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Advice needed - moving Tannoy Monitor Gold to new house

Discussion in 'classic' started by Gerard124, May 16, 2019.

  1. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    We are about to move house, I'm going to move the 12" monitor golds in Chatsworth size cabinets myself along with the rest of my Hifi - the hifi is not going in the removal van!

    How should I transport the golds? cabinets flat on back with drivers pointing upwards?
  2. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    Depending on how far you've got to go, would it make more sense to just hire a van for the day and be able to stand them upright and avoid any possible problems? A transit can be hired for little money on a daily rate, and are covered by your existing licence, and are really easy to drive.
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    You’ll not harm Golds just by shipping orientation. Just be absolutely sure nothing can fall on them. In many ways face down on a blanket in the back of a van is probably the best way as they can’t fall over and nothing else can fall on the drivers.
    cooky1257 likes this.
  4. calorgas

    calorgas pfm Member

    Assuming you intend transporting them in the back of a car, lying on their backs is fine imo.
  5. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    I remember when I collected my IMF RSPMs the seller had shorted the input terminals with a piece of bridging wire. Apparently the KEF B139 in a transmission line has a tendency to wobble and shorting the input terminals supposedly holds the cones more firmly in place and reduces cone movement when going over bumps etc. No idea if this works or not but thought it interesting nevertheless! Hard-edge Tannoy drivers have relatively stiff suspensions to start with so are likely more robust again vibration in transit than other loudspeakers.
  6. calorgas

    calorgas pfm Member

    A lot of the Golds I've seen fitted to rectangular Chatsworths have been the soft butyl rubber surround variants.
    I've seen the cones wobble around a bit when I've transported Tannoys. The state of our roads can be pretty crap and I'd rather they wobble forward and back in the direction the cone is designed to move than in the other plane, which is why I prefer them on their backs.

    Oh, just noticed it was 'Chatsworth sized cabinets', not 'Chatsworth cabinets', so perhaps they do have hard edges after all :-/
  7. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Good point, the OP's 12" MGs may well be the rubber variant, I'm not sure why I assumed hard-edged!
  8. andy831

    andy831 pfm Member

    When's the big day neighbour ? ;)
  9. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    On our bumpy roads, with driver face down.
  10. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

  11. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Thanks for all the advice folks :)
  12. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    Thursday 30th May :) Look out for the smoke signals Andy when I light the BBQ!
    andy831 likes this.

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