KEF MUO Bluetooth speaker – a mini Muon?
The new MUO speakers combine a pretty cool-looking industrial design with, according to KEF, precision engineering and class-leading sound performance.
The MUO, which costs £299, have been created by KEF in collaboration with award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove.
This should appear quite the bargain considering that their last get-together resulted in the Muon loudspeakers – a high-end luxury product costing £140,000 per pair.
KEF engineers worked with Lovegrove to create an extremely strong molded internal enclosure to house MUO’s drivers, digital-to analogue converter (DAC), and the rest of the internal components.
You can synchronise a pair of MUOs, to stream stereo sound via Bluetooth aptX. Alternatively, when you want to place them far apart – at a party for example – simply select the ‘Dual Connect’ party mode to replicate the same full-range response in both speakers, so that everybody gets the full benefit of the music you’re playing.
As well as offering Bluetooth connectivity, a non-Bluetooth wired connection is also straightforward thanks to a 3.5mm Aux input. Most Android devices will also connect to MUO via its NFC ‘Tap-to-Pair’ function: simply hold the device against MUO’s surface and they’ll be paired and ready to stream in seconds.
The MUO is available in five finishes: horizon gold, storm grey, light silver, neptune blue and sunset orange.