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SOLD: FS: Tannoy Berkeley ( HPD 385 15" Dual Concentric Drivers )

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Item: Tannoy Berkeley
Location: Melbourne
Price: $3000 firm
Item Condition: Very good condition, Please see the photos and videos.
Reason for selling: Moved to a small house.
Payment Method: Pickup -  Bank transfer, Paypal, COD.

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I'm the second owner and bought them from the original owner in Kew, Melbourne. Never thought of selling them as I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to find another pair in this beautiful condition.  Moved to a small house and I need to let this go to welcome my next Tannoys. 


I have tried a huge number of speakers in past (Not listing them here as I'm not interested in a debate here). Stopped buying anything else for myself after listening to 15" Dual concentric Tannoys. Now I'm going through the phase of trying different Tannoys :)  


 -  Original Tannoy Berkeley cabinets in excellent condition.

 - They sound beautiful with signature Tannoy HPD385 sound.

 - Surrounds are recently replaced with original ones from UK.

 - Crossovers are untouched.

 - Speaker cable binding posts are upgraded to fit thicker cables and banana plugs (Original binding posts can be provided to the buyer).


Prefer someone local who can collect them directly and pay cash. Please add 3% extra if paid through Paypal. Buyer needs to arrange packing and courier if required.


My advice: You need medium or large size room to enjoy them. Replace the crossover Caps with Mundorf Evo Oil or ClarityCap MR as the original capacitors are 40+ years old.


I won't be online all time to give a quick reply here, so message me for my contact number if you are interested and need any more info. 





Recorded using my mobile phone. Not the correct amplifier to get the best out of them, but still they sound pretty decent in that room (my previous house).






































Edited by HiFi-Man

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I have had HPD's a few times over the years.  


If your into the Tannoy sound they are a nice compromise between the old school Tannoy sound and the newer more modern sounding models.  


As your probably aware they change sound quite a lot depending on what amp you use (the strutted cone and heavier voice coil loves a powerful high damping factor amp) and the crossover can be upgraded for very large improvements in sound.


They are a great driver to play with as a diyer also and can sound totally different in different cabinets (mine sounded excellent in front/ rear loaded horns and also 300 litre ported boxes).


Your drivers look in great condition and having the mesh still on the front of the cone suggests they haven't been played with and are nice and original.


Good luck with the sale.



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9 hours ago, Lansche plasma guy said:

As your probably aware they change sound quite a lot depending on what amp you use (the strutted cone and heavier voice coil loves a powerful high damping factor amp) and the crossover can be upgraded for very large improvements in sound.



I agree with the first and last part ...   but I found the opposite to the bolded part (current drive was beneficial... and high power is not required - the cone is quite light relatively speaking) .... I used a DSP crossover.

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