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KEF Blade TWO

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Blade TWO shares all of the technological advancements as its bigger sibling, KEF Blade. Blade Two's slightly smaller scale is easier to position where space is at a premium, and where Blade’s extreme bass extension would be superfluous.


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Single apparent source

Like listening to one voice rather than many, sound from a single source is inherently clearer. Not only are the acoustic centres of the HF and MF drivers in the Blade & Blade Two Uni-Q array coincident, but the four LF drivers, (225mm/9-in. for Blade, or 165mm/6.5-in. for Blade Two) are mounted symmetrically equidistant from it so that their acoustic centres occupy exactly the same point in space.

This single apparent source configuration is what makes the Blade & Blade Two so gratifyingly coherent across the frequency range, with noticeably more precise imaging than is possible from any conventional speaker.

What you hear sounds as if it's being performed live right in front of you.
KEF Blade & Blade TWO is the world's only single aparent source speaker.
KEF Blade & Blade TWO Feature Discrete Bass ChambersDiscrete bass chambers

The twinned pairs of bass drivers are mounted in discrete chambers separated by an internal partition. By increasing the frequency of any internal standing waves to way beyond the crossover point, this reduces the need for damping material (which can otherwise impair bass quality). Nothing has been overlooked in the quest for the ultimate clarity, right across the frequency range.
Force cancelling

To avoid dissipating the energy of such potent bass drivers in exciting the cabinet (and thereby generating resonance, especially at high volume), the large kinetic forces involved are cancelled out by mounting the LF drivers rigidly together, back-to-back.

By minimising cabinet colouration, this highly effective configuration partly accounts for the Blade & Blade Two's natural-sounding and engagingly musical performance.
KEF Blade & Blade TWO avoid resonance using force cancelling technology.
KEF Blade & Blade TWO are hand built with extreme attention to detail.Attention to detail

With speakers as ambitious as the Blade & Blade Two, short cuts are out of the question. Everything has to be as right as it can possibly be.

Terminals & terminal links

Two pairs of the finest audiophile quality WBT connectors allow bi-wiring or bi-amping to optimise the retrieval of low level detail in the music.
Low order crossovers

The simple low order crossovers specified for both Blade & Blade Two employ the best components available, carefully selected by a rigorous auditioning process so that every part of the signal path is fine-tuned for maximum clarity.

Hard wiring

The patented screw-in linking plugs are to full audiophile specification (as well as simplifying set-up by eliminating fiddly wiring links). All the crossover components are individually wired by hand rather than mounted on a conventional printed circuit board. As well as being more environment-friendly, this optimises both reliability and sound quality by assuring the cleanest possible signal transmission.
KEF Blade & Blade TWO are hand built with extreme attention to detail.
KEF Blade and Blade TWO finishes

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Model BLADE TWO
Design Three-way bass reflex
Single apparent source
driver configuration
Drive Units Uni-Q driver array:
MF: 125mm (5in.) Li-Mg-Al/ LCP hybrid cone
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
Bass units:
LF: 4 x165mm (6.5in.) with force cancelling
Frequency range free field (-6dB) 34Hz - 45kHz
Frequency range typical in room bass response (-6dB) 25Hz
Frequency Response (±3dB) 40Hz - 35kHz
Crossover frequency 320Hz, 2.4kHz
Amplifier requirements 50 - 400W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB
Harmonic distortion 2nd & 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <0.5% 40Hz - 100kHz
<0.2% 200Hz - 10kHz
Maximum output (peak sound pressure level at 1m with pink noise) 116dB
Impedance 4 Ohms (3.2 Ohms min.)
Weight 35.3kg (77.8lbs)
Dimensions - with plinth (H x W x D) 1461 x 338 x 475mm
57.5 x 13.3 x 18.7 in.
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **

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Stereophile Recommended Comonent - A(Full Range) - 2017
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereophile Magazine
Country: United States
Product: Blade Two
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Stereophile Recommended Component
SoundStage! Hi-Fi - Product of the year 2016
 "Add to those qualities strict neutrality across the audioband, extremely extended highs, and clarity that made me stand up and notice, and the Blade Two is a top-drawer transducer as exciting to listen to as it is to look at."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! Hi-Fi
Country: Canada
Product: Blade Two
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SoundStage! Hi-Fi - Recommended Reference Component
 “Some may see the Blade Two’s very unusual shape as being a statement more of style than of sound quality. While it’s true that the Blade received high praise for its beautiful appearance when it was released in 2011, and the Two received similar accolades on its release three years later, there’s a reason Doug Schneider said it was as exciting to listen to as to look at: Its sound quality is the equal of its appearance, which makes it an easy choice for our list of Recommended Reference Components."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! Hi-Fi
Country: Canada
Product: Blade Two
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Soundstage! Hi-Fi Reference component
SoundStage! Hi-Fi - Review
 “... strict neutrality across the audioband, extremely extended highs, and clarity that made me stand up and notice, and the Blade Two is a top-drawer transducer as exciting to listen to as it is to look at. There’s nothing in the world like the Blade Two -- except its big brother, the Blade."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! Hi-Fi
Country: Canada
Product: Blade Two
Click here to read the full review.
 
Hi-Fi News & Record Review ‘Outstanding Product’ Accolade
 “The huge soundstage populated by multiple guitars was as impressive as I’ve ever heard it."
Year: 2015
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News & Record Review
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade Two
 
Cutting-Edge Speaker Design: Blade Two
 "KEF’s Blade Two offers superb measured performance that is close to the state of the art"
Year: 2015
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereophile Magazine
Country: United States
Product: Blade TWO
Best Money-No-Object Speakers
 
Year: 2013
Magazine / Issuing Body: BT.com
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade Two
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"Goldenes Ohr 2012" 2. "Best floor standing Loudspeakers over 10.000 Euro"
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Audio
Country: Germany
Product: Blade
 
Best of the Best 2012: Audio
 "A triumph of form and function, the KEF Blade is a standout loudspeaker in its price class for its superb coherence and ability to reproduce complex audio at all frequency levels without distortion."
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Robb Report
Country: United States
Product: Blade
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Stereo Sound Grand Prix Award 2011
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo Sound
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
Products of the Year 2011
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiFi Review
Country: Hong Kong
Product: Blade
 
Innovative Operating Practices Award
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: EEF Future Manufacturing Awards
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
Winner of Winners Award
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: EEF Future Manufacturing Awards
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
Products of the Year 2012 (Loudspeakers and Subwoofers)
 
Year: 2012
Magazine / Issuing Body: Electronic House
Country: United States
Product: Blade
 
Grand Prix
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo Sound Magazine Winter 2011
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
 
Grand Prix and Silver Award among all categories
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Audio Accessory Winter 2011
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
 
AV Review
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Special Planning Award
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
 
1st Place - Over 2.5 Million Yen/PR
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Stereo
Country: Japan
Product: Blade
 
 
Best of the High End Award
 A great high-end product should combine breath-taking performance with technical innovation and ground breaking design. Out of all the loudspeakers we have tested over the last year, the KEF Blade best embodies these attributes.
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice Awards 2011
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
Resi Awards: Floorstanding Speaker
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Residential Systems
Country: United States
Product: Blade
 
5 Star Editor's Choice Award
 '…the bottom line is that this loudspeaker is a truly impressive technological achievement, stuffed with clever ideas that come together to deliver exceptional performance throughout the whole audio band.'
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
Country: United Kingdom
Product: Blade
 
 
EXC!TE Award
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: Custom Retailer
Country: United States
Product: Blade
 
Référence Haute Fidélité
 
Year: 2011
Magazine / Issuing Body: HAUTE FIDELITE
Country: France
Product: Blade
 
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