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Looking for DIY Tannoy cabinet plans

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Posted on December 29, 2016 at 18:20:09
Jay Buridan
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I need dimensional drawings of the Westminster folded horn so I can make a pair.

 

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RE: Looking for DIY Tannoy cabinet plans, posted on December 30, 2016 at 14:08:19
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Look in here as a start at least ( Google works too :-)
http://www.44bx.com/tannoy/

 

I checked those out, but, posted on December 30, 2016 at 14:40:45
Jay Buridan
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found nothing detailed enough. Thanks...

 

RE: Looking for DIY Tannoy cabinet plans, posted on December 30, 2016 at 15:26:35
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Try hilberink.nl and join the Yahoo Tannoy group, good luck!

 

RE: Looking for DIY Tannoy cabinet plans, posted on December 30, 2016 at 15:58:36
Douger
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Also look up Simon's Westminster Build...

 

That's what I need :), posted on December 30, 2016 at 17:39:54
Jay Buridan
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The drawings are in Serbian but that's what online translators are for. Thanks!

 

You're welcome!, posted on December 31, 2016 at 10:38:44
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Maybe invite me up to hear them when done :)

 

Will do, Douger :), posted on December 31, 2016 at 11:44:50
Jay Buridan
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Happy 2017!

 

RE: Looking for DIY plans, posted on December 31, 2016 at 20:44:16
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Seriously!! suggest you audition one of those contraptions.. Before.. you commit whole hog to building them.
They are a Helluvalot of Work
Notably there are Many opinions on the sounds of Westminsters.
Some are far less than flattering.
While some think they are better than sex.
There is a lot of: "I paid large for these therefore it must be good" viewpoints.
ONLY your own ears can be an adequate judge.. Use them.
OR risk depressing dissapointment.

 

Would this possibly help?, posted on December 31, 2016 at 23:23:43
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A Kiwi friend up in Auckland built some truly awesome sounding GRF-based Tannoy Gold 15" dual concentric speakers that really did 3D holography, vividly natural midrange sound with an absolutely gargantuan soundstage that was breath-taking. The cabinets with speakers each weigh around 300 lbs, and were hand-built by my friend to the exacting Tannoy GRF specifications. They are simply stunning, both visually and sonically.

He apparently got the real-deal GRF plans many years ago straight from the honchos at Tannoy, but now Tannoy is much less likely to part with the drawings, or at least so I was told (unless you pay for them, possibly?)

Anyway, he gave me the plans in pdf format years ago, and I never did anything with them.

If you're interested, let me know. If not, no problem.

Good luck!

Cheers,

WS

 

You are correct but I'm familiar with their sound, posted on January 1, 2017 at 15:28:27
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And I find them perfect for my listening preferences, e.g., classical and jazz.

 

Thanks, Winston. Look for my email message :), posted on January 1, 2017 at 16:47:33
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Happy 2017...

 

There are Tannoy cabinets made in Japan, China, Oz, etc..., posted on January 4, 2017 at 15:14:19
Jay Buridan
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That one may purchase as kits or fully assembled. I'm gonna' look into those. Also, gonna' look into 3-D printing of parts from drawings available online. Thanks, all.

 

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