Since its launch in 1973, The Reference series redefined the standard and continually set the benchmark for loudspeakers through the pioneering use and constant evolution of digital technologies. This commitment to excellence is at the heart of the Ci-Reference speakers.
The new Ci-Reference speakers have been upgraded with the latest technological advances, including the revolutionary 12th generation Uni-Q driver array and KEF’s pioneering Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT™). The bass drivers have been painstakingly optimised for in-wall use, and the aluminium baffle eliminates vibration. Every element has been specially designed for these models to deliver realistic and immersive sound with breath-taking dynamics for the most discerning music and movie adorers.
KEF’s first THX® Certified Dominus speaker
THX® Certified Ultra Speaker with MAT™
The KEF engineering team in Maidstone, UK, has once again 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 classes – 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 3,000 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 Aluminium Black/Grey finish and come with a paintable magnetic metal grille that fits effortlessly into any décor scheme.