British loudspeaker manufacturer, KEF, has a pretty strong track record; they are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2011, and have been making some great products of late. Their Uni-Q technology has been implemented in dozens of models which have earned high praise from the audio reviewing press around the globe. KEF has always been a leader when it comes to driver technology and to celebrate its 50th anniversary it has just released the astounding looking Blade, the world's first Single Apparent Source loudspeaker.
The gorgeous looking speaker ($29,999 per pair...ouch) is on the large side; measuring 62.5"H x 14.3"W x 21.2"D and weighs in at 126 pounds per speaker. This is not one you'll be moving by yourself if you value your back. The system is a three-way bass reflex design that utilizes KEF's Single Apparent Source driver configuration; there are four 9" bass drivers (side loaded), one 5" Li-Mg hybrid cone (midrange driver, and one 1" Al dome.
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