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  Topic: KEF Speakers with Slam?
DarrenHW

Replies: 2
Views: 4037

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 9:27 am   Subject: KEF Speakers with Slam?
Having acquired and recapped a pair of KIT3's a few weeks ago I love how they sound compared to my Ditton 44's. They're more detailed, natural and integrate better in my room. There is however one fac ...
  Topic: Upgrading my Quad 405 and 44
DarrenHW

Replies: 15
Views: 20986

PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 5:19 pm   Subject: Upgrading my Quad 405 and 44
WOW, the B&W's are stunning! ESL are next on my list once I've made some more progress with the KEF's.

As for the 405's I'm hoping these will be amps for life, I see no reason serviceability w ...
  Topic: Upgrading my Quad 405 and 44
DarrenHW

Replies: 15
Views: 20986

PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 4:37 pm   Subject: Upgrading my Quad 405 and 44
Cheers Proff Very Happy I wasn't sure how this would turn out and whether the "upgrade" would justify the expense, I'm happy to say IMHO it does. I know there's the question of expectation bias (a ...
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:37 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
That is exactly what I'm thinking of Proff, thanks for the photo's, nice work btw! I think you've given me all the encouragement I need, off to source some BB PLY. Thanks for sharing Very Happy .
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:39 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
Thanks for the x-over suggestion Proff, although I'm still going round in circles trying to get my head around the various x-over designs it did lead on to discovering a brief history of KEF speakers. ...
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 3:18 pm   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
Hi Proff,
No, I'd not heard of the 104's until your post, I'll have to read up on them, I do like an ABR.
  Topic: Upgrading my Quad 405 and 44
DarrenHW

Replies: 15
Views: 20986

PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:08 am   Subject: Upgrading my Quad 405 and 44
Here is my hot off the bench take on 405 mono-blocking:

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/drtwas/IMG_5182_zpsizsxkw41.jpg

This has been a major improvement over the stock 405, stereo sepa ...
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:05 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
I've been listening to these for the last week now and they're really growing on me. In comparison to the Ditton 44's, the sound stage from the KEF's is far larger, however the bass from the 44's has ...
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:05 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
.... Tough times...


Indeed!
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:43 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
I use Auto Glym Bumper & Trim Gel:

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u606/drtwas/autoglym-bumper-trim-gel_zps3e7xoley.jpg

It's for plastic and rubber. Use it at your own risk, I don't know ...
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:29 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
Hi proffski, yes an additional tweeter has been added. I don't know what it is, it appears to be something Russian from the writing on it? I disconnected it when I rewired them, I've only left it ther ...
  Topic: KEF KIT3 Servicing
DarrenHW

Replies: 16
Views: 14125

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 7:38 am   Subject: KEF KIT3 Servicing
Hi,

This is my first proper post here so hopefully it's in the right place?

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a pair of KIT3's, after a quick listen they sounded like they had the potential to d ...
 
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