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  Topic: KEF 107/2
steve59

Replies: 16
Views: 8464

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:57 pm   Subject: KEF 107/2
I understand all the helpful suggestions I bi-amped my 105/3's for years with the kube 200 using a very nice sounding krell kav300il integrated driving the upper posts and my B&K 4420 with the kub ...
  Topic: KEF 107/2
steve59

Replies: 16
Views: 8464

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:27 pm   Subject: KEF 107/2
The HF eq is a fixed Q, variable depth notch at 4.5 kHz intended to equalise for a corresponding off-axis peak in the head response.
thanks for your patience while I try and work thru this, It mak ...
  Topic: Hi from new member with Reference 105/3's
steve59

Replies: 7
Views: 6490

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:06 am   Subject: Hi from new member with Reference 105/3's
9 years later and solid state has cleaned up a bit. i'm getting bass out of my 105/3's that are deeper, faster, and all around better than my 107/2's I was so surprised I opened up all the cabinets to ...
  Topic: 105/3's refurbished by me and now up and running
steve59

Replies: 28
Views: 16434

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:59 am   Subject: 105/3's refurbished by me and now up and running
I have a pair of 105/3 and 107/2 loudspeakers in the basement and believe it or not the combination of gear i'm listening to my 105/3's are out performing the 107/2's in the bass, the weight, sound, ...
  Topic: Rubber vs Foam surround
steve59

Replies: 21
Views: 13441

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:26 am   Subject: Rubber vs Foam surround
when my 105/3's needed refoaming kef sent me to an authorised dealer who used butyl on the outer surrounds and only cleaned the inner donut, while i'm pretty sure they did it wrong i'm here to tell yo ...
  Topic: KEF 107/2
steve59

Replies: 16
Views: 8464

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:03 am   Subject: KEF 107/2
yes there's a pair of binding posts for both the bass and head unit next to each other on the base, my integrated unit hasn't got a tape loop or pre in so i'm driving the head units by running speaker ...
  Topic: KEF 107/2
steve59

Replies: 16
Views: 8464

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:15 pm   Subject: kube without tape loop
The 107|2 Kube provides fixed LF/box eq. It also provides variable LF eq intended for room eq and variable HF eq. The HF eq is a fixed Q, variable depth notch at 4.5 kHz intended to equalise for a cor ...
  Topic: 105/3's refurbished by me and now up and running
steve59

Replies: 28
Views: 16434

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:58 pm   Subject: 105/3's refurbished by me and now up and running
Well I don't know what happened to the op but I want to second the suggestion to add the kube 200, audio,and stereo review both measured distortion from the addition but also added the "noise&quo ...
  Topic: Rubber vs Foam surround
steve59

Replies: 21
Views: 13441

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:01 pm   Subject: Rubber vs Foam surround
The'authorised' Kef service center I brought my 105/3's to repaired the surrounds with rubber... My only complaint is the same as always, the speakers sound to lightweight in most rooms.
  Topic: Reference Model Four
steve59

Replies: 4
Views: 4320

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:53 pm   Subject: Reference Model Four
Well next time you run across a pair let me know cause i'll buy them. they look like 105/3's on steroids.
  Topic: KEF 107/2
steve59

Replies: 16
Views: 8464

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:20 pm   Subject: KEF 107/2
Well I tried the speakers without the kube and found the sound flat and lifeless, having said that I currently biamp these jems with the Anthem I225 on the upper binding posts and my aging B&K 442 ...
  Topic: KEF 107/2
steve59

Replies: 16
Views: 8464

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:48 pm   Subject: KEF 107/2
I'm a new member so forgive me if I missed this thread.
I got a pair of 107/2 rosewood with the kube but I have nothing with a tape loop or pre in. My options are running the kube between a pre and a ...
  Topic: Overhauling Kef 105/3's - some advice if you are interested
steve59

Replies: 2
Views: 3379

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:32 pm   Subject: Overhauling Kef 105/3's - some advice if you are interested
Kef puts some sort of coating on the tips of the tweeter leads and if they're not sanded off or snipped (if the leads are long enough) that can also cause intermittent connection. I had to bring in a ...
  Topic: 105/3 room positioning
steve59

Replies: 11
Views: 8724

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:02 pm   Subject: 105/3 room positioning
I found the 105/3 to need more room from reflections from side walls but that cost some needed bass reinforcement. I've read reviews where the writer places them close 12" from the corner and the ...
  Topic: KEF 105/3 Restoration
steve59

Replies: 37
Views: 34529

PostForum: KEF speakers   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:49 pm   Subject: KEF 105/3 Restoration
Interesting thread. I bought my 105/3's new and couldn't understand why they sounded so much better in the showroom THERE was NO bass. by advice of other 'audiophiles' I went on an affordable upgrade ...
 
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