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Tannoy 613's. Anybody owned a pair ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by selexus, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. selexus

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    Hiya all.

    I'm looking into getting a set of Tannoy 613's. I currently have some B&W 602.5's which I'm going to sell, They just aren't as good as i'd hoped. Plus i've got a little person who will be destroying anything he touches soon, so i'm thinking of some older/cheaper alternatives to the B&W's. My previous fav's were a pair of Tannoy 603's, so i'd like to know how the 613's compare ?

    Experiances / opinions very welcome

    Cheers
     
  2. selexus

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    Someone ? Anyone ? :(
     
  3. mudan

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    I have a pair of Tannoy 609 Mk2s in my surround system which perform well.

    If you haven't seen what the speakers look like, then they have hexagonal top/bottom panels, and a main dual concentric (similar to KEF Q range) driver.

    The 613s are floor standing and being near the top of the range will have at least one additional bass driver.

    They date back to the late 80s/early 90s and work well with good amplification.
     
  4. selexus

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    Thanks Mudan,

    Yeah, i've got a set of 603's that would be ideal for rear duties replacing the tannoy mxr's that are there at the mo.
    I love the look of the Tannoy six range. The shape, finish, and build quality are IMHO superior to my B&W 602.5's. I'll be driving them with my new Rotel 1075 so i'm hopeing for good results.

    I've pretty much convinced myself to get the 613's just looking for some reasurance. :clown:

    Thanks again :smashin:
     
  5. JIT

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    I used 609's and 603's in my old Pro-Logic setup but since going for DD5.1 and DTS i bought Revolution R3's and a Revolution centre allowing me to use my 609's for surround and 603's for surround back. The Sixes series fit in well with the Revolutions.
     
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    I've currently got a pair of 609 mkII which sound lovely.
    Unfortunatley they have a low WAF so they are going to have to go.
    Favourite on the list so far is a pair of Quad 21L's which sounded lovely in the shop.
     
  7. selexus

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    Pstables,

    WAF ? whats a WAF ? :confused:
     
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    Wife Approval Factor :)

    Paul
     
  9. mattheu

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    I owned the 611's ( dual concentric + bass driver ) the 613 have another drive unit I think.
    The range was very efficient, 91 dB w/m from memory but the load was current hungry, if over driven the bass was flabby but I liked there sound, imaging spot on and the base could be, and was mass loaded, this tightened things up a bit.
    Driven by 2 stereo amps and bi amped, they were great and i now wish I'd kept them.
    The foot print was small and thay weren't that stable, I added an extra steel wider plate
    Im sure the 13's would be similar, but with more LF.
    Matt
     
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    Now i'm really p***ed off !

    I've just phoned the shop that had these in. They've already sold them for £99. :eek:

    Bugger:mad: :mad: :mad:
     

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