KEF celebrates its 60th anniversary with company history, listening sessions with the new Reference META, Blade META and the unveiling of a KEF World First!
Loudspeaker manufacturer KEF celebrates its 60th birthday and that should of course be celebrated, says iEar’: ‘More than 10 years after its establishment, the Reference series was introduced. At the end of last century this series produced one of the most special and now the rarest KEF production speaker: Reference Model 109. Which is also known as “The Maidstone” (with ST109 super tweeter). Not for nothing named after the place where founder Raymond Cooke started his speakers and where today, in 2022 the Reference models are still hand-made. As an enthusiastic KEF dealer iEar’ has a set of Maidstones and based on this unique piece of history we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the British speaker manufacturer on 12, 13 and 14 May with the introduction of the new Reference models Reference META and Blade META. Of course Brand Ambassador of KEF, Johan Coorg will be there for all the info and good music. If all this is not enough, we’ll also reveal a KEF world premiere! See you on May 12, 13 and 14 at iEar”.
By the way: if you, as both a KEF fan and music lover want to attend this event, then it’s important to register in advance.
KEF unveils new flagship speakers
Some more anniversary news we wrote about earlier: ‘the Blade & Reference models have been updated with KEF’s latest acoustic innovations, including Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). KEF is proud to launch the latest technology in their groundbreaking Blade loudspeakers. The Blade’s (pictured at the top of this post) demonstrate how innovation and design can create the most accurate and realistic sound with acoustics in mind. Blade is about perfecting a groundbreaking concept to surprise people with the ultimate listening experience. The developments in the latest Blade floorstanding speakers are numerous, including the addition of Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT)’.
Founded in 1961 by BBC engineer Raymond Cooke, KEF is named after its original location, Kent Engineering and Foundry, and continues to – so the company explains – ‘produce and develop its signature pieces in Maidstone, Kent, UK. Committed to providing audiophiles with a superior listening experience, the brand’s revolutionary collection of speakers and subwoofers has evolved to include wireless speakers, portable speakers and headphones – enabling KEF to bring hi-fi sound to more people at home and on the move’.