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  Topic: The 'donuts' in the 103-3 boxes-how important?
g8xlh

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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 pm   Subject: The 'donuts' in the 103-3 boxes-how important?
I believe the donuts were designed to keep debris out of the magnet and voice coil. If the donuts have disintegrated there is a good chance the surrounds have gone as well. There are two drivers eithe ...
  Topic: Which to restore Q80 or 103/4
g8xlh

Replies: 2
Views: 3309

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:41 pm   Subject: Which to restore Q80 or 103/4
Hi All,

I have been a fan of KEF speakers for many years and currently have Chorale's and Cresta's in hifi systems around the house.

If goes according to plan after the weekend I should be the ...
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
g8xlh

Replies: 16
Views: 11737

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:39 am   Subject: my refurb plan
Hi,
I am not the original poster,but have also just purchased some chorales from ebay. I am pleased to report that all the drive units are working. Here is a bit of info.

They were made in 1973
...
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
g8xlh

Replies: 16
Views: 11737

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 pm   Subject: yes it was me
Yes, i was the other bidder.
These were my first proper speaker,apart from some diy speakers made whilst still at school. It was also very strange that i used the same method of attaching the wall b ...
  Topic: KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
g8xlh

Replies: 16
Views: 11737

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:27 pm   Subject: 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 ferr ...
  Topic: Kef Q300-Tweeter Failure & Cresta purchase
g8xlh

Replies: 2
Views: 4407

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:32 pm   Subject: Kef Q300-Tweeter Failure & Cresta purchase
Hi Thanks for the info on the uni-Q.

It looks like the washer is a rubber type material stuck to the pole piece and just has a large hole which the circular tube at the back of the tweeter and the ...
  Topic: Kef Q300-Tweeter Failure & Cresta purchase
g8xlh

Replies: 2
Views: 4407

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:53 am   Subject: Kef Q300-Tweeter Failure & Cresta purchase
Hi All,

I know that a large part of this forum is for the older KEF speakers, but I hope you dont mind me posting some newer information.

I normally use my Q300's with an Audiolab 8000SX amplif ...
  Topic: Kef Ref 3 deterioration
g8xlh

Replies: 2
Views: 2242

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:11 am   Subject: Kef Ref 3 deterioration
Hi ,

Thanks for the info I will pass the info on.

Much appreciated.
  Topic: Happy Birthday
g8xlh

Replies: 14
Views: 5088

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:47 am   Subject: Book Now on sale in UK
Hi,

If you go to the KEF UK site and select KEF Direct, you can now buy the book for 60.

I bought a copy and it is very good. Its not just a coffee table book of photos, but has some good histo ...
  Topic: Kef Ref 3 deterioration
g8xlh

Replies: 2
Views: 2242

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:42 am   Subject: Kef Ref 3 deterioration
Hi,

A friend of mine has a pair of KEF Ref 3's which he has owned for about 10years.

Recently he has told me that one speaker has started to sound a little dull in the HF response.

He has pla ...
  Topic: Kef reference one.two mods ?
g8xlh

Replies: 3
Views: 5107

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:36 am   Subject: Update on my model
Hi again,

The model I have is from the reference series, and I think is reference one model two. (Not sure how you write that (one-two) or 1.2 ? See link below.

http://www.kef.com/history/1990_2 ...
  Topic: Kef reference one.two mods ?
g8xlh

Replies: 3
Views: 5107

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:44 pm   Subject: Kef reference one.two mods ?
Hi,

Not so long ago I purchased a s/hand pair of reference 1.2 speakers. As they were s/hand I decided to take a look at the drivers etc.

I notice that the front facing uni-q unit is enclosed in ...
 
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