KEF has just released the new KC92 and Kube MIE subwoofers

KEF KC92 subwoofer IDLING

Today UK-based high-end speaker manufacturer KEF has announced a series of new subwoofers to its speaker lineup, including the 1,000-watt KC92 and four new subwoofers in the Kube MIE series, which offer oomph in a variety of sizes and price points.

All of KEF’s new subwoofers feature the company’s Music Integrity Engine (MIE) digital signal processing algorithm, a proprietary technology that ensures that all components in each subwoofer work together “in perfect harmony.” MIE can be found in some KEF speakers and subwoofers, but in its subwoofers, the technology supports something KEF calls iBX (Intelligent Bass Extension) which analyzes the input signal so it can be played louder and “delivers deeper bass and greater dynamics, the company said.

A look at the dual opposing KEF KC92 subwoofer drivers.
KC92 back-to-back dual forced cancellation drivers IDLING

The KC92 features dual 9-inch drivers positioned back-to-back in what KEF calls a “forced cancellation configuration” that reduces cabinet vibration for increased precision and detail. It also features KEF’s patent-pending P-Flex Surround, a pleated material inspired by Japanese origami that surrounds the driver and allows it to hold air pressure inside the cabinet so it can move precisely with sound signals.

In terms of power, the KEF KC92 is the best, providing 1,000 watts of Class D amplification (500 watts per amplifier for each driver) and can produce frequencies as low as 11Hz. The KC92 features both line-level and speaker-level inputs for easy connection to a wide range of amplifiers. And as we all know how complicated subwoofer setup and placement can be, the KC92 has five room placement options that include empty space, next to a wall, in a corner, inside a cupboard, or using a dedicated apartment mode.

KEF KC92 subwoofer.
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The KC92 will come in White Gloss and Black Gloss and retail for $2,000.

On the other hand, KEF’s new Kube MIE range offers a variety of choices for consumers based on their needs, room size and budget, and includes the Kube 8 MIE, Kube 10 MIE, Kube 12 MIE and Kube 15 MIE models, each named the exact driver size for each speaker, of course in inches. The Kube line’s cabinet sizes range from (HxWxD) 11.5 by 11.5 by 12.2 inches for the Kube 8 to 20.4 by 19.7 by 20.3 inches for the Kube 15.

KEF Kube 15 MIE subwoofer in the living room.
KEF Kube 15 Noodles IDLING

Each Kube MIE subwoofer features a 300-watt Class D powerplant that drives all the low-end through a long-throw forward driver that KEF says “generates an immediate sense of power in the room, producing a tactile, compressed and punchy sound. bass experience” that is dynamic enough to handle everything from movies and TV shows to games and music.

Again, thanks to the KEF Music Integrity Engine, each Kube subwoofer can be EQed based on its placement, and includes three option switches — on the wall, in a corner, or inside the cabinet. The Kube MIE subwoofer is only available in black.

The Kube lineup offers both line-level and speaker-level connectivity, but users can also get the option to connect wirelessly with the addition of KEF’s KW1 wireless subwoofer adapter.

KEF Kube 15 MIE subwoofer.
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Kube MIE prices are as follows: Kube 15 MIE $1400; Kube 12 MIE $1,000; Kube 10 MIE $800, Kube 8 MIE $600.

KC92 and Kube products will be available for pre-order by myKEF members on February 20, with orders opening to the public on February 27.

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