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The Tannoy story book reprinted. HiFi Hangar

Discussion in 'classic' started by mmckernie, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. mmckernie

    mmckernie pfm Member

    Please contact HiFi Hangar direct for orders I am only letting everyone know it is available again I have no connection with HiFi Hangar. This is a quote from their Facebook page.
    " so this has been simmering for some time now...
    We have been in discussion with Michael, son of Guy R Fountain, founder of Tannoy, about the long awaited 3rd edition revision of the highly sought after book, 'The Tannoy Story' written by his friend Julian Alderton
    We now have the first 100 copies of the book here at the Hangar and will soon be offering it for sale as the sole agents (at present) at £24.95.
    We are very pleased to announce that Michael with be at the Hifi Hangar from 10am-2pm on Saturday 27th of July to sign the books and chat about his years at Tannoy.
    It will soon be available on eBay, Amazon with links from our website.
    This has become a classic book, with the first and 2nd pressings changing hands for up to £250.
    The new improved edition, includes edited content and new, unseen photos."
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
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  2. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Ooh yes please.
     
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’m in for a copy!
     
  4. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Me too...
     
  5. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Can we pre-order?
     
  6. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Nice! I’m just down the road so will grab one too on the day.
     
  7. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Hope it's better that the first issue....I was given a promo copy and gave it away:(
     
  8. mmckernie

    mmckernie pfm Member

  9. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    What was wrong with the first issue?
     
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Bought.
     
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  11. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Boring, lack of decent pics, not enough about DC's ..... that's only from memory as it was many years ago. Clearly I was completely wrong if they are selling for £250:)

    I have the KEF, McIntosh, Quad, Leak, British Studios and similar books, all superb.

    Let's see what the new buyers think.
     
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  12. _webwasher

    _webwasher pfm Member

    please report your impressions when book delivered :)
     
  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Will do. May be a while until I get around to properly reading it though!
     
  14. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    Previous edition worth real money? That's weird, I think i've got a copy somewhere, although I may have sent it to a charity shop in a book clearout!
     
  15. mr_phillip

    mr_phillip pfm Member

    Bought. Thanks for posting that!
     
  16. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Mine turned up today. Looks decent, nicely printed etc, though as suggested upthread it does seem to skim over Tannoy’s hi-fi and studio legacy to a surprising extent focusing more on the early days of PA and installation equipment (e.g. House Of Commons, military etc). As an example just two short mentions of Lockwood in the index, and none for the Tannoy cartridge, Monitor Reds, Golds etc. The Dual Concentric speaker, which is after all what Tannoy are world famous for, is covered in a single short chapter. I’ll actually find it very interesting as it covers all the stuff I don’t know (I’ve researched the speakers and studio legacy to truly obsessive levels already!).
     
  17. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    great , just ordered a copy , used to live near the factory and our local church not far from the factory had tannoy speakers instead of Bells
     
  18. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    Ahem. So when are you going to write that up into a form others can read? :)
     
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Its all out there in the public domain, there are several really good Tannoy sites (e.g. www.44bx.com). For the studio legacy The Great British Recording Studios by Howard Massey is very good indeed and frequently mentions or pictures the monitors in the various studios it covers.
     
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  20. Chops54

    Chops54 pfm Member


    I've been to HiFi Hanger on several occasions when I visited my son and his family in Borden. The military was leaving last time I was there and my son moved on to Barnstaple. How is Borden now?
     

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