When KEF released the KC62 as complementary for the LS50 Meta, the news was delightful.
For audiophiles, KEF LS50 Meta is the best splurge. Adding a complementary subwoofer will simply take the listening experience to the next level.
So, is KC62 with LS50 Meta a good combo for the sound system?
The KEF KC62 with LS50 Meta is incredible together. It takes the sound of LS50 Meta to the next level. It fills some issues of LS50 Meta. As a result, the sound reaches its potential, giving an immersive audio experience. That’s why KC62 with LS50 meta is a great combo.
You may wonder, KC62 is just adding extra bass, how can it be so much better?
Well, that’s where you’re wrong about a subwoofer. Adding the subwoofer, and getting that bass correct really allows your speakers to stand out.
Let me tell you more through this article.
KEF KC62 with LS50 Meta: The Specifications
First, let’s look at the specification of this beautiful piece of a subwoofer:
- Amplifier Type: Built-in Class D
- Design: New Uni-core Force Cancellation
- Amplifier Power: 2 x 500Watt RMS
- Drive Units: 2 x 6.5” Drivers
- Max Output: 105db
- Power Consumption: 1000W
Now let’s see the specs of LS50 Meta:
- 2-way bass reflex sound system
- 12th Generation Uni-Q with MAT
- 47Hz – 45 kHz frequency
- Sensitivity 85 dB
- Nominal Impedance 8 Ohm
- Amplifier Power 40-100W
- 26 Hz in-room bass response
Don’t let the size fool you, KC62 truly delivers. And it’s certainly worth every penny you spent it for. Because the specs you see here are usually not found in small subwoofers.
However, if you’re trying to save up, there are some amazing subwoofer replacements out there.
Why Is KC62 with LS50 Meta The Best Pair?
There’s no doubt that KEF Speakers are really good but is the KC62 subwoofer equally good?
Does KEF KC62 pair well with other KEF speakers or other brands’ speakers?
Take a look at this comparison table of different speakers with KC62 –
|Other Speakers||KEF LS50 Meta|
|LS50 Meta: Integrates easily with KC62. Needs a dongle to connect. Optimum sound quality output.||Needs a dongle to integrate with KEF KC62. |
The sound quality is on par and provides maximum sound output.
The control app allows it to control with partial bass.
Can cover a room well. Falls short for hall rooms.
|LS50 Wireless ii: No need for the dongle to connect with KC62 due to its wireless nature. Great sound quality output.|
|LSX: Needs a dongle and to connect. Great sound quality, enhanced bass delivery with KC62.|
|LSX ii Wireless: Seamless integration method. Slightly smaller speakers to integrate with KC62.|
Small note, the KEF LSX has some problems. Make sure to check your LSX speakers if they’re good to go with KC62.
Even aesthetic-wise, KC62 sets itself apart from other subwoofers. Looks small, weighs like a small elephant; provides you an unexpected get-off-the-couch-and-move experience with LS50 Meta.
While some subwoofers are too big for a room, KC62 is certainly a compact, small subwoofer. You can place it anywhere in any room.
The only downside of this subwoofer is – it needs a bare wire to connect to the amplifier. Which is a bit inconvenient.
What’s Special About the KC62 with LS50 Meta Combo?
First, the special thing about this combo of KEF KC62 with LS50 Meta is the sound. This is why this combo is better than any other speaker-subwoofer pair.
As soon as you play some music, you will know it’s KEF.
1500+1400 USD sounds like a hefty budget for a speaker subwoofer combo. And they do deliver the money’s worth to you. The 12th Generation of Uni-Q technology and the p-flex driver delivery is a new technology.
KC62 with LS50 Meta provides the sound quality you can’t find anywhere at this price point. It delivers a pitch-perfect sound and maximum bass boost with a crisp rhythm.
With this pair, you can identify every layer of tune, and melody in a track.
Let’s compare KEF with Martin Logan, another brand of the same price range. It provides less than the KC62 with LS50 Meta pair. Regarding new technology, aesthetics, and surround sound experiences, the KEF pair wins.
Are you considering adding this pair to your existing 7.1.2 sound system arrangement?
You’re going to experience an absolutely amazing immersive sound.
KC62 has the technology to reduce the distortion and uni-core technology. It enhances the sudden burst sound experience.
However, if you are to add more speakers to this combo, do so from KEF. If you combine different brands, you won’t get the maximum experience.
And if you’re concerned about power consumption. We have a tad bit of bad news. This pair is a power-hungry pair, consuming nearly 2000W together in one go. Other combos with the same budget are less power-consuming. Take Martin Logan 35XTI paired up with the Klipsch R-12SW 12″ for example. These monstrous builds consume about 1200-1500W.
But this isn’t a lot when you think about what you’re getting from it. With just 2 speakers and a subwoofer, you get a 7.1 sound system quality sound.
Absolute win in our eyes, really.
KEF KC62 with LS50 Meta: The Listening Experience
That was all tech and theory. Time to put the Subwoofer to test with the intended speaker: LS50 Meta.
I paired them together and played some bass-heavy tracks to test out the quality.
I started with Feel Good inc. by Gorillaz, a funky bass-heavy song. The listening experience was pleasant, the bass was crisp and clear, clearly audible.
Then I played Panic Attack by Dream Theater. Because nothing can test a speaker-subwoofer than some dream theater music.
And boy, was I lost in the music! As we know, Dream Theater tracks are layered upon layers of complex music. And it’s a bass demanding track with some low distinctive bass notes.
KC62 successfully delivered the bass notes. Allowing me to listen to some notes I could never hear before. With all the textures, it was an incredible listening experience from KC62 with the LS50 Meta pair.
Even for watching an action-packed movie, The Batman was a full theater experience at home. Making us feel the action, explosion, and thumping noises. So, the aural experience is definitely worth every penny.
Lastly, I can confidently say that you’re in for a treat when you’re using this pair of sound devices. However, you should be ready for any audio subwoofer troubleshoot beforehand.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is KEF LS50 Meta That Good?
A speaker that handles your system’s low-frequency audio signals is referred to as a bass speaker. On the other hand, a subwoofer focuses on reproducing deep bass frequencies. The range, size, and power output of these two speakers are their primary differences.
Is Subwoofer Necessary For Music?
A subwoofer enables you to feel the sound. Whereas bookshelves or floor-standing speakers only allow you to hear the bass. Watching a full-throttle action movie without a subwoofer leaves a lot to desire. Or listening to bass-heavy music like hip-hop or EDM also. So, it’s necessary in such cases.
Where Do You Put a Subwoofer?
A subwoofer’s output is increased by positioning it in the corner of a room. It sounds louder that way. A subwoofer’s fantastic feature is that it may be placed practically anyplace on your floor area. And it is a matter of personal preference.
KC62 with LS50 Meta definitely earned our highest recommendation marks. If you’re looking to upgrade your speakers with some gadgets, this is it.
The size of this subwoofer is like a joke when you see its performance.
Best of luck enjoying the audio experience!