Replace a driver in an LS50?

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Frankenstein ate one of my speakers. I’m interested to see if I can salvage it.  I’ve never attempted to replace a driver before, because I’ve never blown a speaker that I cared about.  Anyone have some thoughts on how to proceed?  NSFW pics below.

At least it happened because my wife was using the system and thoroughly enjoying her time with it (read: having a drink and cranking it up!).  I truly do love that she enjoys it as much as I do.

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Hi Heightsharris,

Here’s this, https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/115980-procedure-to-change-driver-on-kef-ls50/. It doesn’t appear to be too difficult.

Regards,

Mario

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Thanks Mario.  That’s the most helpful information I’ve seen on the topic so far.

Seems straightforward enough, provided I can A) find a replacement driver and B) the cost makes sense.

Maybe I’ll look for a used LS50 with some cosmetic damage to the cabinet and strip it for parts.

Luckily I had another pair new in box sitting in the other room, so I can take my time with this project.

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Hi Heightsharris,

Glad to help. If you’re in the US you might want to check with this place, https://reconingspeakers.com/kef-replacement-parts/. My understanding is you may also be able to purchase replacement drivers directly from KEF, probably worth a phone call.

Regards,

Mario

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Mario,

I thought I’d update you on this.  I contacted KEF about a replacement driver.  They asked me to provide photos of the damaged driver and the serial number of the speaker.  Once they verified that information, they provided a price of $200 USD for the replacement driver.  Not bad at all.  Looks like I’ve got a little project ahead of me!

Thanks again for the information about this.

Best,

Ben

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Hi Ben,

Glad it worked out for you. Have fun with your project.

Regards,

Mario

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