KEF Ci5160REF-THX

Features KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver array

Engineered to deliver unprecedented detail and power, with the Ci5160REF-THX KEF has taken The Reference design philosophy out of the cabinet and into the wall.

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Ci5160REF-THX

The Ci5160REF-THX is engineered with a massive aluminium baffle to eliminate vibration and is the perfect platform for the 125mm (5 inch) MF/HF Uni-Q driver array with 25mm (1 inch) vented aluminium dome tweeter and four 160mm woofers.

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

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 (1.58in.)
Ceiling Thickness (Minimum) : 6mm (0.24in.)

MOUNTING DEPTH FROM SURFACE

99mm (3.9 in.)

OPTIONAL ROUGH IN FRAME

RIF5160L

NET WEIGHT

22.0 kg (48.5 lbs)

UNIT MEASUREMENT

Piece

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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