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Published on March 7th, 2018 | by The GC Team


KEF announces in-wall addition to REFERENCE speaker family

KEF has announced a new in-wall architectural loudspeaker, the Ci5160REF-THX, which the company says is “setting a new standard for custom installation speaker design.”

The new speaker, like all KEF’s REFERENCE range, comes with the REFERENCE Build Certificate signed by the craftsman who built it. It also meets KEF’s ‘Extreme Theatre’ standard, as well as having THX Ultra certification.

At the heart of the Ci5160REF-THX is the 11th generation of KEF’s signature innovation: the Uni-Q point source driver array. With a 25mm vented aluminium dome tweeter situated at the exact acoustic centre of a 125mm midrange driver, both act as a single source that “floods the listening space evenly with a seamless and incredibly natural sound-field.”

This model features a bespoke REFERENCE 160mm bass driver, optimised for use in-wall, and a massive vented magnet assembly and a large aluminium wire voice coil drive an exceptionally light, stiff and strong alloy cone.

“Taken together,” says KEF, “these innovations offer a completely new level of freedom and flexibility for systems installers seeking top-of-the-line architectural speaker solutions capable of delivering the best possible sound quality.”

The Ci5160REF-THX is available now at a suggested retail price of £7,500.


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