless loudspeakers everywhere." — 2018

BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

"Our award-winning LS50 Wireless has once again won the heart of WHF tech expert judges which keeps our LS50 Wireless their Product of the Year for a second year running." — 2018
Full review

digital trends

"The speakers soared with every piece of media we threw at them." — 2017  Full review 

THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

"The LS50 Wireless speaker system packs big sound—along with plenty of technology and cool style—in a little box. And yes, this Nocturne edition brings extra fun to late-night listening in a dark room. Day or night, it’s been a delight to have around." — 2018
Full review

2018 PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEM OF THE YEAR – THE ABSOLUTE SOUND

“Visually arresting and sonically satisfying, the LS50 delivered tonal neutrality at just the right pitch, with superb sonics, full-bodied presence and potent midbass punch … [The LS50 Wireless] is an all-in-one version of this same speaker which includes built in amplification, DAC, streaming preamp (TIDAL and Roon ready), and DSP room EQ that gives you the same sonics without any need for outboard electronics. Thanks to its beautifully crafted high-density enclosure – an ideal platform for the space saving Uni-Q – there’s little in the way of cabinet resonances or port colorations. Imaging is as clean and pinpoint-precise as you’d expect from KEF.” — 2018

Reviewers' choice award – soundstage! acess

"KEF’s LS50 Wireless is an outstanding loudspeaker. Its build quality, finish, and technical prowess are beyond reproach, and its sound quality remains faithful to both KEF’s design principles and to the original LS50." — 2017

 

Best Buy Award - HIFICRITIC

"This compact, fully active, remotely controlled point source design is a technical and acoustic tour de force. It’s an obvious Best Buy." — 2017

gramaphone magazine

"LS50 Wireless is indubitably a very tempting introduction to an ‘alternative universe’ of home audio, one which I am sure will find favour with many users, as much for its captivating sound quality as its remarkable flexibility and simplicity."  — 2017

 

hi-fi news

"It really could, and deserves to be, a game-changer." — 2017

diapason d'or 2017 award - diapason

"Plus points: musicality and high technology. Minus points: nothing of note." — 2017

 

6 stars award - av ceasar

 

wired magazine

"KEF has taken its iconic LS50 speakers and given them an updated wireless makeover." — 2017

 

HOT 100 - THE ULTIMATE LIST OF TODAY'S TOP TECH, GADGETS AND PEOPLE - T3

“Your ears are in for a treat."  — 2017

stereonet

"Like the predecessor, LS50 Wireless managed to construct a sound stage far greater in size than what such a small speaker should be capable of… Setup could not be easier… The connectivity options are all apparent and plentiful. Sound quality is refined and reference grade..." — 2017  Full review

 

Hi-Fi+

"This is one of the best and most important products we’ll see all year.”  — 2017  Full review 

Oracle Time

“The two compact speakers are beautifully curved and, best of all, already include high performance amplifiers, digital sound technologies and wireless tech, so there’s no need for extra boxes or wires cluttering up your living space.” — 2017  Full review 
 

mix magazine

“The enclosures are solidly built, and the fit, finish and color options are beautiful….It’s a beautiful high-end system for the home, where the bountiful I/O, remote control with app, and wireless options fits perfectly.”  — 2017  Full review 

les numeriques

Best of the 2 worlds, digital and traditional.” — 2017  Full review 

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - Darko.Audio

Full review

The big black book - esquire

British hi-fi at its wireless best” — 2017

 

choc classica award - classica magazine

“FOR : rich, full, seamless dynamics ; AGAINST : nothing."  — 2017

HOW-TO VIDEOS

getting started: unboxing

Getting connected: wireless

Getting connected: wired

sound personalisation

Please visit our Product Support page for more details.

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