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    Default KEF Carina II

    Anybody ever own these KEFs?

    KEF product page:
    http://www.kef.com/history/1980/carina2.asp

    I know...it depends on what your ears like, but any opinions on these? I've got a chance to pick up a pair in excellent condition locally. I am considering them for a 2-channel (either extra room or garage).

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    Trust your ears. (How are things in Seattle?)

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    I haven't heard those in particular but I'm a KEF fan from the vintage days to UNI-Q. As long as the price is fair I would get them in a heartbeat.

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    Kef didn't make too many horrible speakers.
    This looks like an older Raymond Cooke design.
    If the price was really right, and for 2ch only, WTF ?
    BTW, used to live at 19243 11th ave ne, sea wa 98155, know where that is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluzrip View Post
    Trust your ears. (How are things in Seattle?)
    Seattle is wet...as usual.


    ka7niq - yes, I know where that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I haven't heard those in particular but I'm a KEF fan from the vintage days to UNI-Q. As long as the price is fair I would get them in a heartbeat.
    Thoughts on what might be a "fair" price?

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    Cambir, it's a decent sealed box from KEF. Not seen on the used market very often, which means either they didn't sell very many of them, or the people that have them are happy with them. I'll take the latter for a guess.

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    "Thoughts on what might be a "fair" price?." - Cambir

    What's the current price? What's the condition? Are they local or is it drive time?....PM me if you want that stuff private.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    "Thoughts on what might be a "fair" price?." - Cambir

    What's the current price? What's the condition? Are they local or is it drive time?....PM me if you want that stuff private.

    Offered to me at $90 asking price...local, short drive time...condition seems to be very good.

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    Well, in that case....duh. Did you really need to ask ;)

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    Where is that damn Flare Gun?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Well, in that case....duh. Did you really need to ask ;)
    Unfortunately, yes. $90 is like 2 weeks pay for someone with a teaching background! :D

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    You are underpaid fine sir.

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    In private sector now, but thank you.

    I'm just careful to throw $90 on an unknown...not attempting to end up with a collection of unused.

    thanks for the input btw

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    mmm, nice, nice speakers. They probably didn't sell too many in the US because they were not inexpensive.

    Info on the Carinas and their bretheren (sistern?) here:
    http://www.hifiloudspeakers.info/Anatomy/KEFDocuments/
    Dang, the link's not working; hope it'll be back!

    Meanwhile, there might be some info on KEFs museum site:
    http://www.kef.com/allhistory.asp


    EDIT: Oy, Carina IIs. Those I don't know. Should be OK, though. There is info on KEFs site about them.
    Last edited by mhardy6647; 10-17-2007 at 10:08 AM.
    all the best,
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