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KEF Announces expansion of Reference Line

Updates include new model and updated finish selection for 2020.

KEF Reference

KEF has announced the expansion of the KEF Reference finish selection for 2020. The 2020 lineup introduces a new Silver Satin Walnut finish, and expansion of bespoke Kent Foundry Edition finishes (Blue Ice White and Copper Black) to the Reference 4c and 2c center speakers. KEF has also added a smaller Reference THX Certified Ultra In-Wall Custom Installation model.

KEF Reference Driver

The new Silver Satin Walnut finish utilizes a Silver Satin, tone-on-tone design encompassing the drive units within a solid, brushed aluminum front baffle. Pair-matched Walnut, real wood veneered cabinets compliment the speakers’ overall design. The Foundry Edition finishes adorning the 2c and 4c center speakers pay homage to KEF’s Maidstone beginnings, Blue Ice White hints at the blue of the original KEF logo, while Copper Black combines the latest Reference technology with an aesthetic that subtly evokes this rich pedigree. Together the finish selection consists of Piano Black, Silver Satin Walnut, Kent Edition Copper Black, and Kent Edition Blue Ice White as the 2020 finish selection for floor, bookshelf, and center channel models.

To answer the call for high-end integrated AV speaker system solutions, KEF has added a further Reference In-Wall, THX Certified Ultra custom installation model to accompany the Ci5160REF-THX model. The new, smaller Ci3160REF-THX makes use of the same Reference driver topology as the box designs and utilizes two 6.5-inch bass drivers and 6.5-inch Uni-Q driver array. The larger Ci5160REF-THX has four 6.5-inch bass drivers and a 6.5-inch Uni-Q driver array. Both make use of the same Reference, solid aluminum front baffle, which eliminates unwanted vibrations. Each In-Wall model can be used in left, right, center, side, and rear applications.

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