KEF Intros its First Pair of USB Speakers with X300A

13 January 2013
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Author: Lahm Fatani
13 January 2013, Comments: 0

As a household brand in the world of loudspeakers, British-brand KEF has expanded its offering with X300A, a pair of powered PC speakers that packs plenty of versatile features into its unassuming 7″ by 11″ by 9″ body.

Backed by integrated class AB amplifiers, the concentric drivers with KEF’s Uni-Q speaker design are sure to please audio enthusiasts on the whole. They promise to convey well-defined stereo imaging and coherency over a wider listening so that there isn’t necessary one designated “sweet spot” in the listening room. This lends added flexibility to the X300A, meaning that it isn’t necessarily confined to being a near-field speaker and has the potential to be used for larger applications, unlike other offerings of similar dimensions.

Aside from the basic 3.5mm auxiliary input, a USB input connects your computer to the speaker’s onboard 96kHz/24-bit DAC, which could save you both money and space if you’re looking for a simple audiophile-grade PC speaker setup. Furthermore, these speakers are also able hook up to your computer wirelessly via Apple Airplay and AirPort Express (though the latter will be limited to a resolution of 44.1kHz/16-bit) or Bluetooth if you opt for the wireless dongle accessory. All these connectivity options are sure to easily fit into people’s existing home systems.

The KEF X300A can be had for $799 a pair, which is pretty impressive considering its many features, adaptability to modern multimedia needs, and KEF pedigree.