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Old 28th July 2016, 08:44 PM
T.Treacher T.Treacher is offline
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Smile Rescued! 4 X Tannoy 15" Dual Concentric HPD/385/8 Speakers

if anyone has seen the previous post by Edwin - I am the family member who grabbed these Tannoy's before landfill got them.

Thanks for Phil Y for the clarification that they aren't actually Tannoy Gold (despite being coloured gold).

So the story is, a theatre was sorting an old storage warehouse and these came out to be skipped, so I intervened not fully knowing what they were. After a few trips back and forth they are now taking up half my bedroom...

Three of the custom cheap plywood Arden style cabinets all have Tannoy HPD/385/8s installed with original crossover units (missing a few nobs but look alright on the inside). All have disintegrated foam surrounds but other than that no obvious damage. Think they had been safely stored away for years.

The forth Tannoy driver is loose and very battered. So probably only good for parts.

(See accompanying photos)

Sadly haven't had time to get some XLR cables and test these out. Should probably also whip the crossovers out and have a peek at the circuitry.

I have a basic knowledge of electronics and general DIY techniques/mentality, but would probably struggle to get these back up an running without following detailed instructions. Anyone done something like this or can point to a blog that has?

Ideally I would love to keep two of them as part of a home system but space, time and cash flow are all against me.

Any advise is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks from, probably, your newest forum member,


p.s. just found out there is an image limit so I made a composite...

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