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KEF LS60 Wireless Just Announced

ThELiZ

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I just had an email that KEF will be unveiling their 60th anniversary product… The LS60 Wireless… Looks like it’ll be a floorstanding LS50 Wireless.

Great news!
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Yes, a picture was shown here but removed shorty removed after, its a thin floorstander with a Uni-Q and 2x2 woofers at the sides like a Blade, but not rounded. If you do an image search in google for it you will find the photo cached. ;)
 

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hopefully a cheaper passive version will follow soon.. :) and i wonder how would that compare to the R11... so maybe the passive version won't be coming out after all, so it doesn't cannibalize R11 sales? hmm...
 

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If the picture is true...
Each has 2 sets of dual opposed woofers? Those should slam in room!
Any guess on MSRP. My heart hopes $5k, but my brain is guessing $8k? LS50W2 and 4 of the KC62 would be nearly $9k right?

I guess it won't be long until we find out, but fun to speculate in the meantime!
 

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I think the LS50 is quite a good looking speaker on it’s own, given the choice I would opt on integrating the sub vs getting the new LS60.
If it naturally has better bass extension than the ls50, why would you choose the hassle of integrating a sub?
 

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If it naturally has better bass extension than the ls50, why would you choose the hassle of integrating a sub?

Because if it's like the Blade it will be crossed over around 400-500Hz and won't be a complete point-source would be my main reason. I also much prefer the looks of an LS50 on stands compared to this LS60 if the pic ends up being real. They look like the Q series equivalent of the Blades, I personally don't see them being nearly the hit as the LS50 but maybe others will want them.
 

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I've got the OG LS50W, which I really like the looks of. I don't dig these so much. Additionally deeper speakers wouldn't work as well in our living room. But I won't be able to afford these anyway so maybe it's a moot point. So between size and price I'm not the target market anyway.
 

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Because if it's like the Blade it will be crossed over around 400-500Hz and won't be a complete point-source would be my main reason. I also much prefer the looks of an LS50 on stands compared to this LS60 if the pic ends up being real. They look like the Q series equivalent of the Blades, I personally don't see them being nearly the hit as the LS50 but maybe others will want them.
I see your point.. I don't think it'll be such a hit because it'll be much more expensive, though I expect it to sound better
 

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If it naturally has better bass extension than the ls50, why would you choose the hassle of integrating a sub?
It’s just a subjective opinion based on the looks alone. I have always liked the case work and look of the 50. The 60 may be a good performer, just not in my taste.
 

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Square active Blade, yay.
 

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I love the design. I'm interested in the price. KEF will make it hard for us to choose. I was thinking, once, I'll buy a Reference 1, wait, no, I'll buy Reference 3, now it's wait, wait, maybe LS60?

It'll probably feature META, and it will get the twin LF drivers like the blade...

I really like it.

I will admit, however, I was having my fingers crossed for a larger volume LS bookshelf. But...

I know!! I'll cut this in half and make a KEF version of Kii3 but better.
 

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I love the design. I'm interested in the price. KEF will make it hard for us to choose. I was thinking, once, I'll buy a Reference 1, wait, no, I'll buy Reference 3, now it's wait, wait, maybe LS60?

It'll probably feature META, and it will get the twin LF drivers like the blade...

I really like it.

I will admit, however, I was having my fingers crossed for a larger volume LS bookshelf. But...

I know!! I'll cut this in half and make a KEF version of Kii3 but better.
I'd love to see a redesigned R8a, with better extension and SPL. That aside, a KC92 on 1300 w and 10 inch woofers.
 

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If the picture is true...
Each has 2 sets of dual opposed woofers? Those should slam in room!
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KEF often use passive radiator so it could be 4 woofers or maybe 2 plus 2 passive radiators. ;)
EDIT: we only have one pic so its also possible to have the only on one side (2 woofer or 1 woofer plus 1 passive radiator)
 
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