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Mike
July 30, 2014, 02:28 PM
The Tannoy Forum is Now Open.

http://michaelaldridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Tannoy-Prestige-GR-Westminster-Royal.jpg

http://d-t-s.at/shopx/out/pictures/master/product/1/tannoy_canterbury_gr.jpg

http://img1.audio.de/Tannoy-Kensington-GR-f630x378-ffffff-C-de2fe107-89699046.jpg

http://www.ultrahighendreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/tannoy_kensingtongr.jpg

Paul
July 30, 2014, 02:34 PM
:celebrate008_2:

joeinid
July 30, 2014, 02:48 PM
:exciting:

socfan12
July 30, 2014, 06:38 PM
Gorgeous speakers!

dlb2
July 30, 2014, 06:51 PM
So we know how the Westminster's and Canterburys sound thanks to Paul, but how do the Kensingtons and lower models compare? Does the entire line have the same sonic signature but to lesser degrees?



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Paul
July 30, 2014, 07:57 PM
So we know how the Westminster's and Canterburys sound thanks to Paul, but how do the Kensingtons and lower models compare? Does the entire line have the same sonic signature but to lesser degrees?



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The Westminster , Canterbury and Kensington's are with Alnico drivers so they share the same sonic signature.:)

socfan12
July 30, 2014, 08:27 PM
Have to say, after a few texts with Mike today, he has piqued my curiosity on the Tannoys...

CPP
July 30, 2014, 09:02 PM
:cool: All I know is one day, it's just a matter of time a pair of these will be connected to my Quicksilvers.

joeinid
July 30, 2014, 09:12 PM
I love Alnico driver speakers :)



The Westminster , Canterbury and Kensington's are with Alnico drivers so they share the same sonic signature.:)

Mike
July 30, 2014, 10:58 PM
:cool: All I know is one day, it's just a matter of time a pair of these will be connected to my Quicksilvers.

That would be sweet!

lag
July 31, 2014, 09:14 AM
A pic from an old setup with Canterburys ( hard edge) , before I become an audio distributor . My best results were with SS amplification .

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/280x200q90/826/dsc00886o.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/mydsc00886oj)

CPP
July 31, 2014, 09:23 AM
For those looking for some history on the Tannoy speakers, I found these links.

Tannoy Speakers (http://www.44bx.com/tannoy/index.html)

tannoy (http://www.hilberink.nl/codehans/tannoy52.htm)

Paul
July 31, 2014, 09:40 AM
For those looking for some history on the Tannoy speakers, I found these links.

Tannoy Speakers (http://www.44bx.com/tannoy/index.html)

tannoy (http://www.hilberink.nl/codehans/tannoy52.htm)


Chris ... Thank you for share.:)
The Tannoy is oldest Loud speaker company in the world. the Tannoy was founded by Guy R. Fountain in 1926 and has been making loudspeakers now for over 88 years. 'Tannoy' was trademarked as a name in 1928, and was located in London until 1975, when it relocated to Coatbridge, Scotland, where it still resides.

From Jeff Day's review.

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue49/tannoy.htm

CPP
July 31, 2014, 10:12 AM
Chris ... Thank you for share.:)
The Tannoy is oldest Loud speaker company in the world. the Tannoy was founded by Guy R. Fountain in 1926 and has been making loudspeakers now for over 88 years. 'Tannoy' was trademarked as a name in 1928, and was located in London until 1975, when it relocated to Coatbridge, Scotland, where it still resides.

From Jeff Day's review.

tannoy (http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue49/tannoy.htm)


Its the first speaker that my wife actually "liked", based on looks of course. She never liked the R2D2 looking speakers, B&W 800's, Wilson, Vapor Nimbus,
Emerald Physics CS3 MkII :D etc.. she likes speakers that look like furniture.

Paul
July 31, 2014, 10:26 AM
Its the first speaker that my wife actually "liked", based on looks of course. She never liked the R2D2 looking speakers, B&W 800's, Wilson, Vapor Nimbus,
Emerald Physics CS3 MkII :D etc.. she likes speakers that look like furniture.

So mine too. Also now she can hide behind my speakers so she can spy on me :ninja::ninja:

lag
July 31, 2014, 10:33 AM
LOL , agree.... wifes are the same all around the world :)

Mike
July 31, 2014, 10:40 AM
My friend from England said "Tannoy" is a synonym for speakers. He said, "if someone is throwing a party and needs a sound system, they will call a mate and say 'hey old chap, you have a tannoy?'"

My wife likes the looks of Tannoy's too. Says they remind her of beautiful furniture.

dlb2
July 31, 2014, 11:23 AM
Next thing we know, Mike will be driving a Rolls asking around for Grey Poupon!



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Mike
July 31, 2014, 11:30 AM
7035

johnthomas
July 31, 2014, 02:47 PM
Blast from the past.7036

Mike
July 31, 2014, 02:58 PM
Beautiful JT! Do you miss them?

lag
July 31, 2014, 03:25 PM
John ,

The same ones !!! I liked how them sound but to control that boomy bass was a nightmare , I surrended finally.
Think It was among my most happy audiophile moments ever , when them arrived and when them go :).

Please understand them were terrific speakers but my room wasn´t good for that gents

CPP
July 31, 2014, 03:27 PM
Blast from the past.7036

That's a nice blast

Mark Jones
July 31, 2014, 03:46 PM
Here is a pic of the Canterbury GR's in my demo room.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x415/parlee2/photocant_zps976ce964.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/parlee2/media/photocant_zps976ce964.jpg.html)

lag
July 31, 2014, 03:52 PM
Niiiice !!

johnthomas
July 31, 2014, 05:45 PM
Beautiful JT! Do you miss them?

Not yet I'm still enjoying my new journey.

Katoomer
August 8, 2014, 10:36 PM
I have come very close more than once to getting Tannoys. Some day, some day.

dlb2
August 9, 2014, 07:51 AM
I have come very close more than once to getting Tannoys. Some day, some day.

I feel the same way. Quality craftsmanship, years of experience and tradition. Maybe the hardest thing about Tannoy is being able to hear them. Of course that could be said for most any audio gear these days.



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rrwmd
August 9, 2014, 10:49 AM
Blast from the past.7036

Hmm...looks like the same Elite plasma and B&W FPM speakers I have in the living room.

Paul
August 9, 2014, 12:17 PM
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10492019_10152154338400738_8693961341685291905_n.j pg

Paul
August 12, 2014, 09:49 AM
Very interesting with Alnico magnet. Any one have a chance to hear them ?

Tannoy Definition DC10A

http://www.esfera-audio.com/WebRoot/StoreES/Shops/ea1415/5057/1147/8D92/F16C/63C7/AC10/1414/2598/tannoy-definition-dc10a-rear.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qSmtGcbbcA

Specifications
PERFORMANCE
Recommended amplifier power
(Watts RMS) 30 – 300
Continuous power handling
(Watts RMS) 150
Peak power handling (Watts) 600
Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m) 93 dB
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency response (-6 dB) 28 Hz – 22 kHz
Dispersion (degrees conical) 90
DRIVE UNITS
Dual Concentric™ high frequency 51 mm (2”) Aluminium alloy dome. Alnico magnet system with Pepperpot Waveguide™
Dual Concentric™ low frequency 250 mm (10”) treated paper pulp cone with twin roll impregnated fabric surround.
52 mm (2”) edge wound voice coil, Alnico magnet system

CROSSOVER
Crossover frequency 1.1 kHz
Crossover type Bi-wired, hard wired passive low loss 2nd order LF, 2nd order compensated HF, Cryogenically treated

CABINET
Enclosure Type Twin Rear ported
Volume 103 L (3.64 cu. ft.)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
inc plinth & grille 1135 x 345 x 438 mm
(44.69 x 13.58 x 17.24”)
Weight 42.7 kg (94.1 lbs)
Finish High gloss black
High gloss cherry
High gloss dark walnut

Mark Jones
August 12, 2014, 09:59 AM
They are essentially a Kensington in a modern box with a slightly different character.

Petro85
August 12, 2014, 11:25 AM
:exciting: whats the retail?

Mark Jones
August 12, 2014, 11:36 AM
17.6k CDN

Petro85
August 12, 2014, 11:50 AM
i was expecting about that $16k u.s. they are pretty.

CPP
August 12, 2014, 02:20 PM
Anyone know who in Fla carries Tannoy speakers ?

Jack
August 12, 2014, 02:30 PM
This is from the website.

Tannoy | Home (http://www.tannoy.com/residential/#!wtb_)

Plus Audio Salon in Coral Gables says they do.

Mike
August 12, 2014, 02:59 PM
This is from the website.

Tannoy | Home (http://www.tannoy.com/residential/#!wtb_)

Plus Audio Salon in Coral Gables says they do.

Audio Salon doesn't anymore.


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audio.bill
August 12, 2014, 05:36 PM
The link provided above to Tannoy's dealer search only gives you the contact info for two distributors. You would then need to contact them to find any dealers in your area.

Paul
August 12, 2014, 09:52 PM
For you Mike

Tannoy with Cary Audio :)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/13/y9e9asap.jpg

CPP
August 12, 2014, 10:28 PM
The link provided above to Tannoy's dealer search only gives you the contact info for two distributors. You would then need to contact them to find any dealers in your area.

I will be chatting with Rich Spanier the central and north Fl representative tomorrow. Hopefully someone in this area will have some speakers to listen to ... We shall see.

Mike
August 12, 2014, 11:41 PM
I will be chatting with Rich Spanier the central and north Fl representative tomorrow. Hopefully someone in this area will have some speakers to listen to ... We shall see.

Uhmmm...hmmmm....you can always drive over to my house.


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Paul
August 13, 2014, 12:38 AM
Uhmmm...hmmmm....you can always drive over to my house.


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I didn't want to say it until you chime in :)

CPP
August 13, 2014, 07:27 AM
Uhmmm...hmmmm....you can always drive over to my house.


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Mike, you have Tannoys' "

Mike
August 13, 2014, 08:11 AM
Mike, you have Tannoys' "

Yes

CPP
August 13, 2014, 12:44 PM
Yes

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Mark Jones
August 14, 2014, 05:05 PM
DC10a's probably arriving Monday for evaluation, Yipee.

Gonna be a good day as Louis from Kronos is bringing goodies also.

MDP
August 14, 2014, 05:12 PM
Sounds like fun Mark !

sharkmouth
August 14, 2014, 06:20 PM
Mike, you have Tannoys' "

Ha!

Paul
August 20, 2014, 06:38 PM
I want one of this !!!!:celebrate008_2:

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb437/bluemcintosh/tannoy-1.jpg

RLL1
August 25, 2014, 02:36 PM
DC10a's probably arriving Monday for evaluation, Yipee.

Gonna be a good day as Louis from Kronos is bringing goodies also.

How did the DC10a's sound Mark?

Mark Jones
August 25, 2014, 02:45 PM
Well got them Friday, later than expected. Unpacked them right away, they are the dark walnut, they look real nice.

But had a real family filled weekend, so I have not moved out the heavy Q3's and put in the DC10's for a listen.

I will report back in a day or two OK.

RLL1
August 25, 2014, 03:01 PM
Well got them Friday, later than expected. Unpacked them right away, they are the dark walnut, they look real nice.

But had a real family filled weekend, so I have not moved out the heavy Q3's and put in the DC10's for a listen.

I will report back in a day or two OK.

Thanks Mark.

Douger
August 26, 2014, 12:52 AM
Greetings! I have had Tannoy 12" Monitor Golds in Altec Santana cabinets since 1972, and have had Canterbury SE's for 3 years now. That Tannoy koolaid is good! BTW, I do not see
any mention of Dr. Gizmo on this site, much great Tannoy writing at meta-gizmo.com. Still worth a read...

Mark Jones
September 1, 2014, 10:31 AM
The DC10a's are a really nice, much fuller sounding than how I remember the Kensington SE's sounding. I have yet to hear the Kensington GR's so not sure how they compare.

They have that typical Tannoy naturalness and musicality yet still give you goose bumps with their fantastic bold lively dynamic midrange. No surprises here but the bass, I was not expecting such great bass out of 10" two way, deep and forceful.

They do not have effortless dynamics as the 15"ers, the low distortion and neutrality of say a Magico, The SPL available from a Bryston Model T. No speaker is perfect, but these come close as they are reasonably priced, not too big, good looking, musical, powerful and dynamic, great staging, etc...

I really like them :)

CPP
September 1, 2014, 11:03 AM
The DC10a's are a really nice, much fuller sounding than how I remember the Kensington SE's sounding. I have yet to hear the Kensington GR's so not sure how they compare.

They have that typical Tannoy naturalness and musicality yet still give you goose bumps with their fantastic bold lively dynamic midrange. No surprises here but the bass, I was not expecting such great bass out of 10" two way, deep and forceful.

They do not have effortless dynamics as the 15"ers, the low distortion and neutrality of say a Magico, The SPL available from a Bryston Model T. No speaker is perfect, but these come close as they are reasonably priced, not too big, good looking, musical, powerful and dynamic, great staging, etc...

I really like them :)

:cool:

Paul
September 1, 2014, 04:28 PM
The DC10a's are a really nice, much fuller sounding than how I remember the Kensington SE's sounding. I have yet to hear the Kensington GR's so not sure how they compare.

They have that typical Tannoy naturalness and musicality yet still give you goose bumps with their fantastic bold lively dynamic midrange. No surprises here but the bass, I was not expecting such great bass out of 10" two way, deep and forceful.

They do not have effortless dynamics as the 15"ers, the low distortion and neutrality of say a Magico, The SPL available from a Bryston Model T. No speaker is perfect, but these come close as they are reasonably priced, not too big, good looking, musical, powerful and dynamic, great staging, etc...

I really like them :)
Can't wait to listen to them. Their finish is so nice as well. Must be good for some one who has modern interior room.

dlb2
September 1, 2014, 04:53 PM
How bout some more pics?

Mike
September 1, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Mike
September 1, 2014, 05:13 PM
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Mike
September 1, 2014, 05:13 PM
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sharkmouth
September 1, 2014, 05:39 PM
Mike, how does the LM 219 foot it against the Cary amps?

Mike
September 1, 2014, 05:49 PM
Mike, how does the LM 219 foot it against the Cary amps?

I haven't done a head to head shootout - but the Cary's with circa 1940 211 tubes and WE 300b's, sounds very classic tubey. Glorious midrange bloom. Full sound. Bass is good at 4db feedback (you can adjust feedback to dial in to your room/speakers). Top end is smooth - some would say "ever so slightly rolled off".

The LM219ia with WE replica 845's and 300b's, sounds very sweet, more dynamic, great bass. Top end is more extended.

The Cary's win in the midrange, the 219ia win in the bass and highs. I don't feel either is under rated or under powered.

Given that both are "about" the same price, I would have a hard time choosing. Probably the Cary's because they are made in the U.S. and if the amp needed repairing - the company is right here. Plus, tech support with the end company is a call away.


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Paul
September 1, 2014, 07:08 PM
Hmmm then I will take the Cary off from you ;)

sharkmouth
September 1, 2014, 07:37 PM
Hmmm then I will take the Cary off from you ;)

Ha! So says the used sale department,...j/k Paul. ;)

Thanks Mike, that made me think on some kt150 monos here.

AVjim
September 2, 2014, 05:46 AM
They are hard to beat for the money . And oh so pretty ;)

AVjim
September 2, 2014, 05:50 AM
You will love them . I have both the a and the dc-10t . Way underpriced speaker .

Paul
September 2, 2014, 11:57 AM
You will love them . I have both the a and the dc-10t . Way underpriced speaker .
Are you the dealer ???

CANADEXCO
July 8, 2021, 07:54 PM
Hi everybody ! Is there anybody own Tannoy Definition D700 speakers to help me with some info about Crossover.

joeinid
July 8, 2021, 08:09 PM
Welcome to the forum.

CANADEXCO
July 8, 2021, 08:53 PM
Hello!
I am end user!
Regards

hifinutt
July 11, 2021, 08:02 AM
nice one , i love my tannoy eatons . just so natural