Elegant, full-color hardbound book chronicles KEF history through in-depth interviews and never before seen pictures and documents
Marlboro, N.J. â€“ November 14, 2011 â€“Â As part of itsÂ 50thÂ anniversary celebration,Â KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-qualityÂ loudspeakers, hasÂ introducedÂ KEF 50 Years of Innovation in Sound, the definitive study of KEFâ€™s first half century. Co-authored by former KEF engineer Dr. Andrew Watson and acclaimed audio historian Ken Kessler, the elegant, 216-page hardbound book covers the period from KEFâ€™s founding in 1961, through the release of KEF Blade in 2011 in a story told by over 30 KEF employees and associates.
â€œThis book is a must-have for all audio enthusiasts,â€ said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. â€œKEF has a rich history of product and technology innovation andÂ KEF 50 Years of Innovation in SoundÂ does a tremendous job of documenting our legendary company through the last half century.â€
KEF 50 Years of InnovationÂ aggregates thousands of never-before-released printed materials, photos and company records with over 60 hours of interviews with individuals who helped shape the KEF brand. Current and former staff members contribute their recollections to recount the entire span of the company, from itâ€™s beginning in the form of Kent Engineering and Foundry, which gave the fledgling loudspeaker brand its name.
Newly-captured images of classic KEF models and series and comprehensive listings of every product produced by KEF, including every drive unit, make this the most authoritative reference work an audio enthusiast could desire.
KEF 50 Years of InnovationÂ is available for purchase through authorized KEF retailers, includingÂ Music Direct, with a MSRP of $89.99.
For more information on KEFâ€™s 50thÂ Anniversary celebration, please visitÂ http://www.kef.com/thefifty/.
For 50 years, KEF has created technology that delivers the best listening experience for people who are passionate about natural sound. Founded on October 2, 1961 by Raymond Cooke O.B.E., KEF continues to maintain its flair for unusual and controversial speaker engineering, design and material use. KEF flourished during the 1960s, and in 1970 received the first of two Queenâ€™s Awards for Export Achievement. Ten years of worldwide growth followed, solidifying KEFâ€™s reputation as one of the international leaders in speaker engineering. The Gold Peak Group acquired KEF in 1992, backing KEFâ€™s British heritage with new ideas, a new personality and new products, leveraging its deep R&D and global manufacturing capabilities, and building on the companyâ€™s core strengths in acoustics, design, distribution and quality. With the celebration of its 50thÂ anniversary, KEF will continue to build on its strong heritage to define listening experiences for the next 50 years and beyond.Â www.kef.com.Â Â
About KEF America, Inc.
KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a line of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry for quality and innovation. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground-breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence. For additional information about KEF and its award-winning products and unique technology, please visitÂ www.kef.com.