TANNOY: Ebay lunacy – or am I just behind the times?

Editor’s note: A ‘old’ thread but having checked the thread this morning, I feel there are observations there still worthy of attention. Neil. ================ A mate rang me last night for advice, his wife has a workmate selling some Tannoy Corner Lancasters. Ooh, thought I, perhaps they want to sell them to me. No, they […]

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TANNOY: “The Tannoy Story” book by Julian Alderton

Just received a copy of this book by Julian Alderton today from Oxfam online. I have been trying to get a copy for sometime and it looks like being a good read so worth the wait. This book seems very difficult to obtain now. Details EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do […]

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MONITOR AUDIO: Replacing ceramic resistors in GXC350 speaker

Hello Colin. Great series so far. Thank you. A little background info: I own a Monitor Audio GXC350 centre speaker and have discovered the midrange driver produces no sound. Swapping the driver over with one from a GX200 confirms it’s ok. A volt meter shows there’s no output to the midrange driver which points to […]

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TANNOY: Monitor Gold LSU/HF/III.L.Z/8 question

… or, more precisely, a quite naive but humble question it is that aims to know whether is a pair of these speakers are worth investing in? To note, I followed some threads with Tannoy speakers mentioned here at TAOS but now do not remember whether these exact models were recommended to be purchased or […]

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HARBETH: Speaker shoot out: Harbeth P3ESR vs Proac Tablette Anniversary

What HiFi write ….. I thought I’d post this mini review about my impressions of these two competing mini monitors, I know some members here will be interested. I own both so I have no axe to grind when making these comparisons and each has its own virtues and pitfalls. The Proac’s have a more […]

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TANNOY: Westminster Royal Special Edition Loudspeakers – interesting article

  Jeff Day writes: Do you know what the oldest loudspeaker company in the world is? If you guessed Tannoy you’re exactly right, as Tannoy was founded by Guy R. Fountain in 1926 and has been making loudspeakers now for over 84 years. ‘Tannoy’ was trademarked as a name in 1928, and was located in […]

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HARBETH: Leak 20 into Harbeth P3ESR

I’m currently selling my EAR Integrated as I wish to go back to Croft. Whilst it’s boxed up I’m running a Leak 20 from the variable output of my Quad CD-P to drive my Harbs. Should 10w a side do the job ? Surprisingly yes. I have used this combo before with a pre amp […]

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TEN enjoyable speakers you’ve owned

The thread starts as follows: A mixed bag i know but i enjoyed owning the below, in no particular order of enjoyability (don’t think there’s such a wurd) :JR’149′ Heybrook ‘HB1’ Castle Acoustics ‘Howard Mk.1’ Diesis ‘Solitaire’ Mission ‘737’ (Audax) B&W ‘DM4’ Ferrograph ‘S1’ Mordaunt Short ‘Signifer’ Monitor Audio ‘R352’ Spendor ‘SP1’ ps:Never owned the […]

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HARBETH: HL1 speakers. Any good?

I have been living with these early HL1s ( Serial Numbers 228 A & B ) for some time and have been surprised they aren’t mentioned more. The equivalent (?) Spendor BC1s have a much higher profile.  I bought them sans grilles ( the foam ones had rotted away ) and Sid Chaplin, of Traditional […]

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HARBETH: “I am considering a change from Harbeth Super HL5s to the 7ES-3s. Could you describe the difference between the two?”

I’ve recently moved my system to a smaller room (the old wife acceptance factor) and as a result I am considering a change from Harbeth Super HL5s to the 7ES-3s. Could you describe the difference between the two? The new room is 13’ 2”x15’ 2” with 8.5’ 2” ceilings, and due to other furniture the […]

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