Ci5160REF

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Features KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver array

The standards of architectural speakers have been reset forever. We introduce the in-wall KEF Ci5160REF-THX - the newest addition to THE REFERENCE family, meeting KEF’s standards for Extreme Theatre as well as THX Ultra Certification.

*Hand built to order, 2-3 week order time


Ci5160REF-THX

The KEF Ci5160REF-THX is built to the same exacting standards as the REFERENCE speakers. And like all REFERENCE speakers, the Ci5160REF comes with the REFERENCE Build Certificate signed by the craftsman who built it.

Uni-Q driver array

At the heart of the Ci5160REF-THX is the 11th generation of the KEF’s signature innovation: the Uni-Q point source MF/HF driver array. With a 25mm vented aluminium dome tweeter at the exact acoustic centre of a 125mm mid-range driver, both act as a single source that floods the listening space evenly with a flawless natural sound field.

Bass drivers

Like everything else about THE REFERENCE, the bespoke 160mm LF driver optimised for use in-wall, is a class apart. With a massive vented magnet assembly and a large aluminium wire voice coil driving an exceptionally light, stiff and strong alloy cone, the dynamics and power handling are superb.

Crossover

KEF engineers computer-modelled the ideal crossover networks before exhaustively auditioning every high-grade component to select those with the lowest distortion and the smoothest response. Perfectionism takes time, but the difference is clear. Nothing is overlooked – the HF and LF crossovers are even mounted on separate boards to minimise crosstalk.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Details

Specifications

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

4 Ohms
 
 

SENSITIVITY

90dB (2.83V/ 1m)
 
 

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

40Hz - 28kHz (±6dB) open backed

 

CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES

400Hz, 2.8kHz

 

DRIVE UNITS

LF: 4 x 160mm (6.5 in.)
MF: 125mm (5.25 in.) Uni-Q
HF: 25mm (1 in.)

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER

40 - 500W
 


FEATURES

Uni-Q Array
 
 

PRODUCT EXTERNAL DIMENSION (H X W X D)

1070 x 230 x 105.7 mm (42.13 x 9.06 x 4.16 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.)
 
 

OPTIONAL ROUGH IN FRAME

RIF5160L

NET WEIGHT



REMARKS 

KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. THX, the THX logo, and Ultra are trademarks of THX Ltd. THX and the THX logo are registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved.

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