KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, will place its recently completed full assortment of Custom Installation (Ci) Series loudspeakers at the forefront of CEDIA EXPO 2012.
For the first time ever, KEF now offers a vast array of in-wall and in-ceiling architectural loudspeakers designed to accommodate any home entertainment application. Most recently, KEF introduced two new collections of architectural loudspeakers into the Ci Series, including square and rectangle models. The addition of the new square and rectangle models, combined with KEF’s assortment of round loudspeakers, provide custom installation professionals a complete array of high performance audio solutions that are heard and not seen.
“For over 50 years, KEF has had an unequaled reputation in developing high performance loudspeakers and now we are able to offer that same attention to design into our complete line of custom installation products,” said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “As attendees to CEDIA EXPO will see, our custom installation loudspeakers offer features such as ultra-thin bezels and our unique driver arrays to provide a home entertainment solution every homeowner will appreciate.”
The Ultra-Thin Bezels and magnetic grilles featured on KEF’s Ci Series models are designed to seamlessly blend into a home’s decor and surrounding environment, allowing installers to place the loudspeakers throughout the home without disrupting its cosmetic appeal.
In addition to an ultra-low profile design, the Ci Series’ special grille treatments allow them to be used in humid or moist environments, including bathrooms, patios and porches, and boats.
Select models in the Ci Series are backed by 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 brand.Enhancing Uni-Q performance, KEF’s Ci Series feature KEF’s “tangerine” waveguide which provides an even greater level of dispersion and driver protection.
Additional models incorporate an asymmetrical tweeter island to deliver a cleaner, purer sound that reduces diffraction and enhances off-axis, high frequency response. In the entire Ci Series line, KEF’s forward woofer mounting eliminates diffraction and ensures that the speaker perform brilliantly regardless of placement.
Visitors to CEDIA EXPO 2012, held September 6-8 in Indianapolis, Ind., can learn more about the new Ci Series collection from KEF by visiting the KEF booth (#1312) during the show.
KEF’s ethos has always been based on the continuing quest to find new and better ways of reproducing sound. Since the company’s establishment in Maidstone, Kent in 1961 by Raymond Cooke O.B.E., KEF has maintained a flair for unusual and controversial speaker engineering, design and material use. KEF has always driven innovation in sound with examples including its iconic ‘egg’, Muon and Blade speakers. KEF is part of Gold Peak Group and its products are available in more than 60 countries. In 2011 KEF celebrated its 50th anniversary and is still committed to building on its strong heritage. 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.
Scott Moody, Director of Public Relations