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  Topic: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
LWCM

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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:57 pm   Subject: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
I didnít put back any foam on top. I just put a layer of cork between the the base of the top cabinet and the bass cabinet
  Topic: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
LWCM

Replies: 12
Views: 2876

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:54 pm   Subject: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
Has anyone use the sealing tape to ensure airtight seal fornthe mid range? Any effect?
  Topic: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
LWCM

Replies: 12
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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:02 pm   Subject: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
Done. Used the foam tape meant for sealing windows and doors. Viola. Got my bass back
  Topic: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
LWCM

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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:46 am   Subject: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
That might explain any bass difference? Check the baffle sealing foam strip, B300 sealing gasket, internal edges, speaker cable tube glueing, binding post mounting tightness etc etc?

Where can I ge ...
  Topic: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
LWCM

Replies: 12
Views: 2876

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:02 pm   Subject: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
Excellent looking job, always nice to see classic speakers of that age looking good as new. Are the bass cabinets well sealed? Unpowered, pushing the coil of the B300 in gently by hand they should tak ...
  Topic: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
LWCM

Replies: 12
Views: 2876

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:25 am   Subject: KEF 105.1 Refurbishment
Finally managed to sort out my "new" 105.1

Ordered the capacitors from Falcon Acoustics and managed to find a pair of T52. I wasnt sure if the distortion from one tweeter was bacause of t ...
  Topic: KEF 105 Issues
LWCM

Replies: 4
Views: 1786

PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:16 am   Subject: KEF 105 Issues
Also I checked Falcon acoustics and it seems they only sell the 5% capacitors replacement sent. Canít find the 2%. Is 5% ok?
  Topic: KEF 105 Issues
LWCM

Replies: 4
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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:43 pm   Subject: KEF 105 Issues
If the circumference of the base is the same for the 72, can I not just slot it in and use new tapping screws to screw in the new holes? Has anyone done the change from 49 to 72 before?
  Topic: KEF 105 Issues
LWCM

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PostForum: KEF Speakers from the 1970s   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:46 am   Subject: KEF 105 Issues
Hi, I just bought a KEF 105 mk1.

The previous owners have changed the caps before but I want to check to make sure the correct ones were changed.

I found a picture of the crossover circuit of t ...
 
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