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    I've just collected my pair of Tannoy Lancasters, which are in good cosmetic order but I'd like to take the grille off to examine the drivers' cones. There does not seem to be an obvious way of removing the grilles, so maybe they are not removable as such? Can anyone enlighten me on this and save me from causing inadvertent damage?

    Many thanks. Pics will follow when I have time.

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    Lucky man. you are meant to unscrew the rear panel Hugo. Are they 12", 15",
    Gold or HPD?
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    Nice one, Hugo! Paul's right... You unscrew the rear panel, to access the drive units, then when inside, uncrew the drive units from the front panel, and you can then examine the cones

    Can't wait to find out what you think of them, and also to see some piccies!

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    And there's me thinking you hammer in a bolster chisel in between the grille and cabinet and lever it off, watching out you don't get splinters in your fingers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannoy man View Post
    Lucky man. you are meant to unscrew the rear panel Hugo. Are they 12", 15",
    Gold or HPD?
    They are 15" Monitor Golds. The chap who I bought them off told me that he had got them in "a sale" in 1970, but one speaker was not working, so he took them to Tannoy who fitted two matched drivers for free. They have not been touched since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice one, Hugo! Paul's right... You unscrew the rear panel, to access the drive units, then when inside, uncrew the drive units from the front panel, and you can then examine the cones

    Can't wait to find out what you think of them, and also to see some piccies!

    Marco.
    Yes, the back panel comes off easily and I can see bolts securing the drive units. From what I can see through the big round holes in each driver chassis, the cones seem to be in perfect nick, but I ought to take them out to be sure.

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    great Hugo, lovely speakers get them pics up soon
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    What price did you pay for them


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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    What price did you pay for them


    Dan
    1810, which I reckon to be a good deal.

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    Fair enough mate got any pics


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