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  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:23 pm   Subject: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Did you actually paint any of the rubber?

I never painted the rubbers, I simply ran a black permanent marker ink pen around the rubbers to get such a straight edge! Dries in seconds and works a tr ...
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 16
Views: 11896

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: More info please
Hi
I too have just purchased a pair of Chorale's and assuming the drivers are OK would you leave the rest as is, or look at replacing the caps on the xover with alternatives. Does the T27 use ferrof ...
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 16
Views: 11896

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:10 pm   Subject: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
The tricky bit is painting a perfectly straight edge on the rubber surround .....

http://leprachaun.co.uk/B200_GEORGE.jpg

Shocked
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 16
Views: 11896

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:41 pm   Subject: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
http://www.leprachaun.co.uk/CHORALE_B200_BLACK_PAIR.jpg

Pic showing the B200 Chassis painted with Satin Finish Hammerite paint
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 16
Views: 11896

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:39 am   Subject: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
If they look good, I might try it.

Does the paint not block or muffle the sound?
Only the chassis has to be painted. Don't touch the cones.

You beat me to it. Cool
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 16
Views: 11896

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:08 pm   Subject: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
I would not paint the B200's, as i think the solvents in the paint might damage the surroundings.......just be carefull with the paint you use.

I tested the over-spill rubber based glue used to fi ...
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 16
Views: 11896

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:43 pm   Subject: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
I've just bought a pair of Feb 1973 Chorales, the cabinets have previously been re-varnished and now need doing again but all the rest was as original.

I plan to re-furbish them for re-sale to a K ...
  Topic: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 11
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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:31 pm   Subject: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Update on progress so far -

Re-Capped the Calinda's crossovers.

Replaced shot T27's with Vifa tweeters (got 'em dirt cheap).

Replaced the speaker leads with something half decent, banana plug ...
  Topic: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 11
Views: 7085

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:09 pm   Subject: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
The very knowledgeable and helpful guy at Falcon Electronics reckons that the "Morel CAT 298 Tweeter KEF T27 Replacement" is the best c.30/40 replacement for the KEF T27.

I trust him, b ...
  Topic: Colin Royle
Walter Wallpaper

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PostForum: Obituaries, Tributes and Memories    Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:04 pm   Subject: Colin Royle
I'd only reg'd after his passing but reading his posts and replies he was the KEF guru and it will take a brilliant KEF enthusiast to replace him.

RIP to a legend.
  Topic: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 11
Views: 7085

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:50 pm   Subject: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Got the replacement Crossover Set from Falcon, all ok but caps only though.

Opened the speaker and one cap had blown to pieces.

Replaced all the Caps and now sounds great but still no top end, I ...
  Topic: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 11
Views: 7085

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:56 pm   Subject: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Wow. I had no idea they'd actually sell a complete set!


The ad is a bit mis-leading, only the caps are supplied. This is stated in the details but for novices like myself, the pic makes it look ...
  Topic: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 11
Views: 7085

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:13 pm   Subject: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
[url=http://www.falconacoustics.co.uk/kef-calinda-replacement-capacitor-set.html] Have ordered these Crossovers from Falcon Acoustics, c.22.00 inc P&P
  Topic: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
Walter Wallpaper

Replies: 11
Views: 7085

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:01 pm   Subject: KEF Calindas resurrected after 25 years in garage and ...
First post from a not too technically enlightened hi-fi enthusiast....

Hi all, great site!

My precious KEF Calindas, (originally bought in 1976 from ATLabs, Enfield) have been stored in a dry g ...
 
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