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Drive Units: 2 x 50mm, 1 x ABR
Driver Type: Full range Uni-Q
Codec: aptX codec
Capacity: 2 devices
Memory: 8 devices
Inputs: 3.5mm AUX, Micro USB
USB Update: Charging + firmware
Type: Li-ion rechargeable
Charging: 3 hrs to fully charge
Life: 12 hours playback time
Power input: 5V D.C 2A
Dimensions (HWD): 80 x 210 x 60mm
Weight: 0.8kg (1.8lbs)
App: KEF MUO
Echoing the sculptural form and renowned sound of the iconic Muon speakers, the KEF MUO was also designed by Ross Lovegrove. Using premium quality materials throughout, the unique and satisfyingly hefty structure eliminates unwanted cabinet vibration so all you hear is the rich, breathtakingly detailed output of the drivers.
Pure KEF sound streamed wirelessly via Bluetooth aptX
Thanks to a clever new compact version of KEF’s legendary Uni-Q ‘point source’ driver array and a powerful new bass radiator, the MUO fills the room with stunningly accurate sound whose HF definition and LF extension far exceed the limits of ordinary portable speakers.
Along with the sophisticated digital-to-analogue converter and other high order internal components, these innovative drivers are mounted within an immensely rigid inner moulding encased in an acoustically inert aluminium shell. Streaming your tracks via Bluetooth aptX, you’ll be astonished by the sweet, natural treble, fluid midrange and clean, tightly controlled bass.
Smart Versatility and Convenience
Synchronise a pair of MUO speakers for superb CD-like quality stereo reproduction or select ‘dual-connect’ party mode for large gatherings, so that everybody experiences the same superlative full-range response. Smarter still, MUO automatically optimises its output to suit upright or horizontal positioning, so you always enjoy the same remarkable acoustic depth and definition.
With most Android mobile devices, you can also benefit from the NFC ‘tap-to-pair’ function - just hold the device against MUO and they’re paired ready to stream your music in seconds. When not streaming your music wirelessly, connecting to any computer or mobile device via the 3.5mm Aux input is equally simple. MUO has a rechargeable battery with up to 12 hours of play time, and switches itself off automatically when not in use to prolong battery life.
Miniaturised Uni-Q Array
MUO features an ingenious miniature version of KEF’s greatest innovation - the Uni-Q driver array. Continuously refined over nearly three decades, this acclaimed technology delivers an astonishingly wide soundstage that fills a room with full-bodied, stunningly clear sound, and reproduces the higher registers with pinpoint accuracy.
Stereo and Party Modes
You can synchronise a pair of MUO speakers to stream superb CD-like quality stereo sound wirelessly via Bluetooth aptX.
For larger gatherings and parties, you simply select the ‘dual-connect’ mode that allows both speakers to replicate the same full-range response, so that everybody gets the full benefit of the music you’re playing.
'Our Verdict - Great portable sound with a touch of luxury; For - Clear, detailed, musical performance, strong build, great looks; Against - Nothing of note.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2015)
- 'As far as portable wireless speakers go, this is one of the more attractive ones we’ve seen. It feels pretty tough, too, and its weight and structural integrity are consistent with something Colonel Mustard might use in the Library.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2015)
- 'The Muo’s performance is defined by clarity, tight timing and wide dynamics. Insight and panache is immediately apparent – an impression that never wavers as we switch from cheesy rock to commercial pop.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2015)
- 'What the KEF Muo lacks in scale and brute force it makes up for with articulacy... Even during the more chaotic pieces it is never a struggle to make out various textures and polyrhythms.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2015)
- 'Well done, KEF. We think very highly of the Muo, which offers excellent Bluetooth sound with ease of use and designer looks. If you want portable sound with a touch of luxury, look this way.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine September 2015)