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Ah - the good old battleship grey Cambridge Audio livery. It was panned by the reviewers, as were the buttons on the CD player (they described them as reminiscent of poking dead flesh). Very unfair, b

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Maybe not Speaker Porn these days, but back In the day these were pretty hawt.  Altec Model 19. Woofer: 15” 416  , Mid/high compression driver: 802 , Sectoral horn: 811 Very efficient: rated

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That's certainly one approach to amplifier placement.   The subs certainly aren't going to walk anywhere.

Were you on Reddit too? Saw this earlier from Reddit.

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KEF - Kent Engineering Foundry. Used to make crop sprayers and agricultural machinery. It was bought by Raymond Cook in 1961, ex BBC and Wharfedale, and hence renamed KEF Electronics with a completely different focus - away went the agricultural stuff, and in came the loudspeaker designs.

KEF went bust in 1992 and was bought by the Chinese. So it only existed for 31 years as an independent  business.

Design is done on HK and manufacture in China.

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On 11/1/2018 at 2:02 PM, Craig Sawyers said:

KEF - Kent Engineering Foundry. Used to make crop sprayers and agricultural machinery. It was bought by Raymond Cook in 1961, ex BBC and Wharfedale, and hence renamed KEF Electronics with a completely different focus - away went the agricultural stuff, and in came the loudspeaker designs.

KEF went bust in 1992 and was bought by the Chinese. So it only existed for 31 years as an independent  business.

Design is done on HK and manufacture in China.

Thanks for the historical information Craig!

I was a big fan of the KEF 104ab and 105 of the 70's. KEF drivers were also used in many other speakers that I liked. In some ways, KEF to me in HiFi is like Alfa Romeo To me in motor cars. Those glory old days... 

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