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[FS] Project: Cambridge R50 4-way transmisson lines/New old stock Kef T27, boxed.

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by VanDerGraaf, Sep 13, 2022.

  1. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    The hifi decimation continues!

    I have had this pair of R50 for a while, hoping to do a restore job on them. My house competion has dragged on and on and sadly I have to let them go.

    These are an earlier pair with the oval B129, speakers A/B matched. One T27 is not working (they use the earlier type). I haven't even investigated the cause due to them being in storage. All other drivers working (I can hear the supertweeters).

    The cabinets are pretty good, some marks and scratches but I think they will polish up very well.
    A piece of veneer has come away from the right hand side front edging next to the baffle on one. That's the big offender.
    Grilles intact and in good condition.

    As part of my planned restoration I had gotten hold of a new old stock boxed, immaculate and unused Kef T27 Constructor Series tweeters. Drop-in replacement for the other version in my R50s. You will not find these very often, if at all.

    I would be willing to let them go as a package for £350.

    That's a lot of speaker for the money. If you've ever seen a cutaway of an R50, well it would cost a fortune to make today commercially.

    I suspect I could get more than half of that on Evilbay for the tweeters alone. Bargain for someone! :)


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  2. herb

    herb brain's right hemisphere

    Look good with trademark grilles. I loved mine back in the '70s, a sort of LS3/5a sound with big bass which showed 401 rumble very well unfortunately. I am surprised that they are 25w RMS but that was normal back then I suppose. GLWS.
     
  3. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    There are upgraded crossovers available which bring capacity to about 50-60w....I have a pair of those too but can't find them at the moment!
     
  4. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Might be an optical illusion but the bass units look round in photos. The wrecked pair I had definitely had oval B139's

    Collection from where please?
     
  5. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    They're definitely oval, it's the angle of the photo.

    I'm Glasgow-ish, certainly don't mind an hour's trundle south down the M74 to a rendezvous point.

    I know my location is a PITA for many so the above goes without saying!
     
  6. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    OK, I am about 500 miles South, sorry! GLWTS
     
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  7. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    No worries- living in the hifi wastelands up here!
     
  8. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    Bump for these and also to say that I have located the uprated crossovers- built by Wilmslow Audio and a lot more substantial than the standard units. There's a bit of chat about R50s right now on the forum, much of it very favourable!

    I am on holiday at the moment so no crossover pictures, will post when I get back.
     
  9. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

  10. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

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    Bump. One of the (crap) speaker terminals has been disconnected. They should both be replaced anyway by modern ones so you can actually connect something!
     
  11. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    Crossovers sold. NOS T27 set sold.

    The axe is hovering over these old-time behemoths. Somebody save them please!
     

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