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KEF's Award-winning Muo gets a new chrome finish

How do you improve on an Award-winner? While we might suggest engineering tweaks or a price drop, KEF has a different idea: add a premium finish.

The British company’s Muo portable wireless speaker, which picked up a What Hi-Fi? Award in 2015 (but couldn't hold its title last year thanks to the Dali Katch's arrival) will soon be available in a new reflective chrome finish.

The appropriately named KEF Muo Metal, which will arrive exclusively at Harrods later this month priced at £350, marks the latest collaboration between KEF and industrial designer Ross Lovegrove. Lovegrove also sculpted the British speaker company’s £140,000-per-pair flagship Muon, of which the Muo is a rather more modest descendent.

The innards remain unchanged over the original Muo - there are still dual 5cm drivers, a bass radiator and an internal sensor claiming to optimise the sound based on its orientation - so we’d expect it to possess a “clear, detailed and musical” performance.

No, the Muo’s new frock alone won’t be enough to ruffle the feathers of the aforementioned Dali - especially considering it attracts a rather hefty £100 premium over the existing gold, grey, silver, neptune, pink or orange finishes. But we have to admit it does look very nice indeed.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.