KEF TEAMS UP WITH PORSCHE DESIGN FOR NEW RANGE
With over 100 years between them as experts in their respective fields, KEF has teamed up with Porsche Design for three exciting new products set to launch in Australia this March.
Founded in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Porsche Design is a premium-lifestyle brand with a mission to take the principles and spirit of Porsche beyond the automotive world.
Meanwhile KEF who have been on continous quest since 1961 to find new and better ways to reproduct sound, have a reputation for exceptional acoustics. The collaboration of the two design teams has resulted in three outstanding new products.
Crafted from a single piece of aluminium, with black accents, the winged-designed Gravity One is a Blueooth Speakers featuring KEF's famous Uni-Q technology.
KEF says the Gravity One sounds exceptional anywhere in a room projecting sound in 360° while configured back-to-back, twin force-cancelling auxiliary bass radiators cancel out unwanted forces and distortion, leaving only clean, natural bass.
With Bluetooth aptX audio support for CD-like quality sound without wires, a dedicated microphone, controls for calls, backup power for mobile devices, a 3.5mm aux-in for other devices and up to 10-hours of play time, the Gravity One is both a visual and a sonic statement piece.
Gravity One is available for $499 RRP.
With home listening taken care of, for those that appreciate sound on the go, the range also includes two products in the headphone category.
The Motion One in-ear headphones feature brushed aluminium housings with a titanium finish and high-contrast black soft silicone neckband.
As you would expect from Porsche Design, Motion one are precisely engineered with Hi-Fi grade materials, expert tuning and advanced acoustic engineering that KEF says reproduces tight bass, spacious mid-range and crisp high-tones for a listening experience far bigger than their size.
Comfort and fitment were of big importance in the design aspect. A pivoted outer edge allows the headphone cable to be placed over the ear for additional support, while an ergonomic shell, angled to fit the ear canal, provides a comfortable fit.
Motion One also features Bluetooth aptX audio support for CD-like quality sound without wires, or there's a provided cable when playing back hi-res content.
Motion One are water resistant and offer up to 10 hours of playtime from the built-in battery.
Available now, the Motion One In-Ear headphones are $399 RRP.
Designed for the commuter or traveller, Space One are active noise-cancelling headphones featuring a bold and distinctive use of aluminium in their shells, with a sandblasted titanium finish.
Crucial to the success Space One was intricately tuned sound and impeccable style. With 40mm drivers together with a large 20mm neodymium magnet and a lightweight copper-clad aluminium wire voice coil, KEF says the specially-tuned active noise cancellation eliminates external noise without affecting the nuances and details that bring music to life, preserving smooth high-tones, lush mid-range and tight bass for total musical enjoyment.
For hours of comfort, Space One employs breathable, sweat-resistant leatherette over memory foam for extreme comfort.
Space One is available now for $699 RRP.
Michael DiMeglio, National Sales Manager for KEF in Australia told StereoNET:
This trio of Porsche Design sound products provides a new range of essentials for the discerning listener, all with renowned class-leading KEF acoustics and the iconic Porsche Design style. The partnership has resulted in products that will appeal to those demanding the best sound while making a visual statement.
For more information visit the KEF Porsche Design website.
To find your local stockist, visit the KEF brand page.
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