Tannoy TS-10 review

Tannoy serves up a winner here, with its TS-10 subwoofer. It's compact and agile, with great definition. What more could you want? Tested at £300.00

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Our Verdict

It's smooth, musical, well-defined and supremely capable - what more could you need from a subwoofer?

For

  • Sturdy build
  • powerful and punchy
  • good definition and speed

Against

  • Nothing of note

Prices seem to vary on this subwoofer – at the time of writing you could find it for anything between £240 and £350, so our ‘real world' price of £300 hopefully seems fair enough.

And we reckon you may well want to search out some of those cheaper deals, for this Tannoy is a real standout in its price band.

The TS-10 is the middle of three subwoofers in Tannoy's TS range. Boasting a 25cm driver in a sealed, downward-firing unit, this is one of the larger units here – but it's still relatively compact in the world of bassbins.

There are stereo line-level inputs and balanced XLR connections, plus the usual phase and gain controls.

Majoring on muscle
There's a 300-Watt amplifier at the subwoofer's heart, and the cabinet feels every bit as sturdy and rigid as Tannoy claims it is in the press material.

Before we fire it up, we're hopeful of some seriously powerful yet still taut low end frequencies.

And so it proves. Relaying the Blu-ray of Burn After Reading, the TS-10 is smooth, musical and well-defined, while it goes deeper than any other subwoofer we've heard recently.

There's power and punch, but, thanks to good definition and speed, basslines are agile and expressive when required.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.musictri.be
Brand NameTannoy
Product SeriesTS
Product TypeSubwoofer System
ManufacturerMUSIC Tribe Global Brands
Product LineStudio
Manufacturer Part NumberTS10
Product NameTannoy TS-10
Product ModelTS10

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • Studio TS10 Subwoofer System
  • Spiked Feet
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Environmental CertificationRoHS

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response29 Hz
FeaturesAuto Mute, Fuse Protection

Audio

Subwoofer TypeActive
RMS Output Power300 W

Physical Characteristics

Width28.6 cm
Depth28.6 cm
Weight Approximate9.50 kg
Height32.3 cm
ColourGrey
Dimensions32.3 cm (H): 28.6 cm (W): 28.6 cm (D)

Power Description

Power SourceAC