KEF Celebrates 50th With Worldwide Parties

British audio brand KEF celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday with parties worldwide, including a party in New York at the British consul-general's official residence.   (From left) Danny Lopez, the British consul-general in New York, and KEF America president Alec Chanin cut a
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British audio brand KEF celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday with parties worldwide, including a party in New York at the British consul-general's official residence.

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(From left) Danny Lopez, the British consul-general in New York, and KEF America president Alec Chanin cut a cake celebrating KEF's 50th birthday at the consul-general’s residence in New York City.

About 100 KEF dealers, reps, employees and customers attended the event, hosted by consul-general Danny Lopez, who lauded KEF for exemplifying innovation.

In speaking to guests, KEF America president Alec Chanin noted that in the home audio industry, "not a lot of companies have had this long a run." Besides doing its own design and engineering, he said, KEF still invests in "pure research."

To continue the celebration, KEF in February will launch its second 50th anniversary product following the launch earlier this year of the $29,999/pair KEF Blade, which was played at the event and was the first product launched by the company to celebrate its anniversary.

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