Roon comes to the KEF LS50 Wireless

September 8th, 2017

From DAR Ko - original link

At CEDIA 2017, taking place in San Diego this weekend, the KEF LS50 Wireless and Roon will wed. Within the next few weeks Roon will begin rolling out a software update that will enable the streaming to the LS50 Wireless. No update to the KEF speakers will be required. (All technical questions should be directed toward your nearest Roon representative).

Multi-room streaming will be possible from this newly married software and hardware couple but only to additional devices other than a second pair of LS50 Wireless.

With the new Roon update installed, KEF LS50 Wireless users will see their speakers show up as an output device in Roon’s audio settings panel. Enable this new endpoint and name it to stream digital audio directly and gaplessly from Roon server to KEF stand mount – no interceding streamer required. A 5G wireless network is recommended by KEF for those wishing to stream hi-res content. Me? I recommend Ethernet.

Adding a lifetime’s supply of Roon at US$499 to the KEF LS50 Wireless means we get a powerful, high-end audio system that’s easy to use but without our total spend crossing the US $3K marker. As easy as one, two, three. A marriage made in audio heaven.

The KEF LS50 has always been one of our favorite small speakers at Sound Lab and KEF has continued to evolve into wireless and other digital connectivity with this great platform.

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