Renowned British brand KEF has introduced a world-first with its revolutionary acoustic breakthrough – the Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). This technology is a smart way of absorbing sound waves to banish distortion and increase audio quality.

It’s new loudspeaker models, the LS50 Meta and the LS50 Wireless II are the first to feature this technology and have just been released.

These outstanding loudspeakers are updated versions of the LS50 and LS50 Wireless models respectively and feature upgrades that improve the sound and minimise distortion. In fact, KEF states that MAT can absorb 99% of unwanted sound radiating from the rear of the driver.

The introduction of MAT means you will benefit from pure, natural, three-dimensional sound with low-diffraction and discover a totally immersive audio experience.

The LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II are available in three finishes: Carbon Black, Titanium Grey and Mineral White plus a special edition Royal Blue (LS50 Meta) and a special edition Crimson Red (LS50 Wireless II).

We have recently added both of these stylish, high-performance loudspeaker models to our extensive collection, which is exciting news for audiophiles everywhere. The LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II models are in stock now from Premium Sound London store.


Danish brand Audiovector has recently launched it’s much anticipated new R6 loudspeaker series.

A renewal of the SR6 series, these three new loudspeakers are supremely impressive, high-end models, based on a mixture of technological evolution from the R11 and R8 alongside brand-new inventions. Indeed, 112 changes have been implemented since the SR6 series.

Always striving to optimise the thrill of listening, Audiovector has innovation at the heart of every product it develops and hand builds in its facility in Copenhagen, so it is no surprise that the new R6 series is a triumph.

The R6 series introduces the Arreté, Avantgarde and Signature models, all with advanced elements, improved materials and new crossovers for strong and precise sound with low distortion.

Compound Bass System

Each model has a new compound bass system with a hand built 6.5” internal woofer and an 8” external woofer for deeper, more precise and dynamic bass sound. The Arreté version is a step up with its 4.5-way system with an extra 3-inch midrange at the rear

Carbon Drive Units

Rich, high-definition, vibrant sound is possible through carbon drive units built by hand in Denmark in collaboration with Scan-Speak and their skilled craftsmen.

The R6 Signature uses an R Evotech treble with a woven silk diaphragm to provide depth and low distortion, however, the Arreté and Avantgarde are superior.

AMT Treble Drivers

The R6 Arreté and R6 Avantgarde include Air Motion Transformer (AMT) Treble Drivers. This special treble element uses a folded diaphragm and powerful neodymium magnets to reach up to more than 52.000 Hz with perfect dispersion in both the horizontal and vertical plane.

Revolutionary ‘Freedom’ Technology

Wholly exclusive to the Arreté model is Audiovector’s revolutionary grounding technology – Freedom Grounding Concept. This stops movement induced distortion between the drive units in a loudspeaker. A new separate crossover routes the signal to the ground terminal of the wall socket or grounded mains distributor to produce a clean, accurate and much more realistic sound with low noise floor.

Stylish Cabinets

While the technology is ground-breaking, the look of the R6 series is also stunning. Teardrop cabinets are engineered from high density hardwood for strength and low resonance. Each of the new R6 models are finely detailed with a solid plinth for improved air flow, a hand-finished front baffle as narrow as possible for smooth, broad, precise sound diffusion and to keep distortion to a minimum, plus a rear baffle to reduce resonance and standing waves.

The R6 loudspeaker series promises superior sound and style! Available in high gloss or matt finishes including Italian walnut veneer, lacquered African rosewood and contemporary black and white piano laquer, luxurious custom colours are also available.

The R6 Arreté, R6 Avantgarde and R6 Signature are all available now from Premium Sound.

 



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    Dynaudio Contour 25ci Centre Speaker

    Dynaudio’s Contour 25Ci integrates seamlessly with your entertainment system for a fantastic surround-sound performance. Add the Contour 25Ci along with the Contour 20is, 30is and 60is, and you’ll achieve a seamlessly integrated multichannel system on which you can enjoy a more defined bass, perfect for blockbuster movies and stereo music.

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    Dynaudio’s Contour 25Ci integrates seamlessly with your entertainment system for a fantastic surround-sound performance. Add the Contour 25Ci along with the Contour 20is, 30is and 60is, and you’ll achieve a seamlessly integrated multichannel system on which you can enjoy a more defined bass, perfect for blockbuster movies and stereo music.

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    Dynaudio Contour 20i Bookshelf Speakers

    Designed for smaller listening rooms, the Contour 20i is Dynaudio’s stand-mount speaker. It offers a beautifully clear midrange and taut, dynamic bass response, and with its simple 2-way design and Esotar2 soft-dome tweeter that has been a legend in its own right for years, the Contour 20i is equipped to deliver stunning sound.

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    Designed for smaller listening rooms, the Contour 20i is Dynaudio’s stand-mount speaker. It offers a beautifully clear midrange and taut, dynamic bass response, and with its simple 2-way design and Esotar2 soft-dome tweeter that has been a legend in its own right for years, the Contour 20i is equipped to deliver stunning sound.

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    Dynaudio Contour 30i Floorstanding Speakers

    The Contour 30i is a natural step up from the 20i and perfect for a medium size room. Dynaudio’s mid-size speaker offers audibly better sound performance and oozes honesty, transparency and entertainment. Redesigned inside and out, the Contour 30i delivers open and detailed mid and high frequencies for a remarkable sound and memorable performance.

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    The Contour 30i is a natural step up from the 20i and perfect for a medium size room. Dynaudio’s mid-size speaker offers audibly better sound performance and oozes honesty, transparency and entertainment. Redesigned inside and out, the Contour 30i delivers open and detailed mid and high frequencies for a remarkable sound and memorable performance.

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    Dynaudio Contour 60i Floorstanding Speakers

    If you like your entertainment loud, or you have an ample listening space, the Contour 60i is perfect. With its unique midrange driver, Dynaudio’s Contour 60i shares the same redesigned crossover and components as the rest of the family, and like all Contour i models offers audibly better sound performance.

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The new Dynaudio Contour i Series – updated from the multi-award-winning 2016 Contour range – has officially launched!

Audiophiles everywhere have come to expect nothing less than top quality, high-performance products from Dynaudio. As one would expect, the whole Contour i range was extensively optimised in Dynaudio’s world-leading Jupiter measuring facility before being subjected to countless hours of listening and fine-tuning by the experts in Dynaudio Labs before release.

World-famous for crafting high-end loudspeakers for living rooms and professional recording studios, Dynaudio’s updates to their latest series include a new Esotar tweeter with the ingenious Hexis resonance defeating inner dome, plus a new larger rear chamber combined to reduce distortion and give a flatter frequency response.

The Contour family has been subject to a total revamp! If you thought Dynaudio couldn’t top their Confidence range, think again, because the talented team have managed to take audio technology to new heights once more with advanced acoustic technology and materials – and the results are plain to hear!

Never a brand to shy away from new technologies, materials and innovations, as Product Manager Otto Jørgensen says;

“We didn’t do it because we had to, we did it because we wanted to.”

So, what’s new?

Although the Contour 20i, 30i and 25Ci all have the same structural design as the 2016 Contour, with varying-width corrugations for finer excursion control, the new material sounds better. This is the result of hours of listening!

The Contour 20i, 30i and 25Ci have updated crossovers and the woofers all gain an upgraded Nomex spider. In fact, because of the driver tweaks providing an inherently flat frequency response, Dynaudio has been able to remove the impedance correction circuitry to make an even simpler board.

For a tighter bass, even at high volume, the Contour 60i has new woofers with a bigger magnet system, a different voice-coil design and a glass-fibre voice-coil. There’s no change to the driver itself, but it does sit in a new moulded, resonance-damping enclosure developed from Core, Dynaudio’s flagship professional reference monitor range.

Contour 60i has an entirely new crossover because of the new woofers and Esotar 2i tweeter, and the effect of the moulded midrange cup and the Nomex spiders has allowed Dynaudio’s engineers to shift the crossover frequency up. It now works better at higher frequencies – up to around 300Hz. The frequency curve in this area is also flatter, giving better midrange performance from a more straightforward crossover. Lessons have been learned from the earlier Evoke and Confidence series as even the internal damping is brand-new.

Once again, Dynaudio has excelled with their new additions as audiophiles around the world have come to expect! 

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Elac Debut Reference Speakers


The Debut series began as Andrew Jones’ venture to carry on and do exactly what he was doing before for Pioneer, but now under a new label – Elac. Elac’s Debut series have been considered to be the best products that a customer can get on a tight budget. After a good run and record sales, Elac decided it was time to update the Debut series with a new version of the product which was released back in 2018. Two years later and we now see the launch of the exciting new Debut Reference label.

According to Andrew Jones, this will be the first time a speaker looks as good as it sounds. Just by looking at them you can easily notice the Debut Reference series speaker’s refined aesthetics. The sound has also received a fair share of refinement. There are currently two available Debut Reference series speaker finishes; the Satin Black Baffle with Dark Walnut vinyl wrapped cabinet and the Satin White Baffle with Stripped Oak vinyl wrapped cabinet. The new Debut Reference’s front exiting port is a flared slot-port design that can easily go unnoticed in case you were not looking for it. The construction of the cabinet is all-new and it has been given the same attention as the crossover network and the speaker drivers. The drivers have also been upgraded with the tweeter getting a new waveguide and also a brand new grille. The mid-bass driver has an all-new aluminium basket to quieten the “thonk” sound and maintain the magnet motor. The crossover also received a few upgrades, however not in the area of selecting higher quality components, but with a unique and sophisticated crossover design.

Generally, Debut Reference’s sound lives up to its name. The hand-off between frequencies and driver integration is more linear and smoother. The balance across the frequencies is much tighter. For its price range the bass tuning is perfect and this makes the product the best bargain in the market today. The treble of this speaker is extended and not as harsh as compared to earlier models. With the new Debut Reference series upgrades, there is definitely a lot to be excited about. For a competitive price you get an excellent sound with good treble and bass.

You’ve done it again Andrew…..Cheers!


JBL HDI Series

Harman, a US Company owned by Samsung, currently owns a whole range of prominent AV brands which includes JBL, Revel, Arcam, Mark Levinson and many more.

Several brand new speaker models from JBL and Revel were spotted on the Harman stand at the CEDIA Expo. The picture above shows one of the latest additions to the Revel Performa range. The second speaker from the left is the new Revel F226Be which is a 3-way floorstander with two 65” mid/bass drivers and a Beryllium tweeter. A pair of the above speakers costs approximately £7000. The F328Be 3-way floorstander with 3 8” drivers is the tallest speaker. A pair of these speakers sell for approximately £15,000. To the right of the picture sits the massive Revel C426Be centre speaker with 6.5” drivers plus a Beryllium tweeter. The speaker costs around £3,500 and, due to its larger size, is clearly designed for bigger homes or spaces that can accommodate this type of speaker.

The new JBL HDi series are friendly speakers that will be on sale from January 2020. They will feature the company’s familiar horn tweeters and the range will include a centre speaker, two floorstanders and a stand mount speaker. The HDi-3800 floorstander speaker will cost in the region of £5000 and the HDi-3600 floorstander will go for £3500. The JBL HDi-1600 standmount model comes in at £1600 and the centre speaker’s price is yet to be confirmed. The speakers are available in 3 different finishes; a traditional brown wood veneer, gloss black and grey ash.