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the best early kef speaker ever?

 
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audiolabtower
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: the best early kef speaker ever? Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-BEST-ACTIVE-SPEAKERS-KEF-KM-1-STUDIO-MONITORS-GOSH_W0QQitemZ200346752302QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_AudioVideoElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_HiFiSpeakers?hash=item2ea598d52e&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A2109%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A5%7C294%3A50

ebay item 200346752302

KM1, eight 100W channels of amplification in each speaker, 120dB of clean sound level with absolutely minimal compression, eight 12in units for bass for the pair, they weigh 300lb each !!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superlative figures for sure, but is this enough to be the best speaker ever ? What about listening the same music at same volume and A/B compare it ?

If more bass drivers and more amps was the key for sound reproduction quality...
Sure I'd love to listen to these...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they were totally effortless in peaks, even the 107s could not match them. They gave that impression of live music which goes very loud indeed but without any strain or distortion just pure music. Stereo image was very good too, you just needed a huge room to site them. There are no other kef speakers that could match the volume at the same low distortion as these.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to be picky, but this speaker occupied most of my working life in the mid 80s, not the 70s.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops, wrong forum? Smile
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