As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, most of us are spending more time at home than ever – and more of us are looking to upgrade our living spaces to allow maximum enjoyment of our surroundings.
While big home makeovers and new ‘wow factor’ features can inject a certain level of aesthetic appeal (and become the envy of all your friends once post-lockdown socialising resumes), it’s the little things that make a home truly luxurious, and from a carefully chosen selection of designer furniture pieces to the utmost in smart tech, it’s about the lifestyle it facilitates just as much as it is the visual appeal.
When money is no object, there is simply no need to compromise on the finer details, and home cinemas, music rooms and surround sound systems in particular have seen a huge increase in demand over recent years.
Online luxury lifestyle store Burton Blake is a leading stockist of KEF, a high-end audio brand which offers up a range of audio speakers and subwoofers that promise to elevate the sound in your home to whole new heights – and says that sales have seen an increase over the past year as more people seek out quality sound for their homes.
This highly-respected British speaker maker has been engineering and producing its highly sought-after range of products right here in the U.K. for many years, having won itself a reputation for superior performance – and Burton Blake reports that KEF speakers in particular have been flying out over recent months as people seek to elevate their homes.
So, why KEF? Well, for starters the brand is renowned for high-quality output and innovation, providing compact and lightweight options to audiophiles across the nation, and with a huge range of stylish models to choose from, they make for the ultimate high-end home accessory that fuses aesthetic appeal with the highest in functionality.
Founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE in Kent, KEF has since all but become a household name – at least, when it comes to the affluent. From the beginning, Cooke aimed to experiment with new materials options and technologies that would push the boundaries of classic audio and ultimately, create products of superior acoustic quality. Today, the range is able to reproduce sounds that are as natural as the original performance source, bringing some of the world’s innovative speakers into homes on a large scale.
It all sounds pretty great – but if you’re less than experienced when it comes to audio products, what exactly is it about KEF that sets it apart from the competition?
According to Raymond, the music must return to your ears and mind the most natural and real way it can, without drama or distortion – and each KEF speaker and subwoofer does just that. The sound you get from them is pure and unadulterated, just as it should be – and it is this that makes them unique.
But the appeal goes beyond that alone, and it is their versatile functionality that has won them a legion of loyal fans. Each comes with a vast range of features that won’t just make your music sound great and your calls crystal clear, but your TV sound, too – so if you’ve spent the past few months in lockdown finally creating that cinema room you’ve always dreamed of, then look no further.
When used to their full potential, they won’t just improve sound quality and clarity, but also have the power to ramp up the enjoyment factor, too. Let’s face it, nobody likes to contend with muffled voices when watching the latest Blockbuster film release, and with KEF, you’ll never have to. Every sound is sharp and clear to provide a fully immersive experience, and if you’re in the mood for a dance around your home then rest assured that your favourite tunes will never have sounded so good.
Burton Blake’s top picks
KEF LS50 Meta Speakers
These award-winning loud speakers offer impressive immersive sound with exceptional acoustic accuracy and are designed around the latest Uni-Q 12th Generation with Metamaterial Absorption Technology, with a complex, maze-like structure absorbing 99 per cent of unwanted sound to eliminate unwanted distortion.
KEF Q650c Centre Channel Speaker
Designed to blend seamlessly into any luxury home, the KEF Q650c centre channel speaker, from the brand’s award-winning Q-Series, is the perfect choice for your home cinema room and promises the sharpest of sound, with crystal-clear dialogue like never before. Thanks to its closed-box midrange cabinet design, it offers cleaner and punchier bass – and its sleek, minimalistic aesthetic ensures that it ticks all the right boxes when it comes to visual appeal, too.
KEF S2 Speaker Floor Stand Pair
These stylish floor speaker stands are a free-standing pair and have been expertly designed by KEF’s UK engineering team to make sure that your speakers will emit pristine sound that will fill the room. Featuring a mounting system with integrated cable management, wires can be kept well hidden from view – essential in a luxury home.
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