About the KEF Ci200QL
Immersive overhead sound from KEF
Immersive overhead sound from KEF
KEF's award-winning box speakers are a popular choice among audiophiles around the world. But the British hi-fi company also makes a line of discreet "custom installation" speakers that offer excellent sound. The rectangular Ci200QL in-ceiling speaker delivers full-range performance with solid bass, thanks to its 8" woofer and 1" aluminum dome tweeter. It also uses some of the same beloved technologies found in KEF's traditional speakers.
Classic KEF construction
The Ci200QL features KEF's patented Uni-Q® driver technology, which places the tweeter at the center of the woofer. This concentrically arranged positioning creates a wide "sweet spot," providing great sound over a large area of your room.
This speaker is also tonally matched with KEF's traditional box speakers, like the acclaimed LS50, so you can integrate a pair of the Ci200QL into a KEF home theater or multi-room music system with confidence.
Adaptable to your décor
The Ci200QL includes a low-profile grille that you can paint to match your room's décor. Plus it's magnetic, so attaching it is a breeze.
- ideal for an in-ceiling music system or overhead surround effects in a home theater system
- rectangular design
- 1" aluminum dome tweeter with waveguide
- 8" custom-designed woofer
- Uni-Q® driver array technology provides wide sound dispersion and excellent overhead coverage in your room
- tweeter and woofer are concentrically mounted to provide a wide "sweet spot" above you
- frequency response: 35-34,000 Hz (±6 dB)
- recommended amplifier power: 10-150 watts
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- ultra-thin bezel and paintable magnetic grille provide seamless integration into your décor
- gold-plated, spring-loaded binding posts
- cutout dimensions: 9-3/8"W x 13-3/16"H
- external dimensions: 10-3/4"W x 14-9/16"H x 4-5/16"D
- mounting depth: 3-15/16"
- weight: 5.8 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # Ci200QL
What's in the box:
- In-wall loudspeaker
- Paint guard
- Cutout template
- Installation Manual
- Warranty Registration Card
KEF Ci200QL reviews
The Kef speakers are great in-the-wall speakers. I had listened to them in a home theater room, and they blew the other brands out of the water. Great full sound for a larger room, super happy with the ease of installation. I painted the three front speaker grills and left the side and rear effect speakers white. Can't wait for my TV to be able to watch a movie and have awesome sound from my system. KC was wonderful and did the leg work to be able to special order speakers that Crutchfield normally doesn't carry. Thanks KC
Pros: Sound, ease of installation
Cons: Painting edge of speaker, had to tape off front and rear of speaker to paint the 1/4" edge
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More details on the KEF Ci200QL
Features & specs
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Cutout Size||9.375 x 13.1875|
|Power Range (Watts)||10-150|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Overview: The KEF Ci200QL is a 2-way in-wall speaker incorporating the same technologies found in KEF's traditional speakers, offering exceptional quality at an affordable price.
Uni-Q: The Ci200QL uses KEF's patented Uni-Q driver array which places the 1.0" tweeter in the acoustic center of the 8" mid/bass driver cone so that they both act as a single source that disperses the sound widely and evenly over a large area. This allows more freedom in placement by eliminating the "sweet spot" restrictions of conventional speakers.
Tangerine Waveguide: The KEF in-wall speaker features their unique Tangerine Waveguide placed on top of the tweeter. This enhances the already exceptionally wide dispersion characteristics as well as adding protection for the tweeter.
UTB: The Ci200QL utilizes KEF's discreet Ultra Thin Bezel (UTB) design that offers the slimmest possible visible rim around the speaker, giving you more freedom to position the speaker where you please. This design gives the speaker less than 1/4" of height above the mounting surface, including the grill.
Magnetic Grills: The Ci200QL uses a magnetically mounted grill. A magnetic rim around the edge of the speaker allows the grill to easily be placed and removed without any tools while offering a very secure mount.
Marine-Grade Construction: All KEF Ci series speakers are built "marine-grade" with grills that are plated and powder-coated by a proprietary process. Other special marine-grade materials are used such as moisture-resistant fittings and UV protected plastics. The Ci200QL carries an IP64 certification, allowing it to withstand harsh, humid, and salty environments. This design allows the speaker to be used in locations such as bathrooms, pool areas, or near the ocean.
Installation: The KEF speaker includes six integrated mounting arms. These allow the speaker to be locked into place by simply tightening the six philips-head screws after placing speaker in the opening. As the screws are tightened, the arms will swing outward and press against the backside of the drywall or mounting surface. The screws remain attached to the mounting arms, even when fully loosened, preventing them from falling out and making for an easier installation.
- Cutout Dimensions: 9.375" (w) x 13.1875" 9 (h) x 4.0" (d)
- Frame Dimensions: 10.75" (w) x 14.5625" (h) x 0.25" (d)
Terminals: Two spring-posts are provided for attaching speaker wire and can accommodate 16 -14 AWG wire.