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Tannoy Cheviot

HPD Loudspeaker System

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Tannoy Cheviot


The smallest freestanding cabinet in the Tannoy range, it is ideal for larger domestic installations.

Twin ducted ports give a bass response out of all proportion with its modest size.

The HPD integrated drive system consists of a direct radiator bass unit and a high frequency compression driver, both located concentrically within the same frame and magnet assembly


Type: 2 way, single driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 40Hz to 20kHz

Power Handling: 60W

Crossover Frequency: 1000Hz

Impedance: 8Ω

Sensitivity: 89dB

Full Range: 1 x 12" HPD 315A

Grille: brown, sand or blue cloth

Finish: walnut, ash, teak

Dimensions: 846 x 446 x 260mm

Weight: 30kg

Year: 1976



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Reviewed Apr 03rd, 2019 by guest

The Tannoy Cheviots use 12 HPD315 drivers and are the best compromise between price / performance / size. The only weakness, as with all HPD 12 & 15 Tannoy drivers, is that the foam surrounds decay and start to disintegrate after 15-20 years. The crossovers use later metalised film capacitors (WIMA mostly) so they do not degrade and seldom need to be replaced. I owned a pair of new Legacy Cheviots. The quality was poor and they are massively overpriced. I sent them back and reverted to my 1978 version. I will never part with them. 10/10

Reviewed Mar 11th, 2015 by thomasinholborn

Love this speaker. Brought them in 1980 & still sound great today



re: Cheviot

To me Dynaudio were the first, second and third load speakers. Month ago l was lucky to have a pair of Tannoy HPD 315. God, these are massive speakers especially driven by one of my favorite amplifiers, the legendary Musical Fidelity A 1000 . Yes, I had to replace the edges myself . I am technical but anyone is capable of doing it. I felt so much in love with them that I was thinking of buying an extra pair of the surroundings but realized that they will probably deteriorat even while they are left in the box for long time. I am almost sixty now and if they will need replacement after ten to fifteen years I will probably be deaf by that time, if still alive.
Don't take me wrong, I still love the Dynaudios but if you are lucky to find a pair of Tannoys in a mint condition just grab them, you won't be disappointed. They are a beauty.

re: Cheviot

I agree with the previous two reviewers.
These are fabulous speakers. The HPD315A drive units are brilliant.
Ok, so you have to get them re-coned every 10 - 15 years because the suspension degenerates but Tannoy still make replacements (2019) although they are only sold to Tannoy certified engineers who will fit them.
The crossovers are good but the response switches wear out. Just hardwire the switches to your preferred response.
Large and oddly proportioned cabinets so stands are difficult to find.
Despite all these flaws, I will still be listening to these wonderful speakers in 30 years time.

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