Mint condition Tannoy RHR (Ronald Hastings Rackham), Limited Edition Speaker drivers and crossovers. The drivers are cosmetically and sonically in excellent condition. The surrounds have been replaced once. It is very hard to tell that they have been replaced. They look like brand new speakers. These are one of the first 111 pairs made and most likely the only pair in USA. The crossovers include gold plated tweeter Energy and Roll-off adjustment boards. If the buyer wanted I can supply the exact dimensions of the original cabinet. The frame of the drivers at the widest point measure 16.5 inches. A little larger than older 15" Tannoys. Unlike older Tannoys the tweeter protectors are very fine mesh. and the sound of the tweeters are significantly more natural, and they are located closer to the front. The Drivers of RHRs were made specifically for this model and for the folded horn cabinet design. Outside of the magnet is the base covered with foam where the inner hole of the cabinet rests on. However these speakers can be used in other cabinet designs as well. I rated them as "very good" because of their age and because the gold plated adjusters have small marks on them otherwise they are like new. For shipping rates please contact me with your location.
History: Tannoy decided to honor its principal mentor and now retired Chief Engineer in 1986 by asking him to design a period cabinet with a traditional rear folded horn. This project was completed by Ronnie and launched as the RHR Limited Edition. Only 111 pairs were made and were actively sought around the world. In response to overwhelming demand a further small quantity were produced with subtle appearance design characteristics and named the RHR Special Limited Edition. They change hands now for a premium. Although Ronnie had passed retirement age he was keen to maintain a place in the Tannoy Design Team. He regarded it as a special honor to be able to play a leading role in the cabinet design of the Canterbury 15 and Canterbury 12.
Ronnie passed away peacefully in December 1990 after an illness in which he showed the same practical fortitude and great strength of character that he had brought to the whole Tannoy team over more than 40 years service with the Company.
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