1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tannoy R-SUB15

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Jon, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Jon

    Jon
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am getting my dad a sub for his system and was thinking about getting the above sub for £300 from RS. Has anyone heard it? Is there anything that would be better in this price range?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  2. bob1

    bob1
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,313
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ratings:
    +128
    Hello Jon i havent heard the sub myself but from what i have heard from others on here you can do better with the £300.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Bob,

    Could you give some suggestions for a better sub please?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  4. MS-Yam

    MS-Yam
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    235
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi Jon,

    Yeah i've heard the same, stay clear of the Tannoy sub. Any of these will be excellent:

    Mordaunt-Short MS309 (£220)
    BK XLS 200 - http://www.bkelec.com/ (£280)
    Wharfedale SW150 (£250).

    The first and last of these have won awards and are very popular. Also, do a search on here for the BK sub - some of the lads on here did a sub test and there is a good thread somewhere.

    But if you cant be bothered, any of the above three are excellent value, great subs.
     
  5. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,906
    It's only £250 from Peter Tyson

    http://www.petertyson.co.uk
     
  6. Jon

    Jon
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ian,

    Thanks for the link! Have you bought from them before? Are they a good company to buy from?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  7. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,906
    I have never bought from them but a lot of people here have and from memory the comments have been positive
     
  8. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,190
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Weardale
    Ratings:
    +57
    yeah, but don't buy the tannoy tho - got for the MS309 or the BK XLS 200...or check out velodyne, but they maybe just out of your price range tho...
     
  9. CYRUStheVIRUS

    CYRUStheVIRUS
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,304
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Brighton
    Ratings:
    +14
    I bought one of these (i think) for £150 on a deal of the day from R.S.
    Looked impressive but blew up when i switched it on :laugh:
     
  10. Kazman

    Kazman
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    5,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ratings:
    +136
    The Mordaunt Short MS409 is also a good choice, I heard one of these at the What Hi Fi show, and was very impressed with it, I believe both www.petertyson.co.uk and www.avland.co.uk sell the MS409 subwoofer seperate to the rest of the Genie range.

    The MS409 also comes with its own Sound Pressure Level meter and is probably the best looking of the subs mentioned above. It also has the funky blue LED :D

    The BK mentioned above is also a great performer, and there is also the KEF PSW2500 to add to that list. All will comfortably out perform the Tannoy for sound quality imho.
     
  11. MS-Yam

    MS-Yam
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    235
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Kazman, would you say there is a great difference between the 309 and 409?
     
  12. Kazman

    Kazman
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    5,252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ratings:
    +136
    From the listening period I had I would say yes, I might even say that the MS409 could give the big old MS909 a bit of a run for its money, although the MS909 would undoubtedly win in a larger room.
     
  13. Jon

    Jon
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks evryone for your comments, they are very much appreciated, i think i may get him the MS 309 or 409 as all his speakers are MS. Thanks again for all your help!!

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  14. Noodle

    Noodle
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    577
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Peterborough
    Ratings:
    +1
    Surely the answer to this question is not so clear cut?

    The Tannoy is a 15" subwoofer! It must be able to go deeper and louder than any of the 10" subs mentioned surely?

    If your Dad has got a big room and/or likes to rock the sofa when something goes BANG, don't discount the 15".

    Try and get a demo of it.

    :thumbsup:
     
  15. bob1

    bob1
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,313
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ratings:
    +128
    This doesn't seem too impressive
    "Low frequency response -6dB at 25Hz, in room typical response "
    Spec taken from tannoy.
     
  16. Jon

    Jon
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Cheers Guys!
     

Share This Page

Loading...