A Pair of Tannoy Playback Speakers serial number h1581 125908, model autograph stand. Height 51 x width 32 x depth 22 inches. Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
These speakers were purchased in the United Kingdom and shipped to Caribou Ranch in the early 1970s for Elton John. Apparently John and other British recording artists preferred the well engineered Tannoy speakers because of their wonderful sound quality. Many British pop artists who recorded at Caribou Ranch were looking for the sound that was associated with the Beatles' recordings, and they did not feel like the American made playback speakers allowed them to develop a like sound.