New LS60W roon ready (with an asterisk)

This reviewer is already promoting the KEF LS60’s as roon ready…

KEF opens the floor to high-res music streaming with the KEF LS60 Wireless

They look good. I’m a bit surprised that the remote seems to be the same as the one I have with my Kef LSX (which, while functional, feels and looks cheap), but other than that they look quite impressive.

It’s a bit different between the LS50WII/LS60W and the LSX, but rest assured: it’s equally bad. Never use it, on either system.


Since discovering kefctl I don’t use it either.

Kefctl is great. Even better since I hooked up an ortho bluetooth remote knob to it, so volume and play-pause/foward/previous commands sent by twisting or clicking the knob are translated into kefctl commands.

Pykefcontrol does more or less the same for the LS50WII with Python – will probably work for the LS60W as well.

I’m only using it to turn them off when I walk away from my desk - play, pause etc is covered by @Ronald_Record’s excellent Roon Command Line Control. I did think about getting an Ortho remote after seeing your other post, but as I have everything coordinated by BetterTouchTool when I’m at my desk – literally at my fingertips – I decided it probably wouldn’t get much use.

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Hehe… We’re on the same track, it appears.

I find them to be quite addictive (something about mindlessly adjusting the volume or pausing the music when answering the phone). But in any case – scripting the KEFs is a joy. I run a few Shortcuts automations on the iPhone home screen and in the Mac’s menu bar (TV: turn on Apple TV, switch KEFs to HDMI, open ATV remote app on phone and Off: turn off the KEFs).

Oh well. Good fun. Here’s hoping I can contain myself once I’ve listened to the LS60W. :smiley:

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Does it resample, analog in, or, pass it through.

Everything is resampled, including analog – the interspeaker link is all digital.

The one exception is MQA: that’s shipped over after the first unfold, with the individual speakers doing the second upsampling stage simultaneously.

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Yup. Plus, the reason we accept DSD on input is so you don’t need the source device to do any transcoding to PCM. It’s just the easiest way to handle DSD in the system, doesn’t rely on the capabilities of upstream components.

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So a 2 year warranty on the electronics inside and 5 years on the drivers?
If so, that’s basically a 2 years warranty on a £6K pair of speakers…


These, in white, would be perfect for me. Too bad my wife is being so stubborn about this. Maybe, in January when I have money coming, I can order a pair for my office upstairs and hang out there, with the dog.


4 posts were merged into an existing topic: Using KEF LS50 Wireless II with a Subwoofer

Great point!!! It’s crazy to me in HiFi that the norm for warranties seems to be 3 years or less. Companies hate the secondhand market but don’t offer a good reason to go new for luxury high priced items. If they believe their products are built to last then put your money where your mouth is! Kudos to companies like Schiit and Klipsch and KLH for their warranties. And to Yamaha for finally extending their American stuff to 5 years (although still 10 years elsewhere). Consumers should demand longer warranties.

The downside of products like the LS60 is what happens when KEF releases the next version? No more support and it’s a $7000 brick. Look at the LS50 Wireless 1. How companies treat their older products is a lesson to be learned.

I should add, for comparison, how Auralic is still supporting the near ten year old Femto Aries and even the Aries mini which were discontinued. They still update them with the latest firmwares and softwares including when they added Amazon Music. Again, how a company treats consumers with older products is a very valuable lesson.


Hi Ben
is the LS 60 a time aligned design like the LSX and LS50W/WII?

Yes, it has an upgraded version of the Phase Correction feature, which you can still turn off in the app if you wish.

That is good! An active time-coincident mini Blade. Is the enclosure ported? KC62 is sealed so I hope the LS60 is too. Would be easier to set up without a port.

No port


It’s a sealed box - the hole on the back (my new catchphrase at the office is ‘IT’S NOT A HANDLE!!!’) is a hot air exhaust (the reason for the tower standing proud of the plinth is that cool air is taken in through holes underneath).