Wireless Speakers Made Easy: KEF Launches Universal Wireless System 2.0

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has announced the launch of Universal Wireless System 2.0. Using advanced, proprietary technology to eliminate interface with potentially conflicting devices, the wireless system transmits CD quality sound to speakers and features enhanced software and a more powerful transmitter than the previous version. The KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 is compatible with the full range of KEF loudspeakers and most other brands of loudspeakers, and is available now for just $499.

“The KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 eliminates the hassle and aesthetic challenges of running wiring between receivers and loudspeakers,” said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “With its ease-of-installation and its versatility, this system is perfect for any home entertainment lover who is looking for advanced wireless speakers for virtually any setting or application.”

True to KEF’s 50-year heritage as one of the world’s leading innovators in audio technology, KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 delivers CD-quality sound throughout a system. There is no need for wiring between speakers, as the system includes two receiving units, each of which features a 50W amplifier that ensures rich sound with minimal latency.

To guard against interference from devices such as Wi-Fi routers, microwave ovens and mobile and cordless phones, KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 uses a narrow signal band. Coupled with KEF’s advanced error correction technology, this results in exceptionally robust delivery of audio between the transmitter and receiver.

KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 also employs technology known as Advanced Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (AAFHSS) which guards against potentially conflicting transmissions. If a signal from devices such as wireless LAN routers, digital cordless telephones, mobile phones, or microwave ovens, the system “hops” to a different channel, keeping the signal stable. The process takes just milliseconds, so users don’t notice it is happening.

KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 dovetails perfectly with most audio speakers, and electronic components with 3.5mm standard audio jack connections. Primarily designed for home cinema enthusiasts who do not want AV wires trailing across the room to rear speakers, it is ideal for 5.1 home cinema systems, and a second KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 set can enable expansion to a 7.1 system, with no signal conflicts. KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 works with popular modern audio players such as PCs and iPods – allowing users to enjoy stored music collections on premium speakers.

Setup is simple. Users connect the transmitter to a sound source, and each of the two receivers to a speaker and a power outlet, and KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 is ready to deliver sound – with no wizards to run, buttons to press or dials to turn.

To learn more about KEF and the Universal Wireless System 2.0, visit http://www.kef.com/us and www.kef.com/US/SurroundSound/Wireless/Wireless.

About KEF

KEF, a division of GP Acoustics, is a UK-based company that has earned a reputation as the premier manufacturer of stunning, audiophile-quality speakers for modern home theater, hi-fi and custom installation applications. KEF products, distributed around the world, have won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. KEF is a brand name long associated with style, quality and technical innovation. Founded in 1961 by a British electrical engineer named Raymond Cooke on the banks of the River Medway, KEF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of innovation and quality. Still occupying the same riverbank site, KEF remains passionate about its patented, proven technologies such as Uni-Q® and ACE®. These characteristics, traditions and, above all, quality, secure KEF’s reputation as a world class manufacturer of the best speakers in the world.

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