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Something better than Tannoy Sixes

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by titanax, May 25, 2002.

  1. titanax

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    I am setting up my HT with the Marantz SR5200, sub MJ Acoutics Pro 100. Problem is I don't know if I should trade off my current 609s & 603s...they are still short of a centre speaker.

    Question is should I stick to these speakers, if I do what centre speaker should I get. If I should let them go, then what speakers should I get ?
     
  2. Ian J

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    Titanax,

    I have answered a question of yours in a different thread (about subwoofers) before I spotted this one.

    In my opinion the MJ Acoustics Pro 100 may be too big and powerful for your room and I would recommend that you try the smaller one.

    You don't give your room size in this thread but you do in the other.
     
  3. titanax

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    Thanks Ian, but I still have no idea on the centre speaker to use with my Tannoy Sixes. The other thread was basically an issue of speaker size in a small room, but I gave the whole scenario.

    Here I am just concentrating on getting good advise for a centre that will work with the Sixes.

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. russraff

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    609, hmmm? I think I may have had these in the past; are they kind of trapezoid in shape, with a wood effect inlay in the top (8"woofer), or are they one of the dual concentric designs? The only Tannoys that I have had are the 638+ floor standers which used dual concentric drivers (I really wish I still had those...) and what I think was a pair of 609's as detailed above.

    If your speakers are of a dual concentric design, try to get hold of one of the Saturn range of centres, preferably the S8 centre. Do not get, as someone I know of did, a KEF Uni-Q centre because they have the same "design". They sound completely different.

    Should you have the same "609's" that I had, then this is what I would buy: The 609's I had a sound not unlike the Revolution range that I heard a year back. So, in the belief that the idiom between the various Tannoy speakers is the same, I would stick with the Tannoy brand and get the (surprisingly heavy) Revolution centre.

    Hope this helps – Russell
     
  5. lynx

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    I an currently using Revolutions and i have few complaints about the performance.The only thing to watch out for may be the weight of the Revolution centre as it is a hefty 17kg's. Look here
    http://www.tannoy.com/product.cfm?D=1&ID=20
     
  6. titanax

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    hi russraff, you are correct on BOTH counts!!

    I am using the 609s as front speakers and the 603s as rear speakers, ideally I'd prefer to stick with the Sixes range....did they make any centres for the Sixes ??!
     
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    Yes they did. One of them used an "ICT" (I think that is the acronym, but I could be wrong) driver, which was a woofer that also produced the treble – Bose style. Needless to say this was quite poor. The only other that I can think of is the old 622 which was a dual concentric design. There is a review on this HCCO site. I wouldn't use a dual concentric design with conventional L/R speakers.
    After looking over this thread again, though, I think I have changed my mind. I don't think I would be happy with an unmatched front soundstage, no matter how hard I tried to match them. I would if funds allow, get rid of the 609's and get something different. There are much better speakers out there now, and certainly the KEF Q1 is a good place to start, as is the Revolution and JBL Xti ranges. It is tempting to keep speakers, but sometomes you have to upgrade.

    Russell
     

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