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KEF Ref 105.4 power cords?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: KEF Ref 105.4 power cords? Reply with quote

Long time member here catching up on posts. I have both 104.2 and 105.4 ref speakers in great condition. The 104.2's are connected to 200w mono block amps which each have a dedicated romax lines to fuse box (20amp). Speaker wires have been upgraded to high end (AQ) but power cords are stock. The sound is very good. BTW - the dedicated power lines greatly improved the sound stage.

The 105.4's have been a challenge. I use a Parasound A21 and high end speaker wire (AQ) and this greatly improved the sound quality and the image. Still, the bass when compared to the 104.2 was not clear. This surprised me. The pre-amp is exactly the same unit between both systems.

What to do? The answer presented itself when I was able to purchase high end power cords (AQ) - at a used price. The result was that the bass immediately cleared up.

Wondering why the 105.4's were different - does cabinet design alone explain this?

-Thanks Scott
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