The new LSX II uses a version of KEF’s 11th generation Uni-Q driver array specially designed for this active streaming loudspeaker. LSX II has a combined 200 Watts of ‘system power’ and incorporates a ‘Music Integrity Engine’ optimised for the Uni-Q driver that’s said to enable “LSX II to deliver a perfectly timed performance for better clarity and a tighter, more accurate sound”.
Using KEF’s Connect app these speakers can stream Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, internet radio stations and podcasts. Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and Google Chromecast can be streamed from compatible devices. You can use native apps to stream directly from Spotify Connect, Tidal and QPlay, and the system is Roon Ready. When using Airplay 2, Chromecast or Roon, you can stream to multiple wireless speakers to synchronise music around your home. LSX II supports up to 24bit/384kHz (PCM), DSD, and full MQA rendering.
LSX II also offers wired connections including HDMI ARC for TV and a USB-C input for desktop audio systems with a computer. There are also connections for a turntable, CD player, games console, and many other devices. And there’s a dedicated subwoofer output.
The LSX II is available in a range of colours and will be on sale on June 23 for £1,199.