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    Join Date: Dec 2011

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    I'm phil.

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    What the general thoughts on the tannoy system range do they benefit from being put into larger boxes if so are there plans readily avalible, how do they compare to the older hpd drivers, thanks in advance.
    Technics 1200, Ian Mac bearing, rb300 AO arm analogue seduction crystal glass 6mm mat modded plinth external psu, angle audio studio pro mc virtual battery phono amp, Onix pre and mono amps, Onix CD player, Onix BWD and soap tuner. B&W dm2 speakers or super pencil 12 speakers, atlas cables, seperate mains power supply with earth spike.

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    Join Date: Apr 2011

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    The system 10 that I owned were great. Vocals had that live, in the room feeling. Crank the volume up and they would go disco loud but were also lovely at very low levels.

    The boxes were very well made with lots of attention to detail regarding cabinet resonances.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    Tannoys are very popular here, with vintage 'classic' models tending to rule.

    On the end of the right system they are quite amazing. They do have a tonality that the occasional person does not like (as with any speaker), but I personally find the sound my idea of heaven.

    If buying separate drivers, the accepted rule with cabinets is 'the bigger the better' (within sensible limits). Make sure they come with the correct original crossovers, there are some dodgy aftermarket items about. Also, be careful which drivers you get. Even Tannoy turned out some duds now and then.

    All the HPD's and Golds are worth having (apart from the IIILZ in my view).

    If you are not familiar with Tannoys, I'd strongly suggest discussing any prospective purchases here first, as there can be expensive pitfalls.

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

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    The System/DMT range of drivers feature the Tulip Waveguide, they also feature vented gap cooling, open baskets, flux modulation rings, ferrofluid cooling and rather simple crossovers-as they follow the 'get the driver right' design philosophy and have very very good DMT enclosures.
    They lack some of the 'character' of the vintage units though they are more alike than different, being coincident, horn loaded treble etc. Some prefer the different set of compromises and System 15's for example are rare as hens teeth as people tend to hang on to them.
    System 15 is 150L, Arden Legacy(system derived unit) is 175L, any bigger than the 220L GRF is pointless.
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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

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    I'm Phil.

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    been playing some of firebottle`s monoblocks through the tannoy eaton legacy today to good effect
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]naim supernait 2 rotel 965cd bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us

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    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    Ive always enjoyed big Tannoys whenever I've had the opportunity to hear them, at speedy Steve's, Doms and Scalford. A friend bought DC6 signatures and they surprised me how good they were on a brief listen.
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 Zu omen Decca C4E currently in residence

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

    Garage system another Sony receiver, cassette deck and full range drivers in free air


    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

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    Join Date: Mar 2018

    Location: Home Counties

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    I'm Joe.

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    I have some System 600 and I'm very happy with them.

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    Join Date: Oct 2017

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    Hello Joe, what's the reason for the name Cyrus?

    Ignore that I see from your first post you have Cyrus 2, I have a pair of Tannoy Cheviots, currently hooked up to a Pioneer receiver but they are normally hooked up to a Quad 405/33 combo, I have been thinking to replace the lot with a Cyrus One (The new one), but then I will need a DAC, so also considering the Quad Vena but prefer the look of the Cyrus and the extra power.

    Having said all of that I have just bought a house so I am broke.......

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    Join Date: Mar 2018

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    I'm happy with the Tannoys through the Cyrus kit. It's a nice balance. I like the idea of an external DAC - I prefer having external everything for box swappings sake!

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    Join Date: Oct 2017

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    I am sure the Cyrus with an external dac will sound good, but to a degree I am trying to make my system as minimal as possible, hence why I don't want all the wires associated with the Quad that I already own, really would have preferred one box for the lot.

    So my entire system would have been Xbox One X, amp (Preferred without a dac, but the looks of the Cyrus One and extra power over the Vena is appealing), 65inch 4k Panasonic and the Tannoy's, but I suppose by the time you add in external hard drives, small network switch and all the power cables, one more box wont be the too much trouble especially if I can hide everything.

    Sorry if this is going off topic.

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