Totem Acoustics Kin Aic Angled In-Ceiling Speaker - KIN AIC

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The KIN Architectural AIC is the perfect speaker for an imperfect world.

The KIN AIC possesses KIN Architectural series technology so performance is thrilling and engaging. It possesses the easy and elegant integration elements of KIN Architectural so installers appreciate them as much as designers. And AIC offers another ingenious audio solution.

When light fixtures, heating or cooling vents, and all other potential obstructions prohibit perfect placement within a ceiling, the AIC will overcome the issues. The angled baffle directs the sound towards the listening area so no matter how imperfect it’s location, the performance is flawless.

KIN AIC is the perfect speaker for an imperfect world. Perfect sound staging and phase correctness bring an absolutely startling emotion-filled room musicality.

Discover your Kin Architectural and expand your musical experiences.

Optional Accessories

Pre-construction kits facilitate installation before drywall has been installed.

Design Highlights

  • Angled baffle permits placement tight to walls while directing sound to the listening area
  • Robust steel buttressed framework handles the toughest installations
  • Screw cutouts in the framework for flush-to-stud installations where clamps cannot deploy
  • Dozens of magnets securely grip the grill preventing resonance and gaps
  • Rear-wire management channels

Technical Features

  • Integrated wood back box ensures reliable and superior performance
  • Shallow design and slim proportions easily fit the majority of ceiling cavities
  • Twin 4”/10.16cm MHEX Phenolic Honeycomb Woven Hybrid woofer in die-cast basket
  • Twin 5” Metal Amalgamation Compound high excursion passive radiators help create deep bass from a sealed enclosure
  • High-torque angled wall clamps for an even structural tension

Integrated Wood Back Box

Consistency, protection, and sound isolation

Integrated back boxes ensure optimum performance regardless of the wall cavity size or content.  Wherever they are installed, they react as if the wall was custom made for them.  Metal, plastic,  or aluminum enclosures have inherent distortion issues that wood does not.  Back boxes also provide substantial sound isolation and protect against materials in the wall that can damage the drivers.

Enormous Dispersion

Sound everywhere you want it

KIN Architectural diffuse sound in an enormously wide, expansive manner comparable to a flood light and illuminate a room with Totem’s holographic sound. 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.

MHEX Woofer In Cast Baskets

Unique driver for an exceptional series

Multiple layers of phenolic honeycomb and woven synthetics are extremely rigid, have sensational transient capabilities, and a pure, flat response in the critical 100Hz to 2.5kHz range.   Cast frames are tremendously strong, resistant to distortion causing resonances, and the open framework design allows larger spiders and voice coils to be implemented.   The result is high power handling and formidable bass.

Titanium Infused Tweeters

A winning combination

The soft dome material exhibits characteristic smoothness while the added titanium element imparts highs that are detailed, airy, and extraordinarily lifelike.

Metal Amalgamation Passive Radiators

Tuned to perfection

5” passive radiators are made of a proprietary compound of metals chosen for their strength to weight ratios.  They are unyieldingly rigid yet perfectly weighted, so bass is both forceful and musical.  These passives function in tandem with the MHEX drivers to tune the sealed enclosure to perfection with size defying bass output.


Gold Plated Banana Plugs

High conductivity gold plated connectors efficiently capture the incoming signal for superior speaker performance. They accommodate a variety of connection options such as bare wire, banana plugs, and spades.

Design: Full back-boxed, high-performance loudspeaker
Frequency Response: 59 Hz – 25 kHz ± 3 dB
Recommended Power:30 – 120 W
Woofer: Twin 4”/10.16cm MHEX Phenolic Honeycomb Woven Hybrid woofer in die-cast basket
Passive radiators Dual 5″ Metal Amalgamation Compound
Tweeter: 1”/2.54cm Titanium Infused Soft Dome
Impedance: 6 ohms
Sensitivity dB @1W-1M 91 dB
Dimensions (w x h x d): 14.09″ x 14.09″ x 4.72″ / 358 x 358 x 120 mm
Cutout 13.38 x 13.38 / 340 x 340mm
grille type magnetic, paintable, virtually bezel-less white metal
accessories/optionsPre-construction brackets
Speaker Terminals: 5 way gold plated