KAPPA 7 FIND!!!

Discussion in 'Infinity Loudspeakers' started by Depecheduran, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Depecheduran

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    So I made a stop at my local GW store today (an unplanned, because it was a trip to the doc office and was an on my way home stop.) Anyway... I was not expecting to find anything too exciting and BOOM! A pair of Infinity Kappa 7 Speakers! $24.99!!! Now they do need work but at the $24.99 price there is no complaining! 15249459568451937089136.jpg
     

     

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  2. swechsler

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    The refoaming is fairly straightforward; contact Rick Cobb (rcobb@tampabay.rr.com) for replacement surrounds. Millersound can fix those midranges. Do you have the grills?
     
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  3. Depecheduran

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    Yes I do... and they don't look bad. A couple snags in the fabric and a little dusty. Nothing broken. I plan on using my Kenwood KA 801. I hear these speakers are power hungry. Would the 110 wpc be enough?
     
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  4. tmtomh

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    Nice one!

    Their efficiency is rated at 88dB. 110wpc should be just fine as long as you're not looking to blast them at ear-damaging levels.
     
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  5. Depecheduran

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    I don't know... I might want to do just that on occasion. Should my windows be afraid? Or my neighbors? Or the cat?
     
  6. swechsler

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    I think the Kenwood will be enough for these, at least to start. But if you're listening loud, watch (listen) for clipping.
     
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  8. goodolpg

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    Congrats!
     
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  9. 7.62

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    Freaking great score !
     
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  10. idadude

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    Great score! I would have gotten those for $24.99. The woofers will be simple to fix. Millersound for the mids. Tweets work?
    I like putting non-working speakers back into circulation again. I'd like to get a set of Kappas some day. Have fun!

    Larry D.
     
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  11. Bahamayellow

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    Very nice. Welcome.
     
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  12. Depecheduran

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    Thanks for the specs Maxxvolume! And idadude, it seems like Millersound is the common theme that I've been hearing on the polydomes. I have some cabinet work to do too. This chip is the worst of it. 15251238575511094513401.jpg
     
  13. slimpikkins

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    Nice speakers, great price! Like buying 1 tweeter and getting everything else free. And in the rare black stained oak, cool. (Nice puppy, is it a pit?)
     
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  14. nolasally

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    kappa 7 not power hungry!! Kappa 8's are a little inefficient... 9's are the ones that eat up power. Ive run kappa 7's off 40watt receivers before however they open up with 100wpc. amps...good luck
     
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  15. o_rod

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    Very cool find! What's that material over the mid? Or is it a grill, kinda hard to tell.

    Have fun! :bigok:
     
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  16. Depecheduran

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    Nope... Rottweiler!
     

     

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  17. Depecheduran

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    That mid is the ever rare polydome. It reminds me of a diaphram... maybe might see if one of those could work? LOL!!!
     
  18. C6Bill

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    I just had my Kappa 9 polydomes done by MIllersound, Real nice folks to deal with. I believe it was $183 total for the pair and that included return shipping. They said 3 weeks and I actually received them back in less than a week. Follow their packing instructions and you will be thrilled with the results.
     
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  19. Depecheduran

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    Good to know... Got the estimate from Stereo Hospital and I may need to bend the child labor laws to pay off the $500 bill for the 801. It will be worth every penny though.
     
  20. Depecheduran

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    Seems like the best way to go all around. That includes the price.
     

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