KIN IC8 Slim

Slim profile, enormous soundstage

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Conveniently proportioned for space challenged applications, the KIN IC8 Slim 8” in ceiling speaker defies its lean proportions with Totem’s classic enormous imaging and enveloping soundstage.

The ceramic tweeters and carbon fiber woofers react like they were designed for each other. And they were. Designed far beyond established standards, KIN IC Slim delivers the authentic Totem experience of sound holography and musical involvement. They also seamlessly intermesh with other Totem speakers, both traditional and architectural, for cohesive, enveloping multichannel system configurations.

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Optional Accessories

PCK8:  Pre-construction kits facilitate installation before drywall has been installed.
SGK8:  Square Grille Kits permit cosmetic finishing touches to suit personal design tastes.


Design Highlights

  • Totem’s unique holographic voicing and superior on-and off-axis performance
  • High-strength, easy deployment dogs permit simple and solid installation
  • Paintable neodymium-activated stainless-steel grills
  • Shallow profile
  • Intermeshes with every Totem traditional speaker

Technical Features

  • Customized Carbon Fiber woofers
  • Ceramic tweeters
  • Pivoting tweeter faceplate
  • High efficiency
  • Gold-plated terminals

Specifications – KIN IC8 Slim

Design: Slim 8″ In-Ceiling
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 25 kHz
Recommended Power: 10-125w
Woofer: 8″ Carbon Fiber
Tweeter: 1″ Cermaic Dome
Impedance: 8 ohm
Sensitivity  (dB @1W-1M): 91dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 281 x 122mm / 11.06 x 4.80″
Cutout: 242mm / 9.52″
Grille Type: magnetic, paintable, virtually bezel-less white metal
Accessories / Options: Pre-construction brackets, square grilles
Speaker Terminals: Spring loaded Gold Plated
Weight: 4.6lb / 2.1kg

Enormous Dispersion

KIN IC diffuse sound in an enormously wide, expansive manner comparable to a flood light and illuminate a room with Totem’s holographic sound whereas most others function like a focused, narrow spotlight, creating small acoustic “hot spots”.  The dispersion is almost twice that of competitive speakers, so it takes fewer Totem speakers to thoroughly fill a room, and listeners enjoy the same sound whether seated or standing.

Slim Profile

This series of 5 in-wall, in-ceiling, and angled in ceiling speakers have a mounting depth that is 25% shallower than comparable KIN IC models. The remarkable shallowness ensures KIN IC Slim can fit wherever sound is required.

Carbon Fiber Woofers

The pure polymer impregnated carbon weave is very stiff so it maintains its perfect shape through punishing bass output.  It is also incredibly light so it reacts instantaneously.   Coupled to a high compliance rubber suspension, the cone motion is controlled for the best possible transient response and clarity. The overall result is thunderous, fast, tight bass.

Ceramic Dome Tweeters in Pivoting Faceplate

An aluminum dome receives a ceramic coating to greatly improve the stiffness and damping characteristics over traditional metal domes.  This procedure moves the natural resonance out to 25kHz, well past our hearing ability, for the clearest, distortion-free sound.  The faceplate is pivotable to allow the directional high frequencies to be aimed at the listening area.