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Tannoy Berkeley HPD385's

Discussion in 'Interesting eBay auctions' started by ToTo Man, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Good grief, I’d be most surprised/shocked if Lockwood did that!
  3. Johnjo

    Johnjo pfm Member

    No, surrounds were DIY, cones previously Lockwood.
  4. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    He's revised his description then as it definitely said Lockwood for both the cones and surrounds, I'm glad he's now clarified that! I'm still left curious about why the surrounds would need to be re-foamed after just 8 years though. Must've had the speakers situated in direct sunlight?!
  5. hermit

    hermit pfm Member

    Charming back story:

    These speakers were owned by my late father, Mike Blackburn who was head engineer at Air Studios on Oxford Street in the late 70s to 80's. He worked for Sir George Martin (ex Beatles record manager). Dad bought the speakers after a studio refit, and I believe they would have been used in making many classic records. I have great childhood memories of seeing artists like Elton John, Duran Duran, and Madness recording there, and amazing surround sound effects at the christmas party. My dad used to show off the speakers by getting out his reel to reel master-copy of Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney, and play it very loud to show how ‘music was supposed to sound’!​
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  6. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    These aren’t too far away from me... should I maybe buy them as my first foray into Tannoy ownership?

    I like bass, so 15” fit’s the bill, I don’t mind restoration, so taking care of the cabinets wouldn’t be a problem.

    How much do Lockwood charge to re-surround??
  7. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    In 2017 they quoted me £420 to do a recone on my HPD385’s (15”) and £210 for a refoam.

    Frank (Cooky) might do it for you no doubt be cheaper too.

    Did you buy them?
  8. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

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  9. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Thanks for the mentions chaps. the dodgy one may be beyond refoam rescue.
    I'm planning to offer two versions of refoam; 1, the Lockwood way, stuck to the front of the cone and 2, the correct way, with the refoam to the rear of the cone.
    The price is exactly the same, the Lockwood way takes about 90 minutes, the correct way takes about 12 hours.
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