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  Topic: Calinda vs Cantata
Jay_Plesset

Replies: 13
Views: 11689

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:53 am   Subject: Cantata or Calinda?
Back when these were current products, we had them side-by-side in our retail store. The Cantata is a very competent speaker, even by today's standards. Yes, deeper bass than the Calinda, also tighter ...
  Topic: KEF B160/SP1283 replacement for K120
Jay_Plesset

Replies: 1
Views: 2033

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:51 am   Subject: How about jusr replacing the surround?
Likely far less expensive than replacing the whole driver. Depending on your location, surrounds are quite reasonable, and the job isn't all that hard.
  Topic: KEF 101
Jay_Plesset

Replies: 8
Views: 3812

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:45 am   Subject: Not sure you need to replace crossover parts
I have three sets of 101s, and yes they are from the early 1980s. I've been toying with replacing the capacitors myself, but they sound so good, I've not bothered.

Unless you're hearing some probl ...
  Topic: KEF 105 question
Jay_Plesset

Replies: 19
Views: 8928

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:44 am   Subject: More power is better
I was a dealer at the time the 105 was introduced, and remember bridging a pair of Carver amps for a test. Was wonderful! They never sounded "loud", just got big....
  Topic: What is your preferred KEF bass system ?
Jay_Plesset

Replies: 24
Views: 11329

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:18 pm   Subject: KEF TL?
I don't recall any production TL systems by KEF before or when my store handled them. We did display a very large "coffin" design by IMF with b139 drivers inside. Sounded pretty good, too.
  Topic: What is your preferred KEF bass system ?
Jay_Plesset

Replies: 24
Views: 11329

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:55 am   Subject: Best bass?
The newest KEF speakers I've listened to were the 105.2, and those were very good. Sealed....

My main system includes 101s and 4x 10" sealed subs over-damped to a "q" of about .5. ...
 
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