The Audiophile's Desktop Computer Speaker: KEF X300A

The Audiophile's Desktop Computer Speaker: KEF X300A

Gregory Han
Sep 5, 2012

KEF X300A computer speakers

KEF has been around for ages, a respected audiophile brand offering speakers usually out of reach of mere mortals (you may have seen the sculptural $200,000 MUON speakers in design magazines as a high-end prop). But now they've targeted just below the clouds, towards the undeniable future of home audio: homes where the average consumer's home audio source is their laptop, iPad, or smartphone. The KEF X300A appear to be no nonsense USB input digital desktop speakers with optional Bluetooth and Airport Express compatibility, but everything that sets the X300A's apart are hidden within...

But the real reason you'd even consider the X300A's are the twin Class AB audiophile-grade amplifiers within, one dedicated for high frequency and the other for low/mid-frequency, bringing undistorted studio monitor performance to the desktop setup. Housed inside a die-cast aluminum chassis with a brushed gun metal finish, everything about the X300A says serious business, including the nearly $800 price tag...the admittance price into the realm of audio equipment designed to last decades rather than product cycles.

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