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Old 10th June 2010 , 12:32 PM
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Default Tannoy Precision 6Ds

Just a simple one really.

Have any of you heard these monitors?

I may be about to buy a set off Slutz without being able to audition them first so just wondering if there's any comments.

I would imagine they'd be a step up from my RP6s no matter what though!
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Old 10th June 2010 , 02:06 PM
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Some people don't like the bass/low end - this is its weakness.
You can however tweak it to your room to get better results and Tannoys are clear - perhaps too clear for some (read as loud) but that's an obvious plus point. You want clarity.

I may have more to add but as I'm the only person whoever seems to read around looking for the negatives (that matters as much as good bits to me) then I'll let others chirp in with the good bits.
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Old 10th June 2010 , 03:09 PM
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I actually own a pair of these. I rate them highly for the . Even against the updated versions with front facing ports etc.

Their bottom end is no worse then then competition. They roll off at 60Hz, which is in line with most similar models from Adam, Genelec, KRK etc.
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Old 10th June 2010 , 03:33 PM
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Thanks chaps.

I'm actually more interested in midrange and topend detail than bottom end so i'm not too concerned about that aspect of them, and I think they'll certainly be at least the equal of the RP6s i'm using now. My space shall remain untreated for the forseeable so the room will be effecting what I hear more than anything else down there at any rate.
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I've heard the words 'clarity' and 'stellar' and all that about the end you're concerned with. I think Tannoys are quite clear myself. I bought some myself. But you know what people are like about bottom ends - very fussy.
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I've heard the words 'clarity' and 'stellar' and all that about the end you're concerned with. I think Tannoys are quite clear myself. I bought some myself. But you know what people are like about bottom ends - very fussy.
Well I can't see me getting an yuseful bottom end information until I spend considerbly more than the 'few' hundred quid i'll be able to for the forseeable!
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Is the 6d the dual concentric one? If so they are really pretty good for the price.
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Is the 6d the dual concentric one? If so they are really pretty good for the price.

Them's the ones.

Hopefully he'll still have them next week when I can pick them up.

It'll leave some extra money for that Solaris you recommended
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Them's the ones.

Hopefully he'll still have them next week when I can pick them up.

It'll leave some extra money for that Solaris you recommended
Just to clarify... it's the 6 & 8 'precision' versions that are Dual-Concentric. The standard reveals have completely separate driver and tweeter units.

Even then, they are good for the price. The tweeters have over extended range, which is a good thing for preserving phase & shifting certain types of noise out of hearing range. Adam's new 'X' series tweeters are about par to the Tannoy tweeters.
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Speaking of Reveals - I notice they've 'revealed' a new version of them.
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Just to clarify... it's the 6 & 8 'precision' versions that are Dual-Concentric. The standard reveals have completely separate driver and tweeter units.

Even then, they are good for the price. The tweeters have over extended range, which is a good thing for preserving phase & shifting certain types of noise out of hearing range. Adam's new 'X' series tweeters are about par to the Tannoy tweeters.
I just triple checked and they are the Precision versions.

I took a look at the A7Xs as well but I almost despised the old A7s when I listened to them at DV and these Tannoys just happened to catch my eye on Slutz.

Immaculate and 340/pair would you believe.

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Speaking of Reveals - I notice they've 'revealed' a new version of them.

...Ouch!
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You'll have to give us the low down on them when you get them. I'm always interested to hear what's good in and around my price range.
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You'll have to give us the low down on them when you get them. I'm always interested to hear what's good in and around my price range.
Assuming I get them!

It'll be a week or so before I can a) pay for them and b) get to North London to pick them up!

But definately.

I'll still have the KRKs so I'll try and do plenty of A/Bing
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You will like them. Tannoy are without doubt the master of Dual Concentric speakers. They've been doing them for many years and even though other manufacturers have realised the benefits of such designs, most gave up because they couldn't work out how Tannoy did it so well.

I would bore you all with a list of reasons why DC speakers are good, but I'll leave it at this. When designed correctly:

They generate near perfect spherical wavefronts. Meaning that all frequencies disperse equally. In simple terms...their off axis response plots are significantly better then normal speaker designs. But if you are listening off axis at home or in a studio...you should give up and go get a job at McDonalds.

Sound is generated from a single point, so the phase response is very linear to the frequency. Avoiding phase shifts across the audio band is important for critical listening. Which is why Tannoy and other companies user 'super tweeters' with extended responses. They generate less phase distortion at lower frequencies that we can actually hear.

Because of these two above points, the stereo imaging and placement tends to be very coherent.
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