I have a pair of 15" Gold HPD for sale here on Audiogon. They are special but not perfect. Email and I'll be glad to tell you my experience.
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The way I got back into Tannoys was to purchaase a used pair of HPD 315 drivers from Ebay UK. I had custom 150 liter cabinets @200lbs. (each) made for them, and did the assembly and internal wiring myself. I have since upgraded the crossovers with custom outboard units with much better parts than the originals, and lastly, I have replaced the woofer cones with new "hard edge" surrounds. These are perhaps the finest sounding speakers I have heard, certainly the best I have owned, which includes $9000 pair Dynaudios. My investment is around $4000 for the pair. I invested much time, as well, in building the crossovers, wiring the internals, etc; but it was well worth the effort. I would do it all over again. These will spend the rest of my life with me, with no regrets.
An option to consider, if you are up to it.
What a cool suggestion! I could very well be up to it.
What would be a fair price for the HPD 315 drivers? Do you ever notice a congested sound when listening to more complex classical music? Myself and others have heard an occational problem with tannoys handling complex music. I heard it when listeing to the Kensington SE driven by 20 watt per channel shindo gear. But other than that, I was in love with this sound. On the flip side, if this s a charactoristic of Tannoys in general, I may need to go a different route.
Could you send some pictures of your cabinets? Would love to see. What kind of amp is driving your HPD315s?