KEF LSX Soundwave Limited Edition Available Now
It's rather hard to believe that KEF's LSX wireless speaker system is approaching two years old already. The revolutionary smaller sibling to the now-famous LS50 Wireless has proved a big success for the iconic British manufacturer.
In many ways, the LSX left nowhere for the company to go when you consider nothing was left out. Spotify, TIDAL, Roon, Airplay2, a multitude of inputs including Bluetooth 4.2 - it's all there. Then came an assortment of stands and brackets, and a whole palette of colours to choose from.
A couple of years ago, I was lucky to spend some time in the KEF Music Gallery in Hong Kong, the company's Asia Pacific flagship store. What struck me was not the product range itself, which I was already very familiar with, but the interior design of the Gallery itself. Rich woods, sharp straight lines, earthy tones, all setting a calm and relaxed mood thanks to clever use of lighting. Until today, I never knew (nor asked) who had been responsible for this contemporary if not edgy design.
So as the press release hit my inbox this morning announcing a new colourway for LSX exclusively designed by Terence Conran, I dug deeper. The Conran Group led by Terence were responsible for the stunning Music Gallery in Hong Kong that had left me so impressed during my visit.
According to KEF, in his long and celebrated career, “Terence Conran didn't merely change the rules of design, he created a whole new game.” Fuelled by a passion for the modern movement and its benefit to society, Sir Terence's astonishing breadth of work encompasses everything from furniture to product design, restaurants, architecture, fabric, fashion, retail and literature. And now, it seems, they've turned their attention to the KEF LSX loudspeakers.
The LSX Soundwave edition is encased in a fabric created by Danish contemporary textile designer, Kvadrat. The LSX Soundwave features a stunning soundwave pattern developed by Conran, while aspects of the driver, as well as the rear port, are finished in Conran's signature blue; subtle details that assert a presence and personality to work in any space.
Did we mention it's exclusive? A total of only 20 pairs are available to Australia. Ten pairs will be available from KEF Elite retailers, Melbourne HiFi and Brisbane HiFi, while the remaining pairs will be available to purchase at www.kefhome.com.au.
Available now, the KEF LSX Soundwave sells for $2,195 RRP.
You can read StereoNET's exclusive Australian KEF LSX review here.