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Old 17th February 2011, 10:57 PM   #1
maessen is offline maessen  Netherlands
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I see on ebay now very beautiful LS3/5a:
Rogers LS3/5a 15ohm 'White Belly' Walnut Mint NOS Never used
Ebay item 180623666886
Rogers LS3/5a 15ohm 'White Belly' Walnut Mint NOS - eBay (item 180627494750 end time Feb-27-11 06:59:49 PST)

Rogers LS3/5a 15 ohm in rare original factory WHITE colour
Ebay item 180623666886
Rogers LS3/5a 15 ohm in rare factory WHITE colour - eBay (item 180623666886 end time Feb-20-11 09:56:33 PST)

Any idea what that White Belly means?
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Old 17th February 2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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I have never seen that tweeter before ?

I may be wrong, but woofer surround looks somewhat "bright", greyish
and all KEF woofers I have seen have all had dark black surround

from what I understand there have only been 15 really genuine pairs, basicly
the rest are licensed "copies", from various companies
some better than others
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Old 17th February 2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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That is just the daylight from the side.

They are perfect!

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Old 17th February 2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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Any idea what that White Belly means?
says its the araldite glue round the dustcap on woofer

my friend's KEF Bailey TL have that white belly mod
unfortunately the surround have rotted completely away
but no problem
I gave him a pair of CSS FR125 to replace them
might be a good in Baileys, and better

might be the boxes are genuine
but drivers could very well be be repaired or renewed
the White Belly one looks like its got new surround
and the one in white box, looks like a new woofer
surround's edge/diaphragm connection looks a bit "wide"

but I may be wrong about it
just what my sore eyes see
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Old 17th February 2011, 11:42 PM   #5
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No they came right frome the packaging and were never used.
They were just forgotten in storage.

Everything looks fine to me.
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Old 17th February 2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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The KEF B110 has butyl rubber surround.
Hoe can a butyl rubber surround be rotted?

I never heard of that! Impossible
I think you have the wrong driver in mind.
Only foam surround rot.

All LS3/5a that I have seen have new looking woofers.
Even the 40 years old ones.
They just don't deteriorate.
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Old 17th February 2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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Any idea what that White Belly means?
I've owned a few pairs (Swisstone), restored/modified quite a few more, and have never seen that "ring" before. Looks like an aftermarket doping job, but one never knows. The center domes of the B110s appear to have been pushed in, then more-or-less repaired (maybe related to the white ring?). And the tag on the back looks funny- don't Brits cross their sevens?

It might be fine, but for the top dollar being asked, I'd have a lot of questions.
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Old 18th February 2011, 12:04 AM   #8
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What a non sence. I sent a post and the person that they came from had them for more than 30 years in storage. They were never used nor modified.

The KEF B110 were not repaired, but fine tuned by Rogers by adding some glue to the center dome. Some series have that.

I have seen many no.7 written like that.

Nothing is asked, but I have seen LS3/5a go for over $3000.

Look at this one same label same no.7
Rogers LS3/5A Monitor Loudspeakers Pair - eBay (item 260735983728 end time Feb-18-11 11:12:15 PST)

It also has the white around the dome.

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Old 18th February 2011, 12:07 AM   #9
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I take it that this is your auction? If so, I don't mean to offend. But I would have many questions if I were the buyer and that was the asking price.
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Old 18th February 2011, 12:10 AM   #10
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I take it that this is your auction? If so, I don't mean to offend. But I would have many questions if I were the buyer and that was the asking price.
No but there is no asking price. You don't seem to understand it is an auction!
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