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6 hours ago, lancer181 said:

I have the Tannoy Westminster SE speakers , love them. I had the Canterbury SE before  , nice speaker but like the Westminster's better . Amps are Bakoon great sound very natural. Most of the time I use my antipodes DX  , but still play vinyl , either way I do not think I would part from my Westie's .

 

6 hours ago, lancer181 said:

I have the Tannoy Westminster SE speakers , love them. I had the Canterbury SE before  , nice speaker but like the Westminster's better . Amps are Bakoon great sound very natural. Most of the time I use my antipodes DX  , but still play vinyl , either way I do not think I would part from my Westie's .

 

6 hours ago, lancer181 said:

I have the Tannoy Westminster SE speakers , love them. I had the Canterbury SE before  , nice speaker but like the Westminster's better . Amps are Bakoon great sound very natural. Most of the time I use my antipodes DX  , but still play vinyl , either way I do not think I would part from my Westie's .

Thanks for your info...

I haven’t played with vinyl for quite a few years now, do you find the difference between high quality digital compared to your vinyl colllection?

 

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hey chris , i have tannoy glenair 10, tannoy glenair 15's , some tannoy mayfairs , monitor gold 12's and some hpd385's , i prefer with valves but are good on solid state too, even with the mix of old and new tannoys i have the simarlarities in sound are closer than the differances , one thing i can say is out of all the speakers i have in my collection the tannoys are the easiest to drive and always seem to be pleasent and full sounding ! hope your enjoying them.

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I have a pair of Tannoy Stirling HR 's  which I am using with a Leben CS600 valve integraded amp. Using both Vinyl and Cd with them. I also use a Harmon Karmon Hk990 during the warmer times of year with them, which sounds very good as well, but different to the Valve amp. Would like to go up the 'line' and maybe get a set of  Kingstons or similar, but I don't think I will be able to afford to do that, not even S/h. however love the sound of the Stirlings, not the last word in Detail if that's what you want, but very 'Musical' . Have had a lot of speakers, but enjoy the Tannoys more so than most of the ones I have had, or have heard.

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Hi Chris

 

what driver will you use in the Westminster cabs.?

I had plans to make a wife friendly cabs for the 10inch MG I have havn't done it yet though.( may just sell them to let another enjoy.)

 

One day I would love to get Westminsters, a go big or go home approach.

I recently had the crosssovers on my Berkleys  checked out, some caps were replaced, made a tremendous difference to the impact especially on drums etc, it really got them moving.

Its just amazing what these vintage speakers can do especially at what is a reasonable cost

 

maybe share some photos of the new Westminster Cabs sure members would enjoy.

 

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Hi Chris
 
what driver will you use in the Westminster cabs.?
I had plans to make a wife friendly cabs for the 10inch MG I have havn't done it yet though.( may just sell them to let another enjoy.)
 
One day I would love to get Westminsters, a go big or go home approach.
I recently had the crosssovers on my Berkleys  checked out, some caps were replaced, made a tremendous difference to the impact especially on drums etc, it really got them moving.
Its just amazing what these vintage speakers can do especially at what is a reasonable cost
 
maybe share some photos of the new Westminster Cabs sure members would enjoy.
 
have you seen the tannoy corenetta cabinet designs for the 10 inch monitor gold ? apatently that is like a scaled down autograph cabinet for the 10 inch MG

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On 16/06/2019 at 1:49 PM, Royq said:

Hi Chris

 

what driver will you use in the Westminster cabs.?

I had plans to make a wife friendly cabs for the 10inch MG I have havn't done it yet though.( may just sell them to let another enjoy.)

 

One day I would love to get Westminsters, a go big or go home approach.

I recently had the crosssovers on my Berkleys  checked out, some caps were replaced, made a tremendous difference to the impact especially on drums etc, it really got them moving.

Its just amazing what these vintage speakers can do especially at what is a reasonable cost

 

maybe share some photos of the new Westminster Cabs sure members would enjoy.

 

 

On 16/06/2019 at 1:49 PM, Royq said:

Hi Chris

 

what driver will you use in the Westminster cabs.?

I had plans to make a wife friendly cabs for the 10inch MG I have havn't done it yet though.( may just sell them to let another enjoy.)

 

One day I would love to get Westminsters, a go big or go home approach.

I recently had the crosssovers on my Berkleys  checked out, some caps were replaced, made a tremendous difference to the impact especially on drums etc, it really got them moving.

Its just amazing what these vintage speakers can do especially at what is a reasonable cost

 

maybe share some photos of the new Westminster Cabs sure members would enjoy.

 

Hi

 

The drivers I have in them are HPD 385 15" re-coned and re- foamed with new crossovers from Mark Pitcher who is recommended by Tannoy and there dealer network for his years of work on crossover design.. I am listening to the Westies at the moment and are in the process of fitting the American oak trims that will finish them off completelyand will post pics online then..

I am just about to post some items for sale in the classifieds if you would be interested in moving to 15" Tannoys. I have Tannoy GRF horn loaded cabinets in Vannered plywood top and sides with the matt black fronts which I have listened to for the last 5 years and they sound great, also a Weston Acoustics 30 watt Triode push pull amp from Earle and a Rega dac with Audiophilleo 1..

 

Let me know if you would be interested?

 

 

Cheers

 

Chris

 

 

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On 16/06/2019 at 1:49 PM, Royq said:

Hi Chris

 

what driver will you use in the Westminster cabs.?

I had plans to make a wife friendly cabs for the 10inch MG I have havn't done it yet though.( may just sell them to let another enjoy.)

 

One day I would love to get Westminsters, a go big or go home approach.

I recently had the crosssovers on my Berkleys  checked out, some caps were replaced, made a tremendous difference to the impact especially on drums etc, it really got them moving.

Its just amazing what these vintage speakers can do especially at what is a reasonable cost

 

maybe share some photos of the new Westminster Cabs sure members would enjoy.

 

Hi

 

Thanks for your reply, will share the pics when I have fitted the oak mouldings in a couple of weeks...

 

I also changed my crossovers too from the original Tannoys and it made a huge difference, they were made by Mark Pitcher in the Uk, I can highly recommend his work. He is highly recommended by the Tannoy dealers I have spoken with...

 

With the right set up and tweeks the Tannoys sound great..

 

Cheers

 

Chris

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Not vintage exactly, but still wonderful.9B44C9A5-23F7-4210-B474-14E721801E31.thumb.jpeg.f1fa4ff346a9a706aa08724a9f192fc9.jpeg

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Posted (edited)

Tannoy Saturn 6 LCR speakers here.  Pairs well with tube amps,  UL push pull designs with a bit more wattage over SETs. Had them for nearly 18 years and watched a movie using them yesterday - still kicking hard no issues :)  Only thing that fell apart were the original port bungs that were made from foam.  They crumbled 6 years ago when i tried to remove them....oh well.

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far from optimal but ive fallen back in love with the mg 12's since ive taken them out of storage and crammed them in my 1 bedroon unit 20190610_182028.jpegIMG_20190513_122306_617.jpeg

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Hi
 
The drivers I have in them are HPD 385 15" re-coned and re- foamed with new crossovers from Mark Pitcher who is recommended by Tannoy and there dealer network for his years of work on crossover design.. I am listening to the Westies at the moment and are in the process of fitting the American oak trims that will finish them off completelyand will post pics online then..
I am just about to post some items for sale in the classifieds if you would be interested in moving to 15" Tannoys. I have Tannoy GRF horn loaded cabinets in Vannered plywood top and sides with the matt black fronts which I have listened to for the last 5 years and they sound great, also a Weston Acoustics 30 watt Triode push pull amp from Earle and a Rega dac with Audiophilleo 1..
 
Let me know if you would be interested?
 
 
Cheers
 
Chris
 
 
pm'd you

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On 10/06/2019 at 6:57 PM, portent said:

Thanks for your comments..

I have owned a pair of Tannoy HPD 385 15” drivers for around 9 years now which I re-coned and re-foamed recently.. They have lived their life for the last 3 years in cabinets made by an old school cabinet maker friend, the Tannoy GRF rectangular horn enclosures made out of vaneered plywood..

I purchased a valve triode push pull amp from Earle from EHT who is well known on the forum and have had many hours of listening pleasure with this amp.. My source has always been dac based with a large hi res digital file collection and I was interested to know of any other combination of hardware that Tannoy owners use and their experiences..

just finished a tick on my bucket list and completed construction of Tannoy Westminster Royal SE cabinets from plans posted on the web and they sound as good as I have read from reviews..

Please keep this post going with all the Tannoy enthusiasts and people interested in trying the dual concentric route...

 

Cheers 

Gday Mate just read your comments re HPDs. And was most interested in your comment “from plans posted on the web”. Was this from DIY page in Croatia or or such, or did you find on “ The Art of Sound” forum UK.

cheers Dave

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On 10/06/2019 at 9:35 PM, portent said:

Sounds like you have put together a solid system.. just have to finish the solid oak trim on the Westminster’s and they are finished.. listening to them In the meantime,  will let you know when they are complete if you would like to demo.. Earl’s amps are great, I just purchased a Mac MC 275 version 6 to replace a triode push pull I had from Earl.. Needing a good preamp if you have any suggestions.. Running Roon through a Qutest dac.. Re the x overs I replaced mine with Jantzen from a Guy in the Uk who supplies the Tannoy dealers throughout the uk, he is well known by Tannoy the Factory and I found him great to deal with if you need his details let me know.. He advertises on EBay...

Good effort mate......I would like to hear them when finished. I have yet to hear another Westie, factory built or other.

cheers Dave

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