Video Creator’s Channel Jiles McCoy
Today On Home Theater Fanatics Were Going To Take
a deep dive into the KeF Ls50 wireless twos and the KC 62 subwoofer UK welcome back to the channel Everybody today. I’m joined by Mike of audio architects, What’s going on everybody glad to have you on the show today Mike thanks for inviting me yeah and we’re going to jump deep into Keff’s world and I love Kef world. They’re some of my favorite speakers but before we get into this make sure to like and subscribe and ring the bell so you’ll be notified and I’m curious about what your opinion is are you into this stuff as much as I am. I don’t are you into it as much as I am. I don’t well.
I I Because Im Into It A Lot.
I’ve already got a chance to kind of I cheated because we did the powered bookshelf Battle Yeah not too long ago and we featured these so I’ve already had an initial opinion and I I know how they sound. I know how they look so. I think this is going to be a fun video because Yeah we kind of already have experience with the whole setup. So Yeah let’s rock and roll right on and I think a good way to get started is to quickly go over the specifications of the speakers so that you know exactly what’s going on.
The Ls50 Wireless 2 Is An All-In-One
speaker system that streams virtually from any source by leveraging Airplay 2 or chromecast on the front of the speaker. You’ll find the unique driver array. This array features a 5 and a quarter-inch aluminum, mid-range driver and a one-inch tweeter. The one-inch tweeter is mated to the KeF metamaterial absorption technology. Frequency response for these drivers is approximately 45 hertz to 28 kilohertz on the rear of the speaker.
Youll Find The Amplifier And Input And
output connections. Amplification is rated at 280 watts per low frequency driver and 100 watts per high frequency driver that’s right. There are four channels. Each amplifier has two channels. One channel for the lows and one channel for the highs.
Inputs Include An Hdmi E-Arc Connector, Toslink,
optical digital coax a three and a half-millimeter auxiliary input. UsB Type A and RJ45 Ethernet connector. On the output side of the house. You’ll find an RCa subwoofer output on each speaker of interest. The speakers are roon ready and also support streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music.
Kobas, Deezer, Etc.
Etc. They’ve got just about everything that you could think of switching gears. Now we’ll take a look at the KC 62 subwoofer. This subwoofer features two six and a half inch drivers powered by a thousand Rms watts of class D power.
The Two Drivers Are Coupled Together Using The
unicore technology. This means they share a single magnet system. The rated frequency response is from 11 Hertz to 200hz Okay so now that you know kind of what’s going on with these speakers. We want to talk a little bit about the whys right and i think people are very familiar with buying speakers and buying an amplifier and some kind of source device. But when you move into the powered world things get a little bit different because you don’t have to buy all those pieces Do you right um It does kind of maximize your budget.
So Having A Powered Speaker Allows You
to kind of. I mean basically combine your right everything just gets your amplifier your possibility everything yeah so I think it’s an advantage because if someone’s on a budget. This would be a great way to go and a good thing to take into consideration rather than trying to buy cheap bookshelf speakers and a cheap amp right instead you could just kind of combine that budget and get a solid pair of powered bookshelf speakers right on and another reason that I kind of like the powered concept and you know I think if you’re going down the pure audio file route. This probably isn’t the right. route for you However, the sound of these is amazing and we’ll get to that but this allows you to have a very simple system that’s very easy to deal with meaning You can take these two speakers and then if you want a sub-add in something like the KC 62 put it anywhere and you have an instant system.
You Dont Have To Worry So Much
about where do I get cabling from how do I set this stuff up you just buy them set them down install the app on your phone and you’re really really good to go and you know if you’re not super deep into the audio world. You don’t have to worry about what’s the right source what’s the right amp. You know that everything that you purchase has been already designed by Kef and it works together really really well. You’re gonna. Think I’m crazy for saying this but I think this type of speaker is the ultimate replacement for what we had in the late 90s early 2000s for those all-in-one systems, Oh yeah, those are horrible and these are awesome right yeah, but back then we didn’t think they were horrible back then that’s all we had and they were bassy for their time.
I Think But What I Think Is
rad is that you don’t need a source well you need a phone right you need something to run the app on right you need a phone. But if you have a phone you have you know all the absolute you know inputs you need on here um it’s really an all-in-one package yeah and that’s what I think is most advantageous about this speaker in particular because there’s other powered speakers out there that don’t have that aren’t. I think these actually went out of I think Kef went out of their way on this time around, but I think it’s cool because all in one easy just plug and play and another another item to call out that’s fairly unique to the powered speaker world is the use of HDMi e-arc inputs on the back so if you notice on the back of the speaker. There’s an e-arc input and what that will allow you to do is when you have a television. You can take these two speakers and instead of buying a sound bar by these set beside your television plug in your HDMi cable and you’re done right that’s it.
You Dont Have To Worry About Anything
just go change the settings in the television tell it to output and select the source here and your television game is going to be taken up. Because this stuff sounds great I mean as home theater fanatics. I’m sure Giles will always recommend to you you know doing the whole at the very 9. 1. 6 yeah very minimum of 5.
2, But Which Is What I Have But
I mean yeah, But this is definitely a huge step up from a sound bar well and you know to test that I took these and I put in my living room which is where we’re at now on the wall behind the the camera is the screen and I’ve got a 100-inch screen with an ultra short short throw projector and I use these in stereo mode in 2.1 mode with the Kc62 sub. Here for I don’t know three weeks listening and I was completely satisfied now it doesn’t give you a full theater experience, but for my casual watching and then when I wanted to listen. to music it was absolutely outstanding for that use case um so that yeah! I think those are some reasons why you might want to go with powered and then from a cost point of view. You know I hate to call out costs because they always change and then people will invariably put down in the notes that you’re wrong about the cost, but you know these are somewhere north of two thousand dollars for the for the pair and for that kind of money.
When You Get Everything You Need It
really justifies the cost, especially with the sound quality that you get out of the units so let’s let’s jump a little bit into the setup and configuration of the unit so out of the box. You’ll get the two speakers you’ll get a remote control. There’s an app that you can download and that’s pretty much. All there is there’s a cable that you can use to cross connect these or that can be done wirelessly. I just elected to use the cable because I’m still a bit old school, but you can do this wirelessly.
If You Need To You Have
the ability to switch the left and right so if for some reason you set them up and you did it backwards or something don’t fret or if you want to have your control panel on a specific side of your room. You can set whichever one you want on the left or right now. All of the setup is done in the app and everything that you would think that’s an app will be there. One cool feature is that the subwoofer. There are a ton of settings around the sub so you can manually set your crossover and all of your other.
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Configuration However, If You Use A
KeF sub. There are a number of presets inside of the configuration for for these wireless tools that allows you to select the sub that you have and it will set everything up for you. Also on the back of these. They each have an RCa output so you can run dual subs using the output from either of these so you could set this as mono you can set it for two stubs subs. I’m not sure about the stereo piece.
I Dont I Dont Know If
it will link one up to the other. However, there is an output on both and that’s something that we’ll dig in a little bit deeper and see if we can figure that out but good thing you you would think you would think but otherwise why would there be a well Sometimes you want to put a sub on the left side of the room and the speaker that’s on the left side. If you don’t have a sub output on it then you’re running a cable crazy to get it to where it needs to go so it’s nice having a sub out on both of the units just like you can swap the left and right on the unit, so it makes it very flexible and I guess another thing to call out around the configuration and the build of these is that each speaker has its own amplifier, so you’re not running an amp. out of your main speaker and then using speaker cable to power this one You have to plug electricity into both of these, but that means there’s an amp here and an amp here.
I Think Its More Convenient This Way.
It is very convenient that way. I mean there you can juggle some balls and say it’s convenient because you know you got to amp at each one, but then what happens If one of the amps fails and is it better just to have one amp and if it fails us all down instead of one so there are two that could I don’t know so that I mean that’s that’s kind of up in the air my preference, though is for the way this is set up um and being able to have sub outs and all.
The KeF Ls50 Wireless 2 is an all-in-one speaker system that streams virtually from any source by leveraging Airplay 2 or chromecast on the front of the speaker . This array features a 5 and a quarter-inch aluminum, mid-range driver and a one-inch tweeter . Amplification is rated at 280 watts per low frequency driver and 100 watts per high frequency driver that’s right. There are four channels. Each amplifier has two channels. One channel for the lows and one for the highs. The speakers have four different types of amplifier and input and output connections. They’re some of my favorite speakers. I’ve already got a chance to kind of I cheated because we did the powered bookshelf Battle Yeah not too long ago and we featured these so I have already had an initial opinion and I I know how they sound so.& I think this is going to be a fun video. The audio architects are here to give you an insight into the speakers….. Click here to read more and watch the full video