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KEF LS50 Meta Bookshelf Speaker (Pair) + Rega Elex-R Stereo System Bundle

by KEF
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Original price €2,559.00
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Original price €2,559.00
Current price €2,099.00
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*This Bundle Pack includes 6 meters of QED XT25 Speaker Cable.

About KEF LS50 Meta Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)

Revolutionary sound absorption with MAT

Developed in partnership with Acoustic Metamaterials Group, Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) is a breakthrough in loudspeaker design and demonstrates KEF’s commitment to developing new technologies for an improved listening experience. Metamaterials are specially developed to use existing materials so that they exhibit new desirable properties.

MAT is a complex maze-like structure, where each of the channels efficiently absorbs a specific frequency. These channels act as an acoustic black hole, absorbing 99% of the unwanted sound that comes from the rear of the tweeter eliminating resulting distortion and producing a purer, more natural acoustic performance.

12th Gen Uni-Q

The tweeter sits at the heart of the12th generation Uni-Q with MAT driver array. The Uni-Q point source configuration delivers a more detailed, precise, and integrated 3D sound image that is evenly dispersed so you can experience the ‘sweet spot’ wherever you are in the room.

Using simulation, analysis tools and decades of accumulated knowledge, KEF engineers have developed a new iteration of this signature driver array with a new cone neck decoupler and motor system shaped to reduce HF distortion in the midrange. The result is lower coloration, less distortion, and a more transparent sound. LS50 Meta surpasses the expectation of a bookshelf speaker this size to deliver deep, articulate bass in room-filling sound.

Enhancement from LS50 lineage

Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the flare and profile of the flexible off-set port is calculated to delay turbulence and the flexible port walls prevent resonances from colouring the midrange for improved clarity with exceptional depth and detail. LS50 Meta’s extremely rigid cabinet is optimised for best performance with smooth curved surfaces that help disperse sound across the baffle with no interference.

The baffle is engineered from an Dough Moulding Compound (DMC). Inside the cabinet, cross bracing and Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) combine to negate internal vibrations so the LS50 Meta produces the lowest coloration of any speaker in its class.

Attention to every detail

LS50 Meta takes its distinctive aesthetic from the original LS50 using a low-diffraction curved baffle precision modelled around the Uni-Q driver. The curved front is subtly mirrored by the rear panel while speaker terminals are recessed and softened visually. On the underside, each corner has a threaded inset allowing the speaker to lock onto the top of the KEF S2 floorstand.

The LS50 Meta speakers utilise innovative, ground-breaking technology to provide an immersive and realistic sound from a compact, stylish design that guarantees to bring new vistas of enjoyment in your life.

KEF LS50 Legacy

Since 1961, KEF‘s mission has been to preserve the integrity of original sound by providing a revealing listening experience that is as true to the original recording as is possible within the confines of a room. The iconic LS50 personified this approach taking its cues from the classic LS3/5A before quickly becoming a modern icon.

KEF's engineers have upheld this philosophy and sought out new technological breakthroughs leading to the KEF LS50 Meta speakers. Instantly recognizable as the successor of the LS50, LS50 Meta stems from the same desire for continual development and is fittingly the first model to employ Metamaterial Absorption Technology.

About Rega Elex-R Integrated Amplifier

Key Features

  • Rega custom full width case with improved heat dissipation
  • Combined feedback & passive volume control pre-amp
  • 90 watts per channel into 6 Ohms / 72 watts into 8ohms
  • High specification integrated phono stage
  • New multi-lingual user manual
  • Enhanced power supplies for the driver stage
  • Hybrid of the Brio-R and Elicit-R design
  • Dedicated mini remote handset included
  • Pre-amp out / Record out / 4 line inputs
  • New custom transformer

Rega Elex-R - What HiFi Best Stereo Amplifier Winner 2016

“Rega builds on the strengths of the excellent Brio-R and gives us another terrifically musical amplifier”

The Elex-R is a sublime blend of the Brio-R design with the power circuits and advanced phono stage of the Elicit-R. Rega’s engineers have achieved the perfect balance of power, control and dynamics, delivering a performance that always puts the music first.

Design Innovation

The Elex-R is built to the highest standard and designed to deliver the best possible audio performance whilst remaining simple to use and easy to setup.The Elex-R is built into the full width Rega case with increased heat dissipation, which along with a larger transformer enables the Elex-R to deliver 90 Watts per channel into 6Ω and 72.5 Watts per channel into a design centre rating of 8.

Our time, effort & money have been spent on developing the circuit and construction utilizing the highest specification of components throughout. As part of the design we have included useful features like pre-amplifier output, to enable the new Elex-R amplifier to be used in a wide combination of systems and have avoided superfluous gadgets such as tone controls or a headphone socket as they can obstruct the signal path and degrade the produced sound quality.

The Elex-R has been built to Rega’s extremely high standards of reliability and quality to ensure many years of musical enjoyment. The primary function of an amplifier is to boost and equalize the low level signal generated by a phono cartridge, DAC and CD player or other source component to a level that can drive the loudspeakers. It is vital that the amplifier achieves this whilst minimising distortion, as this would directly affect the music. The distortion level is typically 0.007%; just under the clipping of the output.

The volume control and pre-amplifier used in the Elex-R is designed to overcome the problems associated with the standard arrangement. This design uses a custom chip along with peripheral support IC’s like a microcontroller and a custom made rotary volume control.

The Elex-R uses a combined feedback and passive volume control, where the feedback and input levels are varied to set the required volume level. The level and tracking between the two channels is set by the close tolerance parts in the pre-amplifier circuit and less by the actual potentiometer itself, thus keeping the mismatch of channels due to volume control tracking irregularities to a minimum.As well as keeping tracking irregularities to a minimum, this method also reduces noise and input overload as the control will only ‘use’ the required gain to amplify the signal.This form of volume control is normally only found in professional broadcast environments where accurate low noise control of levels is required.

Power Amplifier Technology

The output amplifier used in the Elex-R, Elicit-R and Brio-R was born after extensive research by our engineers to develop a low source impedance emitter follower Class-A driver stage. This is based around a complementary pair of 150w Sanken Darlington output transistors. The technical and sonic improvement gained by the use of low impedance drivers is well known, however, it can feature high standing currents in the driver stage when using standard transistor configurations. By combining the low impedance driver with the Sanken Darlington transistors (with their imbedded thermal bias network running at a lower standing current) this combination forms a complementary emitter follower emulating Class-A conditions with good thermal stability with lower standing.

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