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Tannoy Revolution R2

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mr Cat, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. Mr Cat

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    Hi Mr. Cat,

    Well, R2's are very good indeed and insane VFM at that price. I don't think you'll find a better all-round floorstander for under £350. The real wood veneer looks stunning and build quality is superb.

    I cannot fault their performance with classical, vocal/acoustic and R&B. Bass is not as slow as some would have you believe. Mine are mass-loaded (14Kgs each), port tuned, top weighted (10Kgs each) and about 2 feet from the walls. The soundstage is rich and spread fairly wide. The twin 5 inch woofers produce plenty of bass, almost as much as my dedicated sub! The unloaded cabinet did colour the music a bit, but this can be reduced using the methods described above.

    However, I would agree with some reviews that these speakers don't "rock". This is the only, (small) criticism I would make. The upshot of this though, is that they do not fatigue either.

    What sort of amplification are you planning on using? They would work well with bright & punchy sources/amps to help balance their slightly laid-back manner.

    Very highly recommended.
     
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    check my sig - they'll be plugged into a NAD c350 and that's connected to my yammy which drives the other speakers whilst watching movies...!
     
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    R2's are great, R3's are fantastic!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Why can't I see them on Tannoy website?
     
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    thanks guy for your input - I've just been talking to this guy regarding some Kef Q4, dark Apple colour...he's selling them for 200 quid - brand new condition too, with only an hours use..!
     
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    just a quick update - I've popped a cheque in the post for these speakers...
     
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    my speakers have arrived...they've only had an hours use - how long will it take for them to burn in..?

    cheers
     
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    At least 20 hours continuous use at low volume. I prefer 40 to be safe, before giving them some welly. Leave them on for a couple of days with the radio playing gently through them. :)
     
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    Hi, I managed top set them up last night - and they saound great!! so open and clear...tho, they aren't bass monsters and won't really be suited for those who like a lot of dance music, but for more mellow stuff, they're spot on!
     
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    :smashin:

    Someone's going to dig out all his favourite old albums and give them another spin this weekend. ;)
     

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