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 Ultra2 Certification.
The KEF Ci5160REF-THX is built to the same exacting standards as the KEF REFERENCE models. And like all REFERENCE speakers, the Ci5160REF-THX 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 12th 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.
Like everything else about THE REFERENCE, the bespoke 165mm 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.
|Sensitivity (2.83V/ 1m)||90dB (2.83V/ 1m)|
|Frequency response (±6dB)
|40Hz - 28kHz (±6dB) open backed|
|Crossover frequency||400Hz, 2.8kHz|
|4 x 160mm (6.5 in.)
160mm (6.5 in.)
25mm (1 in.) Uni-Q
|Recommended Amplifier Power||40 - 500W|
|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)
|1052 x 209mm (41.42 x 8.23 in.)|
|Net Weight||22.0 kg (48.5 lbs)|
|Mounting depth from surface||99mm (3.9 in.)|