KEF has launched the Q50a Dolby Atmos-enabled surround speaker, designed to enhance the award-winning new Q Series loudspeakers by making any KEF Q Series surround configuration compatible with Dolby Atmos.

Designed to work with the KEF Q Series range as well as other AV speaker systems, the Q50a is a Dolby Atmos-enabled, upward-firing speaker designed to be placed on top of front and rear satellite speakers, to deliver the ‘height’ sound information provided by Dolby Atmos-compatible amplifiers.

The maker says the Q50a’s sound performance has been tuned by KEF acoustic engineers to bring an extraordinarily immersive, cinematic verticality of Dolby Atmos sound into the home without mounting overhead speakers, using precision ceiling reflection.

Q50a can also be mounted on the wall using dedicated keyhole fixings.

The use of a damped tweeter loading tube, a rubber, chisel shaped damper are in place to keep high frequencies sounding detailed and natural. At the heart of Q50a is the latest Q-Series Uni-Q driver array which features a lighter cone return, improved spider suspension, and a new generation of cone neck de-coupler, to create strong dynamics with an accurate, fast, and clean sonic response.

Designed as part of the Q Series family, Q50a’s visual design shares consistent elements with other Q Series speakers. Recommend price to the end user is just south of £500.

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