Monday, December 28, 2009

Tannoy Westminster Royal

Tannoy is one of those brands I've always wanted to hear but never have. The next time I am traveling to a big city a Tannoy system is on my dream to hear list. Tannoy has a very long history starting in 1926. I'll skip to more recent history. The Tannoy company was sold around 1974 and the new owners were moving offices when originals drawings of Mr Fountain came to light. These drawings were new designs which showed the opposite in current speaker trends which were skinny inefficient boring boxes. Tannoy engineers and owners honored the founder of the company by finishing these designs and creating the GRF Prestige line. Bravo Tannoy!

One of these designs GRF left for Tannoy to discover was the Westminster Royal. It features a dual concentric driver which Tannoy is famous for in a large back loaded folded horn design. I look forward to hearing these feats of Scottish engineering.

Here is a pic for scale. I hope to post more about other Tannoy speakers in the future. If anyone wants to send me some samples ;)

Tannoy history

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