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KEF Cadenza replacement tweeter suggestions

 
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rmaclure
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: KEF Cadenza replacement tweeter suggestions Reply with quote

Hello - I was hoping for some advice:

I have a pair of KEF Cadenza speakers and need to replace the tweeter in one of them as it has blown / gone dud. I replaced the tweeter in the other speaker about 8 years ago, when I had the same problem, with a Pioneer FBDD69-51F, which works really well, but I can't seem to find any more of these on sale in the UK.

Terry suggested I get a good pair of KEF T27 SP1032 drive units, and presumably replace both tweeters. However, he also said that I would probably need to get a new crossover circuit as well to provide a good outcome - any thoughts?

Also, how much should I be spending on the pair of KEF T27 SP1032 drive units and new crossover circuit (if necessary) and does anyone have any for sale?

Thank you,

Richard
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£55 to £86 "buy now" on sleezeBay for A6535s or SP1032s.

£5.99 electronics kit from Maplin to practice soldering, £9.99 soldering iron, ~£2 flux cored solder.

Look at U-Tube for how to solder.

~£30 on capacitors from Falcon Acoustics or import VAT free from USA/Canada using your £18 Customs allowance (twice at least ten days apart).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a pair of SP1032s on Ebay for £76 including P+P and took them to Wembley Loudspeakers in Shepherds Bush, London, where they installed them for only £10.

My KEF Cadenzas now work perfectly! I highly recommend Wembley Loudspeakers to anyone that needs to get speakers repaired.

Thank you for your advice.

Richard
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