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Good supplier of foam surrounds and doughnuts for kef 104/2?
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audiolabtower
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Martin. I don't even have 104/2s but still found your photos and how-to fascinating! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed as my old ones still in the family will need doing sooner or later, thankfully still no sign of the dreaded rot setting in!

Good work Martin and thank you! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiolabtower wrote:
Hi, Martin. I don't even have 104/2s but still found your photos and how-to fascinating! Very Happy


So do i Martin, very well done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback chaps Smile

The improvement in the bottom end I was expecting, but after listening over the last week or so what has surprised me most is the change to the overall sound, with the top end in particular sounding cleaner. I'm wondering if cleaning-up the internal terminals had a part in this?

I'll have to decide what my next 'fun' project will be - maybe build a KUBE200?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="MartinW"]Thanks for the feedback chaps Smile

The improvement in the bottom end I was expecting, but after listening over the last week or so what has surprised me most is the change to the overall sound, with the top end in particular sounding cleaner. I'm wondering if cleaning-up the internal terminals had a part in this?

Maybe Martin, but my experience is that if the bass sounds nice and tight the mids and highs sound clearer. They don't sound louder but you can hear them better. Idon't know how to describe it properly but the lower parts are less "smeared out" so they interfere less.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TL 200 wrote:
Maybe Martin, but my experience is that if the bass sounds nice and tight the mids and highs sound clearer. They don't sound louder but you can hear them better. Idon't know how to describe it properly but the lower parts are less "smeared out" so they interfere less.


Hi TL, yes, I know exactly what you mean and this effect could well be a factor. However the terminals were quite dull from oxidation, plus some weren't 'tight' which can't have helped. Anyway, the main thing is they sound better and I'm listening to more music Smile
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