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    Surprised the wife will allow them Big suckers
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Try doubling that or more. Even the new, small Tannoy Eaton is about five grand now. These Berkeleys are worth some effort, even if they do require a recone. The modern equivalents are monstrously expensive.
    The reissue Ardens are just shy of £7K, don't know how they'd compare to the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJo View Post
    The reissue Ardens are just shy of £7K, don't know how they'd compare to the originals.
    They won't compare.

    The 'new' Arden uses a tulip waveguide driver. These are in my opinion, inferior to the Alnico magnet 'pepperpot' drivers.

    The nearest real equivalent to the 15" HPD Berkeley is the current Canterbury GR and they are a whopping twenty grand a pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    They won't compare.

    The 'new' Arden uses a tulip waveguide driver. These are in my opinion, inferior to the Alnico magnet 'pepperpot' drivers.

    The nearest real equivalent to the 15" HPD Berkeley is the current Canterbury GR and they are a whopping twenty grand a pair!
    Interesting, didn't know that, thanks Geoff.

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    Well.......... They're now sitting in my living room, just getting my breath back after carrying them in lol

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    hope u used a firemans lift great buy, and sure you got summat off. need to hear them sometime
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    So the drivers were okay then? Should be good. Get the wrapping off!
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    OOH good one Mike, lets hope they hit the spot. (Good work on the other half )

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    Off topic I know but what is this latest fad for living room rugs that look like bath mats from the 'Seventies? There was a red one the other day, and now this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Off topic I know but what is this latest fad for living room rugs that look like bath mats from the 'Seventies? There was a red one the other day, and now this.
    Oí - that was my red rug! Lol. I have a cow skin - would that suit you better?
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