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TANNOY SFX 5.1 Speakers (Black + Silver) £146.76 delivered + 5yr Guarantee @ SuperFi

biggy7

Prominent Member


The SFX 5.1 Speaker System from Tannoy is an elegant and discrete home cinema speaker package solution which represents great value for money. Four attractively designed satellites and a dedicated centre speaker provide excellent surround sound that will immerse you in the movie soundtrack, whilst the powerful subwoofer delivers impressive bass to make those explosions sound even more realistic. The ultra-wide frequency response of the SFX5.1 is perfect for DVD-Audio and SACD and ensures that both movies and music sound fantastic.

The compact satellites can be discretely placed around the living room and the included brackets mean that you can mount them on the wall to avoid taking up valuable shelf space. Optional stands are also available for maximum flexibility.

TANNOY SFX 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM - available from Superfi UK Visit http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/product_id/3804 for details

Look good for the money, dilemma, these or Jamo A102!!
 

PSD

Established Member
Hi there,

Very good is the answer. For £300 they are good value, but for £150 they are a no brainer. I helped my brother with his setup and we demo'd a good few < £300 sets including the Jamo and Kefs and I prefered these over both of those.

Cheers

Paul
 

TheJay

Established Member
I appreciate your response.

Could someone please tell me if this will suit my needs?

I am moving soon and the new property will require a new set up for my PC and speakers. My main problem is that the PC (and 7.1 surround sound speakers) will be in the study (upstairs), whilst we will want to listen to music contained on the HDD whilst downstairs in the lounge. We don't want to upset the neighbours, so simply turning the speakers up is not an option. We want to entertain guests in the lounge and not necessarily the study. I know there are several options available but each at a different cost, quality and pros/cons.

The other thing is that it would be nice if we could benefit from using whatever solution is most practical (in terms of speakers) for the TV in the lounge.


So, using a Logitech Squeezebox Duet, would I be able to connect these speakers to my the TV and benefit from their use combined with this piece of hardware?

 

PSD

Established Member
Hi there,

The squeezebox duet will need an amplifier or powered speakers like the Audioengine ones I have with my classic.

These Tannoy speakers are also unlikely to be compatible with your TV unless it is has a surround sound decoder/prologic II built in and five sets of speaker terminals. My old CRT from about five years ago had this feature, but I have never seen a plasma/LCD with this functionality. You need to go down the route of an AV amp to achieve what you want.

Cheers

Paul
 

PSD

Established Member
Yes the amp will take a digital signal from a DVD player or Sky HD i.e. dolby or DTS and decode and send the sound to the five speakers. A normal amp is just stereo.

If you just buy the squeezebox and say the same speakers as me, the Audioengines in my signature then these are powered in that they have in-built amplification so you do not need a seperate amp.
 

PSD

Established Member
Yes the DVD player has an optical (toslink) input so it will work with the Squeezebox and you can play DVD's and listen in surround sound with a DVD.

Your TV will not have a surround amp, but this all in one from Superfi has built in amplification within the DVD player and audio decoding. This means that you can play your squeezebox in stereo via a toslink cable and watch movies in surround sound. A nice simple solution.
 

TheJay

Established Member
How would you rate those speakers? I've tried looking for independent reviews from critics but my efforts were to no avail!
 

PSD

Established Member
My friend is looking at these. For the money they are fine, never going to be an AV enthusiasts set-up, but from your posts I think they will do a good job and fulfill your needs.
 

TheJay

Established Member
Bit depressing, what would be the AV enthusiasts choice?

I am still confused about how I can choose appropriate speakers, what I am looking for that matches my needs and will work with connections from TV and Squeezebox...
 

biggy7

Prominent Member
ive just gone for these today. i think at £146 they cant be beaten for price and sound quality.

they are comparable to the Jamo A102 which are £195.

ive not read one bad comment about the sfx 5.1 which is reassuring :)
 

TheJay

Established Member
Something around the £150-£300 mark either new or second hand including postage would be nice. They all have to have an AMP, which i the case of the Sony also acts as a DVD player and allows playback from a thumb drive etc (I like this idea).
 

tinno87

Established Member
Something around the £150-£300 mark either new or second hand including postage would be nice. They all have to have an AMP, which i the case of the Sony also acts as a DVD player and allows playback from a thumb drive etc (I like this idea).

Basically the AV receiver is what you connect your speakers too. If you just bought the Tannoys then you would need to somehow connect them to your source (pc/tv/console).

The receiver will have direct connections, as said before optical and coaxial, but also terminals for the speakers to be connected to.

The Sony looks to be an all in one set with the DVD player having all of these connections on.

If you chose the Tannoys it would be best to have the receiver there as well-second hand you could pick one up that would do the job for £50-£100. Think new ones start about £150-£200.
 

whirlybat

Established Member
Just put my order in :thumbsup:

Figured it was about time I dipped a toe into the world of 5.1 sound and I reckon these would be a nice choice of speaker to start with :D

Any ideas on an AV amp for these?
 

PSD

Established Member
Hi there,

Richer Sounds have the highly regarded Sony STRDG820 for £229, somewhat of a bargain. Full HD audio decoding abilities and a nice price tag. It would bring out the best in these speakers, which are very, very good for the money.

Cheers

Paul
 

whirlybat

Established Member
Hi PSD

The Sony seems to be out of stock most places :(

I have a Richer Sounds in my home town too!
 

TheJay

Established Member
Not if they can't verify whether or not Superfi include free next-day delivery by getting a response from them on a phone, as I found out Yesterday when I spent the whole day in London on the tube going from Richer Sounds store to store! Ended up coming back home to Worcester with nothing, I was livid!
 

travid

Distinguished Member
Not if they can't verify whether or not Superfi include free next-day delivery by getting a response from them on a phone, as I found out Yesterday when I spent the whole day in London on the tube going from Richer Sounds store to store! Ended up coming back home to Worcester with nothing, I was livid!

Now thats what I call dedication:D
 

TheJay

Established Member
All for nothing, now Superfi have seen my custom instead! They will regret that when you don't receive thier commission!
 

TheJay

Established Member
Can anyone recommend a second hand amp for sale anywhere on the internet for around £150, that would be capable of working with my newly purchased Tannoy SFX 5.1 speakers, Squeezebox Duet and TV, seperate DVD player/inclusive with amp, several games consoles at once? Something that would allow me to play all of these through these speakers without changing/moving wires around?

Thank you!
 

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