What are you up to? Feb 16, 2019 13:27:29 GMT
Post by dsjr on Feb 16, 2019 13:27:29 GMT
Feb 16, 2019 10:27:43 GMT @walpurgis said:
I know. The HPD's are pepperpot types.
I've owned many of the tulip waveguide and pepperpot Tannoys. The tulip waveguide units are smoother and cleaner. But lack the superb transient response and mid depth of the pepperpot's. Sensible equipment matching keeps the pepperpot types under control. I would't consider any other type of Tannoy.
Ok and personal opinion no doubt. The pepperpots to me were spiky (better transients?) and measure terribly, with lumps and bumps from 9K upwards - or at least they used to. Add this to the thicker boxy mid tones often in production speakers and it made for an 'interesting' and 'different' sound presentation. The first thing I used to do was use the roll-off and tweeter level controls to bring things into some kind of line. Ardens just sounded like VERY LOUD 'wardrobes' I distantly remember - it was Cheviots and Devons that sold more where I worked. I did hear some Westminster Royals once and didn't much like these either, sorry.....
Why didn't the domestic market get the blue-fronted 80's JBL models back then. I'd love to hear a pair (can't pick out a particular model 4345?, but they had a large bass driver, a cone mid and lens assisted tweeter - The Who hada number of these in their studios driven by Dc300A's I read and they were LOUD).