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Architectural Speakers

Ci5160RL-THX

  • Limited offer
  • Regular price $2,999.99 / each

Features KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver array

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.

Ci5160RL-THX

For the ultimate in custom installed Extreme Home Theatre, the formidable new Ci R Series has the jaw-dropping acoustic capabilities of the classic KEF floorstander it's named after, with all the drama and emotional intensity of full theatre sound quality.

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.
Ci5160RL-THX is an in-wall speaker certified to THX ULTRA2 standards. A deep understanding of the filmmaking process and surround sound is at the very heart of every THX certified 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 speaker system. Engineered with design characteristics of professional studio speakers, THX recreates the tonal balance of the filmmaker's final mix in your living room. The results? Action sequences are impactful, and dialogue-driven moments are natural and engaging. THX certified in-wall speakers deliver the appropriate frequency response and high output and imaging quality of a traditional box speaker. This provides the best of both worlds - THX surround sound performance from components that blend harmoniously with any room decor.

The Details


SPECIFICATIONS

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Nominal Impedance
4 Ohms
Sensitivity
90dB (2.83V/ 1m)
Frequency Response
40Hz - 28kHz (±6dB) open backed
Crossover Response
300Hz, 2.4kHz
Drive Units
LF: 4 x 160mm (6.5 in.)
MF: 160mm (6.5 in.)
HF: 25mm (1 in.) Uni-Q
Recommended Amplifier Power
40 - 250W
Product External Dimension (H X W X D)
1070 x 230 x 105.7 mm (42.13 x 9.06 x 4.16 in.)
With Grille : 1073 x 242 x 112.4 mm (42.24 x 9.53 x 4.43 in.)
Cut-Out Dimensions (H X W)
1052 x 209mm (41.42 x 8.23 in.)
Mounting Thickness
Ceiling Thickness (Maximum): 40mm (1.58 in.)
Ceiling Thickness (Minimum): 6mm (0.24 in.)
Mounting Depth From Surface
99mm (3.9 in.)
Net Weight
19 kg (41.89 lbs)
Unit Measurement
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Remarks
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. THX, the THX logo, and Ultra2 are trademarks of THX Ltd. THX and the THX logo are registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE.

Please visit our Ci Software Download page for more details.

Customer Reviews

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Matthew Walters
Incredible for movies and music

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)

Pros:
* 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!!!

Cons:
* 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.

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