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In Reply to: RE: Tannoy Monitor Gold speaker terminal question. posted by Paul Kehayas on July 16, 2017 at 09:26:20
...the Tannoy Monitor Gold is a drive unit. It has no spring loaded terminals. These would be on the speaker cabinet that the drive unit was part of.
The Monitor Gold came in 3 sizes ( 10", 12" and 15") and the cabinets that the versions went into are many from smallish simple reflex cabinets for the 10" to bigger reflexes (e.g.Lancaster) for the 12" and 15" up to the rear horn loaded Guy R. Fountain Autograph.
So your question needs refining in order for someone to answer it.
NB: I am unaware of any genuine Tannoy cabinets with Monitor Gold drivers having spring loaded terminals. The attachment to the outside world was part of the crossover unit ( with adjustable treble attenuation) and has screw terminals suitable for bare wire or spades.
[NB: I am unaware of any genuine Tannoy cabinets with Monitor Gold drivers having spring loaded terminals. The attachment to the outside world was part of the crossover unit ( with adjustable treble attenuation) and has screw terminals suitable for bare wire or spades]
I can only assume by this claim..that You have ..Never... seen OEM Monitor Gold Tannoy bits.
The cabinets are Belvedere and yes these have the spring system.
Here is a picture of the connections for a 12" Monitor Gold Belvedere. This is what I would expect. Have you checked the provenance of the speakers you believe to be Belvedere's?
That isn't clear enough to make a distinction. Mine are original. Trust me on that.
Oh well I suppose this is going to be harder than I thought.
According to that Canuck Audio Mart ad, the stock inputs were upgraded with modern 5-way gold binding posts that look like this.
Yes could be, but Belvederes were produced from 1964 until, when, 1969 (can't locate them after the 1968 catalogue)? Before spring terminals came about as far as I remember.
Still, more information welcome.
Possible that the bottom corner Wire clip holes were plugged and filled at some point .. these are/were ~ 1/8" holes, once the spring clip gizmos are removed.
Fairly easily plugged dealt with If one wanted to bother (don't know why one would tho), rather than simply replacing the spring clips with normal binding posts. Which was clearly done.
That said: All manner of discordant anomalies left the Tannoy factory.
It's conceivable that a few oddities went out the door.
Beige plastic boxes were obstensibly only fitted to Golds,produced from '67 to '74.
Tannoy 'Boxes' were an afterthought product, to quell Dealer demands..indicative of V little
This product seems to be what was chosen for the upgrade.
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