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Cresta vs Coda

 
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Craigb
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Cresta vs Coda Reply with quote

Hi there,

I have never been able to work out what the difference between the Cresta and Coda designs of the 60s - 70's and wonder if someone might enlighten me?

I have looked at the technical section of this site and they seem the same to me.

I can see the difference in the Chorale and Cantor, which is fairly obvious, but not so with the above. Was one superior to the other?

I notice that the current user of KEF still uses there marks in their AV lines but still can't work out where each one fits.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although "outside the scope of my collection" the slatted wooden front baffled and later conventional fabric and hardboard grilled Cresta predate the Coda.

The Cresta used screw terminals throughout it's product lifetime as did the Coda when endowed with the same B110 probably made by KEF's subcontactor, this then changed to a combination 4mm socket and DIN socket input panel.

Having been in the early varient of the Cresta and two out of three varients of the original Coda I would say one design morphed into another.

Regarding KEF's subcontractor and the many varients of B110 (7 so far), I'm not saying until Malcolm Jones of Falcon Acoustics produces his autobiography Cool .
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Cresta vs Coda Reply with quote

Gramophone has a snippet here: http://www.gramophone.net/Issue/Page/January%201970/139/774810/KEF+Cresta+Loudspeaker.+Price%3A+JJ22+3s.+7d.+Manufacturer%3A+KEF+Electronics+Ltd..+Tovil,+Maidstone,+Kent.
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