New KEF B139s from Falcon Acoustics

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  1. JoshHendi

    JoshHendi vintage audio student Subscriber

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    Potentially exciting news... It looks like Falcon Acoustics might soon be selling new B139 drivers :)

    Image taken from Falcon Acoustics website

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  2. absolve2525

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    Sweet!!
     
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  3. NorAud

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    Any updates on this?
     
  4. JoshHendi

    JoshHendi vintage audio student Subscriber

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  5. JoshHendi

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    They teased it on their main website months ago, then the ad went down... I emailed Jerry asking him when/if they still planned on releasing them and he said yes, but they just had delays, but that was a while ago
     
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  6. TimF

    TimF Well-Known Member

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    I think it will happen, like many things, the main business there comes first. I think it will be great to see a new B139, it will put some life back into quite a few speakers that are sitting around collecting dust, not to mention extending the lives of some still going. Good for Jerry/Falcon for taking on some of these driver projects!
     
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  7. IMF_Pioneer

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    Update ! .....................Jerry is anticipating to still get the first production run out before this Christmas. The beauty of these new ones is that they are going to be of a higher power handling capacity over the original 50 watt black framed B139's.
     
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  8. Clay1234

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    As of December 10 2017 - B139 manufacture will start in 8 weeks. (email from Jerry @ Falcon)
     
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  9. FONSguy

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    So all the drivers from the old KEF Cantata's will be available.
     
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  10. IMF_Pioneer

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    Hi Clay,

    thanks for the update as I spoke to him late November and he was hopeful of getting the first batch before Christmas.

    also I think FONSguy was meaning "Concerto's" if I'm correct ? as the Cantata's use a T52 as the tweeter and not a T27.

    Cheers.
     
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  11. Clay1234

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    KefKit3 was T27, B110 and B139 Crossover: SP1004 - (Like a Concerto but supply your own cabinet).
     
  12. Clay1234

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    Does anyone here have experience with retrotechaudio.co.uk ? They may have KEF parts like B139's but I have not been able to get an email reply from them.
     
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  15. leesonic

    leesonic Hold on, here comes the bass. Subscriber

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    I wonder if they need "core" units? I have a couple of passive radiators, the BD139s, that I thought it would be cool to turn into "active" woofers. Sadly, that's beyond my skills...

    Lee.
     
  16. JimPA

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    When the new B139 driver is released I will be curious to see how this effects the price of the old B139's that come up for sale.
     
  17. canuckaudiog

    canuckaudiog On a quest for high fidelity

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    Probably about the same amount that the reissued LS3/5A from Falcon Acoustics affected the LS3/5A market - not at all.
     
  18. GHolloway

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    Please don't forget the main man, Malcolm Jones, who sold me his early Concerto in 19XX.
     

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