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Tannoy vs. Monitor Audio

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Bokdrol, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Bokdrol

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    I have narrowed my search for some bookshelf speakers down to the Tannoy MX2 and Monitor Audio B2's.

    My choice of SUB is still being made, but I will probably settle for either a MS 309, xls 200 or mj pro 50.

    My amp is a Yam 440.

    I need your informed opinions.

    I am also not having any luck finding the mx2's in any other finnish but dark oak. Anyone know where to find others?

    Will a Tannoy Mx C as a centre speaker be suitable for my choice?

    I live in a small Welsh town so demo's are not an option.

    Bokdrol
     
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    Monitor audios are a much better speaker IMHO and in that case best centre would be the Bronze centre!
     
  3. Reiner

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    If you choose the Tannoy Mx2 as fronts then also take the matching center (MxC).

    Can't comment on the MA Bronze and how they compare to each other but I used to have the Mercury series (forerunner of the MX) and was quite pleased with them.
    However they could not cope with my amp's power (Yamaha DSP-A1) so later I upgraded to the now discontinued Monitor Audio PCM series which I still own and love. :)
     
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    I love the both companies' products. Some of Tannoy's high-end stuff is breathtaking. MA's budget stuff looks a better design-wise though!
     
  5. Bokdrol

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    Thanks R & DT

    I have been searching my mouse into exhaustion to find a pair of Tannoys in any other colour than dark oak. No luck yet.

    I do fancy the MA's though, but with the centre and a Sub I am stretching it a little.

    Any online shop that you can recommend?
     
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    I believe the MX-M range are going discontinued, replaced by the new Fusion range. Not seen any reviews on the Fusions yet.

    I'm very happy with my MX-M setup which I've had for 4 months. I ordered from www.hifistore.co.uk.
     

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