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Thread: New Yorks; Tannoy DC 3836's in Rectangular York cab.

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    Default New Yorks; Tannoy DC 3836's in Rectangular York cab.

    I had heard of these Tannoy units a few years ago being flown without any baffles in a National Theatre Musical Production 20 years ago.
    I managed to snag 4 of them-they are mostly mint-a couple have some minor cone blemishes but they are 100% performance wise.

    The Flying Frame is bespoke and really substantial.

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    First fix in the DIY Yorks after opening up the baffle cutout to mount the driver.
    The cabs were a freebie from PFM's TonyL-he'd offered them up for a while without any takers and I just knew I'd have another Tannoy project in the near future so I nabbed 'em.I've posted this project over there too out of common curtesy.
    They are pretty well put together but are large panels of unbraced block-board and 12mm baffle so there's some improvements in store.


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    They clean up pretty well and must say I do like the proportions of the 175L York-that driver looks sexy on that baffle....


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    The Yorks are tuned to 45hz which is a bit too high for this driver so I will be modding the port at some point but as a quick drop in and using the crossovers from the CPA15 they sound bloody marvelous-in fact I prefer them to the DMT 15 xover though the TW is a bit hot so will need to pad it by a couple of dB.

    Purely out of curiosity I took a quick 'n' dirty RTA screengrab pink noise@1m.You can see the bottom end drop like a stone below 45hz.


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    Nice....!
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    Cheers Nial,

    I meant to add, the other pair will be going into some 150L System 15 clones later in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooky View Post
    I had heard of these Tannoy units a few years ago being flown without any baffles in a National Theatre Musical Production 20 years ago.
    Were they used merely as a visual prop in the theatre? What use would they have been without baffles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RothwellAudio View Post
    Were they used merely as a visual prop in the theatre? What use would they have been without baffles?
    You would get output obviously, but only down to mid frequencies. Cancellation would negate anything below that. A driver that size might be usable down to maybe 1200Hz. Seems an expensive way to buy a tweeter though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RothwellAudio View Post
    Were they used merely as a visual prop in the theatre? What use would they have been without baffles?
    Female vocals/choir as far as I know. I don't know but suppose they could've hung a baffle flush with the units 3 per side like a stage flat with holes in.....

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    what makes york rectangular? any thoughts re vs other cabs?
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