KEF has announced the addition of a further five new custom installation speakers to further strengthen the company’s Ci Range which will be on show and available for demonstration at this year’s *Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam from February 4th – February 6th.
The all-new tall rectangular range is designed and specifically engineered for music and home cinema system front, left, centre, right and side applications. The Ci4100QL in-wall speaker boasts a 100 mm (4 in) Uni-Q® array with three MF drivers of the same size. KEF’s ‘sit anywhere’ Uni-Q driver array, which places the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the bass/midrange cone, allows both the tweeter and woofer to act as a single point source, dispersing the sound widely and evenly throughout the room. For larger spaces, the Reference Series Ci3160RL-THX is a high output music and home cinema speaker in which a 165 mm (6.5 in) Uni-Q array is complemented by a pair of 165 mm MF drivers.
The Ci5160RL-THX extreme output speaker is built around the same 165 mm Uni-Q flanked by four 165 mm MF drivers. Both the Ci3160RL-THX and Ci5160RL-THX are housed within a rigid aluminium front baffle (metal grille supplied – an optional black or white cloth grille is also available).
In addition to the newly announced THX models, the range includes two in-wall subwoofers; one with four compact 100mm (4in) extended response bass drivers (Ci4100QLb), the other with three powerful aluminium 165mm (6.5in) bass drivers (Ci3160RLb). Up to two of these subs can be driven by one of KEF’s 2 x 250WPC DSP controlled subwoofer amplifier, the KASA500.