KEF has introduced a powered speaker designed for computers, iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices that’s actually pretty special. The X300A features two Class AB audiophile-grade amplifiers and a toroidal transformer. The hum emitted from most powered speakers? It’s significantly reduced here.
KEF modeled the X300A on professional studio monitors. The speaker is capable of 150 watts of power per channel at 1kHz. KEF has also used its Uni-Q array, which places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the woofer. The woofer and tweeter, then, perform as a single source of sound that can be distributed evenly throughout a room.
With a simple USB connection, the X300A delivers high-resolution sound from any computer, smartphone or tablet. It has a 96kHz/24-bit digital input, and each speaker features its own integrated audiophile-quality digital/analog converter. Users looking for a wireless experience can purchase KEF’s Bluetooth dongle separately.
The X300A, which has a brushed gun metal finish, will be available in the fall of 2012 at a price of $799.99 per pair. For more information visit KEF.