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Ci160ST

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Combining durability, reliability and UL certification with KEF’s undisputed audio pedigree and consistent, high quality performance, the Ci Commercial Series is an outstanding in-ceiling speaker line-up for project work of all types.
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  • Ci Software Download
Features


Ci160ST Key Features

  • Integral fire-rated metal rear enclosure
  • UL2043-approved for use in air handling spaces
  • UL1480-5-approved for use in fire protection signalling systems
  • Front-mounted switch for selecting 8 ohm or 70/100 volt operation
  • Includes the hardware for mounting above a suspended ceiling or in a hard ceiling

Reproducing lower frequencies with confident accuracy is critical for achieving a satisfyingly full-bodied sound in public spaces, and with the dedicated long-throw 160mm (6.5in.) bass driver from KEF’s renowned iQ range, the Ci160ST delivers gloriously extended, articulate and distortion-free bass. The tonal match is perfect with the rest of the new Ci Commercial Series, which are designed specifically for foreground music and music/paging applications in retail, commercial and hospitality environments. With back can, 70V/100V multi-tap transformers for distributed line systems and UL2043 safety approval for use in plenum spaces and UL1480-5 for fire protection signalling systems, it meets every requirement for interior use. The bezels and grilles can of course be finished to blend unobtrusively with the décor –and with KEF’s ingeniously simple fixing system, the units are exceptionally easy for the contractor to install. The Ci160ST is supplied with a C-ring mounting bracket and tile hanger for use in suspended ceilings. Like all KEF loudspeakers, this formidably competent subwoofer is built to KEF’s traditional high standards for reliable long term use.

Applications

The Ci Commercial Series Ci160ST is best suited where high quality music and speech reinforcement applications require hi-fi performance such as:

  • Multi Room systems
  • Home Theatre systems
  • Lounges, Bars, Boutiques
  • Boardrooms & Offices
  • Airports, Convention Centres, Hotels
  • Live Theatre/Concert Hall fill-in
  • Houses of Worship
  • Sports Arena


Specifications

Additional Information

Nominal Impedance 4 Ω
Sensitivity 85dB (2.83V/ 1m)
Frequency Response 60 - 130Hz (+/-6dB) With back can/rear enclosure
Crossover Frequencies 2.3kHz
Drive Units LF: 160mm
Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 100W
Features Passive Subwoofer, UL2043 & UL1480-5 approved, 70V: 7.5W, 15W, 30W, 60W / 100V: 15W, 30W, 60W
Product external dimensions Diameter / Depth : 275mm (10.83in.) / 188mm (7.40in.)
Cut-out dimensions Diameter : 240mm (9.45in.)
Mounting depth from surface With back can : 185mm (7.28in.)
Unit measurement Piece
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Ci Series Specification Sheet
Product drawing
Installations
Ci Software Download

1. KEF Speaker Placement Tool

Created by KEF UK engineering, the "KEF Speaker Placement Tool" is a software program* designed to assist you in the placement and layout of KEF Ci loudspeakers. Able to accommodate both 70V/100V and stereo music systems the software will graphically show room sound coverage, show speaker layout, and to provide wiring diagrams. For your convenience room layouts can be saved, printed, exported, and retrieved for future reference.

Download Ci Software

* KEF Speaker Placement Tool currently runs only on Windows based machines. Due to a compatibility issue between the "KEF Ci Speaker Placement Tool" and the latest version of Java, previous versions of the "KEF Ci Speaker Placement Tool" may not run. To correct this problem please uninstall the KEF Ci Software and then download and install the latest version from the link on this page.










2. KASA500 Software Update Tool

KASA500 is a powerful Class-D Dual 250WPC amplifier. This DSP controlled system amplifier is optimized to deliver thunderous bass from KEF Ci subwoofers. With both line and speaker level inputs, and DSP configurable pass-through with optional high pass filters – the KASA500 is versatile and can be deployed in limitless system configurations. To allow for future flexibility KEF engineers may update the KASA500 DSP firmware to optimize performance with additional KEF speakers. The KASA500 Programmer* is a proprietary tool for updating the KASA500 firmware. NOTE: KASA500 software requires a "USB Type A Male to USB Type A Male cable" for connection between your computer and the KASA500.

Download KASA500 Programmer

Download KASA500 Firmware Rev. 10.04 - The latest KASA500 Firmware provides settings for KEF Ci subwoofer models Ci3160RLb-THX, Ci200QSb-THX, Ci200TRb and Ci4100QLb with THX certified performance (if applicable) in both mono and stereo mode.

Download KASA500 EQ setting dip switch chart

Download KASA500 user manual - KASA500 manual includes installation diagrams for both home theater and music sub/satellite installations.

* KEF KASA500 Programmer currently runs only on Windows based machines.





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