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KEF Reference and Blade II speakers make their US debut

We were lucky enough to see the full Reference range and the "mini Blades" earlier this year at the Munich High End Show, but this is their first outing Stateside. Also on show for the first time in the US was KEF's new R50 Dolby Atmos speaker module that we wrote about earlier this month.

The company is further expanding its range of Dolby Atmos speakers with the introduction of the in-ceiling Ci series, comprising the Ci200RR-THX, Ci200QR and Ci160QR.

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KEF Extreme Theatre in-wall speaker system

KEF Extreme Theatre in-wall speaker system

In addition, KEF showed off its Extreme Theatre in-wall speaker system (pictured above). This includes two THX Ultra2 certified in-wall speakers (the Ci5160RL-THX and Ci3160RL-THX), combined with a single Ci200RR-THX in-ceiling speaker and an in-wall subwoofer.

KEF Reference One

KEF Reference One

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.