most high end companies are taking it on the chin in the u.s.
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I heard Tannoy $12,000 Yorkminster this weekend. This is the real deal. One of the best speakers I have ever heard. Not lush like Cremona. Not hyped up like B&W. Not colored and lacking transparency like Wilson. This is a speaker with a timeless sound quality that I think you could be happy with for a long time despite improvements in technology because it gets things so right to begin with.
They have the best dynamic shading and textures of sounds I have ever heard. 94dB efficient and phase / time coherent point source sound. Only problems were soundstaging from a 12" driver can't match a 3" single driver and you may not like the "British sound".
I have the smaller sibling of the Yorkminister which is the Kensington a 10" dual concentric driver with Alnico magnets. I have had it for a month now. I have owned many high $$$ speakers like the B&W 802, Wilson Sophia, Merlins MM , Deadalus Audio DA-1 and Avantgarde Duos in the past 5 years and these Tannoys are the best I have heard in my system. As stated above these are the most natural non fatiguing speakers with beautiful sweet highs and a fantastic soundstage. The dynamics are incredible compared to the AG DUOS.
I am driving these Tannoys with EAR 890 tube power amp (70W class A) and the combination is magical.