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Old 9th May 2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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I have a pair of KEF floorstanding speakers in which one of the speakers is not working. They're over a decade old and I cannot replace the driver that is damaged.

Ok, I know this is a naive question but can I buy two new full range drivers and put them in the same cabinets without a crossover, and expect some good results?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 9th May 2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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Which KEF drivers?

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Old 9th May 2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Lemme see...the speakers are KEF Q 35

Here they are

KEF Audio - History late 1990s - Q35
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Old 9th May 2011, 11:05 PM   #4
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That is a coax -- SEAS has a 6.5" coax i believe.

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Old 9th May 2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Dave
I'm a total noob here. (well I'm technical but not with speakers.)
Are you saying that I could replace the KEF ones with concentric ones from SEAS..without needing to change anything or adapt something?
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Old 9th May 2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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Not at all. The only way that is likely to happen is if you can get replacements or repair from KEF -- certainly worth checking.

A new driver would require box teaking and an XO.

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Old 10th May 2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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G'day Alan,
A friend brought a pair of these boxes to me last year, saying that one of the drivers wasn't working. It turned out that one of the internal wires had become detached from the speaker terminal. are you techy enough to check inside?
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