In an effort to elevate home theater entertainment, British home audio innovator KEF has added the new Ci5160REFM-THX and the Ci3160REFM-THX in-wall speakers to its architectural speaker range. The Ci5160REFM-THX is KEF’s first THX Certified Dominus speaker, while the Ci3160REFM-THX is THX Certified Ultra for high-impact cinema sound. Both models benefit from KEF’s latest speaker innovations introduced in its flagship products, including Uni-Q drivers and Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT).
These KEF in-wall Ci-Reference speakers are designed to create a new level of entertainment for those who can benefit from high-end home theater installation. Providing a new emotional level of entertainment when watching movies, playing games and listening to music, the new Ci-Reference speakers push the limits of KEF’s technology in its Extreme Home Theatre architectural speaker collection.
Both KEF and THX are recognized for setting industry standards in living rooms or home theaters and the new custom integration models bring together the world class audio-video THX certification with the latest technological advances of the British company, allowing listeners to hear all the details exactly as they would in a commercial cinema and how creators intended the sound to be enjoyed.
Since its launch in 1973, KEF’s Reference series continually set a benchmark for loudspeakers through the pioneering use and constant evolution of digital technologies. The same commitment to excellence is at the heart of the Ci-Reference speakers, which have been upgraded with the 12th generation Uni-Q driver array and KEF’s pioneering Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). The bass drivers have been painstakingly optimized for in-wall use, and the aluminum baffle eliminates vibration. Every element has been specially designed for these models to deliver realistic and immersive sound with breath-taking dynamics for the most discerning music and movie adorers.
The Ci5160REFM-THX is KEF’s first in-wall speaker to be THX Certified Dominus – THX performance class for the largest private cinema spaces, and among the very few that can achieve this ultimate standard worldwide. The Ci5160REFM-THX delivers the might and magic of pure, accurate sound in the comfort of one’s own home. Wielding great audio power, THX Certified Dominus KEF speakers are optimal for rooms up to 6,500 ft with a viewing distance of up to 20 feet.
The KEF engineering team in Maidstone, UK has once again pushed the limits of technology to deliver a world-class speaker that meets not only the standards set by The Reference Series but also meets another stringent high-fidelity standard in the THX performance classes – THX Certified Ultra. Similar to THX Certified Dominus, being THX Certified Ultra ensures the Ci3160REFM-THX has undergone hundreds of performance and quality assurance tests, from output levels, frequency response, listening window, distortion, and bass management to ensure it is capable of recreating high impact cinema sound and best-in-class audio fidelity. THX Certified Ultra products bring the cinematic experience to large home theatres, up to 3,000 cubic feet in size, with a viewing distance of ~12 feet from the screen.
“Hide your speakers, not your sound” is the concept behind every KEF architectural speaker. Like all other models in the category, these two new additions are designed to be discreet in appearance and blend into the interior. Both the Ci5160REFM-THX and Ci3160REFM-THX are available in Aluminum Black/Grey finish and come with a paintable magnetic metal grille that fits effortlessly into any decor scheme. The Ci5160REFM-THX will be $10,999.99 each and the Ci3160REFM-THX will be $7,999.99 each.
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