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    Join Date: Jun 2008

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    Default FS: Kef Caprice II (LS3/5a with bass);-)

    Here are my Kef Caprice II classic loudspeakers.

    They have upgraded wiring, new pcb crossover boards (from Falcon Acoustics] and Mundorf Capacitors.
    Sound very good indeed.

    I don't have the original boxes but have something suitable.

    60 plus 15 P&P

    Duncan


    History:
    Caprice II (1981-85)
    The Caprice II was the logical successor to the Corelli, offering very good performance at the critical mid-price level. It used the same drivers as the Reference Model 103.2 but with a more basic cabinet and crossover. It continued in the line of high performance but affordable bookshelf loudspeakers offering impressive realism from a compact two-way enclosure. The system could be easily located to give good tonal balance and sharp stereo images in generous sized rooms. The new 8in bass driver used the proven bextrene cone for low colouration and also utilised the new technique of driver decoupling – whereby the chassis is screwed into the cabinet via soft rubber mountings to reduce the transmission of chassis vibrations into the cabinet structure. In common with the majority of KEF’s closed box designs at the time the bass response was tuned to a third-order characteristic by the inclusion of extra components into the crossover network.


    Specification: Caprice II
    System Type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
    Enclosure type: Closed box
    Size: 470 x 280 x 217mm (18.5 x 11 x 8.5 inches)
    Weight: 8.3kg (18 lb)
    Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    Rated maximum power: 100W programme
    Frequency response: 68-20,000Hz +/-2.5dB at 2m on design axis (-10dB at 42Hz and 30kHz)
    Sensitivity: 86dB at 1m for a pink noise input of 1W (anechoic conditions)
    Maximum output: 106dB on programme peaks under typical listening conditions
    Finishes: Simulated walnut veneer
    Grille: Textile
    System: SP3001
    Drive units: B200 bass unit (SP1075), T33 tweeter (SP1074)
    Crossover: SP2007










    Brochure- http://www.kef.com/uploads/files/en/...Caprice_II.pdf
    Installation Instructions- http://www.kef.com/uploads/files/en/...structions.pdf

    Grab a piece of history.
    Last edited by tubehunter; 08-10-2017 at 06:42.

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    I now have boxes for these so can post.


    15 P&P



    Thanks

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    The new crossovers look nice, I'm just wondering how the values of the mundorfs relate to those of the original polyester caps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    The new crossovers look nice, I'm just wondering how the values of the mundorfs relate to those of the original polyester caps?
    The original polyester caps have been retained only the bipolar electrolytic caps replaced.
    Last edited by tubehunter; 07-10-2017 at 22:57.

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    SOLD

    Thanks

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