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We buy your Tannoy Speakers for cash
Welcome to vintagetannoyspeakers.com. If you are considering selling your old Tannoys, we would like to hear from you. We pay cash and we are willing to collect at a day and time that fits in with your schedule.
We pay cash for Tannoy models such as the Tannoy Autograph, Tannoy GRF, Tannoy Corner GRF, Tannoy Canterbury, Tannoy York, Tannoy Corner York, Tannoy Chatsworth, Tannoy Corner Chatsworth, Tannoy Lancaster, Tannoy Corner Lancaster, Tannoy IIILZ, Tannoy Arden, Tannoy Berkeley and Tannoy Cheviot.
We are also interested in purchasing drivers without cabinets such as the Tannoy Monitor Black, Tannoy Monitor Silver, Tannoy Monitor Red, Tannoy Monitor Gold and the Tannoy HPD Series.
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Few companies’ products have such a profound impact on our lives that their names enter the dictionary as generic descriptions for their inventions. There are notable exceptions such as Biro, for its ballpoint pen, and Hoover, for its vacuum cleaner.
In the audio field, Tannoy stands alone for its success in developing early public address systems and then continuing its reputation through pioneering audio solutions.
The word Tannoy is synonymous with sound, appearing in the dictionary as: ‘A communications system with loudspeakers used for making announcements in public buildings.’ The phrase ‘Over the Tannoy’ is universally used to describe a PA announcement.
Tannoy : The Birth
In London, 1926, Guy R. Fountain (GRF) perfected a new type of electric rectifier with the aim of designing a charger more suitable for use in the home. His rectifier consisted of two dissimilar metals held in a special electrolyte solution. One metal was tantallum, and the other an alloy of lead.
So successful was the invention that Guy Fountain founded a British company called Tannoy (a contraction of the words ‘tantallum’ and ‘alloy’). Tannoy began to diversify and soon became internationally known and highly regarded in all aspects of sound reproduction.
The first Dual Concentric loudspeaker, designated the monitor black, and designed by Tannoy’s chief engineer at the time, Ronnie H. Rackham, appeared at the London Radio Show in 1947. This debut model employed a high-frequency compression driver or tweeter concentrically mounted within a 15 inch bass driver or woofer. The two were conceived as an integral unit, both operating in harmony creating that distinctive Tannoy sound.
The Monitor Black marked a defining moment in the history of high-fidelity sound reproduction and the history of Tannoy. The famous “Dual” went through many incarnations including the Monitor Red and Monitor Gold, before arriving at today’s highly sophisticated and high-tech Kingdom Royal Dual and the Gold Reference Duals in the Prestige GR series.