KEF’s New Wireless Subwoofer
August 27, 2009
KEF has unveiled a new subwoofer that combines the freedom and convenience of a wireless product with quality sound. The HTB2SE-W is a marriage of two of KEF's award-winning products -- the HTB2 subwoofer and the Universal Wireless kit.
The installer or end-user can position the HTB2SE-W virtually anywhere in a room without the clutter and constraints typically associated with a wired sub. Users can then enjoy bass with clarity, detail, reliable performance, and a lack of interference. Additionally, the subwoofer's automated signal eliminates the need for buttons or dials.
"Finally, discriminating music and movie lovers can have a great sounding subwoofer without having to fuss with wires and complicated setup", president of KEF America, Alec Chanin, said. "With our new HTB2SE-W, the end-user can be up and running in minutes without wires running across their floor. Better yet, its unique design with vertical or horizontal placement options, it can be placed almost anywhere in the listening area. This sub is finally what the market has been waiting for. "
A combination of signal transmission, reception, and processing technologies come together in this next generation of KEF's wireless system to ensure signal reliability and CD-quality sound transmission.
The subwoofer's ultra-reliable, high efficiency, 250W Class-D amplifier powers a 250mm (10 inches) driver that, with a matching auxiliary bass radiator, is designed to produce deep, solid, and tuneful bass.
Whether positioned vertically or horizontally, the HTB2SE-W has been designed to provide an acoustically inert, stylish enclosure shaped to eliminate internal standing waves. Fast response and SmartBass "connect and go" versatility combine with easy to use bass boost and phase controls, as well.
The KEF HTB2SE-W comes complete with amplifier and wireless transmitter for $1,200 MSRP. It is available to order now and will be shipping in September 2009.