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KEF BLADE TWO Speakers

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BLADE TWO Speakers

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Passive Products: 5 Year Warranty | Electronic Products: 1 Year Warranty

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BLADE TWO Speakers

Uncompromised Innovation

When we gave our engineers free rein to create the best speaker they could, they came up with the revolutionary Concept Blade prototype - the world's first single apparent source loudspeaker. Its sonic capabilities were so impressive that we created an edition that serious audiophiles could actually own.

This was so well received – and scooped so many prestigious awards - that we developed a second model, Blade Two. With all of Blade’s acoustic prowess and iconic design on a slightly smaller scale, Blade Two is easier to position where space is at a premium, and where Blade’s extreme bass extension would be superfluous. Blade Two, same DNA. Same striking aesthetic. Same advanced driver technology and unique single apparent source configuration. And above all, the same lush, phenomenally realistic sound.

Blade and Blade Two share a new architecture that achieves the ideal point source, with the four sophisticated bass drivers (225mm/9-in. for Blade, 165mm/6.5-in. for Blade Two) configured so that their combined acoustic centre occupies exactly the same point in space as that of the Uni-Q HF/MF array so the sound appears to emanate from a single, flawlessly coherent source.

Sculptural and acoustically inert, the slender parabolic enclosures are engineered never to interfere with the purity of the output. Inside, you find ingenious new venting, bracing and wave management technologies. Every component operates so comfortably within its performance envelope that you experience noticeably more precise imaging than is possible with conventional speakers.

Just as KEF's philosophy has always been to innovate in pursuit of the most accurate and realistic sound, Blade speakers are about perfecting a groundbreaking concept to delight people who really love music. Whatever your taste, Blade and Blade Two are what all great design aspires to: being the best they can possibly be.


Kent Engineering and Foundry Editions

Asserting the sophistication of the technology they contain, the stunning Blade & Blade Two cabinets are available in a palette of seductive finishes: Piano Black, Snow White, Warm Metallic Grey, Light Metallic Silver, Racing Red, along with two specially commissioned ‘Kent Engineering and Foundry’ finishes, which celebrate KEF’s unrivalled heritage of continuous innovation for over 50 years.

Frosted Blue, hinting at the blue of the original KEF logo, and Frosted Copper Black - the Kent Engineering and Foundry editions combine the latest Blade technology with an aesthetic that subtly evokes this rich pedigree.

Given time, we'll also match any colour you want. Like everything else about Blade and Blade Two, it's about getting every last detail absolutely right.

Single apparent source

Like listening to one voice rather than many, sound from a single source is inherently clearer. Not only are the acoustic centres of the HF and MF drivers in the Blade & Blade Two Uni-Q array coincident, but the four LF drivers, (225mm/9-in. for Blade, or 165mm/6.5-in. for Blade Two) are mounted symmetrically equidistant from it so that their acoustic centres occupy exactly the same point in space.

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Brand KEF
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Warranty Passive Products: 5 Year Warranty | Electronic Products: 1 Year Warranty
Height (In) 57.52
Width (In) 13.31
Length/Depth (In) 18.70
Weight (Kg) 41
Height (mm) 1461
Width (mm) 338
Length/Depth (mm) 475

Model BLADE TWO
Design Three-way bass reflex
Single apparent source
driver configuration
Drive Units Uni-Q driver array:
MF: 125mm (5in.) Li-Mg-Al /LCP hybrid cone
HF: 25mm (1in.) Al dome
Bass units:
LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) aluminium
Frequency range free field (-6dB) 34Hz - 45kHz
Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB) 25Hz
Frequency Response (±3dB) 40Hz - 35kHz
Crossover frequency 320Hz, 2.4kHz
Amplifier requirements 50 - 400W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB
Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <0.5% 40Hz - 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz - 10kHz
Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise) 116dB
Impedance 8 Ohms (min. 3.2 Ohms)
Weight 41 kg (90.2 lbs)
Dimensions - with plinth (H x W x D) 1461 x 338 x 475mm
57.5 x 13.3 x 18.7 in.
Finishes Piano black
Snow white
Racing red
Warm metallic grey
Light metallic silver
Frosted blue
Frosted copper black


*KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.
Best Money-No-Object Speakers
 
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: BT.com
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
• Visit the BT.com site for full review
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"Goldenes Ohr 2012" 2. "Best floor standing Loudspeakers over 10.000 Euro"
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Audio
Country: Germany
Product: Blade
 
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Best of the Best 2012: Audio
"A triumph of form and function, the KEF Blade is a standout loudspeaker in its price class for its superb coherence and ability to reproduce complex audio at all frequency levels without distortion."
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Robb Report
Country: USA
Product: Blade
• Download full review
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Stereo Sound Grand Prix Award 2011
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo Sound
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
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Products of the Year 2011
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi Fi Review
Country: Hong Kong
Product: Blade
 
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Innovative Operating Practices Award
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: EEF Future Manufacturing Awards
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
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Winner of Winners Award
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: EEF Future Manufacturing Awards
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
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Products of the Year 2012 (Loudspeakers and Subwoofers)
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Electronic House
Country: USA
Product: Blade
 
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Grand Prix
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo Sound Magazine Winter 2011
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
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Grand Prix and Silver Award among all categories
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Audio Accessory Winter 2011
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
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AV Review
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Special Planning Award
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
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1st Place - Over 2.5 Million Yen/PR
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
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Best of the High End Award
A great high-end product should combine breath-taking performance with technical innovation and ground breaking design. Out of all the loudspeakers we have tested over the last year, the KEF Blade best embodies these attributes.
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice Awards 2011
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
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Resi Awards: Floorstanding Speaker
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Residential Systems
Country: USA
Product: Blade
 
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5 Star Editor's Choice Award
'…the bottom line is that this loudspeaker is a truly impressive technological achievement, stuffed with clever ideas that come together to deliver exceptional performance throughout the whole audio band.'
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
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EXC!TE Award
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Custom Retailer
Country: USA
Product: Blade
 
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Référence Haute Fidélité
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: HAUTE FIDELITE
Country: France
Product: Blade
 
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