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melmslie
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:01 pm    Post subject: Kefkit 3 Reply with quote

Just finished veneering my kefkit 3's in figured maple,they are an ongoing project but i'm quite pleased with them so far.They were bought for £60 from local paper.I bought 18mm MDF board which B&Q cut to my sizes. £12 (there was an offcut lying about that they charged me £2 for).veneer was bought from Ebay for £30.
Mdf was biscuit jointed together, this meant that no internal bracing was used apart from 9.5 inch piece of 2"by2" used to fix midrange tube to rear of cabinet. Wadding was supplied by maplin electronics and used as directed in original kefkit 3 instructions. http://terry.norcol.ac.uk/~terry/Terry/HiFi/HiFiSpeakers.html appart from quantity was doubled and one layer of wadding was stapled to sides,top and bottom.
I'm very impressed with the sound so far but i was looking to upgrade the crossover.I'm short of cash at the moment and cannot justify the cost of the wilmslow ones but i have found a much cheaper alternative at falcon acoustics.
Has anybody used these crossovers and if so what did you think of them?
Anyway if you want a look at my attempts so far check them out here.
http://uk.photos.yahoo.com/bc/melmslie2000/lst?.dir=/My+Photos&.src=ph&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/
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terry
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Kefkit 3 Reply with quote

melmslie wrote:
Wadding was supplied by maplin electronics and used as directed in original kefkit 3 instructions. http://terry.norcol.ac.uk/~terry/Terry/HiFi/HiFiSpeakers.html


Congratulations on completion of your project. I am glad to see that the KEFKIT3 instructions I posted on my other site came in useful.

melmslie wrote:

I'm very impressed with the sound so far but i was looking to upgrade the crossover.I'm short of cash at the moment and cannot justify the cost of the wilmslow ones but i have found a much cheaper alternative at falcon acoustics.


I'm not sure that changing the crossovers will give you any significant improvement. See my post on other thread. I changed mine for the Wilmslow crossovers a few years ago. I have no experience of the Falcon ones. I know that Falcon do cheap Isobarik crossovers as well.

melmslie wrote:
Anyway if you want a look at my attempts so far check them out here.
http://uk.photos.yahoo.com/bc/melmslie2000/lst?.dir=/My+Photos&.src=ph&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/


I would very much like to see your photos but I couldn't get access using the URL provided.

Terry
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proffski
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Kefkit 3 Reply with quote

Hey, congratulations and good luck with these great kits! I found that slightly uverdamping the enclosure and using a mix of Dr Baileys Long Hair Wool with the BAF wadding from Maplin geve to my ears a drier and more accurate bass, but that is subjective I guess. Waht youi have is excellent value for money. I could not access your photos sadly. Well Done! Andy.

melmslie wrote:
Just finished veneering my kefkit 3's in figured maple,they are an ongoing project but i'm quite pleased with them so far.They were bought for £60 from local paper.I bought 18mm MDF board which B&Q cut to my sizes. £12 (there was an offcut lying about that they charged me £2 for).veneer was bought from Ebay for £30.
Mdf was biscuit jointed together, this meant that no internal bracing was used apart from 9.5 inch piece of 2"by2" used to fix midrange tube to rear of cabinet. Wadding was supplied by maplin electronics and used as directed in original kefkit 3 instructions. http://terry.norcol.ac.uk/~terry/Terry/HiFi/HiFiSpeakers.html appart from quantity was doubled and one layer of wadding was stapled to sides,top and bottom.
I'm very impressed with the sound so far but i was looking to upgrade the crossover.I'm short of cash at the moment and cannot justify the cost of the wilmslow ones but i have found a much cheaper alternative at falcon acoustics.
Has anybody used these crossovers and if so what did you think of them?
Anyway if you want a look at my attempts so far check them out here.
http://uk.photos.yahoo.com/bc/melmslie2000/lst?.dir=/My+Photos&.src=ph&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Just rediscovered my old Kefkit 3 post Reply with quote

Just discovered this post i started in 2003 and noticed that my pics were never available so here's an update including pic of offboard falcon crossovers.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74103645@N05/sets/72157628837320039/

Speakers are on heavy duty spikes tweeters are at ear level when seated on couch and nine years on i've still to hear anything that sounds better to my ear.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Just rediscovered my old Kefkit 3 post Reply with quote

Excellent, thank you for sharing with us.
This is what this forum is all about.

Enjoy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice bit of Maple.
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