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KEF Ships Wireless Speaker System

The new solution utilizes proprietary technology to deliver CD-quality audio without long cables.
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Marlboro, NJ--The engineers at KEF set out to eliminate one of the most frustrating necessities in consumer electronics - the speaker wire. Too often a challenge for homeowners reluctant to compromise their room's dcor with ugly cables running across the floor to the rear speakers, the KEF wireless system utilizes proprietary technology to deliver CD quality audio without the burden of drilling holes through the walls or tripping over long unsightly cables.

The KEF wireless system has been designed to fit a variety of applications and is offered in three flexible configurations to make surround speakers wireless. The KEF "Universal Wireless" system (two receivers and a transmitter, $599.99) can transform any traditional speaker system into a wireless setup. A KEF wireless kit has been specifically designed to fit the KHT5005.2 speakers, so existing owners can also purchase a wireless kit to upgrade their current setups to wireless (two receivers and a transmitter, $599.99). Finally, consumers can purchase a complete KHT5005.2W 5.1 system (two receivers and a transmitter, KHT5005.2 speaker system, including the HTB2 subwoofer, $2,599.99). All versions of KEF Wireless are now shipping nationwide.

In order to achieve robust audiophile-grade sound, KEF has developed a leading-edge 2.4GHz wireless transmission technology that uses the most advanced error-protection and sophisticated adaptive frequency-hopping to ensure an interference-free signal. This proprietary technology is pre-emptive and will change channels automatically to a pre-negotiated frequency (within the best available band) before any errors start to occur. CD quality audio won't be affected by microwave ovens, cordless phones, or LAN routers. Homeowners have the flexibility of placing their rear speakers anywhere they want as well as moving them to different locations if desired.

"KEF's wireless system provides high-resolution audio without the degradation, distortion and latency issues that have plagued other wireless audio products on the market," stated Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. "Unlike Wi-Fi, which has several bandwidth limitations including broadcast over a single frequency and radio interference, we utilize advanced RF communications to ensure the highest fidelity and noise-free audio reproduction."

KEF Wireless Technology - Key Features
Full bandwidth CD quality audio assured via 2.4GHz radio frequency communications for real time audio delivery with no mutes or dropouts.
HFADPCM (hi-fidelity adaptive differential pulse code modulation) with advanced forward error correction assures interference-free audio reproduction, unaffected by devices such as wireless LAN routers, digital cordless telephones or microwave ovens.
Simple, convenient setup: Position the speakers, receivers and transmitter. Connect speaker cables from the AV receiver to the KEF Wireless transmitter. When power is connected, the transmitter and receiver automatically locate each other, indicated by a flashing blue light that turns to a solid blue light.
Integrated wireless receivers are compatible with wall-mounted, desk-mounted or floor-standing speaker configurations.

For more information, visit www.kef.com.

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