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KEF Egg: The Best Speakers You Didn’t Know You Needed



A new pair of funky oval speakers, the KEF Egg system, are some of the best sounding computer speakers you can buy. Only they’re not computer speakers. They’re powerful and versatile enough to replace a Jambox or a bookshelf stereo, too. And inside, they have the processing muscle to decode high-res audio files, something many computers and audio players don’t do by themselves.

Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal.
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These look like fantastic speakers for a desktop 2.1 system. I like the coaxial design for nearfield listening and the rather unique feature of a sub output, unlike the also cool B&W MM-1s (apparently discontinued some time before 2018-11), which is great if you want to run a single digital signal from your source.

These are actually a bi-amped design with an active crossover but you won't find any relevant details in their documentation or any reviews I have read*. I received this reply from KEF when I asked about it:

The amps are Twin Class D Stereo amps.
All the amps are in the right speaker and if you find the right photo you'll see a four-conductor socket for the line to the other speaker.

[EDIT] *This review mentions the Eggs are active: Is the KEF Egg hard boiled? It's certainly hard to beat:

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I might like to read the article on the WSJ site but have no desire to sign up and get an endless stream of e-mails and offers from them (and their "partners") just to read it.

If KEF can get permission from WSJ to post it here or on the KEF websites, then I'll read it.

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I might like to read the article on the WSJ site but have no desire to sign up ...
The workaround is to search for the title of the WSJ article, "KEF Egg: The Best Speakers You Didn’t Know You Needed", on your favorite search engine then click the WSJ link to see the whole article. It has to do with arrangements like First Click Free.

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The workaround is to search for the title of the WSJ article, "KEF Egg: The Best Speakers You Didn’t Know You Needed", on your favorite search engine then click the WSJ link to see the whole article. It has to do with arrangements First Click Free.
I appreciate that, but should be able to know first hand by Tuesday how good they are. That's when the pair of blue ones I bought the other day should be delivered. I'll be using them on my workbench in the machine shop where I just started a new job. Couldn't justify bringing my LS50's in there.

Plus, it still wouldn't work.
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First impressions of the KEF Egg speakers is profoundly positive!

These have to be the best "computer speakers" one could get. Of course the LS50's on my desktop at home are better, but I had engineers from other departments coming in to hear these and all were dumbfounded at how diminutive blue orbs could emit such sound quality. I was too! Very effective at the modest volume I am limited to exercising in the workplace, I need only add a subwoofer to have a really superior "workbenchtop" set.
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