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KEF speakers...salvageable?

 
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Hawaiian Gaijin
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: KEF speakers...salvageable? Reply with quote

While moving a carpet, my speaker line under the carpet dragged a KEF speaker down from a high perch...

The speaker and woofer separated - The voice coil, the woofer and the magnet are in three separate pieces.....here are some photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/HawaiianHappyCakes/Speaker?feat=directlink

I bought the speakers in London and picked up an NAD Amp and NAD CD player back in 2000. All my life I had wanted an NAD system and this one is a beauty for the price.

Until now, the sound thru these KEFs was lovely.....so upset at myself for allowing this to happen.

Is there anything I can do to save this speaker??

If no advice then compassion please.

Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contact www.wembleyloudspeakers.com and ask for a quote Sad .

If you have a weak heart ask a friend to do it Smile .

Don't try an epoxy glue job yourself, you won't be able to centre things without a jig.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Colin, but had they been properly put together in the first place... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have been from some height to rip the chassis holes up so badly.

I don't think the woofer chassis should be reused. Sorry. My condolances.

Have you contacted KEF audio Service dept. for replacement units?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aloha Guys....

Mahalo(thank you) for the responses......

The height it came down from was about five feet but even then I am surprised at the damage done.

Living in Hawaii now and not much in terms of speaker repair.....so I think I will try to buy a new piece from KEF and put it into the housing, or pick up something similar and put it in.

Would I be correct in assuming that if I try to epoxy it, the sound will have bad vibration?

Tks again for your input.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A similar fate I experienced but with a much older KEF unit, I cannot even remember what driver it was, but the magnet just sheared off the chassis, nothing but epoxy or other holding it in place.

Try contacting KEF either direct or through a good reputable dealer, it is amazing as to what can be found if you have the right contacts... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawaiian Gaijin wrote:
Would I be correct in assuming that if I try to epoxy it, the sound will have bad vibration?

The clearance between the inside of the voice coil former and the central pole piece of the magnet is around 0.007"

It's very unlikey you could acheive that sort of concentricity give the damage to the chassis holes which have had the magnet top plate semi-rivets ripped out. Most likely the coil will rub against the magnet parts and that will sound very bad indeed.
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