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willbloke
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Identification help ! Reply with quote

Hi there .
Quick question.
Can you help me identify these KEF speakers please .



Apologies for rubbish phone pic !

Cheers,
Will
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not an undressed Concord IV, it's an undressed...........III.

The cryptic response is due to you having a username identical to that of a German ePreyer, so.............
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Errr ?
I'm not German and I don't use ebay !

Mistaken identity me thinks !

Anyway , I've got the opportunity of having these speakers , basically for free , but they're very rough as the picture proves !

I wanted to get some idea of their specs as I already have Spendor SA3s which I'm quite happy with, but thought it might be worth trying something different .

Hey ho !

Thanks for all your help ..........
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get mistaken for a loudspeaker designer Shocked .

Frequency range 60Hz-20kHz +/-3dB on reference axis.

Directional characteristics Horizontal +/-2dB up to 10kHz for +/-20degrees
Vertical +/-2dB up to 20kHz for+/-5degrees

Sensitivity 87dB/1W

Mounted on 327mm stands reference axis is 182mm from top of cabinet.

Now get thee down to the local market and buy some nylon stockinette.

The Australian versions are in Rosewood boxes because of the local fauna.

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Identification help ! Reply with quote

willbloke wrote:
Can you help me identify these KEF speakers

The tweeter is an Audax, made in France and bought in by KEF to make these systems. They were prone to leadout wire breakages and not very reliable. The woofers are the first ever KEF 8" units to use a paper cone. Designed by yours truly but made by ELAC in North London.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Identification help ! Reply with quote

speakerguru wrote:
willbloke wrote:
Can you help me identify these KEF speakers

EDIT : Designed by yours truly but made by ELAC in North London.


Wow !
We have the designer in the building !

Anyway , I've run them up temporarily and I think they're basically ok.
But they have a top plate/moulding of plastic with a square hole that holds a KEF badge , the bottom has a similar moulding that has a round hole.
These seem to rattle and buzz quite a lot , I'm guessing that the round hole on the bottom is for a stand ?
Are these glued to the main body ?
I wonder if I could get them off and reglue them ?
The actual boxes look to be chipboard ( ah , remember the 80s?) and are a bit damaged , so I'll try and dress them up a bit .
Then I'll get some acoustically transparent material and make up some frames to cover them.

Just to say I work in Education and we have four recording studios here with Genelec monitors and i have a small home studio with proDipe monitors .
These are obviously very transparent and honest , but something about older speakers , especially my Spendors , is some how more flattering and musical , after all, isn't that the point !

So anyway what are the actual model name/number of them ?

I've also got some old Bose 501s and some Musical Fidelity MC4s , an old NAD 3020 , a Quad 306 and a Garrard SP25 !
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottom placki bit - four screws at each corner under felt "feet".

Top placki bit - remove logo plate with palette knife, it's got a smear of polystyrene cement on it, you'll find a screw underneath.

Round hole and big tee-nut are for a 327mm high stand.

The original "covers" were made from black, brown, blue, red, white, etc stockinette with drawstrings.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Colin , will tackle them when i have a spare 5 minutes !

So , put me out of my misery , what model are they ?
I have no intention of selling them , it's just my own curiosity .

Will
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
an undressed Concord
Quote:
III
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh !

RTFM !

Cheers ,Will
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