This Wireless Subwoofer Is Too Nice for Humanity

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High-end subwoofers? Very common. Wireless subwoofers. They're around. High-end wireless subwoofers? Rare. Rare like leprechauns riding unicorns.

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The KEF HTB2SE-W wireless sub combines two well-reviewed products (a KEF subwoofer and their 2.4GHz wireless transmission system) into one very expensive-looking (and costing) package.

Indeed, the sub actually includes dual 10-inch woofers (one is passive to enhance ambient bass) that can be configured to either sit on the floor or stand vertically—kinda like Sony has promoted with the PlayStation brand. But while the subwoofer doesn't need a line run to the receiver, it still needs power, of course.

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The HTB2SE-W ships next month for $1200. And on a completely unrelated note, there's gotta be some charity out there that needs $1200 more than you need a fancy wireless subwoofer. [The Audiophiliac]

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DISCUSSION

Here is the thing ... if you have the need for a wireless subwoofer you are usually short on a) space and/or b) the rights to alter your place enough to conceal the woofer.

However — if you meet either of these conditions (meaning a rented space with close neighbors), it is unlikely you will be able to use more than 10% of what this machine offers.