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Old 07-09-2017, 05:33 PM
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Looks like I'm on my way to becoming a Canterbury GR owner


Hope I like 'em more than the SE version! It will be sad to see em go -- all that time spent waxing 'em and watching their walnut beautifully darken over the years. That said, certain little SE cosmetic "blips" bugged me, e.g. the bad looking thin brass plate (for crossover adjustments), the twin "boogers" on each 15" paper cone, the weird binding posts -- it appears these have been properly addressed in the GR version.

Terry, hope you're enjoying yours more as they run in. Good to see you start this thread; Tannoy owners are very scarce!

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Mike,
Congratulations!

I know you're a huge Tannoy fan and have been following your posts for some time now. I can only relate my brief experience as a Tannoy owner but so far the Canterbury GR has far exceeded my expectations. When I decided to make a change, I wanted speakers as the foundation of my system and feel like I made an excellent decision with Tannoy. The Canterbury GR is a very solid sound foundation. I'm confident you will be thrilled with them as well.

There are a few others here on AA with Canterbury's. I've chatted with a few and found them to be very happy to answer questions but as anyone that has searched for Canterbury information knows, it's scarce at best. If I can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

We're getting our hardwood floors refinished in a couple of weeks so we've been going wide open painting some rooms before they start work. I had planned to post initial impressions sooner but the number of rooms to paint keeps growing. Funny how that happens...

Anyway, here's a view of my Tannoy Canterbury GR's. I'll post some thoughts about them as soon I can catch a break.

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I had an interesting experience on Friday. For past few weeks I've had a pair of MC275 VI's in my system to try with the new Canterbury GRs. I returned them on Friday. I had never owned or spent any time with the legendary MC275s so felt like I needed to find out for myself what they were all about. They are definitely fantastic amplifiers and worthy of any setup but in my room the big 15" drivers in the new GR series seemed to be better controlled with my MC601s. I think I've finally accepted the fact that the MC601s are going to be here for a long, long time. I'm still considering a C1100 and MC2301s but for the time being have zero complaints about the MC601s. We shall see.

We spent about 3 hours in the listening room looking at some new pieces that had arrived since my last visit. They had B&W 800D3s, Wilson Sasha 2 and Alexia's connected to a pair of beautiful MC1.2KW amps with a C1100 preamp. We listened to several CDs and Tidal albums via MC450/D1100. Each setup was fantastic and a dream system. Amazing sound is all I can say about each speaker.

When we got home, I couldn't resist replaying some of the same tracks on the Canterbury GR's. For the first time in my audio journey I enjoyed my setup over the dealer setup. The big Tannoy's just sound so dynamic, life-like and musical. My wife came downstairs and joined me for a few minutes and after a couple songs said - "I like the way this sounds better. The music sounds real."

The journey continues but that was a Friday worth remembering.

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Old 07-15-2017, 11:16 PM
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Those speakers are just gorgeous. Man, now I want a pair

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:34 PM
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Terry,

They are looking amazing! Glad to hear they are sounding that way as well.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:25 PM
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^ Great photo Terry, gives a much better sense of what they're like "in the flesh". Hope mine look that nice! Also, nice to read about your latest experience hearing other top-notch systems and still coming home to pure satisfaction. Getting excited for my GR's arrival.

The Canterbury definitely does well with very powerful amps; it would be a shame to limit their dynamics in any way. I've been running my SE's with 250 Watts/ch Rogue Apollo tube amps, 5 years now (and 2 more years with the Kensington SE before that). Could start to play the swap-the-amps game, but my dealer pushes mainly VAC and Soulution, and though they're nice I'm not too much into them based on my showroom listenings so far -- and I'm especially not into their pricing. I'm saving my pennies right now to simply upgrade to the better Rogue Apollo "Dark" amps (basically their "Signature" version) and be done with it.

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Mike,
The Canterbury's look far better in real life than any photo. I catch myself staring at them even when no music is playing. They are beautiful speakers.

When are you expecting the new GR's?
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Terry,

They are looking amazing! Glad to hear they are sounding that way as well.

Thank you, gentlemen. I'm extremely happy with my new Tannoy Canterbury GR's.

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The Tannoy Prestige GR SuperTweeters have been added to the Canterbury GR's. Amazing build and sound quality with stunning good looks. Visual and auditory art.



Close-up of detail with some McIntosh blue reflections.

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Old 08-06-2017, 04:03 PM
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Awesome! Tell us more about what they bring to the table sonically. I've hooked up my ST100b again to the SE, while I wait on my GR.
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