Showing posts with label Tannoy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tannoy. Show all posts

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tannoy - The name says it all - Advert

 When I was first reading Douglas Adams it confused me that he referred to speakers as Tannoy as if there was no other speaker. Once I learned of the history I understood. Guy Fountain is one of my audio hero's.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tannoy - Budgeting For The Best

Some things never change in High Fidelity audio the price is usually high. Nice Tannoy marketing tactic employed here.




Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tannoy Founder Guy Fountain At Work

Guy Fountain at work with a card scraper for a fine finish. It took me a while to get use to scraping but it works really well once you get the knack of it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Simon's DIY Tannoy Westminster Build

Simon's build is just incredible and the end result is beautiful. Check out a couple pics of this build.








Superb quality.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tannoy Brochure From The 70's

Can't say I like many speaker designs from the 70's but at least these would have those Tannoy dual concentric drivers. Yummmmmmm.





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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tannoy The Sound People Exhibit

Tannoy the good stuff on exhibit. It looks very early. This looks like a very early audio show.





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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tannoy Autograph PRE-AMPLIFIER and AMPLIFIER Brochure






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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tannoy 1968

Great Tannoy ads from 1968.






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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tannoy Dual Concentric Speakers







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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tannoy 1968 Dual Concentric Speakers

Would love to have a Tannoy System some day.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tannoy 1976 Ad

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

1968 Tannoy Autograph Speakers


I have an irrational love of Tannoy loudspeakers. I've never heard them but I am amazed by their design and construction. Their product lines are very interesting. It is hard for me to appreciate a speaker that is just drivers in a box. This is wrong I know but that is how I feel. When I see a speaker with a complex cabinet design to me there is more engineering and complexity to the design which I appreciate. The Tannoy Autograph is one of these speakers. Would love to spend some time listening to a pair. That is enough of my rambling check out this speaker eye candy.




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