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Proprietary driver technology and an extensive feature set establish the IC81 as the benchmark among 8” in-ceiling speakers for price versus performance.
The Kin Architectural IC81 seamlessly integrates into any living space but their stunning performance will inevitably draw attention. Due to its remarkable 75-degree dispersion, the KIN IC81 is 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.
KIN IC81 intermixes 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 grills 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.
- PCK8: Pre-construction kits facilitate installation before drywall has been installed.
- ABC8: Acoustic Back Cans reduce sound from penetrating adjacent rooms, protects the components from damage causing materials, and improves the weather resistance.
- SGK8: Square Grille Kits permit cosmetic finishing touches to suit personal design tastes.
- 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
- 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|
|Sensitivity (dB @1W-1M):||91dB|
|Dimensions (w x h x d):||271 x 169.55mm|
|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|
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.
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.
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.