KEF Ci5160REF $10k/ea In Wall Speaker Preview
|Sensitivity||90dB (2.83V/ 1m)|
|Frequency Response||40Hz - 28kHz (±6dB) open backed|
|Crossover Frequencies||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 dimensions||H x W x D : 1070 x 230 x 105.7 mm (42.13 x 9.06 x 4.16 in.)
H x W x D 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 depth from surface||99mm (3.9 in.)|
|Net Weight||19 kg (41.89 lbs)|
For custom installed speaker specialists, the new KEF Ci5160REF-THX might be the new go to in wall speaker for the highest of the high end home theaters. As part of the new Extreme Home Theater THX Ci Series, KEF is certainly proud of this series which is THX Ultra 2 certified and are priced at $10,000 each.
The Ci5160REF-THX features four powerful linear 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers and KEF's flagship 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q array with 25mm (1 inch) vented aluminum dome tweeter at the acoustic center. The 6.5 inch bass drivers should provide enough punch for a great home theater experience. The Ci5160REF-THX is 42.13″ (high) x 9.06″ (wide) x 4.16″ (deep) and is rated at 4-ohms nominal with recommended power of 40 watts to 250 watts, and sensitivity of 90 dB. Frequency response is rated from 40Hz to 28kHz (though with no tolerances given), and the crossover frequencies are set at 300 Hz and 2400 Hz, respectively.
The Ci5160REF-THX is THX Ultra 2 Certified to give all of the detail, imaging, resolution and soundstage found in THX certified speakers. THX Ultra2 Certified products are designed to bring the cinematic experience to larger home theaters, 3,000 cubic feet in size or larger, with a viewing distance of 12 feet or greater from the screen. The Ci5160REF-THX is tastefully finished with a brushed 11mm (7/16”) thick aluminum front baffle.
The Ci5160REF-THX will be available now but it comes with a whopping $10,000/ea price tag. Is it worth it? Depends on how big of a KEF fan you are and how deep your pockets.
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