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Tannoy Speaker Ranges : UK or Asia?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Justhandguns, May 16, 2005.

  1. Justhandguns

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    Hi, I used to be a fan of speakers made by Tannoy. They have moved part of their manufacturing facilities to Asia, I wonder if anyone here know which range of speakers are still made in the UK? Of course, I know that the more expensive ones are still made in the UK, but how about the mid-range speakers like the Sensys and Eyris?

    I am also interested in the upcoming Tannoy Studio monitor Precision 6 & 8 passive. Are they any good? Can anyone confirm that they are made in Malaysia?

    Cheers!
     
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    I wouldn't mind buying "Made in China" Tannoys (or any a/v product) if they source good quality components from countries with high industrial/maufacturing standards and simply screwed everything together. However, I'm guessing they'll almost certainly source components locally.

    I have nothing against Chinese fabrication (low skill, simple work) - that's what they specialise in.

    I do have a problem buying Chinese-designed kit that uses components designed & manufactured in China though!

    Big difference between the two imho.

    DT
     
  3. Justhandguns

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    Well, I think Tannoys are made in China, but from Malaysia and Taiwan. You can probably avoid buying China made goods nowadays. China is the world's factory right now. I absolutely don't mind buying the Asian made goods at all, just that when you are paying several hundred quids, you expect them to be made in the UK afterall. I have a pair of Tannoy MX2s in my bedroom which are made in Malaysia and they sound nice for their price. I am just wondering whether the Sensys/Eyris and the new Precision Studio series are still made in the UK. ;)
     
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    Hi ya the sensys dc1,s say they are designed in the UK and made in malaysia. Dont know if this means the components are made in the UK or not. The build quality feels very good
     
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    Im gonna bump this thread as I think in this climate people need to know... afew months ago I came accross the Tannoy M1 range and thought wow these sound very good for shelf mount speakers..they are clear in sound crisp top end and a meaty bass punch and can handle a good amount of power for their age. I then decided I need some floor standing cabs so went online to find the Mercury M4 range..woooo they looked just the part but in bidding I missed out on 3 pairs!!! DARN!!!.. since then I cant find another set...in short these are so good there like rocking horse s***! I since have got hold of the Mercury M3... and in excellent condition and what a pair of speakers.. I also got the MC Centre speaker... well made and true centre sound, All made in the UK. So in my happy state thought I bagged a bargin when I picked up pair of Mercury MX3 (MADE IN CHINA) sticker on the rear... speakers in perfect nick.. but by the gods the differance is massive the china made boxes are lighter.. the speakers are flimsy.. and the tweeters are so dull.. and the bass is very very poor... good midrange though....!! tryed to sell them on the bay for what I bought them for 3 days later £99.95....NO TAKERS... says it all. Tannoys have to be made in the UK, anyware else just isnt Tannoy at all.
     
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    Just checked my Eyris DC3, DCC and DC1's. All made in the UK. All sound fantastic. :smashin:
     
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    Most speaker manufacturers that have a number of ranges tend to have the majority made overseas - it's usually only the top range that is still made in the UK. There are a few British companies that still build all their speakers here in the UK, like ProAc and Spendor.
     
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    "Made in China" doesn't necessarily equate to poor (or poorer) quality - Oppo for example - I guess it all depends on the manufacturing specifications.
     

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