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edd9000
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Kef 105 Covers Reply with quote

My kef 105s have long since lost their covers. I was hoping someone with a set could provide basic measurements and details of their construction so I could make a new set. Any photos would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI, I assume you mean Mk1s, since Mk2 baffles would be easy to cover? Frankly I never liked the full covers, they dominate the room too much, but always liked the look of the Mk2 bass bin covers so many years ago made a pair.
Here is the finished article:



The most difficult part is the angled side panels. Here are my original notes working out the sizes:



If you want full covers just carry on above the level of the bass bins to just above the tweeter housing. The top housing is just a square box frame around sides and back with open top above the tweeter, covered on all sides by grill fabric.

If you can't read the numbers, leave an email and I'll send a pdf of the sizes.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see that old Pythagoras is still working Smile
Looks very good.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TL 200 wrote:
Nice to see that old Pythagoras is still working Smile


I'm lazy and always found him easier than Newton or Euler... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiolabtower wrote:
TL 200 wrote:
Nice to see that old Pythagoras is still working Smile


I'm lazy and always found him easier than Newton or Euler... Smile


Euler just gave me sinusitis and listening to Newton's disc wasn't much fun either.
Take a look at thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5Jm86P33X0
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiolabtower wrote:
Nice one!

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the mk1s. Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well these are US based and MkII's but it is hard to come by these. Shipping may not be too bad because they are light.

Use 'em if you need 'em!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately they are not interchangeable. The Mk1 bass bin has a different cut out shape. Good for people who may want a full Mk2 though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SimplySound wrote:
Well these are US based and MkII's but it is hard to come by these. Shipping may not be too bad because they are light.

Use 'em if you need 'em!


Actually those are Mk1 covers. I have those covers on my mk1s and currently remaking them as they are broken in places.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the picture the bass bin side panels do not look anywhere near large enough to fit Mk1s, and look nothing like my Mk1 full covers from that angle. They are also described as Mk2s.
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