I owned an identical looking pair a few years ago, bought locally via an advert in the local paper! Early drivers with the orange dustcaps, allegedly the same cones as used in the Silvers. The cabinets look lovely but they don't do the drivers any favours, being made of very thin and lightweight materials. As an experiment I put the drivers from mine in some 70's Tannoy Devon cabinets and they definitely sounded a little better in those. At the time of buying my pair I already owned a pair of 12" Golds (RS) and quite simply I preferred the Golds by a hefty margin. This did surprise me a bit as the earlier Tannoy drivers are so sought after that I'd expected them to be pretty special. Perhaps the years had taken their toll, I don't know..... So anyway I lobbed the Corner Chatsworths on ebay and off they went to Japan for £2.4k (2011). However yours have family history and they are really rare and desirable things, so you might want to think twice before cashing in on them. If I were to have mine back then I'd be using a small valve amp to drive them, maybe a little el84 affair.
No worries Graham. Dave (legacy member previously known as la toilette)
Thanks for that. Yes it would have been interesting to compare between the Glasshouse TVC and my Khozmo. A few years back I went from a diy 'pot in a box' passive to a Promitheus TVC and I found that a surprisingly noticeable improvement. I suspect the Khozmo is a fair bit better than my old diy effort so perhaps the difference would be less pronounced, but I'm sure it would still be worthwhile.
Tempted. Anyone know how would this compare to a standard Khozmo passive? Would you be prepared to post this Graham (UK)?
Hi All, former member just re-joined the Wam after being away for quite a long while. I used to post under the name 'la toilette' but in order to standardise my forum monikers I'm gonna leave the old name in the past and use this name which I also use elsewhere. Hope this is acceptable! Dave
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