When describing subwoofers, words like “big” and “bold” are almost a requirement. And yet, somehow, the new $1,500 KEF K62 subwoofer inspires an entirely new set of words, like “compact,” “clean,” or even “cute.” One look at the photos and you’ll understand why: At just 10-inches per side and weighing 31 pounds, the KC62, which launches today, is freaking adorable. Available in your choice of black or white, the KC62 looks like the robot child that WALL-E and EVA might have one day produced if robots, you know, actually had kids. But don’t let its size and smooth exterior lull you into thinking this subwoofer isn’t the real deal. Within its tiny frame lives 1,000 watts of low-end power. What makes the KC62 unlike any other subwoofer on the planet can’t be seen by looking at it. Inside of its ultra-compact aluminum shell sit two of KEF’s new 6.5-inch Uni-Core force-canceling drivers. Ordinarily, to fit two such drivers into a speaker enclosure, you’d need a lot more room than a 10-inch cube can provide, but Uni-Core drivers are arranged in a horizontally-opposed layout and, critically, they share a single magnet system. To save even more space, the two voice coils… Read full this story
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