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[FS] Tannoy Chatsworth Gold

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by divedeepdog, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    [​IMG]IMG_7167 by mark leatherland, on Flickr

    I'll open them up this afternoon to show the drivers, electrically untouched apart from Servisol of switches. 12" Golds with rubber edge.

    The cabinets were in a state, they've been stripped and polished and are better than they were, but probably still 6/10. There's a rip in the fabric which I've stitched up (looks worse in pic), and I've got 2 pieces of modern cloth big enough to replace the grills.

    New to me ATC's has reinforced I've got the wrong amps (Avondale/Naim) to get the best from these and swapping is a gamble too far.

    Logistics are a PITA, they were posted to me but curriers seem to have gotten expensive, I imagine £100?
    I'm close to J25 M1 when things relax...

    OIRO £1400
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  2. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

  3. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    If I didn’t have a pair of these already I’d snap them up! End game speakers as is, or can be taken further with bigger cabs...
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  4. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Sending PM.
  5. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    Those look fun. I'm a bit confused by Gold drivers having rubber edges. Was there a period in the 70s before HPDs where this was common?
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  6. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    Yes. Only the 12" though. I'm still not clear on whether the rubber and pleated surrounds Golds were manufactured at the same time, but I presume so. I love 'em and am on my second pair :)

    I'm sure these will sell fairly rapidly.
  7. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    I think the Rubber surround version was later, just before the HPD was introduced. It is closer to the HPD in bass response but has the higher sensitivity of the Gold. Best of both worlds!
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  8. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member


    Listening to them now in a bigger room, Ciunas dac into NCC'd 110 mono's, stunning ... I'll learn to hold onto the good stuff one day <facepalm>
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  9. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Arrived a couple of hours ago, up and running. Not bad for 50 year old speakers. They were packed incredibly well; took ages to unwrap!
    So thanks to Mark for taking the effort.
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  10. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    3 hrs to wrap, good job I’m not on piece work:)

    A successful currier delivery, 22 hrs door to door for half a pallet. Insured through interparcel, not cheap but you forget the price when it works out.
  11. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Nice job. Enjoy those beauties!

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