A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

KEF Introduces New Rectangle and Square Custom Installation Loudspeakers

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, today introduced 10 new models of high performance in-ceiling loudspeakers to its Custom Installation (Ci) line.

Built upon the foundation set with the recent KEF QR and CR round speakers launched last year, the new Ci models feature four new rectangle and six new square loudspeakers to give custom installation professionals a complete array of loudspeakers perfect for any application. Additionally, one of the new models, the square Ci100QS, is designed to complement’s KEF’s Ci Soundlight models which deliver exceptional audio performance in the form of a loudspeaker that matches today’s small Halogen lighting.

Each of the new models of KEF Ci speakers feature KEF’s magnetically-attached Ultra Thin Bezel (UTB), allowing the loudspeakers to seamlessly blend in with any surrounding décor. Additionally, KEF proprietary grille treatments ensure the loudspeakers will stand up to humid and moist areas including bathrooms, boats or near the ocean.

All KEF Ci in-ceiling speakers feature KEF’s tangerine waveguide which provides a greater level of dispersion and driver protection. The series’ forward mounted woofer eliminates diffraction and ensures superior sound performance regardless of placement.

For enhanced sound quality, select models of the new Ci loudspeakers feature KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver array, which places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the woofer. This allows both the woofer and tweeter to act as a single, focused source of sound that is dispersed widely and evenly throughout a room or setting—a feature not found on any other in-ceiling loudspeaker.

“We are excited about the continued investment and development with our Ci products,” said David Kroll, Ci product manager for KEF. “The acoustic performance of these models has surpassed our every expectation. The very attractive UTB thin bezel’s modern look is in high demand with architects and designers. Additionally, our Uni-Q driver is ideally suited for the square shape and the consumer benefits from the placement-friendly, wide off-axis response and small visible footprint.”

KEF’s new Ci models include:

  • Ci130CS – Square in-ceiling loudspeaker; 130mm (5.25”) driver
  • Ci160CS – Square in-ceiling loudspeaker; 160mm (6.5”) driver
  • Ci100QS – Square in-ceiling loudspeaker; 100mm (4”) Uni-Q driver
  • Ci130QS – Square in-ceiling loudspeaker; 130mm (5.25”) Uni-Q driver
  • Ci160QS – Square in-ceiling loudspeaker; 160mm (6.5”) Uni-Q driver
  • Ci200QS – Square in-ceiling loudspeaker; 200mm (8”) Uni-Q driver
  • Ci160CL – Rectangle in-ceiling loudspeaker; 160mm (6.5”) driver
  • Ci200CL – Rectangle in-ceiling loudspeaker; 200mm (8”) driver
  • Ci160QL – Rectangle in-ceiling loudspeaker; 160mm (6.5”) Uni-Q driver
  • Ci200QL – Rectangle in-ceiling loudspeaker; 200mm (8”) Uni-Q driver

 

Attendees to the KEF America booth (#3351) at CEDIA EXPO 2011, held September 7-11 in Indianapolis, Ind., will have the exclusive first-look at the all-new Ci models and more from KEF.

For more information on KEF’s Ci products, visit http://kef.com/us/custom.

About KEF
For 50 years, KEF has created technology that delivers the best listening experience for people who are passionate about natural sound. Founded on October 2, 1961 by Raymond Cooke O.B.E., KEF continues to maintain its flair for unusual and controversial speaker engineering, design and material use. KEF flourished during the 1960s, and in 1970 received the first of two Queen’s Awards for Export Achievement. Ten years of worldwide growth followed, solidifying KEF’s reputation as one of the international leaders in speaker engineering. The Gold Peak Group acquired KEF in 1992, backing KEF’s British heritage with new ideas, a new personality and new products, leveraging its deep R&D and global manufacturing capabilities, and building on the company’s core strengths in acoustics, design, distribution and quality. With the celebration of its 50th anniversary, KEF will continue to build on its strong heritage to define listening experiences for the next 50 years and beyond. www.kef.com

About KEF America, Inc.
KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a line of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry for quality and innovation. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground-breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence. For additional information about KEF and its award-winning products and unique technology, please visit www.kef.com.

Media Contact:
Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

Company Contact:
Stephanie Scola, Marketing Manager
KEF America
Tel: 732-683-2356 x123                                                             
Email: sscola@kefamerica.com

Web: http://www.kef.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: CEDIA Newslink, Loudspeakers, News

StrandVision Signage Offers Quick and Easy Way to Add “People” Pages to Electronic Signage Content Mix
Lady Gaga Launches ArtRave Tour with Clay Paky Fixtures
Digital Nirvana Introduces New Media Management Platform at IBC2014
DVEO Launches 50 Channel Transcoding Playout Server and Streaming Appliance – Ideal for Websites, Schools, Hotels, or Digital Signage
WIN FREE GEAR! Over $17,000 in total giveaways during September.
Extron Launches HDMI Wireless Product Line with eLink 100
Lyon Video Installs Calrec Apollo Audio Console in Newest Mobile Production Truck
Forbidden Integrates Timecode Buddy Into Forscene Platform Via MovieSlate iOS App
Simple. Robust. Intelligent: Kramer Launches RC-43T Control Panel
K−Touch 2.0.0 is Here!

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

August 2011
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication