The in-wall Ci Series 9000ACE from KEF is a innovative new advance into custom installed loudspeakers. The 165mm (6.5in.) Uni-Q® driver array brings out the full emotional depth and texture of vocals, whether sung, shouted, spoken or whispered - hardly surprising, since it’s exactly the same unit as you’ll find on the XQ series. On either side, a matching pair of long throw bass drivers with ultra-low distortion motors for low frequency response that’s as lucid as it is gutsy - and thanks to KEF’s Acoustic Compliance Enhancement technology, (ACE) what you actually hear is a level of bass extension that’s normally only obtainable with much larger speakers.
Ci Series 9000ACE comes with two grille options: The pictured black cloth covered grille and a white overhanging grille. A grille for painting or covering is also available.
The new Ci Series 9000ACE.
Features and Benefits
Purpose built for flush mounting into walls, the 3-way, Ci9000ACE combines 150W power handling and 88dB sensitivity. A 165mm (6.5in.) polypropylene cone midrange unit with a coincident mounted, twin neodymium magnet, 19mm (0.75in.) aluminium dome, high-frequency unit and two 165mm (6.5in.) bass drivers in a sealed back-box. HF output can be increased through alternative terminal connection to compensate for grille coverings.
• Flagship Ci product featuring ACE technology
The Ci9000ACE is best suited for high quality music and home theatre applications here hi-fi performance is required, such as:
• Multi Room systems
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)||88dB|
|Frequency Response +/-6dB 2pi/open-backed||-|
|Frequency Response +/-6dB With back can/rear enclosure||60 - 27kHz|
|Crossover Frequency||350Hz, 3kHz|
|Drive Units (LF / MF / HF)||2 x 160mm / 160mm / 19mm|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||30-150W|
|Features||Three-way Uni-Q Array / Aluminum Baffle & Integrated Back Box|
|Product External Dimensions (Height / Width / Depth)||700mm (27.56in.) / 252mm (9.92in.) / 105mm (4.13in.)|
|Cut-out Dimension (Height / Width)||660mm (25.98in.) / 209mm (8.23in.)|
|Mounting Depth from Surface (Product only / With back can)||- / 95mm (3.74in.)|