KEF LS60 Wireless Tower Speakers Transform the Product Class for Streaming, All-in-One Systems, Offering Elegant, Slim Cabinets
The future is here. The KEF LS60 is an active, powerful, versatile, streaming audio system that revolutionizes the potential for self-contained, all-in-one music systems. After 60 years of acoustic innovation and trailblazing products, the team at KEF has engineered the LS60 Wireless Tower Speakers to deliver high-fidelity sound for the future—available today.
Indeed, the team at KEF designed LS60 to bring exciting, pristine, high-fidelity sound to people in their homes, giving them the sensation of being in the recording studio or on the concert stage. With a dazzling combination of KEF proprietary technologies, LS60 delivers high-fidelity sound up to 24bit/384kHz.
LS60 is comprised of a pair of beautiful, three-way tower speakers that deliver stunning sound, but will mesh nicely with almost any listening space, due to their elegant width of just over 8 inches (with plinth). These speakers can fill the room with engaging sound and brilliant dynamics, without visually dominating the space with a hulking footprint. LS60 is truly a speaker system that looks as good as it sounds.
LS60 delivers a combined 1,400 watts of audiophile-worthy power with dedicated amplifiers for the high, middle, and low frequencies. The low-frequency section is driven by a 500-watt Class D amp; the midrange uses a 100-watt Class D amp; and the high-frequency section is powered by a 100-watt Class AB amp.
The central, newly designed 4-inch Uni-Q driver—featuring a host of bespoke refinements—delivers an ultra-wide soundstage with impressively low distortion. Two pairs of KEF Uni-Core drivers flank the sides of each cabinet to maximize bass response. (These beauties are capable of delivering bass you can feel.)
The combined driver placement within the speaker cabinet is adapted from KEF's famed Blade Series, and it is the first streaming all-in-one audio system to be a true point source configuration. Utilizing a sealed-box design, each speaker is approximately 43 inches tall (with plinth), and they weigh about 69 pounds apiece.
Additionally, LS60 is designed with flexibility and convenience in mind. The system offers comprehensive intuitive connectivity, including WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI eARC, optical, coaxial, and analog RCA connections. Music lovers will find that LS60 offers spectacular sound throughout the frequency range, whether they prefer vinyl, CDs, or streaming. But this system is also perfect for use with TVs and gaming consoles, or any type of movie-viewing experience.
Want even more bass? You can add up to two subwoofers via the sub output on each speaker, and you have the choice of operating the speakers with either wired or wireless interspeaker connectivity. Additionally, LS60 Wireless allows for nearly unlimited freedom in terms of where the speakers can be positioned within a room.
The KEF Connect app effortlessly connects LS60 to a home network, allowing you to fine-tune its performance to best suit your listening tastes. Using the app, you can stream Qobuz, Amazon Music, and Deezer, or tune in to internet radio and podcasts. Plus, you can use native apps to stream directly from TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, and QPlay. LS60 also supports the streaming of PCM files up to 24bit/384kHz, as well as MQA decoding and DSD. Additionally, the system is Roon Ready.
This unique system comes with power cords, an interspeaker cable, a remote control, optional floor spikes, a Quick Start Guide, and a manufacturer warranty. And like all Music Direct products, the KEF LS60 Wireless Tower Speakers come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"Well, it's fair to say this system serves up arguably the finest audio we've heard from such a product so far. And it all starts with the excellent integration of all those drive units. The LS60 Wireless presents an immersive and focused stereo image that rival products could only dream of. There's width and height, but it never sounds stretched and you never lose the sense of precision and control that the KEFs show over the music."
—What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
"The most visually striking feature of the LS60 Wireless is its ultra-slim appearance. The front baffle measures a mere 13cm across; that's a shade more than the diameter of a CD.... Why so slender? According to KEF, many consumers, especially those living outside of the audiophile niche, demand a sleeker-looking loudspeaker in order to maximize in-room placement possibilities.... [Additionally, whoever at KEF] designed the packaging that allows unboxing to be handled by one person deserves a raise."
—John Darko, Darko.Audio
"Indeed, [this] all-in-one active floorstanding speaker system is unique ... a ground-up design that, despite inheriting existing KEF technologies, is like nothing else currently on the market."
—Becky Roberts, What Hi-Fi?, "The Making of KEF LS60 Wireless: Active vs Passive, Blade Influence, and the Next 60 years of KEF Speakers"
"The company has managed to combine impressive engineering and a comprehensive feature set with an attractive user experience and top it all off with fantastic audio quality. It's a fine example of modern hi-fi and currently has no real rival if you're in the market for a convenient yet premium solution. The LS60 Wireless system is a fantastic achievement and a fitting way to celebrate KEF's 60th anniversary."
—What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
"Slim and accommodating. Exhilarating performance. Comprehensive connectivity.... Massive floor-standing speakers sound great, but to most, cumbersome cabinets, miles of cable, and countless black boxes just aren't acceptable. This is a refreshing antidote to a niche problem that KEF has executed perfectly.... So, for now, the LS60 Wireless is easily the best active streaming speaker system available."
—Chris Haslam, Wired
KEF Single Apparent Source Technology
At the heart of LS60 sits the Single Apparent Source technology adapted from KEF's flagship Blade loudspeaker. It aims to achieve the acoustic ideal of a point source, where low, midrange, and high frequencies radiate from one point. It is what makes LS60 incredibly coherent, with more precise and clear sound across the whole bandwidth.
Uni-Q technology is the building block of the KEF signature sound. Designed to perform at its best in LS60, the remarkable 12th generation Uni-Q driver array acts as a single point source, enlarges the "sweet spot," and disperses sound more evenly, allowing everyone sitting at different spots in the room to experience the same natural, detailed sound.
Metamaterial Absorption Technology
LS60 benefits from a KEF acoustic innovation: Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™). This is a highly complex, maze-like structure that absorbs 99% of the unwanted sound from the rear of the driver, eliminating the resulting distortion and providing purer, more natural sound.
Revolutionary Uni-Core Technology
LS60 features the revolutionary Uni-Core technology that redefines size versus performance. Two pairs of Uni-Core bass drivers are mounted back-to-back in a force-cancelling arrangement, so cabinet vibration is practically eliminated. Together with P-Flex driver surround and Smart Distortion Control Technology, the bass is balanced, detailed, deep and powerful.