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Rebuilding "Kabuki" speakers
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Old 8th July 2018, 08:58 PM   #11
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The more I look at these things the more I think "What the hell were they trying to achieve?" Woofer, midrange, 2x upper midrange?, metal tweeter and a horn! Wow.
Did Rudy Bozak design these?

Love the grills, tho.
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Old 8th July 2018, 10:10 PM   #12
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My Akai version is similar: nice 15", decent 6" mid, then two cone tweeters and two horn tweeters just plopped where they would fit. Small closed box, so no lows to speak of, but highs to run away from.
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Old 9th July 2018, 03:15 AM   #13
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- ingenious driver designs - 16 inch woofer in 2 cubic foot vented box - lots of fun
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Old 10th July 2018, 12:16 AM   #14
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They don't sound very good. I just cut the back out of one to see if it makes a difference. Not much.
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Old 10th July 2018, 01:10 AM   #15
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Not much science in their design I suspect. Made to visually impress in their day. (How many drivers can we stuff into this box?). A relative of mine had a pair of Kenwoods some years back. Not the same as yours but still had numerous drivers in an odd layout. Lots of ting and boom but very unrefined. You might be flogging a dead horse but good luck anyhow.
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Not much science in their design I suspect. Made to visually impress in their day. (How many drivers can we stuff into this box?). A relative of mine had a pair of Kenwoods some years back. Not the same as yours but still had numerous drivers in an odd layout. Lots of ting and boom but very unrefined. You might be flogging a dead horse but good luck anyhow.
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Old 12th July 2018, 09:22 PM   #17
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I just put 2 coats of mod podge per side on the cone. It looks good. I will hook it up and listen this weekend.
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