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  Topic: KEF LS5/1AC Reference series studio monitors
darkmatter

Replies: 39
Views: 20755

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: Just finished internal rewiring the beasts...
My what a revelation ..
The speakers have just been rewired internally. I removed very carefully! the bell wire connections,I still can't believe they used such thin wire to wire up the units,any way ...
  Topic: 600uF coupling cap in Carlton III crossover
darkmatter

Replies: 14
Views: 8990

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:14 pm   Subject: 600uF coupling cap in Carlton III crossover
I note that the Elektor PL301 uses a large value of series capacitance to the bass input section. IIRC

600 uF

450 uF in the CS9 kit

Wonder how much improvement could be made by fitting better ...
  Topic: KEF Carlton Mk1
darkmatter

Replies: 6
Views: 5037

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:12 pm   Subject: KEF Carlton Mk1
I have been lucky enough to pick up a pair of Carltons recently in very good condition.

Thay are soon to be set up in my main system joining Spendor BCIII and SA3 monitors.

Just found a pair of ...
  Topic: Repair or replacement - B250
darkmatter

Replies: 11
Views: 4158

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:36 pm   Subject: Repair or replacement - B250
Yes a good point; maybe worth a try but matching it will be difficult at best
  Topic: KEF Carltons 1968 vintage
darkmatter

Replies: 3
Views: 1539

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:27 pm   Subject: KEF Carltons 1968 vintage
Absolutely a real piece of history, well before me as well Smile

Rex Baldock (I think) published an article in Hifi News magazine in the 1960s detailing a subwoofer system he built which was solid to ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
darkmatter

Replies: 14
Views: 9087

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:35 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Happy new year to all and let us hope that 2015 betters 2014 Smile
  Topic: Kef 104ab
darkmatter

Replies: 6
Views: 6393

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:29 pm   Subject: Kef 104ab
Reminds me I have 2 pairs of Ref 104 ab speakers in good condition; these I have had in storage (kept safe) for a few years.

I bought these from a local auction house a number of years ago; I must ...
  Topic: Repair or replacement - B250
darkmatter

Replies: 11
Views: 4158

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:17 pm   Subject: Repair or replacement - B250
You could speak to Audio Loudspeakers based in Great Yarmouth. I am sure that they could repair the drive unit as they have extensive experience and excellent repair facilities.

Hope this helps

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  Topic: KEF Carltons 1968 vintage
darkmatter

Replies: 3
Views: 1539

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:10 pm   Subject: KEF Carltons 1968 vintage
The mad collector in me is struggling to resist, as I have the chance to purchase a pair of Kef Carltons second hand.

It would be interesting to read what experience members here have had with thes ...
  Topic: KEF C80 Bass issue
darkmatter

Replies: 37
Views: 20547

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:59 pm   Subject: KEF C80 Bass issue
Good to see some comments about the C80

I picked up a nice pair recently and am happy to say that I will be keeping them Smile They are in my second system having been searching for a good pair for a ...
 
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