KEF Ci500AW all weather speaker

KEF Ci500AW all weather speaker

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KEF is a highly renowned, multi-award winning loudspeaker manufacturer whose high quality products can be found all over the world. KEF began in Maidstone Kent in 1961 by electrical engineer, Raymond Cooke. KEF is naimed after Kent Engineering & Foundry, which occupied the KEF site previously. Raymond Cooke was created OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 1979. KEF have produced products for the BBC, and have a vast range of products at many different price points.

The two-way Ci500AW combines 70W power handling and 87dB sensitivity for a maximum output of 105dB.

A 130mm (5.25in.) polypropylene bass/mid driver working in conjunction with an Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) for increased low frequency output, is partnered by a 25mm (1in.) soft dome tweeter. The white, moulded ABS enclosure and stainless steel grille are easily paintable.

The Ci Series Ci500AW is an indoor/outdoor all-weather loudspeaker with an integral, pivoting mounting bracket.

Utilising a 25mm (1in.) soft dome tweeter partnered by a long-throw 130mm (5.25in.) polypropylene bass/mid driver working in conjunction with an Auxiliary Bass Radiator for increased low frequency output from this closed box design.

The white, moulded ABS enclosure and stainless steel grille are paintable, and along with the drivers, terminals and mounting bracket are weather-resistant, making positioning of this loudspeaker, even in the harshest environments like patios or even ocean-going yachts, extremely versatile.

The two-way, 3 driver Ci500AW combines 70W power handling and 87dB sensitivity, with a frequency response (±3dB) of 60Hz - 20kHz and a maximum output of 105dB.

Features and Benefits

25mm soft dome tweeter. Carefully selected for its smooth response and power handling.

130mm polypropylene bass/mid driver. Good bass extension and seamless midrange integration with tweeter.

ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator). Extended low frequency output from a closed-box design.

Integral mounting bracket. Offers both vertical and horizontal mounting options with good cable access to speaker terminals. Paintable.

ABS enclosure. The tough, moulded enclosure is fully weather resistant and paintable.


The Ci Series Ci500AW is best suited for high quality music and speech reinforcement applications requiring a weather-resistant loudspeaker offering hi-fi performance such as:

• Patio, Poolside, Sauna, Yacht
• Multi Room systems
• Home Theatre systems
• Lounges, Bars, Boutiques
• Boardrooms & Offices
• Airports, Convention Centres, Hotels
• Live Theatre/Concert Hall fill-in
• Houses of Worship
• Sports Arenas



The Ci Series Ci500AW shall consist of:

• 1 x 25mm (1in.) soft dome tweeter, 1 x 130mm (5.25in.) polypropylene bass/mid driver, 1 x Auxiliary Bass Radiator

• Performance of the Ci500AW shall meet or exceed the following criteria: frequency response 1 metre on-axis with swept sinewave shall be 60Hz to 20kHz ±3dB, sensitivity shall be at least 87dB for 2.83V@1m

• The driver impedance and maximum power handling shall be 70W at 8 ohms

• The enclosure shall not exceed the following dimensions: (H x W x D) (including bracket) 290 x 180 x 195 mm (11.5 x 7.7 x 6.9 in.)
Model     Ci500AW
Crossover Frequencies     3kHz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)     87dB
Frequency Response (+/-3dB)     60Hz - 20kHz
Amplifier Requirements     10 - 70W
Cabinet     Polycarbonate
Terminals     Binding posts up to Ø5mm (0.2in.) conductor
Nominal Impedance     4 Ohms (min 3.2 Ohms)
Weight     3.8kg (8.36lbs)
Dimensions (H x W x D)     290 x 180 x 173 mm (11.41 x 7.08 x 6.81 in.)



Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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