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Kan grills/material

Discussion in 'd.i.y. classifieds' started by divedeepdog, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    I'm re-furbishing some Mk1 Kans, one of the grills is torn, anyone know of the same fabric, or have an original grill for sale?
  2. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    No-one redone grills?
  3. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

  4. awl

    awl pfm Member

    When I asked Linn themselves about grill cloth for my Mk I Kans, their advice was to buy black lycra fabric from a cloth merchant – it's what they were using at the time on Tukans, Kabers etc. So that's what I did – I found some suitable material in a market on Dean Street in Soho. It has performed perfectly for the last 6 or so years. I may even still have some...
  5. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    I have some Nexus socks spare, but it's quite different from the Kan grill, hence the request. I'd like as near original as possible.
  6. Dark Energy

    Dark Energy pfm Member

    The cognoscenti only use pure Jersey Silk.
  7. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Very rare - not many Silk Moths on Jersey!
  8. Dark Energy

    Dark Energy pfm Member

    Not a single one I would imagine, but rarity is the stuff of Audiophile legend and vice versa. It's just Lycra sounds a bit too "Boingy", but silk is actually supposed to be audibly better as a grille material and as an important additive in the best paper cone loudspeaker drive units, it was the secret ingredient in the Western Electric 755A cone, ($7000 a pair for the best examples) which they produced in batches in a domestic washing machine, letting it run for 3 weeks to get a really good slop. It's not quite as romantic a notion as Octogenarian Japanese Zen Buddhist Monks hand crafting moving coil cartridges from rare and exotic yet wholly inappropriate materials, but hey! It's America!
    PS No Lycra!

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