Tannoy TFX 5.1s recommended to me by richersounds

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    Hi guys,

    looking to finally upgrade my speakers (logitech Z5400 connected to a Denon X2000) and richersounds suggested these as a good buy, more so compared to the boston soundwares.


    my budget i would say is max £300 but i cannot find many "personal" reviews on the TFXs..

    so are these a good buy?

    thanks :)
     
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    The following would surpass the Tannoy speakers suggested by Richer Sounds, but they don't sell them:
    Monitor Audio Vector 5.1 AV Speaker Package Black - Special Offers - AudioVisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    The Vector package is probably the best you'll get for £300.


    Other than that, Boston Acoustics speakers would be better with a Denon AV receiver than Tannoy speakers. The timbre of the Tannoy speakers isn't conducive with that of the receiver's. Denon (D&M Holdings) actually own Boston Acoustics. I'd probably want to use better speakers than either the Tannoy or the Boston Acoustics Soundware with a Denon AVRX2000.
     
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    thank you dante01, looking for these, they do look slightly too big if the stock picture is anything to go by. the sub is roughly the double centre speaker sort of size ..

    space is at a premium and compared to the TFX would you say they are much bigger?
     
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    Tannoy sat dimension (HxWxD): 131 x 96 x 100mm
    Vector sat dimension (HxWxD): 235 x 145 x 170mm

    The Vector speakers are aprox. 1/3rd larger, but diminutive in terms of what you'd expect of conventional speakers. They are far from being what one would call large. The issue is that the smaller you go then the less capable the speakers become and the more reliant on the subwoofer they are for lower frequencies.

    It is doubtful that the space required to actually mount them and locate the speakers correctly will be any more or less with either the Tannoy or the Vector speakers? The size of the speakers doesn't determine how close they can be situated in relation to one another and or other objects within a room. What exactly do you mean by "space is at a premium"? There shouldn't really be a problem with either option unless you live in a cupboard?

    Here's an image of the Vectors that give you a better idea of their size:

    [​IMG]


    I'd suggest not placing them on a cabinet as pictured though, and I'd strongly recommend you mount them to walls.
     
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    [​IMG] ive attached an image of my current front speakers, they are for a bedroom and so unsure if wallmounting is possible as a wardrobe is in one of the corners.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You could just wall mount behind where those two are couldn't you?
     

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