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KEF Introduces New THX Certified Architectural Speakers

New Ci-Reference speakers upgrades include the 12th generation Uni-Q driver array and KEF’s Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT)

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The latest additions to KEF’s architectural speaker range are the Ci5160REFM-THX and the Ci3160REFM-THX. The Ci5160REFM-THX is the first THX Certified Dominus speaker from KEF, and the Ci3160REFM-THX is THX Certified Ultra for high-impact cinema sound.

The new Ci-Reference speakers have been upgraded with the latest technological advances, including the 12th generation Uni-Q driver array and KEF’s Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). The bass drivers have been optimized for in-wall use and the aluminum baffle eliminates vibration.

KEF’s First THX Certified Dominus Speaker

KEF i3160REFM THX Certified Architectural; Speaker (image credit: KEF)

The Ci5160REFM-THX is KEF’s first in-wall speaker to be THX Certified Dominus. 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 6500 feet with a viewing distance of up to 20 feet.

THX Certified Ultra Speaker with MAT

The KEF engineering team in Maidstone, UK, has 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 class — 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 theaters, up to 3000 cubic feet in size, with a viewing distance of ~12 feet from the screen.

Hide Your Speakers, Not Your Sound

‘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 engineered with best-in-class acoustic performance, delivering an immersive soundscape while the speakers blend into the interior. 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 $7999.99 each.

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