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Charlie, may I ask, what torque you used for the Koil?
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Sorry, but my dealer does it by feel and I don't touch the decks anymore (with possible exception of the arm colour.)
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These older unserviced Kans are definitely pressing all the right buttons - tracks like this one that haven't really worked as they should are coming back with restored meaning...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vsmoqfmnqyina ... 1.mp4?dl=0

Saw The Cure last week and they're still playing that one with enthusiasm - great gig!
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Sounds like you've found 'the cure' for your speaker problem - happy hols :)
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Lol!
They sound quite muffled but it doesn't seem to matter - and they're not so bad in real life as in the clips.
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One of the white Kans is quite muffled compared to the other and clearly not very well so decided they need a light touch service. Hopefully Spannko's DIY speaker project will help me pick better caps than the Solens. This will be my last chance with Kans as I can't see any other long-term way forward.

However, my backup seems pretty good and better than most of the Kans: Black Liner/Lingo 2/Ekos 2/VM95E/Slipsik/Wako/LK140/K20/Tukans...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jd1l85z3ybcql ... 1.mp4?dl=0

Hopefully Super Kikkin / Giella Pi will improve things and play nicely with the 140
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Sounds pretty nice to me.
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I have always liked Tukans. It sounds good to me. :-)
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I like Tukans too. They’re compact, unobtrusive and reasonably tuneful. For about £300 they’re a great second system speaker for the TV, office, kitchen, workshop, garden, kids bedroom etc
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Thanks gents.

£300 sounds a bit high. I paid £150 off ebay for these about 4-5 years ago, mint with original boxes, manual and cloth grills.
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Charlie1 wrote: 2023-01-12 15:21 Thanks gents.

£300 sounds a bit high. I paid £150 off ebay for these about 4-5 years ago, mint with original boxes, manual and cloth grills.
OK, I haven’t looked for ages. That makes them a bargain then and at that price everyone should have a pair! I’d say just make sure they’re the version with bars on the tweeter, the earlier mesh tweeters were a bit agricultural sounding.
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Agricultural sounding? I haven't heard that term before. Does that mean that they sound like dirt or that they grow on you over time? ;-)
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ThomasOK wrote: 2023-01-12 17:45 Agricultural sounding? I haven't heard that term before. Does that mean that they sound like dirt or that they grow on you over time? ;-)
I choose the latter! :-)
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It's not my field of expertise: it could have been that he was digging them, but I think he meant they were farmed out to the wrong supplier...
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Spannko wrote: 2023-01-12 15:52 That makes them a bargain then and at that price everyone should have a pair!
Yep, chicken feed really
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Then it must not be too bad to be cooped up with a pair.
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All puts Tukans high on the pecking order...
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Eggsactly!
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Enough with this nonsense! I'm off to listen to me favourite albumen.
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I do know what you are hinting at Spannko!

My system can also sound agricultural from time to time:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e220utsnyzksm ... 7.mov?dl=0

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What came first, Dixie Chicks or the albumen?
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Spannko wrote: 2023-01-13 21:37 What came first, Dixie Chicks or the albumen?
It was (not was) the albumen, and it's now time for a clip of "everybody walk the dinosaur" :D
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beck wrote: 2023-01-13 20:18 My system can also sound agricultural from time to time:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e220utsnyzksm ... 7.mov?dl=0
When you said you'd been buying a lot of CDs, this is not what came to mind! :)
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