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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Are the Belvedere cabinets any good with the gold drivers? Will they do or do I need to upgrade them to get a good sound? I’m not necessarily after the ultimate sound just want to get an idea of what 15” drivers sound like.

Would adding bracing or stuffing to the cabinet help?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:54 am 
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If your installing lSU 15s . Any 15in cabinet will work fine made by tannoy for them. Since all of the cabinets made back then for the older 15s had minimal bracing anyhow. I don t think you notice much of a difference with newer ones since this is the first time listening to them. Find a pair try them out and then go from there if you happy with the sound they give you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:07 am 
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The weak point would be the front and back panels.
Wouldn't take much to double up with ply add some braces and glue everything eliminating screws.
Once done with a possible re-tune no sacrifice.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:27 pm 
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Speakers bought and I’m currently listening to them. They sound fantastic. One thing that immediately impresses is their ability to turn on a dime and go really really loud from nothing but without distortion. Now I need to refinish them, they look godawful.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Left you a post on another subject, check out Innovative Audio in Surrey, they have a guy who does really nice work on anything wood for speakers, receiver cabinets, turntables.... they have a few before and after pictures to show you the extent of his work...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:40 pm 
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Any additional internal bracing or adding to the thickness of the panels will reduce the internal volume and affect bass response. All genuine Tannoy cabinets will produce a reasonably good natural response curve which should not be messed with unless you know what you are doing and have proven plans for an upgraded sound.

At the end of the day, 15 inch Tannoys sound like just that. That is to say a retro sound with a fat bass coupled with great mid-range and a point-source presentation. Very easy on the ears and quite engaging overall but certainly not state of the art sound.

Enjoy


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:46 pm 
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You’re right, not state of the art. They don’t compare to my PMCs which are state of the art but for voices and acoustic they sound great and make listening very enjoyable.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Absolutely. Vintage Tannoys make music quite dreamy. The Gold LSU 15 in a big box is wonderful if you can get 25 feet away from them with 10-100 watts, tube.


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