I took these tannoys home after advice from my local hi fi dealer
To use with naim nait 5i intergrated amplifier and cd player
Didnt need to run these speakers in as they where demo kit.
The tannoys where supposed to be a nice upgrade from my old b&w 601 s3s
All i can say is i am glad i could take them back!
They sounded really bright and lacking any decent bass whatsoever, no real musicality.
I wanted the b&ws back!
I went back to my hi fi dealer and explained my problems with the tannoys ,he then referred me to the b&w 685s, What a difference, everything i lost in the tannoys was back with a vengeance.
Cant quite understand how these speakers could win an award!!
Always better to home demo and trust your ears, before hi fi mags i suppose
Trust me, before purchase test out the b&w 685s
We always say that reviews should only be used as a guide. There's no substitute for listening yourself.
Is these a good pair whit arcam a 19
Yes, they'd work well with the Arcam.
just replaced my q acoustics 2020i with these, matched with rega brio r. it's early days but i love them. bigger step up over the 2020i's than i was expecting. same great timing/musicality but voices (particularly in tv/film) and high notes much clearer. i really like the bass, plenty for me even in bass heavy music. it blends in with the music rather than overpowers. ok maybe need a sub if into feeling explosions during action films, but i'm not.
so i was feeling these were a bit cold and lacking bass and not enjoying them as much as before, thought about changing but decided to playaround with positioning instead, moved further away from wall, angled inwards (toed) in a fair amount, my god they sound amazing. also im sure they sound better with the grills on. too forward and slightly too bright with them off. guess it depends on the room, i have wooden floors. also they sound really bad when cold, the house gets cold in the day as i work long hours, once they warm up they are delightly. just thought these findings might be useful to others.
Not necessarily, no.
Are standmounts by nature faster and more agile than their floorstanding counterparts?
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A striking design with good ideas, but we’d expect far better for the money
This system that shows so much promise on paper, but fails to deliver in action. Frustrating
While we’d love deeper bass, the punchy detail, portable design and good price makes this wireless speaker a worthwhile contender
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