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trinhsman
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« on: May 23, 2017, 12:31:12 AM »

I just did something weird and it worked amazing.  I had a set of old E II cabinets that were empty.  I also had a pair of old E II tweeters, along with a pair of KEF 8" woofers, and a Snell Type J crossover.  Long story, I installed everything into the E II cabinets and covered the rear tweeter hole with a wooded plug.  So how does it sound?  The wife is very impressed.  I think they are very, very close to my Type C's.  I know for the purist out there I have just committed an unpardonable sin, but they sure do sound nice!
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leif2000
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 01:54:08 AM »

Do you have any pictures.. Please
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trinhsman
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 12:27:17 PM »

Here you go.  Not sure how they will show.  The other speakers are my trusty CIV's and Type C's


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javilha
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »

Yes......it sounds weird.....I guess..... Grin* Tongue* Grin
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trinhsman
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 12:32:49 PM »

Actually, now that everything has had a chance to settle in, they sound even better.  Even my wife is amazed, and has said we should keep them.  Really not sure why this worked so well, because I am not an electronics expert.  Based on what I know about this, the speakers should have been a bit weak in bass and strong in the mods and highs.  They are not.  To me they are perfectly balanced. 
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javilha
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 01:24:36 PM »

There are maybe a good reason, why it works ok. The E and J org and 2, uses the same units and crossover, but the differenses is the size of the cabinet. The Kef woofer maybe has data, which is nearly close to the original Seas unit, used in J and E. Due the J cabinet, is 40% smaller than the E's, the crossover has to have some conjugate link components to avoid some tin can box sound in the midrange. This could be the reason it works ok. The port is tuned very deep, and should have a frekvency about 25hz, therefor a bit away from the resonans point for the Kef woofer. It probaly not got into work with the Kef woofer, because it is not going deeb enough to activate it......mayby.  Smiley  
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javilha
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2017, 11:38:37 AM »

I can see on your pictures, that your E's still have the adjustable base. The 2 feet in the front of it, can be turned out, so that the cabinet can be held a little backwards, so the radiation of the units is pointed up to the listener. This will open up a lot and the sound will be very transperent. That is the meaning of that base. But it's not sure, that it will give the same benefit with the kef woofer and the J crossover. But try it anyway.  Smiley
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