Kef ls50 meta wireless question

muljao

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2016
334
90
10,970
For anyone who uses any version, do you need internet for these to work with each other or do they have their own protocol please?

In other words if my internet goes down can I still use these with something plugged in without joining them with the cable. Thanks
 

EricLeRouge

Well-known member
Jan 15, 2020
55
31
1,570
It requires a wifi network, not the Internet. (If tour internet connexion is down, it will still operate — but obviously you will not be able to stream music from the Internet).
 
  • Like
Reactions: muljao

AVDude

Well-known member
Oct 17, 2020
41
9
45
Wireless & Networking in general has nothing to do with the internet, unless the product explicitly claims it has cloud dependency for functionality.
You only need worry about where your audio source is coming from - IoT streamed home audio from a user supplied audio storage device for example.
 

muljao

Well-known member
Jul 18, 2016
334
90
10,970
Wireless & Networking in general has nothing to do with the internet, unless the product explicitly claims it has cloud dependency for functionality.
You only need worry about where your audio source is coming from - IoT streamed home audio from a user supplied audio storage device for example.
Thanks. What I couldn't find was did the kefs need wireless or network to talk to each other. Other wireless setup speakers have their own built in so other than for streaming they did not need home wireless to work
 
  • Like
Reactions: AVDude

AVDude

Well-known member
Oct 17, 2020
41
9
45
Thanks. What I couldn't find was did the kefs need wireless or network to talk to each other. Other wireless setup speakers have their own built in so other than for streaming they did not need home wireless to work
Based on my own reading on this, at the very least you'd need a local wifi connection with a compatible streaming service (airplay, roon or whatever) to get multiple speakers all streaming, otherwise if it were one or two speaker then it's likely you'd only have to direct connect to it with a phone.

Two speakers can be connected directly to each other and fed audio however you choose.

These KEF LS50 Wireless II's do have a nice selection of options (HDMI, Toslink, Coaxial, Analog), so any number of sound setups are possible.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS

Latest posts