Uni-Q Two-way 200mm Rectangle
The exceptionally stylish Ci200QL rectangular loudspeaker's narrow rim allows for flawless integration into your wall or ceiling. The wide dispersion of KEF's amazing Uni-Q driver gives your room more sound coverage with fewer speakers.
Featuring KEF's sophisticated 'sit anywhere' Uni-Q driver array, which places the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the bass/midrange cone, this allows both the tweeter and woofer to act as a single point source that disperses the sound widely and evenly throughout the room. Together with the discreet Ultra Thin Bezel (UTB) design, offering the slimmest possible visible rim around the speaker, the Ci Q Series range gives you tremendous freedom to position the speakers where you please. Grille Off
Fast and Easy to Install
KEF's Ci loudspeaker design makes them so quick and easy to install that once the wire is run and the hole is cut in your wall or ceiling you can be listening to music in less than two minutes.
- UTB™ Ultra-Thin Bezel
- 200mm (8 in.) Uni-Q driver
- 25mm (1in.) Aluminium dome tweeter with 'tangerine' waveguide
- Magnetic grille
- Paintable grille and bezel
- Weather Resistant
- IP64 Certified
Please visit our Ci Software Download page for more details.
Great Side Surround speakers for usWe used 2 of these in our new system in our basement. I simply lined them up with our couch ( To be honest, this was after over analyzing the crap out of Dolby's suggested layouts, and doing all of my geometry and algebra classes justice (see.. they were right, those classes actually do get used in the real world) by calculating the sin, and angles of all of the speakers in relation to the couch) and cut them in with a utility knife. We used Audioquest 14/4 wire for them, with our Marantz 6013 AVR. When we have a party over, and kick the Marantz into Multi-channel mode, all of the speakers shine!!! They actually shine so good during shows, that while watching survivor, they would do such a good job playing some bird sounds, that we found ourselves in the show.
Great, clean, crisp detailed soundThese are really great in-wall speakers - I was looking at mid/higher end B&W and Martin Logans among others for built-ins. I have these plus the same in the 160mm version in another room (space constraints). They both sound great - basically indistinguishable.
I like a clean, high-detail sound and these deliver -- I like the KEF sound. As a reference, Martin Logans are not my thing (too "soft", not crisp) but B&Ws generally sound good to me with the higher price speakers definitely delivering better sound for me). My other reference is a set of KRK VXT-8 studio monitors. Like other mid/higher-end KEF speakers I've listened to, these are the kinds of speakers where you can hear those little details that get lost on most crummy speakers - a vocalist drawing a quick breath, a brush of the fingers on the strings, a soft little brush back-beat on the drums behind everything else.
The bass on both this 200mm and the 160mm version is also very good - that is immediately apparent. Unlike most in-wall speakers that are designed for use as part of a THX-type AV system with a subwoofer, these seemed to be designed for hi-fi stereo audio and are rated down to 35khz (38khz for the 160s). I am driving them with a JAMO/Klipsch DSP 500, type g/h DSP amp, 125w/channel x 4 with the DSP equalizer at neutral. (That also happens to be a nice piece of hardware....)
All good, nothing bad.
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|Frequency response (±6dB)||35Hz - 34kHz|
|Drive Units||LF - 200mm (8in.)
HF - 25m (1.0in.) Uni-Q
|Reccomended amplifier power||10 - 150W|
|Product external dimensions
(H x W x D)
|369 x 273 x 106 mm
(14.53 x 10.75 x 4.27 in.)
|Net Weight||2.6kg (5.77lbs.)|
|334 x 238 mm
(13.15 x 9.37 in.)
|Mounting depth from surface||99.8mm (3.93in.)|
|Optional rough in frame||RIF200L|
|Optional rear enclosure||RNC200L|
** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **
|Ci200QL Info Sheet||• Open In New Window
|Ci200QL Manual||• Open In New Window
|Cutout Template||• Open In New Window
|Ci Series Brochure||• Open In New Window
|Ci Series Specification Sheet||• Open In New Window
|Ci Series Minimum Cabinet Volume Chart||• Open In New Window
|Ci Series Rear Accessory Guide||• Open In New Window
|Ci200QL EASE GLL Data File||• Download|
|Product Drawing||• Download|