Are the KEF Blade/Blade 2 Metas a Significant Upgrade from Blade?

I’ve enjoyed my KEF Blade 2 for over 5 years. Just wondering if anyone has compared the Blade/2 Metas to the original and how significant an upgrade in sound observed. With 65 yo ears improving on excellent is not always a sure thing. Thanks so much!


Well thanks for that clarification. It sure sounded like the reviewer claimed there was only 2 active woofers.


What are you guys referring to as passive and active woofers? I am assuming active meaning that there is a built-in amp to drive them. In the case, of the Blades there is no internal amp to drive the woofers, so passive.

In the case of the Baby Blades (LS60) the 4 woofers are active with a built-in Class D amp to drive the woofers.

Sorry for the term active on the Blades. I was informing that the Blade has no passive radiators, powered by internal air pressure only. All 4 are indeed woofers powered by the audio signal/internal crossover. 

My opinion of passive is that they are being used as ports and are not connected up to the speaker terminals. But I guess with these speakers they are all connected.


KR reviewed the blade 2 meta's . I don't understand what he is trying to say in this review. He comments that he never missed surround sound while listening to the blade 2 meta? Was that line for his multi channel followers, IDK the comparison at the end saying sometimes he would wake in the morning and not be able to hear which pair of speakers was left connected to be followed by saying he misses the blades now that they're gone make no sense? If his hearing has deteriorated to the point he can't tell 2 different brands apart maybe he's not qualified to be giving listening reviews anymore?