KEF Previews LSX II Wireless Speaker With HDMI, USB-C, And Chromecast Support

Today, June 9, KEF announced the $1400 LSX II, an upgraded version of their award-winning LSX Wireless Speaker system. The company promises more than a simple upgrade to the original, as it uses a whole new wireless platform. That would be the same W2 wireless platform utilized in the more expensive LS50 Wireless II and LS60 Wireless systems.

LSX II Finish Options

This update adds support for additional music services (Amazon Music, Qobuz, Chromecast) and audio formats, which now encompass DSD, MQA, and PCM up to 24bit/384kHz. In addition, the LSX II now has HDMI and USB-C for high-level connections to TVs and Computers.

The LSX will be officially available on June 23, 2022, in 5 contemporary finishes: Carbon Black, Mineral White, Cobalt Blue, Lava Red, and Soundwave by Terence Conran Edition.

See below for more pics and info.

Key Features:

  • Plays all major music services and supports all
    major audio formats
  • DSD, MQA and PCM up to 24bit/384kHz
  • Comprehensive connectivity for your TV, laptop
    and any other equipment: USB-C, HDMI ARC,
    Analogue input, subwoofer output
  • 11th Generation Uni-Q driver array for accurate,
    pristine sound
  • Music Integrity Engine for rich, full-bodied sound
  • System power: LF 70W class D, HF 30W class D,
    Max. SPL:102dB
  • Intuitive on-boarding with user-centred features
  • Personalised listening experience via KEF Connect
    App
  • Design by Michael Young
  • Optimised cabinet design for best acoustic
    performance
  • Mounting inserts to secure on P1 desk pad, S1
    floor stand and B1 wall bracket
  • Available in 5 finishes: Carbon Black, Mineral
    White, Cobalt Blue, Lava Red and Soundwave by
    Terence Conran Edition

The following Press Release is courtesy of KEF America:

Marlboro, NJ – June 9, 2022: Today, KEF is announcing the upcoming launch of the LSX II Wireless HiFi System. Hear every detail of your favourite song, feel the tension of the latest game, or lose yourself in a binge-worthy box set; this compact, wireless speaker system delivers high-fidelity audio into your living room, home office or studio. 

Harnessing over 60 years of KEF’s acoustic excellence, LSX II is an enhancement of the original, award-winning LSX. The LSX II features technological innovations and unrivalled accessibility to intensify all listening experiences, with renowned industrial designer Michael Young, complementing the system with contemporary and minimal design.

Versatile in every way, the LSX II is the next generation of plug and play speaker system. Featuring the W2 wireless platform (found in the LS50 Wireless II and LS60 Wireless), comprehensive connectivity options, and extensive streaming possibilities, LSX II makes listening easy.

Thanks to the knowledge and experience of KEF’s talented engineers, LSX II features some of the brand’s pioneering technology to create high-fidelity audio. LSX II uses a specially designed version of KEF’s 11th generation Uni-Q driver array to disperse sound around the room evenly. The advanced Music Integrity Engine delivers a perfectly timed performance for better clarity and a tighter, more accurate sound.  

The two-channel stereo approach also allows music to develop and breathe in a space, generating a three-dimensional soundstage. The speakers appear to disappear, leaving you to become fully immersed and drawn into the experience.

The KEF Connect app provides instant control over the speakers from the palm of your hand. Once the speakers have been unboxed, the app offers an intuitive on-boarding process to ensure a simple set-up. Easy connection for streaming, control and settings gives you the ability to personalise your audio to best suit your home.

Every aspect of the LSX II Wireless System has been carefully considered to complement and enhance your home entertainment experience. From multiroom connectivity with additional wireless speakers through Apple Airplay 2, Google Chromecast, etc., to interior statements with the colour-matched S1 floor stand and desk & wall placement options, the flexibility and adaptability options of LSX II allow for ample integration.

LSX II is available in five statement finishes: Mineral White and Lava Red models finished with matte satin and high-gloss respectively, while Carbon Black and Cobalt Blue are clad in a specially designed fabric from Danish contemporary textile designer, Kvadrat. The Soundwave by Terence Conran Edition was one of the iconic British designer’s final collaborations. The version sees the ‘soundwave’ pattern woven into the unique Kvadrat fabric complemented with Conran’s signature blue on the speaker port and driver for a true statement. 

The LSX will be officially available on June 23, 2022 for $1400 USD. 


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