KIN In-Ceiling IC81/IC61

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Kin Architectural IC61 and IC81 seamlessly integrate into any living space but their stunning performance will inevitably draw attention. Due to their remarkable 75-degree dispersion these speakers are easy to place in any room and can play much larger room envelopes than most architectural speakers. Totem’s signature powerful bass, smooth highs, and natural vocals are evenly spread throughout the room. A Low Volume Intelligibility switch even ensures that sound is as rich and detailed in applications where low volume listening is required.

They intermix harmoniously with any existing traditional, on-wall, or architectural Totem speaker for a variety of multi-channel options. Kin Architectural models have stainless steel, magnetic grilles and hardware so they’re weather resistant and ready for the outdoors under covered areas and soffits with the use of the optional Acoustic Back Can.

Discover your Kin Architectural and expand your musical experiences.

Optional Accessories

  • PCK6 / PCK8: Pre-construction kits facilitate installation before drywall has been installed.
  • ABC6 / ABC8: Acoustic Back Cans reduce sound from penetrating adjacent rooms, protects the components from damage causing materials, and improves the weather resistance.
  • SGK6 / SGK8: Square Grille Kits permit cosmetic finishing touches to suit personal design tastes.
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Design Highlights

  • High-torque, robust Nylon dogs which can accommodate double layers of drywall
  • 75-degree dispersion
  • Unified framework shield
  • Paintable neodymium-activated stainless-steel grills
  • Stainless steel, weather resistant hardware
  • Shallow profile

Technical Features

  • Customized polypropylene woofers
  • Pivoting tweeter faceplate
  • Low Volume Intelligibility equalization
  • Gold-plated terminals
  • Multiple accessories available

Specifications – KIN IC81

Design: 8″ In-Ceiling with with LVI equalization switch
Frequency Response: 42 Hz – 30 kHz
Recommended Power: 20-120 W
Woofer: 8″ PolyPropylene in stamped basket
Tweeter: 1” Ceramic coated aluminum dome tweeter
Impedance: 8 ohm
Sensitivity  (dB @1W-1M): 91dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 271 x 169.55mm
Cutout: 246.25mm
Grille Type: magnetic, paintable, virtually bezel-less white metal
Accessories / Options: Pre-construction brackets, square grilles, acoustic back can
Speaker Terminals: Spring loaded Gold Plated
Weight: 4.85lb / 2.2kg

Specifications – KIN IC61

Design: 6.5″ In-Ceiling with with LVI equalization switch
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 30 kHz
Recommended Power: 20-90 W
Woofer: 6.5″ PolyPropylene in stamped basket
Tweeter: .75″ Soft Dome
Impedance: 8 ohm
Sensitivity  (dB @1W-1M): 90dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 234 x 120.65mm /  9.21 x 4.75″   With back can:  157.41 /6.19″
Cutout: 211mm
Grille Type: magnetic, paintable, virtually bezel-less white metal
Accessories / Options: Pre-construction brackets, square grilles, acoustic back can
Speaker Terminals: Spring loaded Gold Plated
Weight: 4.1lb / 1.88kg

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.

User Adjustments

Low Volume Intelligibility Switch

This feature fine tunes the output at low listening levels to improve the clarity of vocals and maintain bass response normally lost at minimal volume.

Pivoting Tweeter Faceplate

Allows you to aim the more directional high frequencies towards the listening area for better overall clarity in challenging placement situations.

Construction / Ease of Installation

Stainless Steel Hardware

Stainless steel hardware and grilles resist corrosion and make KIN suitable for indoor high humidity applications like bathrooms and saunas, and even somewhat protected outdoor applications like soffits and gazebos.

Unified Framework Shield

A ribbed, connected cover protects the speaker from material within walls and ceilings during the installation process and reinforces the rigidity of the integral framework to eliminate resonance.

Heavy Duty Dog Ears

This dog ear system means the speaker installs smoothly, quickly, and easily in any situation. The robust clamping mechanism and drywall gripping teeth provides a rigidity that improves midrange accuracy and bass response.

Customized Poly Woofers in Stamped Steel Baskets

Polypropylene woofers are designed to our exacting standards for a high strength to weight ratio. Driven by a robust motor structure and powerful magnetic system, they produce powerful yet controlled bass.

Customized Tweeters

1” Ceramic Coated Aluminum Dome Tweeters (IC81 model)

An aluminum dome receives a ceramic coating that greatly improves the stiffness and damping characteristics compared to traditional metal domes. This takes the resonances out to 30kHz and past our hearing ability for the most natural, distortion-free sound.  It’s also resistant to moisture, sunlight, and extreme temperatures, making the speakers very versatile and suitable to almost any application.

.75” soft dome tweeter (IC61 model)

A neodymium magnet in a chambered enclosure has high excursion ability, measures flat out to 30kHz, and an unbelievably low 750Hz resonance frequency.  A modified version of the tweeter found in the higher end Kin architectural back box models, it provides crystal clear highs.