June 13, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
Can you still have quality home theater audio without the hassle of speaker wire runs? The engineers at KEF believe so, and the company is now shipping its KEF wireless solution designed to give homeowners some versatility in their home theater setups.
The KEF wireless system is offered in three configurations to make surround speakers wireless and provide flexibility in its applications and environment, the company says. The KEF “Universal Wireless” system (two receivers and a transmitter, $599.99) can turn a traditional speaker system into a wireless setup. A KEF wireless kit also has been specifically designed to fit the KHT5005.2 speakers, so existing owners can also purchase a wireless kit to upgrade their current setups to wireless (two receivers and a transmitter, $599.99). Additionally, consumers can purchase a complete KHT5005.2W 5.1 system (two receivers and a transmitter, KHT5005.2 speaker system, including the HTB2 subwoofer, $2,599.99).
All versions of KEF Wireless are now shipping nationwide.
KEF says its proprietary 2.4GHz wireless transmission technology uses advanced error-protection and adaptive frequency-hopping to ensure an interference-free signal. The technology is pre-emptive and will switch channels automatically to a pre-negotiated frequency (within the best available band) before any errors start to occur, KEF adds—so CD quality audio won’t be affected by microwave ovens, cordless phones, or LAN routers, for example.
Go to www.kef.com for more details.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.