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  Topic: KEF 104aB rebuild with MiniDSP and Dayton drivers
T.O. Chef

Replies: 4
Views: 97

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm   Subject: KEF 104aB rebuild with MiniDSP and Dayton drivers
Wow. Lots and Lots of work.
But like they say .... It's not so much the destination as the journey.
The cab's sure look great!
  Topic: KEF 105 vs 105/2
T.O. Chef

Replies: 7
Views: 95

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:05 pm   Subject: KEF 105 vs 105/2
Oh No Question the 2.2uF in Zobel on the HF were both wonky. But Can I be sure that 2.2uF was the actual value of what was used in these? Or, should I just be sure to match replacements at whatever va ...
  Topic: KEF 105 vs 105/2
T.O. Chef

Replies: 7
Views: 95

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:49 pm   Subject: KEF 105 vs 105/2
Thanks to you both for the insight.
Your answers have shed much light on the questions.

Yes. My 105's have the aB section on the T-52 using a .022uF.
The layout is: 31.7uF (measured) / 0.028m ...
  Topic: KEF 105 vs 105/2
T.O. Chef

Replies: 7
Views: 95

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:32 am   Subject: KEF 105 vs 105/2
Further to the discussion.
The bass section of this later 105 pair is the classic + to 7.0mH series, then 80uF to ground, then 33R to ground, then 360uF series, then 3.5mH series then B300 +.

B ...
  Topic: KEF 105 vs 105/2
T.O. Chef

Replies: 7
Views: 95

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 am   Subject: KEF 105 vs 105/2
I adore the 105. The original version. Twice I have had the good fortune to completely refurbish some. Both had the same filter layout, and both had the same rear head fixings. One set was owned by a ...
  Topic: The history, and perhaps future, of my 104 and 104ab
T.O. Chef

Replies: 3
Views: 1187

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:03 am   Subject: Kef 104aB's
I must concur with all the above advice you have received on your 104's.
I have been finding, purchasing, then restoring 104aB's for several years. Yes I love them dearly. I have found so many that s ...
  Topic: Kef 105.1
T.O. Chef

Replies: 6
Views: 6971

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:59 pm   Subject: Kef 105's (original version)
These are without doubt the finest vintage KEF system pre-1990 I've had the pleasure of owning. Congratulations on your purchase!

From my experience I can suggest that you may need to give attenti ...
  Topic: Restored a pair of 104ab's
T.O. Chef

Replies: 3
Views: 3208

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:19 pm   Subject: Restored a pair of 104ab's
What a fantastic job on those cabinets! I wish I had your talents for that. I've restored several pairs of the 104aB classics and the cabinet restoration was always the hardest part.

I bought some ...
  Topic: Hello to All fellow KEF Enthusiasts
T.O. Chef

Replies: 22
Views: 22247

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:15 am   Subject: Hello to All fellow KEF Enthusiasts
I know this is an old thread.
But these just came up locally! (Canada)

Now .... I have to check my lottery ticket!

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649274379-kef-maidstone-speakers/
...
  Topic: Kef Reference
T.O. Chef

Replies: 1
Views: 2768

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:41 pm   Subject: Kef Reference
Greetings and welcome to the site!

Most of what's discussed in these pages is around more vintage KEF designs (and KEF based systems). These 203/2 speakers are relatively new.

However, in my e ...
  Topic: Amplifier Pairing With Vintage Kef?
T.O. Chef

Replies: 4
Views: 3929

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:30 pm   Subject: Amplifier Pairing With Vintage Kef?
Greetings All.
I'm just circling back to this thread. I've been away.

I did spring for the NAD amplifier, (C-270 @ 120 wpc) and I'm pretty happy with it in this small space, practically near-fi ...
  Topic: Amplifier Pairing With Vintage Kef?
T.O. Chef

Replies: 4
Views: 3929

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:15 pm   Subject: Amplifier Pairing With Vintage Kef?
Just wondering ..... who has experience with partnering NAD amplification with 70's-80's Kef's?

I am considering bringing home a NAD C-270 power amp for use with 104aB's, CS 1's, and/or 105's.
Cir ...
  Topic: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
T.O. Chef

Replies: 14
Views: 9837

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:35 am   Subject: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
As a follow up to this wonderful exchange I'd like to add one more note regarding system selection in our wee house.
At first my wife was very happy with our recently refurbished passive 105's. She ...
  Topic: Calinda vs Cantata
T.O. Chef

Replies: 13
Views: 13036

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:44 pm   Subject: Calinda vs Cantata
May be a bit late on this.
Gary ... we're Canadian brethren and I have just finished a pair of Cantata's (Recapped) if you're still interested in taking a pair for a spin.

Feel free to pm me or ...
  Topic: Advice on KEF 104 series speakers please
T.O. Chef

Replies: 5
Views: 5563

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:22 pm   Subject: R 104's
Congratulations Pressure on your 104 purchase.
The aB versions are one of my all time favorites. It seems I can never be without a pair. As soon as I cull the herd and let them go, another pair fin ...
 
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