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KEF Chorales Re-furb - Mod or keep as near to original?
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g8xlh
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: yes it was me Reply with quote

Yes, i was the other bidder.
These were my first proper speaker,apart from some diy speakers made whilst still at school. It was also very strange that i used the same method of attaching the wall brackets with the rubber type wall plugs. Still waiting to hear from the guy regarding pickup details.

Alan
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: my refurb plan Reply with quote

Hi,
I am not the original poster,but have also just purchased some chorales from ebay. I am pleased to report that all the drive units are working. Here is a bit of info.

They were made in 1973

I replaced all the caps in the crossover for about ten pound from falcon.

The veneer on the cabinets were given a coat of teak oil and has given a very nice sheen and bought out the grain.

The chassis of the drive units were showing a little sign of corrosion, so i wiped them over with a cloth and wd40

The fabric on the grills are good, but thefoam has disintegrated, so on the look out for some replacement. In the interim i have used some foam from a cool carrier bag which seems to work quite well, but needs to be about an inch or two longer.

Finally i wiped arround both sides of the rubber surrounds using a pledge wipe which i find helps to nourish the rubber , just like i do on the car door trim.

I left the speakers running over night with a burn-in disc in the cd player, one speaker wired anti-phase and facing each other, and covered with a couple of fleece jackets.

Now listening to a proms recording...... so far very good.

Alan
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