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post #1 of 7 Old 10-21-2007, 07:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone seen these before? I just inherited them from my uncle, he bought them in Japan a long time ago.

Here are some pictures, and questions to follow:

http://www.allforbirds.com/images/speaker.jpg
http://www.allforbirds.com/images/speaker-2.jpg
http://www.allforbirds.com/images/speaker-3.jpg

I hooked these up to my km-893 amp, and they sound great. My question is about parallel and series wiring. I've never had speakers with more than one connection. I first hooked them up by jumpering one side to the other, then connecting the amp leads. (parallel) That worked fine, but when I tried to wire them up in series, it didn't work at all, so I'm guessing that the two "sides" are connected internally.

A question I have, that you may or may not be able to answer for me, it says that the impedance is 8 ohms. Is that per side, or total when wired in parallel.
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In the first picture, are those hinges near the top rear of the speakers?
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I thought so too, but they're just L brackets to help hold the top on I guess. There aren't any in the front.
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I'd never heard of those before. The only things I can find out about them are that they are 6-way speakers and require 2 separate inputs per speaker.
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A great source for anything in vintage stereo is AudioKarma.org

Here is a thread on the KL-10000z:
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...light=kl10000z

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Has anyone seen these before? I just inherited them from my uncle, he bought them in Japan a long time ago.

Here are some pictures, and questions to follow:

http://www.allforbirds.com/images/speaker.jpg
http://www.allforbirds.com/images/speaker-2.jpg
http://www.allforbirds.com/images/speaker-3.jpg

I hooked these up to my km-893 amp, and they sound great. My question is about parallel and series wiring. I've never had speakers with more than one connection. I first hooked them up by jumpering one side to the other, then connecting the amp leads. (parallel) That worked fine, but when I tried to wire them up in series, it didn't work at all, so I'm guessing that the two "sides" are connected internally.

A question I have, that you may or may not be able to answer for me, it says that the impedance is 8 ohms. Is that per side, or total when wired in parallel.

It really looks as if someone has combined two different Kenwood speakers as the identifying plaque appears only on one. All but the kitchen sink in this one. What an acoustic nightmare!

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I have a pair of these I purchased in Japan in the early 80s. The original speaker wires supplied with speakers wire the speakers in parallel. The wires were about 14 gauge and basically included a jumper that ran between the two speaker boxes of each speaker.
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