For sale: Infinity Kappa 8 Floor standing speakers

Infinity Kappa 8’s. These are the real deal classic vintage Infinity, don’t come up for sale that often. Excellent sound, differ from conventional speakers in appearance, underlying design philosophy, and performance. Legendary EMIT tweeters front and also backfiring. I’ve heard the cabinets are called Santo wood in original finish but I don’t know, I would call them light oak, they are real oak wood cabinets. Comes with original stands that tilt speakers slightly back for phase array purposes, not shown in photos. There are some imperfections as to be expected of speakers this age but overall condition pretty darn nice. Flocking intact and in very good shape. All grill pegs extant, some imperfections in grills but also nice overall condition. Note that One grill has something on the bottom corner of fabric as shown in photos, I was going to steam clean but it never bothered me. Pricing reflects imperfections. I just rotated them back in my main system and they have substantial bass. I’ve always been an EMIT tweeter fan also. Very impressive overall sound. Nominal impedence 4 ohms to 6 ohms. They respond to good power. Before anybody goes off about being power hungry, these are not the Kappa 9’s that gained the reputation for power hungry, I had them on my 25 tube watt Heath W5 monos without any problem and they sounded great. Suggested use of 50-250 solid state watts rms/ch but higher end of wattage range will generally result in better sound. Sensitivity 89 dB @1 watt, 1 meter. Freq response 33 hz to 45 kHz +/- 3 dB. Crossover freq 80 hz, 800 hz, 4500 hz.

Drivers per channel:
One 12” injection molded graphite woofer
One 5” polygraph midbass
One 3” polypropylene dome midrange
Two EMIT tweeters (one front and one rear facing)

Dimensions: 47.5 H x 20.5 w x 8.0d. They are heavy. I will not ship. If anyone is at AXPONA, I am located in Central Wisconsin and will make every effort to meet somewhere mutually agreeable. I go to Madison often, and Fox Valley and Milwaukee occasionally. Selling to fund other kit acquisition. These are worth modifying.

Club Polk members with over 100 posts minimum only. $725 in my pocket PayPal F&F. As mentioned will not ship.

Comments

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,965
    Cool classics!
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,465
    Beautiful!
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,757
    Great speakers at a greater price! The EMIT tweeters are awesome, as are the IMG cones. My Crescendos imaged like crazy.
    GLWTS, and wish I was closer/had the $$.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    Awesome speakers!!

    We owned the next one up in the line years back, the Kappa 9 with 2 woofers.

    But the 8 sounded fantastic also.
    Great bass, and very great sound especially on Jazz!
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 425
    Very nice.
    Wish I was closer.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,916
    Price drop - $695.00 Paypal F&F, will not ship. 100 post min.
  • Where are you located?? And are the kappa 8 still for sale?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,965
    edited September 2019
    NM
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,916
    Yes, the Kappa 8’s are still available. I’m in Central Wisconsin. However, my original post states club Polk members with 100 post minimum only.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,068
    edited September 2019
    I would love to try these. If you decide to ship let me know.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,916
    Where are you located, tratliff?
  • dromunds wrote: »
    Where are you located, tratliff?

    Somewhere very south like TX if memory serves
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,068
    dromunds wrote: »
    Where are you located, tratliff?

    Yep, Texas. Fort Worth to be exact. 76179
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,916
    If anyone from the Midwest is going to the Polkfest and would be interested in a Polkie Express to Texas for these vintage classics please PM me re: incentives.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,445
    I *may* be going down that way Don. Depends when Russ gets here and where we can meet up between here and there.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,068
    Let me know what is decided. I’ll be at polkfest so we could make an exchange. But I will have questions if we move in that direction.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,493
    Wish you were closer to Georgia.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,068
    dromunds wrote: »
    If anyone from the Midwest is going to the Polkfest and would be interested in a Polkie Express to Texas for these vintage classics please PM me re: incentives.

    Any updates on getting these down my way?
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,445
    Don and I have talked. I am waiting to see what Russ' plans are for the Polkfest. I believe I can transport them for you but getting them from Don up in Sconny down to me in central Iowa is the part we will have to hash out when the Polkfest date is finally ironed out.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,068
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Don and I have talked. I am waiting to see what Russ' plans are for the Polkfest. I believe I can transport them for you but getting them from Don up in Sconny down to me in central Iowa is the part we will have to hash out when the Polkfest date is finally ironed out.

    Sounds good. Thanks for taking the time to plan for the transport.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
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