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farchand
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:03 am    Post subject: Chorale 1976 speakers ... Reply with quote

Hi folks! Smile I'm new on that great site Wink ; I just bought a pair of those excellent bookshelf speakers and will soon match them with a Cabasse Jupiter sub. Do you think my KEFs would gain by replacing original internal wirings with silver new ones? Anyway I will have a little check to restore them as collector. I sold my former calindas which are pretty rare in France (who I am): Exclamation Cabinets veneer was out of order because of my dog!! Crying or Very sad What a mistake: I now found an expert able to build or repare any cabinet the way you want: from original look to personal.
I'm happy I got them for such a low price: 70 Eu. Do you say a bargain? Yes sir, for sure: I'm second owner, and they're nearly in mint condition, working perfectly. I now pretend that classic Kef speakers do perform a very good sound considaring their age and their price. Comparing them to much more expensive products, Cabasse for example, they sound deeper and lower in bass frequencies, for any model... Twisted Evil and at least are a lot cheaper. Thanks to Kef, thanks to all of you, keep on that way. Wink
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are thinking about having a poke about inside the cabinets, I'd suggest that you replace the electrolytics with some SCR/Solen capacitors.
I bet they're a bit cheaper in France where they're made.
You proposed rewire will add very little I.M.H.O. Very Happy
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farchand
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply: do you mean I should change capacitors even if they're still in the good value after a check? Question Anyway, I'll do it considaring your expert point of vue. Wink
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "smaller" speakers with simple crossovers tend to use more 50V low loss electrolytic capacitors. These "go off" at a faster rate than the 100V and 150V jobs used in their bigger bretheren with more complex circuits. So it might measure well one day, but a week later it may take on the characteristics of a rather "lossey" resistor.
When you do change them, keep them in a tin and put them back on the printed circuit board just before you sell them, as people tend to prefer the stock item rather than recapped/rewired units.
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