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New Kef in wall speakers

Sammy135

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A couple months ago, there were pictures teased of the black ls60 and we all thought it was a brand new speaker. Kef bamboozled us.

Yesterday, ever so quietly they launched a new version of their R- series in wall, 3160 (R7 equivalent?) and 5160 (R11 equivalent?) with META. In Canada, the 3160 also looks to be cheaper than the US model and also outgoing model.



I was waiting for an update on the Q series 4100, but that wasn't updated :( What do you guys think?
 

nick-v

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This is great!! I'm excited to start installing some of these for clients.

Quite certain they'll be objectively the very best that's available in their price range.
 

juliangst

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Nice to see that this lineup finally got the Meta treatment.
Specs look really similar to Reference in walls which are 4 times the price of the R series in-walls
 

Vacceo

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It's curious how these are THX rated while their box cousins are not.

I guess KEF wanted to save the certification, but the rating could still be up to specs.
 

nick-v

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Btw, Erin reviewed the 3160’s non-meta:

Which look excellent already.
The 3160s are many generations old, released in 2014. They were based on the previous R Series (R100, R300, R500, R700, R900)

The new updated meta models should be quite a bit better.
 
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