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LS50C Meta Center Channel

  • Limited offer
  • Regular price $1,199.99
LS50 Meta Center in Carbon Black is currently on backorder.

Color
Carbon Black
Royal Blue
Titanium Grey
Mineral White

Single Center Channel Speaker

LS50 Meta is a highly precise, emotionally engaging loudspeaker built on revolutionary acoustic technology. Designed around the Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) driver array, this solid, compact loudspeaker is capable of delivering detailed sound anywhere in the room.

Great loudspeakers disappear, leaving just the music. LS50 Meta is such a loudspeaker. The incredibly immersive sound means you lose yourself in your favourite music. Savouring every nuance as layer upon layer of instrumentation is delivered with exceptional acoustic accuracy anywhere in the room.

Performance

Most accurate, immersive sound

Metamaterial Absorption Technology

A truly revolutionary tool in the KEF acoustic armoury, Metamaterial Absorption Technology ( MAT™) is a highly complex maze-like structure that absorbs 99% of the unwanted sound from the rear of the driver, eliminating the resulting distortion and providing purer, more natural sound.
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Every spot is the sweet spot

12th generation Uni-Q with MAT™

Using advanced simulation and analysis tools, our engineers have developed the 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT™. This new driver array delivers reduced colouration, less distortion and a sound that is more transparent and life-like than previously possible, all dispersed evenly throughout the room.

Enhancement from legendary LS50 Lineage

Great loudspeakers disappear, leaving just the music. LS50 Meta is such a loudspeaker, and enhancements over the legendary LS50 include Driver Performance Optimisation and patented off-set flexible port for the best acoustic performance and an incredible immersive sound.


Curved for performance

LS50 Meta’s low-diffraction, curved baffle is precision modelled around the Uni-Q driver array. Its smooth curved surfaces help radiate sound out across the baffle without any interference from hard edges, which cause diffraction. The result is cleaner, more precise sound.

Braced for action

LS50 Meta’s baffle is engineered from an injection-moulded Dough Moulding Compound (DMC), while inside the cabinet cross bracing and Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) combine to deaden internal vibrations. The result of such meticulous attention to detail is the lowest coloration of any speaker in its class.

Flexible port

Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the port flare and profile of LS50 Meta’s patented off-set port is calculated to delay the onset of turbulence, and the flexible port walls prevent resonances from colouring the midrange. This leads to improved clarity, with exceptional depth and detail.

Design

Attention to every detail

Every aspect of LS50 Meta has been considered for acoustic benefits and from a design perspective. The low-diffraction curved front baffle is subtly mirrored by the gently radiused rear panel, where both the port exit and speaker terminals have been elegantly recessed and softened visually.

Designed for performance

LS50 Meta may look sensational, but as a high-performance loudspeaker every aspect of its design is a case of form following function. From the precision modelled curved baffle to the solid, reinforced cabinet, every inch of LS50 Meta has been designed to perform.

Finished to perfection

LS50 Meta is much more than just a utilitarian loudspeaker; it is a piece of sculpture that livens up your life. This is why we offer a choice of four finishes, Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White, and Royal Blue Special Edition. 

What's new

Owners of the award-winning LS50 may find themselves asking what’s new? After all, LS50 Meta certainly shares a likeness with the original. While LS50 is a great speaker, LS50 Meta and the technological advances it boasts offer a truly dramatic improvement in sound quality.

LS50 Meta

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LS50

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Drive Unit
12th Generation
Uni-Q with MAT™
+40%
frequency response smoothness
11th Generation
Uni-Q

Driver rearward Sound Absorbtion
99%
by  MAT™
60%
by vented tweeter

Mid-band Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 90dB/1m
THD 0.07%
Extremely low distortion by driver motor redesign
THD 0.1%
Low distortion

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R3

Speaker System Design
3-way bass Reflex
Driver Unit
12th Gen 5” Uni-Q
6.5” LF driver
Frequency Range 
38Hz-50kHz
Amplifier Power Recommended
15-180W
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Q350

Speaker System Design
2-way bass reflex
Drive Unit
11th Gen 6.5” Uni-Q
Frequency Range 
42Hz-45kHz
Amplifier Power Recommended
15-120W
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LS50 Meta

Speaker System Design
2-way bass reflex
Drive Unit
12th Gen 5.25” Uni-Q with MAT
Frequency Range
47Hz - 45kHz
Amplifier Power Recommended
40-100W
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LS50 Wireless II

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Listen and believe

Really great loudspeakers simply melt away, leaving you with just the music. A pristine voice, perfectly rendered layers of instruments you can lose yourself in, sound so clear it’s as though the artist is there with you. This is what great loudspeakers with the best technology deliver.

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SPECIFICATIONS

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Model
LS50 Meta
Design
Two-way bass reflex
Drive Units
Uni-Q Driver Array:
HF: 25 mm (1 in.) vented aluminium dome with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
MF/LF: 130 mm (5.25 in.) aluminium cone
Crossover Frequency
2.1 kHz
Frequency Range (-6db)
47 Hz - 45 kHz
Typical In-room Bass Response (-6db)
26 Hz
Frequency Response (±3db)
79 Hz - 28 kHz
Harmonic Distortion (90dB, 1m)
<0,4% 175 Hz - 20 kHz
<0,1% 300 Hz - 10 kHz
Maximum Output
106 dB
Amplifier Power (Recommended)
40-100 W
Nominal Impedance
8 Ω (min. 3,5 Ω)
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)
85dB
Weight*
7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.)
Dimension (H X W X D) With Terminal*
302 x 200 x 280.5 mm (11.9 x 7.9 x 11.0 in.)
* Measurement per unit
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **

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