Features KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver array
The Ci R Series consists of an in-ceiling speaker that can be combined with one of two in-wall models, and a sensational new powered subwoofer. As you might expect, its towering performance sets a new standard for custom installed speakers.
The Ci5160RL-THX is crafted with a massive aluminium baffle to eliminate vibration and is the perfect platform for the 160mm aluminium cone Uni-Q with tangerine waveguide, and four 160mm woofers. Capable of bi-wire and bi-amplifier connections the Ci5160RL-THX delivers on the performance promise of all KEF R Series speakers.
MF: 160mm (6.5 in.)
HF: 25mm (1 in.) Uni-Q
With Grille : 1073 x 242 x 112.4 mm (42.24 x 9.53 x 4.43 in.)
Ceiling Thickness (Minimum): 6mm (0.24 in.)
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I've had these for about 6 months at time of writing.
Using three of these for my LRC in my 5.1.4 setup
(with six CI-200RR for surround and atmos, and an SVS subwoofer)
* Wife loves them because they're in-wall rather than the bulky R11 equivalent.
* Being in-wall, there's no wall behind the speaker that would need acoustic treatment.
* The bass is surprisingly good. For most music, can run them as full-range and not even use the SVS subwoofer. For movies, I have crossover set at 60 Hz.
* They are incredibly powerful. I imagine I would blow out my ear drum way before these speakers would get blown.
* They are incredibly detailed and accurate.
* Astonishingly good soundstage for stereo music. Sometimes I've had to check I didn't accidentally enable 5.1 upmixing in my receiver ;)
* Most importantly, I get a movie theatre experience at home!!!
* Unless you're paying an A/V company to install, you'll need to carefully plan the install. Make sure studs are correct distance so that speaker bracket slots in perfectly. Ensure there's enough space behind the speaker in the wall (might need to use 2x6 studs to ensure enough depth). See the document about min cabinet volume https://www.shop.us.kef.com/pub/media/wysiwyg/documents/ciseries/Ci_Minimum_Cabinet_Volume.pdf
* Hard to drive. 90dB sensitivity @ 4 Ohm is equivalent to 87dB @ 8 Ohm. Most likely you'll want your receiver to send pre-amp out to a dedicated power amp.