Tannoy's Canterbury GR

Now, that's a real speaker! Unless you examine it, or read the literature on the Tannoy Canterbury GR ($30,000/pair), you might think that you're looking at a speaker made more than a half-century ago: a very substantial floorstander that's wide as well as deep, making no concession to modern speaker design ideas like keeping as narrow a front baffle as possible.

The Canterbury GR still uses a 15" dual-concentric driver, but the product literature describes a host of technical improvements that bring the speaker into the 21st century. Driven by Cary Audio tube electronics, the pair of Canterbury GRs at SSI 2014, while having a bit more "character" than the best contemporary designs, certainly didn't sound like a relic, and was nothing if not easy on the ears.

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jimtavegia's picture

Other than having to move them around, I would think that AD would love to review these. I can almost hear the delivery guy muttering to himself when he sees Art's driveway, hopefully with no snow. 

DetroitVinylRob's picture

And if Art's driveway isn't the impediment, maybe the back door will be... @1100 x 680 x 480 mm (43.31 x 26.77 x 18.90”) .  Yet I would appeciate his comments on the sonics, even if they have to be played on the front lawn.  At least they stand a better chance of entry than the Westminster GR @ 1395 x 980 x 560 mm (54.92 x 38.58 x 22.05”) .

Happy Listening! ;^)>

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