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FOR SALE: Tannoy GRF (Guy R Fountain) Memory Speakers (pair)
If you are looking for a superb sounding speaker that effortlessly fills the room with superb sound then look no further!
These are from the Tannoy Prestige range using 15” Dual Concentric Drivers. They are substantial at 1,100 tall, 800 wide and 480 deep, weighing in at 62kg each. The front ported cabinet design allows them to be placed close to walls without adverse impacts on sound, making them very flexible to position. At 95db efficiency they are very easy to drive and, as you would expect from high end Tannoy’s, they sound wonderful across a wide range of music.
I have owned them since new in 1995, and they come complete with keys, manuals and original Tannoy wax for the cabinetry.
For those interested in more detail, this information may help. These are the GRF (Guy R Fountain) Memory TW version manufactured from 1992 to 1997, so the last variation of this model. Unlike the ones before them, they used the 3840 driver (rather than the 3849 of earlier models). The cabinets are original Tannoy in solid walnut with particle board bracing. I have kept a close eye on the rubber / foam surrounds and see no signs of deterioration.
The power rating (125 Watts RMS) and amplifier recommendations (50 – 200 Watts) have always bemused me – I have driven them with an 8 Watt valve amplifier and can assure you that can create very unreasonable sound levels!
New 15" Tannoy Prestige start at $30k, and there have some technical advances since 1995. That said, these remain visually and aurally imposing in a timeless kind of way.
Happy to engage with any serious buyers to view, audition, and discuss freight if required.
Speakers, Keys, Manuals Wax