Kef announces KW1 Wireless Subwoofer Adapter

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Kef announces KW1 Wireless Subwoofer Adapter

If you’ve always felt that the final location of your Kef subwoofer was somewhat limited by the cables you used, Kef’s new wireless transmitter and receiver kit, the KW1, may open up a whole new set of placement options for you.

Designed to work with the KUBE 8b, 10b, 12b and KF92 subwoofers, the KW1 offers high performance and flexibility when choosing the perfect placement site for your sub by essentially removing the need to be tethered by a cable, though of course the sub will still require a connection to mains power.

The transmitter can be connected to any AV receiver, television, Hi-Fi system or KEF LS product, including the LSX and LS50 Wireless Active Music Systems, by simply connecting to the variable line out or subwoofer out. The transmitter is powered by USB and uses an advanced RF selection algorithm which sends a selectable 5.2GHz or 5.8GHz signal for stable, interference-free operation even in the most crowded RF environments. 

The KW1 receiver module is attached to the sub’s rear panel expansion port of the Kef Kube or KF92 subwoofer and is powered directly by the port. Kef reckons the pairing is intuitive and highly stable.

In this way, a 48kHz/24-bit audio stream can be sent from the audio source to the subwoofer over a 30m line of sight distance. A low transmitter/receiver latency of under 17ms is quoted to ensure subwoofer synchronization.

For added flexibility and increased system performance, the receiver is also available separately, allowing two KEF subwoofers to receive the same signal wirelessly from the same transmitter.

The KW1 Wireless Subwoofer Adapter Kit, priced at £180, and the KW1 Receiver single unit, priced at £80, will be available from September.

Have you got a Kef Kube or KF92 that you’ve been looking to place elsewhere? Let us know in the discussion thread what you think of Kef’s solution. 

Source: Press Release
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