Blade Two is easier to position in less spacious areas where Blade’s extreme bass extension would be superfluous. Blade Two features the same DNA, striking aesthetics, advanced driver technology, and phenomenally realistic sound as the multi-award winning original model.
With a modern architecture that achieves the ideal point source, the KEF Blade 2 has four complex 6.5″ bass drivers configured to occupy exactly the same point in space as the Uni-Q HF/MF array so the sound appears to emanate from a single seamlessly coherent source. Every component operates comfortably within its performance envelope for more precise imaging than possible with conventional speakers.
Single apparent source
Like listening to one voice rather than many, sound from a single source is inherently clearer. Not only are the acoustic centers of the HF and MF drivers in the Blade Two Uni-Q array coincident, but the four LF drivers are mounted symmetrically equidistant from it so that their acoustic centers occupy exactly the same point in space. This single apparent source configuration is what makes the Blade 2 so gratifyingly coherent across the frequency range, with noticeably more precise imaging than is possible from any conventional speaker. What you hear sounds as if it’s being performed life right in front of you.
To avoid dissipating the energy of such potent bass drivers in exciting the cabinet (and thereby generating resonance, especially at high volume), the large kinetic forces involved are canceled out by mounting the LF drivers rigidly together, back-to-back. By minimizing cabinet coloration, this highly effective configuration partly accounts for Blade Two’s natural-sounding and engagingly musical performance.
Discrete bass chambers
The twinned pairs of bass drivers are mounted in discrete chambers separated by an internal partition. By increasing the frequency of any internal standing waves to way beyond the crossover point, this reduces the need for damping material. Nothing has been overlooked in the quest for the ultimate clarity, right across the frequency range.
Low order crossovers
The simple low order crossovers specified for Blade Two employ the best components available, carefully selected by a rigorous auditioning process so that every part of the signal path is fine-tuned for maximum clarity.
The patented screw-in linking plugs are to full audiophile specification. All the crossover components are individually wired by hand rather than mounted on a conventional printed circuit board. As well as being more environment-friendly, this optimizes both reliability and sound quality by assuring the cleanest possible signal transmission.
Kent Engineering and Foundry Editions
Asserting the sophisticated engineering, the stunning Blade Two cabinet is available in a range of impressive finishes: Piano Black, Snow White, Warm Metallic Grey, Light Metallic Silver, Racing Red, along with two specially commissioned ‘Kent Engineering and Foundry’ finishes, which celebrate 50 years of KEF’s unrivalled and continuous innovation. Like everything else about Blade, it’s about getting every last detail absolutely right that’s why KEF promises to match any color you want.