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    Thumbs up KEF C15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker - KARMA

    KEF C15 BOOKSHELF LOUDSPEAKER - 9/10 - Black Wood Veneer - FREE

    These are the diminutive speakers that changed my hi-fi life back in 1985. One of the best versions of Al domes that have been done historically. NHT and KEF are leaders in this area since most of them sound like crap….Infinity rings a bell…also Paradigm.

    I bought a pair of these on SOOO much credit back then and they sounded so good, they replaced what was my bar standard Polk Audio Monitor 10B. I listened to every track and CD that I owned after hearing these little mother F'ers. Yes, I'm clearly sentimental about them and your experience may not be mine but thats OK. Sometimes it's something that you don't expect in audio, that slaps you and calls you her bitch.

    My original C15 went away prior to finding Club Polk and after befriending Russman, he found another pair for me, years later. Russ is a great friend and also shares my passion for the little guy, the small things that make you want to carry on this hobby and love.

    I'm offering these speakers to an honest Polkie, and earnest owner and contributor with the hope that you'll pass on the good will. If you don't, well, that's the way it goes but you have made that decision.

    Please pass these on, enjoy them or touch them while naked and covered in cottage cheese. I'll post some pics in a few but they are awesome, edges are perfect and grills are showroom. I don't sell or give away junk folks and this is special to me.

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    As far as the cottage cheese goes large curd or small curd? Does one say in or pick a # ? Nice karma in if that's all it takes.
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    Count me in.

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    Large curd since I would need to cover all that I can personally….just guessing on you hoss, lol.

    You win as I don't have enough talent for counting numbers. PM me your addy and I'll get these out the door.

    Take care of my babies.

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    Dig it, count me in also.

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    Super cool Karma.

    Enjoy the speaks gudnoyez!
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    Some interesting little boxes there. I've always had great respect for Mark's ear, taste, and have, over the years through reading old threads, realized that I also have many tastes that are similar to Russman's even though we've never met (actually I may have a pair of Russman speakers via John?).

    That is a curious surround on that tweeter, I assume the entire tweeter is aluminum with the largest surface a dome and ridges on the surround area.

    Neat stuff!

    Have fun gudnoyez!

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    My ear gets older but my taste is always high end CNH. I appreciate the comment and yeah, I think a lot of us old timers, and newer folks have had something hit on by the RUSS's. Be it Hoosier21 or Russman, I owe tons to those two folks….and F1Nut, TroyD, GeorgeGrand, etc etc etc.

    The surround on the tweeter is a diffuser and yes the tweeter is Al. It's smooth which is is not often a characteristic of Al domes. That's what caught my ear and I've been a KEF fan since then…later into other manufacturers with less success.

    I think it's quite difficult to smooth out a hard dome when it comes to freq response. Silk is King in my book but there are some that really know how to tame the animal.

    -m

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    Your serious Mark thanks I will keep them and cherish them forever. I will have to come one up with a special Karma in your honor. I'am at a loss for words awesome. PM sent

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    Great Karma Mark! Congrats gudnoyez!
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    Nice Karma! I've always wanted to own a pair of KEF speakers ever since I've heard the R300s. Some day!

    gudnoyez be sure to post up your impressions of them after you try them out!
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    Nice Karma, enjoy. My very first pair of decent speakers back in the mid-90's was a KEF setup. I can't remember the exact model, but they sounded excellent paired with my old Nakamichi receiver.
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    Very nice of you Mark. Great karma!

    Congratulations Steve! Looking forward to hearing what you think of them.

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    The C15s are very nice little loudspeakers - fans of the Polk "monitors" will enjoy these.
    http://www.kef.com/html/us/explore/a...5_C/index.html

    nice Karma!
    all the best,
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    Very nice karma Mark. My first set of real speakers was the C20s.

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    very nice karma....in please....
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    Unique karma, but not in.

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    WAY TO GO MARK...you R the man fer sure....

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    Excellent Karma Mark! They would feel right at home with their big brothers the Q900's. It could be like a family reunion. Good stuff...thanks.
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    Nice Karma Mark!
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    GUDNOYEZ, are you still in Davenport? Let me know and I'll ship these tomorrow.

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    Mark will be back in Davenport on Thursday thanks again.

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    Hey, gudnoyez, what ever happened with these speakers? I was waiting to read your impressions on them. I had - may still have - an opportunity to pick up a pair of these from a friend of a friend of mine.

    Please post some feedback on these when you get a chance.

    Thanks.

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    Hey Terry have not heard from Mark never received them thinking he had second thoughts and decided to keep them. So whats going on in the Twin city area bet your shoveling snow, I feel for ya, we got more coming on Monday plus a week of teens plus sub zeros over night can't say I feel for ya.:) Later

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    That doesn't sound like Mark.....wonder what happened. Usually the guy is bullet proof on these things and overly generous.

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    Tony do you think I should PM him last I heard from him was in January, I don't want to bother him about it, but would not mind getting a ear on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    Hey Terry have not heard from Mark never received them thinking he had second thoughts and decided to keep them. So whats going on in the Twin city area bet your shoveling snow, I feel for ya, we got more coming on Monday plus a week of teens plus sub zeros over night can't say I feel for ya.:) Later
    Yeah, that doesn't sound at all like Mark. He must have just overlooked it, seeing as how he's had tons of stuff up for sale and karmas lately. He karma'd me a Polk shirt a while back and it got here so fast, I thought he must have FAX'd it! I don't think you're out of line dropping him a PM reminder. If he changed his mind, he'll just let you know.

    Yeah, LOTS of snow here! We got hit with another 11" a few days ago. On top of that, none of it is going anywhere since we've had only single digit temps lately and that's to continue for at least the next 7-10 days. The banks on the sides of the driveway are hard to see over when backing out. Should be gone by July!

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    I'll call him tomorrow.
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    Spoke with Mark, he still has them, forgot to ship and is under the weather right now. He'll get them out soon.
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    Jeez Jesse thanks gives me time to think up a Karma in return.

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