The new LSX II features the W2 wireless platform from the LS50 Wireless II plus both HDMI and USB-C
Available in five finishes, each LSX II speaker uses a version of KEF’s 11th generation Uni-Q driver array specially designed for this speaker. The tweeter is placed at the acoustic centre of the woofer.
LSX II apportions 70W of power to the mid/bass unit and 30W to the tweeter. That is, the tweeters and mid-bass units are powered by their own dedicated amplifier.
Using the KEF Connect app, you can stream Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, Internet Radio stations and podcasts. Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast is included plus Bluetooth. When using Airplay 2, Chromecast or Roon, you can stream to multiple wireless speakers to synchronise music around your home.
Wired connectivity includes HDMI ARC and USB-C, ideal for TV and computer connections, respectively.
Accessories include the S1 floor stand or P1 desk pad or B1 wall bracket. Price is £1,199.
For more information, click www.kef.com.
John Norris27th July 2022 at 5:07 pm
I had an impromptu demo of these at Sevenoaks’ store in Manchester and was impressed. A rep from KEF was there and he talked me through the improvements they had made and showed me the dedicated KEF app. Getting a good app is vital (for me) when you are looking at active speakers/amps with streamers. Visually, perhaps not as slick. as BluOS but it had a some nice functionality which will allow users to tweak settings depending upon their own requirements. He said the LSXII have been completely re-engineered to give, amongst other things, a deeper, more controlled bass and I have to say this was evident on what I heard. They had been placed on large, low, flat bench but I got the impression if you get them on dedicated stands and up higher they would sound even better. They looked nice too and would suit a busy home where versatility is the primary concern.
Paul Rigby28th July 2022 at 10:05 am
Hi John – thanks for sharing that. And yes, I would recommend popping them on stands.
Allan Durham18th August 2022 at 11:29 am
I have recently purchased the LSX2 and I am si impressed with the sound quality. I have tethered the speakers with the supplied ethernet cable and I am enjoying streamed music from qobuz.
However, I have latency issues when I watch Now TV, Amazon prime and YouTube content. My chosen Hdmi lead is an Audioquest Cinnamon so I doubt there should be any issue with quality. If you have any suggestions about resolving this annoyance, please feel free to share.
Paul Rigby18th August 2022 at 1:04 pm
Hi Allan – Do you have the latest KEF apps and are they all updated to the latest software?
Another possible solution is this:
1.Change the DNS settings on your device by following this guide or copy and paste the following link into your browser:
2. Reset your network equipment (WiFi router, modem, etc.). Make sure to have it powered off for at least 1 minute.
Hopefully this will help with your issue.
Allan Durham18th August 2022 at 1:55 pm
Hi Paul, I have all the latest firmware and have even set my WiFi settings to 5.0 ghz.
Paul Rigby18th August 2022 at 3:18 pm
How about the other suggestions – any luck there?
Allan Durham18th August 2022 at 3:36 pm
Hi Paul, I have rebooted my hub 3 (Virgin.) I did this when I set it to 5ghz. as for the other I will have to Google the ‘how to’ section as I am not sure what it is you are trying to explain to me ( not computer literate) ,but thanks for taking the time to accommodate me.
Allan Durham19th August 2022 at 10:25 am
Hi Paul, I would like to thank you for helping me sort out the latency issue on my LSX2 ‘s. I went into my TV settings and found that I hadn’t set up the Hdmi properly. Apparently, there is a slider to control such issues that I hadn’t come across when I set up the PCM. I can now watch all the streamed services without the annoying aforementioned issues. Thanks.
Paul Rigby19th August 2022 at 11:46 am
Phew! Just glad to hear that there was a happy ending, Allan 🙂 And no problem.
Allan Durham19th August 2022 at 12:20 pm
Thanks Paul. All I need to do to complete the set-up is to connect the speakers to my WiFi network. I am hard wired to the router via a netgear switch and the result is stunning. My chosen music platform is qobuz. Am I getting hi-res with the configuration? Please let me now because if I am I won’t bother with the above. Cheers.
Paul Rigby19th August 2022 at 1:32 pm
Yes, you should be fine, Allan – especially if you’re listening wired.
Allan Durham19th August 2022 at 2:04 pm
Thanks for your help