Tannoy 15" Monitor Royals speakers- 15" fullrange model HPD-385, speaker frames are blue specifically marketed for Canada (rare in the USA but electronically the same as the HPD-385 sold in the USA), recently refoamed by Simply Speakers ($231.04 shown in receipt), loaded in copies of Arden-design wood cabinets,
More pictures upon request, driven by pair of Loesch SE300B triode amps (6.5 wpc in Class A)
Price: $2500.pair (Prefer local pickup in the Los Angeles area, due to size and weight of cabinets, unless you can pay for professional packing/shipping fees)
WILL SELL JUST THE DRIVERS FOR $2000.PAIR + SHIPPING IF YOU DON'T WANT THE CABINETS.
Here is a description of the Tannoy Monitor HPD 15-inch Monitor HPD-385:
The HPD-series was the last model in the classic series first launched in 1947. All models from the Monitor Black through the Silvers, Reds, Golds and lastly the HPD's used the same basic design with minor refinements to LF cone surrounds, dustcovers, rear-loading of the HF diaphragm. Perhaps the most significant performance changes were achieved through the use of more sophisticated crossovers on the later models like the Monitor Gold's and Monitor HPD's.
Desirable features of the HPD series are:
Ticonal-G magnet (a trade-name for Alnico)
Very low-resonance LF cone (around 20Hz, versus closer to 30Hz for all previous designs). The high-compliance close-cell roll-surround on the LF unit disintegrates after about 15 years, requiring replacement.
High power rating of 85 Watts integrated programme material
A more transparent dust-cover than the Monitor Red and Monitor Gold, giving better treble clarity
Well controlled LF cone with the so-called "girdacoustic" ribbed strengthening on the rear face