Since its landmark launch, the KEF LS50 Wireless has changed expectations of what can be achieved in terms of blending wireless streaming, compact and beautiful design, and high-level audio performance. Now, KEF teamed up with renowned, ultra-talented Dutch art director and designer Marcel Wanders for a rejuvenation of the famous LS50 wireless digital music system. Its sensuous aesthetic quality sets it apart from every other music system, creating a magically compelling audio system that is in a class of its own.
The rhythmic design that is inspired by the circular arrangement of time presents a structured, architectural-type pattern from a distance. Upon closer inspection, the two-dimensional, textured surface reveals several different types of musical elements layered throughout. Placed around the centre focal point, musical notes and symbols references add to the seemingly unending depth of the thoughtfully detailed design. Much like a musical composition, the final result finds the surface shapes coming together to create one unified design. Playing off the product name, when the lights are turned off the product continues to captivate late into the evening as selected elements glow in the dark.
The speakers can connect easily to computers, receivers, or preamplifiers via Bluetooth, meaning you only need a smartphone to begin enjoying music.
The Nocturne variant is currently only available in Europe and retails for about $4,000, a good deal more than the $2,200 stock LS50 model.