The in-wall Ci Series 9000ACE from KEF is a exciting new advance into custom installed loudspeakers. An awsome experience with huge power and dynamics!
The 165mm (61⁄2") Uni-Q® driver array brings out the full emotional depth and texture of vocals, whether sung, shouted, spoken or whispered - hardly surprising, since it is exactly the same unit as you will 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 is as lucid as it is gutsy and thanks to the KEF Acoustic Compliance Enhancement technology, (ACE) what you actually hear is a level of bass extension that is normally only obtainable with much larger speakers.
Ci Series 9000ACE comes with two grille options: The pictured black cloth covered grille and a white overhanging grille. A grille for painting or covering is also available.
The new Ci Series 9000ACE.
More range, more depth. More alive.
Ci9000ACE 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”) aluminium 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
3 grille options to suit cosmetic application
19mm (0.75in.) aluminium dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet (Uni-Q)
165mm (6.49in.) polypropylene MF Unit (Uni-Q)
2 X 165mm (6.49in.) polypropylene LF Units
Recommended amplifier 30-150W
Machined aluminium front baffle
Steel mounting bracket
The Ci9000ACE comprises a Uni-Q® array with a coincident mounted, twin neodymium magnet, 19mm (3⁄4”) aluminium 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 metre 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 theatre applications here hi-fi performance is required, such as:
Multi Room systems.
Home Theatre systems.
Lounges, Bars, Boutiques.
Boardrooms & Offices.
Type Uni-Q, 3 way, 4 driver configuration
HF Unit 19 mm Aluminium 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
Net weight 12kg (26.4lbs)
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 700 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.)