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29.09.2016

Porsche Design and KEF launch exclusive Hi-Fi audio systems

Iconic Design meets exceptional acoustics in GRAVITY ONE, MOTION ONE, and SPACE ONE

Stuttgart/Hamburg. Premium-lifestyle brand Porsche Design and KEF, an originator of British high-fidelity sound, have collaborated to develop a trio of Hi-Fi systems embodying the refined style of Porsche Design and the peerless sound of KEF. GRAVITY ONE, MOTION ONE and SPACE ONE offer the most demanding consumers a new level of design and audio performance.

This collaboration stems from Porsche Design’s desire to deliver Active Noise Cancelling headphones along with Bluetooth® headphones and speakers, which are also essential to today’s style-savvy business travellers. In order to craft head-phones with sound that matches the excellence of their design, Porsche Design partnered with KEF, a company with its own long-standing heritage and reputation for high-fidelity sound and refined aesthetics.

GRAVITY ONE – Pure minimalism with 360° listen-anywhere sound and powerful call function

Designed by the renowned Studio F. A. Porsche in Zell am See, Austria, the GRAVITY ONE Bluetooth® speaker’s winged design, crafted from a single piece of aluminium, and black accents showcase Porsche Design’s distinctive design language. KEF’s signature ‘sit-anywhere’ Uni-Q® technology projects sound 360° around the room for total freedom of listening, while configured back-to-back, twin force-cancelling auxiliary bass radiators cancel out unwanted forces and distortion, leaving only clean, natural bass. Bluetooth® Qualcomm® aptX™ audio support provides CD-like quality sound without wires, a dedicated microphone, controls for calls, backup power for mobile devices, a 3.5mm aux-in for other devices and up to 10-hours of play time make it an ideal Bluetooth® speaker.

MOTION ONE – Sleek, compact design with precision engineering for wireless Hi-Fi sound

The MOTION ONE in-ear headphones feature brushed aluminium housings with a titanium finish and high-contrast black soft silicone neckband which perfectly complements the professional attire of today’s global traveller. Precision engineering with Hi-Fi grade materials, expert tuning and advanced acoustic engineering create tight bass, spacious mid-range and crisp high-tones for a listening experience far bigger than their size. A powerful antenna optimised for uncompromised music transmission ensures sound is rich, accurate and natural. Listen to music the way you want to: connect to compatible smart devices wirelessly using Bluetooth® Qual-comm® aptX™ audio for CD-like quality sound, or use an optional cable for high resolution audio. A pivoted outer edge allows the headphone cable to be placed over the ear for additional support, while an ergonomic shell, angled to fit the ear canal, provides a comfortable fit. Water resistance, and a built-in battery offering 10 hours of playtime ensures a premium Hi-Fi listening experience from commuting and travelling, to running and exercising, while integrated telephone functions are included on the neckband for complete ease of use.

SPACE ONE – Understated styling containing expertly-tuned noise-cancelling to preserve the nuances of music.

The over-ear SPACE ONE active noise-cancelling headphones feature a bold and distinctive use of aluminium in their shells, with a sandblasted titanium finish. Every element has been intricately tuned and styled to craft headphones, which deliver the confidence of Porsche Design, while creating superior KEF sound. Inside, KEF’s specially-tuned active noise cancellation eliminates external noise without affecting the nuances and details that bring music to life, preserving smooth high-tones, lush mid-range and tight bass for total musical enjoyment. Engineered for high-fidelity sound, it uses 40mm drivers together with a large 20mm neodymium magnet and a lightweight copper-clad aluminium wire voice coil. ‘Racetrack’ around-ear pads made from breathable, sweat-resistant leatherette over memory foam provides extreme comfort, allowing for hours of wearing.

This trio of Porsche Design sound products provides a new range of essentials for the discerning listener, all with class-leading KEF acoustics and iconic Porsche De-sign style. All products will be available from the end of September 2016 at Porsche Design stores, KEF stores, carriers and retailers worldwide.

Prices and availability:

GRAVITY 1: £330.00

MOTION 1: £220.00

SPACE 1: £370.00

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