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Cloth ears
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Need help identifying these speakers Reply with quote

Hello everyone. Finding this forum has been a stroke of luck for me. I find the subject matter extremely interesting and there certainly seems to be a wealth of experience here.

This is my first day posting on the board. I hope my question is worthy of a newbie.

I grew up with the Kef Celeste MKIIIs from around 1980 I think, until I got a little more serious with Hi-Fi around 2000. Im afraid, with hindsight, that I could never listen to the Celestes again. I knew no different as I was prepared for years just to accept that speakers were just speakers. Dont mean to slag them off to you Kef followers, Im only reflecting that I feel they were never Kefs best.

Anyway, I digress..... my question...

Some time ago I inherited a pair of Kef bookshelf speakers which sound wonderful, but I have never sought to find out what they are. I will describe them here in the hope that someone may help in identifying them for me.

Height = 32.5cms
Depth = 19.5cms
Width = 21cms

Weight = 6.5 kilos each

These speakers are heavy and solidly constructed from MDF and covered in a deep red veneer. No signs of any method of taking them apart.

All of the drivers have a grey label around the inside circumference stating "Kef Constructor Series".

The midrange are Kef B110B SP1057, 8Ohm, serial numbers 131582 & 131596.

The tweeters are Kef T27A SP1032, 8Ohm, serial numbers 160330 & 160342.

The crossover is a rectangle printed board with the words "Wilmslow Audio" stamped. There are no other markings that I can see from looking into the box.

I would be grateful if someone can shed light on these speakers, which model, year, how capable they might be etc. I sometimes use them with a Rogers E40a tube amp and they certainly hold their own.

Much appreciated. Regards, Stephen
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KEF CS1 kit bought from Wilmslow Audio.

http://www.hifiloudspeakers.info/Anatomy/KEFDocuments/KEFGermanGallery/pages/p28.htm

In what sounds like a very pretty box Smile .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much for that Colin.

Ive just done a quick surf and found the build instructions in English on a Japanese website. Might be useful for this site.

http://hififever.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10260&sid=5b01444fefb02ce6b62c0df1063c1cfb
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