The in-wall Ci Series 9000ACE from KEF is a innovative new advance into custom installed loudspeakers. The 165mm (61⁄2") Uni-Q(R) 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: A black cloth covered grille and a white overhanging grille. A grille for painting or covering is also available.
Features and Benefits
Purpose built for flush mounting into walls, the 3-way, Ci9000ACE combines 150W power handling and 88dB sensitivity. A 165mm (61⁄2") polypropylene cone midrange unit with a coincident mounted, twin neodymium magnet, 19mm (3⁄4") aluminum dome, high-frequency unit and two 165mm (61⁄2") 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
· Sealed enclosure
· 3 grille options to suit cosmetic application
· 19mm (0.75in.) aluminum dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet (Uni-Q)
· 165mm (6.49in.) polypropylene MF Unit (Uni-Q)
· 2 X 165mm (6.49in.) polypropylene LF Units
· ACE technology providing extended frequency response from LF unit
· Nominal impedance 8 ohm (Min 3.2Ω)
· Recommended amplifier 30-150W
· Machined aluminum front baffle
· Steel mounting bracket
The Ci9000ACE comprises a Uni-Q(R) array with a coincident mounted, twin neodymium magnet, 19mm (3⁄4") aluminum dome, high-frequency unit, a 165mm polypropylene midrange unit and two 165mm bass drivers.
Performance should meet or exceed the following criteria: frequency response 1 meter on-axis with swept sinewave shall be 60Hz to 27kHz, sensitivity shall be at least 88dB for 2.83V@1m. The impedance and maximum power shall be 150W at 8 ohms.
The Ci9000ACE is best suited for high quality music and home Theater applications here hi-fi performance is required, such as:
· Multi Room systems.
· Home Theater systems.
· Lounges, Bars, Boutiques.
· Boardrooms & Offices.
Type: Uni-Q, 3 way, 4 driver configuration
HF Unit: 19 mm Aluminum Dome
MF Unit: 165 mm (6.49in.) Polypropylene
LF Unit: 165 mm (6.49in.) Polypropylene x 2
Frequency range at ±3 dB: 60Hz - 27kHz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 88dB
Rec. amplifier power: 30 - 150 W
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (min. 3.2 ohms)
Crossover frequency: 350Hz, 3kHz
Enclosure material: Steel
Terminals: Screw type
Dimensions overall (H x W x D): 680 x 230 x 105 mm, 26.77 x 9.06 x 4.13 in. with inset grille
7000 x 252 x 104 mm, 27.56 x 9.92 x 4.09 in. with overhang grille
Dimension cut out (H x W): 660 x 209mm (25.98 x 8.23in.)
Install depth: 95mm (3.74in.)