KEF is offering two new sweet-sounding additions to its Custom Installation (Ci) series. The new QR and CR lines have a total of seven models. All of the new in-ceiling loudspeakers feature an Ultra Thin Bezel design and a “tangerine” waveguide, promising a greater level of dispersion and driver protection.
The QR line includes KEF’s own Uni-Q technology, which places the tweeter in the acoustical center of the woofer, promising bigger sound and better room coverage. All also feature gold-plated spring-loaded binding posts.
The Ci130QR is the least expensive of the QR line, at $249.99 each. That price includes a 5.25-inch Uni-Q driver array and a 0.75-inch aluminum-dome tweeter. The Ci160QR pushes the driver to 6.5 inches and the price to $299.99. Finally, the Ci200QR has an 8-inch Uni-Q driver array and a 1-inch aluminum-dome tweeter for $349.99.
To make the CR series stand out, each of those four models feature KEF’s asymmetrical tweeter island to achieve near-Uni-Q performance at an affordable price.
As far as the CRs go, the Ci130CR ($179.99) has a 5.25-inch woofer and a 0.75-inch aluminum-dome tweeter, while the Ci160CR ($224.99) has a 6.5-inch woofer. The Ci200CR has an 8-inch woofer and a 1-inch aluminum-dome tweeter for $274.99. Finally, the Ci160CRds packs in two 6.5-inch tweeters and a 0.75-inch woofer for $274.99.
For a closer peek, you can watch David Kroll unbox the 160QR in the video below.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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