There’s nothing like a major upgrade. Today we return to one of the most magnificent computer setups we’ve seen lately, as it somehow found a way to top itself. When you’ve already got a loaded Mac Pro, two Pro Display XDRs and a top Apple laptop and tablet, where do you go from there?
You thank the HomePod mini for its service and welcome new $1,250 speakers to the party.
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Mac Pro rig with dual Pro Display XDRs adds high-end KEF speakers
Redditor MzeRS (“RS”) showcased the enviably upgraded setup in a post entitled, “Upgraded the setup, finally happy with my speaker choice and also like how they match the setup pretty nicely!”
We last covered RS’s setup when it was newly upgraded from a temporary version. Back then, just a couple months ago, it showed a profusion of Apple gear. Not just the high-spec’d Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and dual Pro Display XDRs you see above — is your wallet gasping yet? — but also an iPad mini, a HomePod mini and AirPods Max.
KEF speakers on Kanto stands
The HomePod mini may be in the kitchen now — or in some drawer, dumpster or donation bin — because RS’s setup has seen a major audio upgrade. And you really can’t miss it. The KEF speakers perched on Kanto speaker stands on either side of the Pro Display XDRs are none too subtle.
The KEF LSX system includes the company’s 4-inch Uni-Q driver array to deliver clear sound over a wide range (160 degrees of coverage, according to KEF). The cabinets, designed with a contoured baffle for better sound dispersion, contain hidden heat sinks.
The speakers let RS connect wirelessly via AirPlay 2, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, digital (To s-link) input, or a 3.5 mm aux optical connection. And with a subwoofer output, RS can add more low end if needed.
A dedicated app and remote control are included with the speakers, which come in white, black, blue, olive or red finishes.
The Kanto speaker stands, which RS said he got direct from the company, are a good way to get the best-directed, undistorted sound from the speakers.
A rotating top plate lets you angle the speakers towards you and foam padding reduces vibration. A center column in the stands help conceal cables, too, if you’re not using wireless boxes like the KEFs.
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