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Hurry, nice Tannoys on ebay closing soon.....

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by audio, Nov 2, 2003.

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  1. audio

    audio New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    guyana
  2. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    Forgive me for being naive on the subject of vintage speakers, but why are these so desirable? And for heaven's sake, is the best place for a $1500 pair of speakers your front lawn?
     
  3. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    You either love or hate Tannoys, but there's no denying that they do a lot of things very well. Like being efficient, and playing very loud. There isn't anything else like them, and they've not been made for over 20 years AFAIK. They're also almost indestructable, from the driving end.

    Get to hear some. These are the small units. There's also the 15 inchers. You won't get those for $1500.

    Mike
     
  4. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Location:
    Texas
    I didn't see any tweeter on those. Is it just a woofer? I realize that some 12" drivers can be designed to have some decent high-frequency response (take a guitar cabinet for example), but real high end bass and midrange imaging from a single driver?
     
  5. audio

    audio New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    guyana

    The Tannoy drivers are dual concentric:

    http://www.hilberink.nl/codehans/tannoy52.htm

    For more information on vintage Tannoys and why we like them, do a search in the hardware section. Steve turned me on to Tannoys and I'm in love with them. As far as I'm concerned, these speakers are the finest on the planet and I never get tired of listening to them.
     
  6. Clay

    Clay New Member

    Location:
    Saratoga, CA
    That is a good recommendation.
    Have you listened to the big new Quad speakers?
    I thought they were the cat's meow when I hear them with a nice tube set up at the analog room in SJ.
     
  7. Chad Etchison

    Chad Etchison New Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Vintage Fisher speakers

    Does anyone on the forum know anything about vintage fisher speakers? I would use them primarily with vinyl on moving coil through a fisher 500b integrated amp. I'm interested in the xp1,7,12,16,66 and 7b or any other model of fisher speakers. They could be newer models as well, I'm lookiong for guidance from serious audiophiles, help!:)
     
  8. MikePh

    MikePh Forum Resident

    SamS,

    I often see items like this photo'd outdoors. I assume the seller wants the benefit of natural light and to give a clear picture of what's what. Looks odd, but probably a seller who doesn't want any misconceptions about his item...
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Re: Vintage Fisher speakers

    Chad, welcome to Steve's. :wave:

    You would be better off to ask this question in our Audio Hardware section for the results you are after.

    Stick around and post often. :)
     
  10. Chad Etchison

    Chad Etchison New Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Steve,

    Thanks for the post, what a great resource this site is!
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

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    Chad, I'm not Steve, but thanks anyways as I know Steve appreciates everyone both old and new members alike.

    Stick around have fun and hopefully find what ever info. you are after. :)
     
  12. Chad Etchison

    Chad Etchison New Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Sorry Dave, I'm getting names mixed up.

    Chad
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Not a problem Chad. Have fun man. ;)
     
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