KEF BLADE & BLADE TWO BROTHERHOOD
Blade Two, designed by Eric Chan, stands before us as an elegant product of effective sound engineering. As you know, the original Blade speaker, with its height of 62 inches, only appealed to a certain user segment. KEF produced a second BLADE after this loudspeaker, which fulfills all the functions required by its rather large size and exceeds expectations. When the size of this speaker, which is a sister to the original, was 57.5 inches, even this difference in size alone was enough to make the end users smile. The fact that these two speakers from the same DNA are designed with advanced Uni-Q driver technology and equipped with a unique single visible source configuration not only increases the quality of the KEF BLADE series, but also offers a striking aesthetic design and a tremendous sound perception for users.
Figure 1: KEF BLADE & KEF BLADE TWO SIZE DIFFERENCE
KEF BLADE TWO BASS ROOMS
Blade Two, which is suitable for smaller rooms and produced by being reduced by almost one third compared to the original, is quite powerful despite these renewed features. Here we are talking about the sound produced by the four bass drivers of this speaker, each 165 mm in size, which is not insignificant. These four bass drivers are mounted back-to-back to cancel low-frequency resonances and color the sound, providing better control of bass dynamics and balancing improved sensitivity at low frequencies.
Figure 2: KEF BLADE TWO INTERIOR
Thanks to these drivers, which are covered with aluminum membranes and divided into bass reflex chambers in pairs, there is no reason not to be dragged into the depths of the bass by feeling all the vibrations in your body.
The Blade Two is a 4 ohm design and has a sensitivity of 90dB / 1W / 1m. Thanks to this sensitivity, it is no coincidence that no matter how loud the music is, the frequency range being 34Hz 45kHz (-6dB) in empty space and 25Hz (-6dB) in a normal room reduces vibrations to zero. The recommended amplifier power range for Blade Two is 50-400 W.
KEF BLADE TWO CONNECTION TERMINALS
Thanks to the two pairs of high-quality WBT terminals in use, the low-level signals transmitted by the speaker cable are optimized while applying the bi-wire or bi-amp connection type, and the details are best conveyed to the cro s sovers . To make a bi-wire & bi-amp connection, you can easily turn the Link button. You can disable crossovers. As you don't have to deal with removing and installing the jumpers, the risk of original jumpers being lost is also eliminated.
Figure 3: EASY LINK TO WBT TERMINALS, BI-WIRE & BI-AMP
KEF BLADE TWO EXPERIENCE
Figure 4: NAD M12 PRE & NAD 22 V2 STEREO POWER
By the way, let's talk about a set-up we set up. We used M12 as pre stage and M22 V2 as power stage from NAD MASTER series. Thanks to the MDC module in the NAD M12 as the source, we gained access to the TIDAL music service with our bluos-enabled pre floor, and we proceeded with Master Quality and CD quality selections. There was a stage monster in front of us. While listening to the duet of Ray Charles and Norah Jones, they both seemed to be standing right in front of us, grabbing the microphone. With this setup, we have once again clearly experienced the detail ability of the Uniq drivers and how they accompany the bass drivers with high dynamics.
Let us share one of our bass performance experiences with you. The song we chose for this is Hey Now by London Grammar. At the 01:22th minute of this song, we can say that we heard the low-frequency success in our entire body, in the introduction that puts many speakers in a difficult situation. In the meantime, let's not forget that when we touch the outer surface of Blade Two, we can clearly feel how well the vibration is isolated inside.