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Old 03-18-2018, 01:52 PM
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Very nice. Thanks for posting. I'm still running the SEs.
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@ mulveling: whats the speaker cables that you use to connect the Tannoys please ? They look majestic indeed!
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Here's the Blue Hawaii amp (fitted with NOS EL34, as it should be for best sound). Amazing amp, inside and out (and sonically):
Indeed, as impressive as the rest of your system. As a fellow EL34 fan, I've found the Tung-Sol reissue excellent, but not quite up the Gold Lion KT77. Am deciding between the Tung-Sol 6L6GC-STR and 7581A to roll in to compare. EDIT - no longer deciding. 7581As are inbound.

Do you have a Tannoy B&M store in the Atlanta area?
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Hey guys, i have a question for you...

What would be better for 35sq meters room, from these 3 choices:

1.) Kensington SE (love their sound....!!!)
2.) Westminster TW (love their look! Didnít hear them)
3.) Canterbury SE (i read/heard that they are less colorful and clear, and closer to Kensington SE sound only in their GR version)

Generally their price is quite similar, at least now in Europe.
If any of them would need some re-wiring, iím fine to play with that..no problem...if sound will improve.

Generally iím happy with Kensington SE sound, but anyway.... what and why would you suggest? Bigger speaker and driver means surely nicer bass..not big need for directioning & positioning speakers...?!?

Btw. My current amp is 2x 30watt in dual-mono, pure class A, tubes 6550 and i like whole set around a lot...

Thank you for sharing your experience and ideas!

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Wow, it's been a few years since I posted my then-new Canterbury GR system. I still love them! As I've refined the rest of my system they give more and more. The most impactful upgrades were as follows:

1. Going from Rogue Ares Magnum phono stage to a VAC Renaissance SE phono. Holy cow, lol.
2. Koetsu diamond cantilever upgrade. Now I have a Blue Lace and CoralStone with the upgrade. Big WOW!
3. Went to VAC Signature 200iQ monoblocks over the Rogue Apollo Darks. What sweet, sweet amps these VACs are.
4. Preamp - The ARC Reference 6 has been stellar. It replaced a Rogue Hera II that I loved, but battled with its noise issues on. BUT I recently made a decision to go all VAC and order a Master preamp. Love the way VAC does midrange, and this will complete an all-VAC electronic chain.
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Hey guys, i have a question for you...

What would be better for 35sq meters room, from these 3 choices:

1.) Kensington SE (love their sound....!!!)
2.) Westminster TW (love their look! Didnít hear them)
3.) Canterbury SE (i read/heard that they are less colorful and clear, and closer to Kensington SE sound only in their GR version)

Generally their price is quite similar, at least now in Europe.
If any of them would need some re-wiring, iím fine to play with that..no problem...if sound will improve.

Generally iím happy with Kensington SE sound, but anyway.... what and why would you suggest? Bigger speaker and driver means surely nicer bass..not big need for directioning & positioning speakers...?!?

Btw. My current amp is 2x 30watt in dual-mono, pure class A, tubes 6550 and i like whole set around a lot...

Thank you for sharing your experience and ideas!

Karel
Did not notice this post so it is probably way too late nearly a year later to be useful but could be useful for others I guess. I had Sandringhams, Kensington and Canterburry SEs in a room that was approximately 15x18 feet. Do not hesitate to go with Canterburry but not much smaller than those dimensions as they do like some room to breathe. Both the Sandringhams and Kensingtons are absolutely fine in rooms even smaller.

All very enjoyable speakers with the Canterburry being able to provide a larger, more vivid and lifelike presentation with more palpable and focused imaging and purity of tone. Of course they were much more $ than the other pairs.
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Wow, it's been a few years since I posted my then-new Canterbury GR system. I still love them! As I've refined the rest of my system they give more and more. The most impactful upgrades were as follows:

1. Going from Rogue Ares Magnum phono stage to a VAC Renaissance SE phono. Holy cow, lol.
2. Koetsu diamond cantilever upgrade. Now I have a Blue Lace and CoralStone with the upgrade. Big WOW!
3. Went to VAC Signature 200iQ monoblocks over the Rogue Apollo Darks. What sweet, sweet amps these VACs are.
4. Preamp - The ARC Reference 6 has been stellar. It replaced a Rogue Hera II that I loved, but battled with its noise issues on. BUT I recently made a decision to go all VAC and order a Master preamp. Love the way VAC does midrange, and this will complete an all-VAC electronic chain.
Sounds like a fantastic system. Enjoy.
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Did not notice this post so it is probably way too late nearly a year later to be useful but could be useful for others I guess. I had Sandringhams, Kensington and Canterburry SEs in a room that was approximately 15x18 feet. Do not hesitate to go with Canterburry but not much smaller than those dimensions as they do like some room to breathe. Both the Sandringhams and Kensingtons are absolutely fine in rooms even smaller.

All very enjoyable speakers with the Canterburry being able to provide a larger, more vivid and lifelike presentation with more palpable and focused imaging and purity of tone. Of course they were much more $ than the other pairs.
Wow, I thought I had answered that question but looks like I inadvertently ignored it - sorry to Kajos!

Yeah I totally agree. Canterbury should be fine in 18'x15' but don't go into smaller rooms with that model. The Canterbury renders a BIG lifelike presentation the smaller drivers can't match. But the Kensington SE should really sing in ~ 15'x18'; seems pretty close to optimal for it - and it also has a beautiful midrange and vivid sound and more clarity versus Canterbury SE. The Canterbury SE is on the warmer/thicker side whereas the Kensington SE is a bit leaner (though still with beautiful lush mids), and watch those tweeters on gear matching!

Karel's room however is 35sq meters, which is what in american eagle units - 24'x16'? That's a good room size. At that size I'd say consider supplementing the Kensington SE with dual subs. Of course the Canterbury will be quite happy on its own in that room size, and though I don't have Westminster experience it should also be great in that room.

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Sounds like a fantastic system. Enjoy.
Thank you sir! Going all VAC now, with a Master preamp replacing the Reference 6

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Old 03-21-2021, 07:35 AM
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The Tannoy Canterbury GRs have impressed me greatly. I've spend numerous hours at the dealer immersed in the special sound driven with base VTL pre and monoblocks via streaming.
I've hand clapped at the end of numerous tracks as they sounded so superb, virtually 10/10.

I only wish I could listen at home and compare them to my Sonus Faber Amati Futuras.

I also like the latest styling of the Tannoy Kingdom Royal.

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