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  Topic: T27 & T33 rebuild kits
iso

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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:27 pm   Subject: T27 & T33 rebuild kits
Is it possible to center VC of these kits in the magnet gap?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REPLACEMENT-DIAPHRAGM-for-tweeter-KEF-T27-TYPE-SP1032-8ohms-LS3-TANGENT-TM3-TM2/221983042930?_trksid=p2047675.c1 ...
  Topic: Falcon B139
iso

Replies: 7
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PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:44 am   Subject: Falcon B139
Nice to see this to become true...

If they retool T52 SP1049 I can rebuild my Cantatas to perform well. B110 SP1057 seems to age well, but B139 and especially T52 seems to have some age related pro ...
  Topic: Falcon B139
iso

Replies: 7
Views: 2282

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:46 am   Subject: Falcon B139
Who would want another concerto? The reference series was so much better. Smile

And Wilson WAMMs might be even better Surprised Surprised Surprised

http://www.stereophile.com/content/wilson-audio-modular-monitor-w ...
  Topic: Falcon B139
iso

Replies: 7
Views: 2282

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:51 pm   Subject: Falcon B139
I do not know if this was april fools news... but there has been no info on Falcon site since my first posting... have anybody seen or heard anything about Falcon B139?

Kimmo
  Topic: Falcon B139
iso

Replies: 7
Views: 2282

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:57 am   Subject: Falcon B139
In July 2016 issue of Hifi News there is Munich High End 2016 show report stating that Falcon Acoustics has come up with a B139 replacement. Does this mean that we will see Concerto and maybe even leg ...
  Topic: kEF Concerto - new member - crossover upgrade advice
iso

Replies: 3
Views: 2744

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:34 pm   Subject: kEF Concerto - new member - crossover upgrade advice
As far as I remember Colin recommended to use 33 aB version for Concerto. You do non need supertweeter section of crossover.

I suppose guyis in the Fallcon can give better advice for this issue t ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
iso

Replies: 2
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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:35 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone on this friendly forum from land of Santa...

Best Regards

Kimmo
  Topic: Ariston RD11S... bearing and drive belts
iso

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PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:56 am   Subject: Ariston RD11S... bearing and drive belts
Last week I bought nice Thorens TD125 with SME3009 Series II Improved with detachable head shell and Ariston RD11S.

I have now been digging a bit to find what is needed to rebuild these units. Hope ...
  Topic: Crossover resistor in series with bass unit?
iso

Replies: 11
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PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:43 pm   Subject: Crossover resistor in series with bass unit?
If you try to use some popular vented box alignments with low Qt speakers like Altec 604E or Tannoy HPD 385, you will get suggestions to use 35-50 L enclosures with quite high f3 figures. Those 15&quo ...
  Topic: Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, his best album!
iso

Replies: 2
Views: 6729

PostForum: Music for Lovers of Vintage KEF Speakers   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:39 am   Subject: Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, his best album!
As far as I remember I have not heard Only The Lonely album, but my favorite Sinatra album so far has been "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim" from 1967. Mid 60s bossa nova ...
  Topic: Vintage Equipment
iso

Replies: 12
Views: 8778

PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:56 pm   Subject: Vintage Equipment
Tim

I actually thought that Rogers named Ravensbourne after Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication... but joining of communication section and change of name has occurred after Rogers de ...
  Topic: Vintage Equipment
iso

Replies: 12
Views: 8778

PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:52 pm   Subject: Vintage Equipment
TD125 would probably be best deck of ones I am seeking. Quality was most likely reason for end of Ariston story, but RD11 series do have some historical value and I find it somehow more interesting th ...
  Topic: Vintage Equipment
iso

Replies: 12
Views: 8778

PostForum: Audio equipment   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:15 pm   Subject: Vintage Equipment
Tim

Thank you for offering this nice amplifier... but I got mine rebuilt and this is enough for Armstrong 600 series now. But if you happen to have Mission Cyrus 2, Rogers A100, Ariston RD11 Superi ...
  Topic: KEF based monitors vs. Yamaha - who's better?
iso

Replies: 33
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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:16 pm   Subject: KEF based monitors vs. Yamaha - who's better?
Comparing vintage speakers is difficult as as all drive units do not age too well and they may detoriate very different ways. Crossovers can be made to perform as well as new... if enough data is avai ...
  Topic: Wharfedale Super 12 RS DD
iso

Replies: 4
Views: 3663

PostForum: Other speakers   Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:23 pm   Subject: Wharfedale Super 12 RS DD
Super 12s arrived some time ago... but both units did have severe interference between VC and magnet assembly. Good thing is that magnet assembly was attached to basket with 4 bolts. Magnet unbolted ...
 
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