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  Topic: Kef 105.1
T.O. Chef

Replies: 6
Views: 5908

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: 2522

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: 20295

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/
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  Topic: Kef Reference
T.O. Chef

Replies: 1
Views: 2092

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: 3083

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: 3083

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: 8510

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: 11785

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: 4711

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 ...
  Topic: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
T.O. Chef

Replies: 14
Views: 8510

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:03 pm   Subject: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
Well ..... Thanks to you Audiolabtower I guess we can close this thread (assuming there's no other interest). Though it has been very informative, interesting, and helpful to me.

I sorted out the ...
  Topic: KEF Carlton Mk1
T.O. Chef

Replies: 6
Views: 5086

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:37 am   Subject: KEF Carlton Mk1
I'm a bit late to the party on this, but if there's still interest perhaps I can assist.
The cabinet design, right down to the cloth used and the wood trim on the bottom section of the baffle is iden ...
  Topic: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
T.O. Chef

Replies: 14
Views: 8510

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:42 am   Subject: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
" It is a mystery to me why so many so called "audiophiles" resist active speakers when they solve so many problems and insist on spending large amounts of money "tuning" syst ...
  Topic: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
T.O. Chef

Replies: 14
Views: 8510

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:37 pm   Subject: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
Quite a mountain of cap there!
Was there a sale? Surprised
I like the idea of getting the crossovers out of the cabs and closer to the amp(s), especially the bass PCB's. As you've mentioned it makes for ...
  Topic: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
T.O. Chef

Replies: 14
Views: 8510

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:09 pm   Subject: Around Again ... 105's discussed.
I will double check my wiring first Rolling Eyes
It's great to have that schematic too though! Thank you for taking the time to trace it and post for us all.

As an aside .... How would you rate the ...
  Topic: What do you get when you cross a Cantata with HTS2001 in 7.1
T.O. Chef

Replies: 1
Views: 2478

PostForum: DIY with KEF drive units   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:17 am   Subject: What do you get when you cross a Cantata with HTS2001 in 7.1
In my experience, well powered Cantata's provide excellent bass in an HT setup. They also are very good on their own as dedicated R/L front channel doing LFE duty at the same time, but they are a bit ...
 
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