Kef E305 Droop

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  1. Mick4545

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    One of my e305s seems to have a loose ball joint and very slowly droops forward. I think I've read of this before. Anyone here had the same? No problems getting it seen to I presume?
     
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    Hi.
    I have the same problem with the centre speaker, I have really tightened the screws as well. Going
    To have another go, if it fails after that don't know what to do. To me it is a fault with the design.
     
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    I had the same problem. I returned my centre to the dealer who sentit to KEF for repair. Now it is fine.

    I personally think the design of the ball joint is poor, as is the design of the stands and told them that over the phone.

    Richy
     
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    Similar problem here. Thankfully tightening the screws at the back seemed to have done the trick. Have read before that it can be a problem. Like the guys above , if it persists, get it sent away and they should replace it. Bit of a ball ache but Kef are usually very good with that kind of stuff
     
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    Hi.
    Did you really tighten the screws at the back, I thought I had, but a bit cautious in case I damage them.
     
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    If the ball joint is working properly, the screws should not need to be really tight. I found this once mine had been fixed. But make sure that the screws on both sides are tightened the same amount.
     
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    If the joint can be fully taken apart, would it be possible to surround the 'ball' with a shim of paper or flexible plastic to provide a better grip ?

    I realise it's a bit of a 'kludge', and might be too crude for some to contemplate; but if it works ...
     
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    Didn't know there were screws that could be tightened. Thanks.
     
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    Hi lads, yep I tightened the two screws on either side of the ball socket. I Had a problem with the Centre. If You're going for it make sure to do it gently and not over do it. As mentioned, tighten equally on both sides. Personally I'd be hesitant with tampering with the ball socket itself. As we all know balls can be sensitive things! Hope it works out for you.
     
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    What size allen key Pete?
     
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    Hi mick, I used the one supplied with the speakers. Not exactly sure what size. You should be able to pick up an Allen key set with various sizes handy enough if you don't have the original one
     
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    Hi.
    If kef made these speakers ( fit for purpose) we should not have to put up with this issue.
     

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