TOP 5 BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH IN 2021
Hi-fidelity sound – off the ‘shelf’
If you’re setting up your home audio system, in an environment where floor space is at a premium, you cannot go wrong with a pair of bookshelf speakers.
Bookshelf speakers, as the name suggests, are small enough to literally fit on the shelf of a bookcase, but they can still vary in size and weight.
Larger than conventional portable speakers, but more compact than floor speakers, bookshelf speakers deliver loud amplification and solid, stereo sound for small to medium-sized rooms. Be it your office, den, or bedroom, they’ll be more than enough for your listening needs. More so, if you’re setting up a home theater system, you may pair the bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer to lift your listening experience a few extra notches.
The audio experts at PRO FX, a specialist audio video and automation company, have compiled a list of the Top 5 bookshelf speakers, to help you take an informed decision, when choosing a pair that fits your needs the best.
1. KEF LS50 WIRELESS II
Wireless HiFi Speakers with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
The multi-award winning LS50 Wireless sets the bar high for high-performance wireless speakers, and in the same spirit of invention and innovation that created the original, the LS50 Wireless II. It is a fully active wireless stereo speaker system that delivers pristine, KEF signature sound coupled with great usability and high-performance wireless capability. All the music, all the time.
The LS50 Wireless II will fit comfortably into your living space when it comes to style. It is a breeze to set up, intuitive to use with the minimum of fuss, and available in three matt finishes – Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White as well as a Crimson Red Special Edition.
The LS50 Wireless II gives you direct access to your favourite music services, including Spotify (via Spotify Connect), Tidal, Amazon Music, Qobuz and Deezer. You can even tune in to Internet Radio Stations and catch up on the latest podcasts through the KEF Connect app. AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast seamlessly connects your compatible Apple or Android device, whilst Bluetooth expands the options even further. There are also wired connections for your TV, turntable, CD player and games console, via the HDMI, analogue, optical and coaxial inputs.
2.KEF LS50 META
Most accurate, immersive sound Bookshelf Loudspeaker with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
KEF’s new LS50 Meta stands on the shoulders of many classic KEF speakers, but there it shines well as perhaps the very best bookshelf speaker in its class. Elaborate quality combined with unique technology that has an audible advantage, also makes this an interesting product. The KEF LS50 Meta is for music lovers of all kinds, who dream of a small, sleek speaker that does not take up much space, but delivers an exceptional music experience.
A truly revolutionary tool in the KEF acoustic armoury, Material Absorption Technology (MAT) eliminates distortion and providing a purer, more natural acoustic performance.
The LS50 Meta has inherited its distinctive good looks from the original LS50, with its low-diffraction, curved baffle precision modelled around the Uni-Q driver array.
The LS50 Meta is available at in four plasing colours.
Easy to install and setup The, LS50 Meta utilises innovative, ground-breaking technology to provide you with an immersive, completely believable sound from a compact, stylish loudspeaker that is destined to open up whole new vistas of music pleasure in your life.
Rediscover stereo. Rediscover music.
KEF-LSX is the sound system for how we listen to music now: a true two-box wireless music system engineered to deliver high resolution audio with breath-taking clarity from elegantly compact speakers. The LSX uses advanced wireless technology to retain the decades old audio principle that two speakers are better than one. LSX gives music space to breathe in glorious, full-bodied, wide bandwidth stereo.
KEF-LSX is the beneficiary of over five decades of KEF’s acoustic know-how. This includes unique technologies such as the Uni-Q driver array, which has been continually refined and improved for three decades.
KEF-LSX is reassuringly simple to set up, and incredibly intuitive to operate. Connecting to Wi-Fi takes mere moments via the intuitive KEF Control app. The app also allows LSX to receive over-the-air firmware and features updates. KEF’s optional Stream app enables use of TIDAL and DLNA streaming.
It is available in a choice of five unique colours, all of which use KEF’s tone on tone concept where elements such as the tweeter are colour matched to the finish.
The result is a cutting-edge, high-performance Wireless Music System that sounds, looks and feels like nothing else. With LSX, listeners can experience natural and full-bodied KEF sound with all the space and depth that makes listening to music so transformative.
At the heart of the evolved Q Series is the Uni-Q driver array. KEF’s signature innovation places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the midrange cone, bringing the acoustic ideal of a single point source closer than ever to realization. The Q350 is a redesigned version of the original KEF Q300 series. Nearly everything involved in the design and the acoustics have been redesigned. The original speakers were given five-star awards. Yet, these take this range of bookshelf speakers to another level.
The result is a more detailed, more accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with a conventional speaker. Uni-Q’s ultra-wide dispersion is further enhanced by KEF’s ‘tangerine’ waveguide over the tweeter dome.
If you want a flashy build or an outrageous bass depth, look elsewhere. What you do get is a balanced sound performance at the highest level, coupled with a minimalist style. Every note and nuance in the music is delivered beautifully. Voices are clear and precise, and the mids are full of character – just the way you want your music listening experience to be.
An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, the LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring a professional studio monitor concept into the home. For its exceptionally compact design, the KEF LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Cutting-edge acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces. LS50’s unique technology offers, by far the cleanest, most accurate studio-grade performance of any mini monitor.
LS50 employs revolutionary technology developed for Blade, KEF’s latest flagship loudspeaker. Using the very latest Uni-Q driver, specifically designed for this model, LS50 radiates an extremely large listening sweet spot and delivers a remarkably fast, clean sound. And, because LS50 neither adds nor subtracts a single sound, it’s effortlessly natural and accurate too.
Talk to the Experts:
The world of hi-fidelity audio is like an ocean for the uninitiated or newbie. With a zillion products and categories vying for your attention, it pays to make an informed decision on what to buy. Precisely why we have created this list of top 5 bookshelf speakers, like we do for other audio-video products as well.
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