KEF speakers drive MacBook Pro outfit’s crystal-clear sound [Setups]


KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers
The setup's M3 Pro MacBook Pro has six speakers. But who cares when there are also KEF speakers.
Photo: KEF

A more than capable M3 Pro MacBook Pro powers today’s computer setup, but its six-speaker sound system won’t be needed. That’s because the medical student who own the rig has the good taste to include fantastic KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers.

He’ll just have to keep the powerful speakers’ volume in check to avoid having to see an ear doctor.

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MacBook Pro setup relies on KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers

Redditor and medical student felluimeinmeer (“Lu”) showcased the charming setup in a post entitled, “New setup.” On Friday we discussed the M3 Pro MacBook Pro powering his setup.

“It basically just for med school,” Lu replied. “Having multiple sources open without interruption is the goal of this setup: Safari, Digital Book Word/Notion and a video. No need for a webcam I only have like two meetings in one semester.”

Lu uses a space black M3 Pro MacBook Pro to drive two 27-inch Dell 4K displays, one in portrait orientation (vertical) and the other in landscape (horizontal). A nice BenQ Screenbar Halo LED Monitor Light sits on the center display.

KEF speakers

Lu rounds out his setup with a full-sized Magic Keyboard with number pad and Touch ID, a Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac mouse and — what we’ll focus on today — a pair of KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers.

“How do you like the KEF speakers?” a commenter asked.

“I really like them, they sound [crystal] clear,” Lu replied. “However I’ve owned them for just 2 weeks.”

We doubt more time will do anything but convince him to like them even more. Each one of these two KEF speakers packs a 280-watt amplifier for the mid range and 100-watt amplifier for the tweeter. That’s a lot of power for desktop speakers.

The speakers get up to 384kHz/24bit resolution depending on the connection. And they work with AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, ROON Ready, UPnP and Bluetooth 4.2.

Even the color selection is cool with these KEFs: carbon black, titanium gray, mineral white and special-edition royal blue and crimson red. You can buy them with matching stands as well as a subwoofer if you want to blow out the low end.

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KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers setup
Those KEF speakers are deceptively powerful. The user calls their sound crystal clear.



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KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers and S2 Speaker Stands

KEF's powerful LS50 Wireless II sound system packs 280 watts in the midrange and 100 watts in the tweeter of each speaker. And they work with AirPlay 2.

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05/22/2024 01:54 am GMT


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