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terry
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear from you again Hans

I am very much a Naimie (CDSII, XPS, 82, Supercap, 250 - also Nait3 driving rear speakers in AV system) and it is well known that I like old KEF speakers. I think that there is a synergy there between the Naim amps and the old speakers, which many exploit even though the users may not be aware that they are using KEF speakers.

For example the Linn Isobariks use B139s and B110s. Naimies love Isobariks. Isobariks are used by a large percentage of Naim owners who have a serious investment in Naim electronics.

Also lots of Naimies like Linn Kans. As you know being a Kan lover Kans use B110s.

Then of course we have LS3/5as, IMFs, various other older Linn speakers, and a multitude of diy transmission line designs and sub-woofer designs which use old KEF drive units.

I think that the flat earth brigade do enjoy KEF speakers in various forms.

Terry
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hans 67
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

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I think that the flat earth brigade do enjoy KEF speakers in various forms.


You are right. They love KEF units. But I almost never hear of them using complete KEF speakers (yeah, on this forum).

Yes, I want Isobariks!

Greetings, Hans
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had nearly all of the local "Naimies" in tears once, when during a musical evening the three 140's driving the "Briks" were removed and substituted with Quad 520's and the P.R.A.T. increased massively - 1.5kW power supplies rule Very Happy.
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terry
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin
But being realistic Naim Nap140s are not suitable to drive Isobariks at any volume despite what 140 owners might say. The minimum in Olive Naim amps would be the 250 or the 135s. Few Naimies would suggest 140s for Isobariks.
The PRAT is also more dictated by the pre-amp in my opinion. A 52 with active 250s or a 6 pack of 135s would give PRAT. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I love my collection of KEF and NAIM eqiupment I must admit that most KEF loudspeakers, and this is most true as you go up the ladder, sound better with killer amplifiers.
Bass is the most significant gain, it is so easy to push the cones out however, so easy on the volume!
Partner them with a Krell (KSA100) and by jove are they ever transformed...

I must stop collecting this stuff!
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