Tannoy DC Replacement Advice Needed

Thomo

Member
2006-11-30 12:18 pm
Hi everyone, I need some advice please on replacing my speakers.

I am currently using a pair of 12" Tannoy Little Gold Monitors which sound fantastic. Unfortunately they are also rather large, having 12" dual concentric drivers.

I am looking to build a set of narrower speakers, but I don't want to lose sound-quality. Can anyone recommend which drivers I would need to use to match the quality of my beloved Tannoys please?

I don't need masses of bass, as long as what's there is tight and accurate. Do I need to go as far as using Seas Excel drivers or are there cheaper drivers that sound good enough?

Please help guys,

Regards, Lee.
 

Thomo

Member
2006-11-30 12:18 pm
Thanks guys. Unfortunately those Arial cabs are too complicated for my woodworking skills.

I was thinking of building something similar to these.

I have two 12" Bass drivers from Celestion Ditton 66/44 and also two Celestion "super tweeters" from the Ditton 66.

I also have two Creative Sound FR125's which I thought maybe ok for the mid/treble. But I would probably buy some higher quality drivers.

Could this work? I am a bit of a noob at speaker design having only made my FR125 Mini-Onkens before. I do doubt whether the drivers I already have or can afford could match the detail of my Tannoys though.

Regards, Lee.
 

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Brett

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2002-01-07 6:02 pm
Good decision imnsho. From your descriptions, I think you may have regretted the move. I did miss lots of things about the Tannoys when the last set went; most of all they were easy and pleasant to listen too. They're not perfect, but the errors were of omission and easily ignored unless you were listening in that concentrated, constipated audiophile style.