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My Kef 107's don't sound very well.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: My Kef 107's don't sound very well. Reply with quote

Not been a good year, my systems have sad idle in storage for some years, wired it all back up last year and the Krell KRC 3 volume is only working via remote, couple of months back my Krell Kav250a just went dead during a listening session.



And today I plugged in an old power amp and decided to use some low frequency cd's as I thought the sound a little light.


Quite a bit of distortion on left bass, reminicent or foam rot and im sure I heatd cone bottom out.


Kube is a little dirty sounding too. Never worked on the Kube, though it was a replacement for an old model with captive leads.
Speakers I put new crossovers and bass drivers in around 15 or more years ago I think.

Old parts still in the loft as the previous owner had converted them to tri-wire by butchering the crossovers.

Now thinking should I save for replacement speakers and amps or service and repair.

Not even in a financial position to replace with modern equivalents at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that....always a fear with older stuff.

Replacing the 107- the question is, what is a modern equivalent?

I've recently had a very expensive (5k+) pair of modern speakers in here...and my 105 were not disgraced at all. You might even call it a matter of taste.

The good thing with the 107 is that it seems you don't need to buy megabuck amplification to get good results- according to the knowledge online. So if you decide to keep using them, that part of the equation need not be too wallet-crunching!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really loved the way the Krell controlled the low end though, only other power amps I have liked have been Classe and Bryston.

My Kube certainly seems to have deteriorated, still not got around to looking inside the Kef.
Recovering from a broken wrist n other issues at home.


I love the Kef sound, but but this is the second set of Drivers n Crossovers and Kube the system has been through, feel like they are nearly as old as me lol.
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