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  Topic: Restored a pair of 104ab's
mcandmar

Replies: 3
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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:08 pm   Subject: Restored a pair of 104ab's
Hi all,

Since i rebuilt my fathers old Cadenzas a few years back i have been using them daily and really enjoyed them. This was enough to spark my curiosity in the 104 models so i kept an eye on e ...
  Topic: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
mcandmar

Replies: 8
Views: 8019

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:15 am   Subject: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
I received the 2nd pair of speakers, collection of Solen poly caps, and some new speaker cable last week so i spent most of Saturday afternoon rebuilding these.

I ended up using my existing cabinet ...
  Topic: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
mcandmar

Replies: 8
Views: 8019

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:50 pm   Subject: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
Interesting, so they are bi-polar electrolytics then, only ever seen those in a metal can.

In that case i am just going to assume they are past their useful life span and replace them.

Many than ...
  Topic: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
mcandmar

Replies: 8
Views: 8019

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:21 pm   Subject: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
... crossover caps. They look like a film construction to me ....

All capacitors are film, being constructed of alternating layers of conducting and insulating films. Most types are relatively sta ...
  Topic: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
mcandmar

Replies: 8
Views: 8019

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:48 pm   Subject: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
Thank you for the replies, looks like i'm on a hunt for some Sp1022's.

Any advice in regard to the crossover caps. They look like a film construction to me which makes me wonder if they are still ...
  Topic: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
mcandmar

Replies: 8
Views: 8019

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:07 pm   Subject: KEF Cadenza refurb / unknown driver?
Hello all,

I have lurking on here for a while trying to learn all i can about these speakers. I have a pair of Cadenzas that were put into storage about a decade ago when the foam around the main ...
 
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