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Old 11-27-2017, 06:43 AM
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Have tested it 3 days at the store now... different rooms... it plays well on something, relaxing music, especial female vocals...

But for me it had big issues when the music speeds up... Metallica Master of puppets, i have probably never heard it so bad . No sting, no attack.. just soft and dull sound . And i was keep experience this on other music too.... Great punch... but crank it up.. and i thought is was more or less breaking up a bit .

I hate this.. because i wanted this speakers so bad in my living room :P. But i was pretty disappointed Way to dark sound....
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That's unfortunate; hopefully it's an issue that can be fully resolved with room placement, gear/wiring configuration (sounds like something may be wrong here), burn-in, etc. And we can't rule out the possibility of a defect.

I have heard highly unbalanced sound from a couple of Tannoy systems, over the years. Once with the Definition 10T, which was way too dark and bassy, and later with the Definition 10A, which was searingly bright and aggressive up top -- but I've forgotten the upstream gear in those systems by now.

Other than those exceptions, Tannoys tend to rather well balanced, and certainly excel at rock, punk, and metal. The Canterbury SE was a bit wooly (though nothing like you describe here) when brand new, but opened up beautifully with plenty of burn-in and upstream gear improvements.
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Have tested it 3 days at the store now... different rooms... it plays well on something, relaxing music, especial female vocals...

But for me it had big issues when the music speeds up... Metallica Master of puppets, i have probably never heard it so bad . No sting, no attack.. just soft and dull sound . And i was keep experience this on other music too.... Great punch... but crank it up.. and i thought is was more or less breaking up a bit .

I hate this.. because i wanted this speakers so bad in my living room :P. But i was pretty disappointed Way to dark sound....
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Hello,
I came across an old post where you had some rattle from a woofer with a pair of Tannoy's. I myself have a similar rattle from a used pair of Canterbury SE's. Could you share how Tannoy Resolved the issue for you? Thanks!
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There is a tweeter "ringing"/static kind of distortion, which was resolved with a replacement tweeter diaphragm (it is a small-ish part that bolts onto the back of the large driver). Apparently that has been problematic across the line, not just the pepperpot models. But there are many "good" diaphragms that will never develop this issue. Tannoy should hopefully be able to supply these diaphragms, but it has been 5 years since the pepperpot SE line was discontinued, and GR diaphragms are not compatible. I have a couple of these in a drawer somewhere. But this is probably not your issue.

Then there is a woofer rattle, which could be caused by a woofer spider coming partially unglued -- which can be fixed by a good speaker tech, without driver replacement.

And then you could have a cabinet rattle, caused either by the "variable porting" rails not being snugly fit/secured (which is almost always a problem on Canterbury), or by some other wire or loose component getting energized in the cabinet and banging against a neighbor surface. The latter can be difficult to track down, but easily fixed if discovered.
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Have tested it 3 days at the store now... different rooms... it plays well on something, relaxing music, especial female vocals...

But for me it had big issues when the music speeds up... Metallica Master of puppets, i have probably never heard it so bad . No sting, no attack.. just soft and dull sound . And i was keep experience this on other music too.... Great punch... but crank it up.. and i thought is was more or less breaking up a bit .

I hate this.. because i wanted this speakers so bad in my living room :P. But i was pretty disappointed Way to dark sound....

What AMPs are you guys using - any good TUBE amps?

These speakers tested out at Sensitivity‎: ‎93 dB (1 W @ 1 m)

FWIW, noting comments here about folks here using Accuphase and Hegel 300 (250watt) solid state amps. I've been looking closely at Tannoys as my tube amp manufacturer uses Tannoys quite a bit in their show demos, but it's all lower wattage front and back-end tube gear. Can produce very different results, magical results given the right tube pre/amp combo in front of a good set of Tannoys.
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I use Rogue Apollo "Dark" monoblocks, at almost 300 Watts/ch tube power, on my Canterbury GR. Very dynamic and lifelike; never any hint of strain or compression at loud volumes. LOVE IT! Other tube options in this power class may be great, but will cost a LOT more.
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