Tannoy Precision 6.1 Bookshelf speakers

It must give a taste of greatness, or even the culinary encounter that is complete! Revealing this, it's a styled merchandise that is purposefully, using a layout proposing few compromises.

And as anyone who is heard one understands, this can be no bad thing. This one is believed to possess an exceptionally uniform sound radiation pattern that shows the advantages of the technology of Tannoy off to greatest effect - the high frequency unit is mounted concentrically, and behind, with all the low frequency unit. High frequencies radiate through a carefully constructed exponential horn in the center of the low frequency unit. The end result is a much broader on-axis region you could listen from, and first-class stereo projection. The crossover additional time-aligns the two motorists, which means the sound seems to come from exactly the same point source only behind the drive unit.

The mid/bass part that is outer sports a cone created from a selected mixture of paper pulp fibres, and is picked because of its sound that is natural, says Tannoy. The cone has a rubber roll environment as well as a double magnet bass motor system that is strong can be used to offer the motorist better dynamic range and high sensitivity. A Tulip Waveguide is maintained to boost dispersion, with crossover of 1.6kHz.

The back of the cabinet comes with a distinguishing binding post panel, which has gold plated binding posts.

Like virtually all loudspeakers that are modern, the Precision is a bass reflex design, meaning it's a hole in the cupboard, for better efficacy in the expense of a bass answer that is somewhat less manageable. The port is in the back, meaning you've got to be cautious in positioning. It must be at least 30cm out of the back walls, I discover, and toed-in slightly. This done, the 6.1 gives an even, broad and grand sound with no answer anomalies. Despite all of this, the claim of 88 of Tannoy dB 1W/1m sensitivity appears confident within my view; not especially wasteful but you'll fight to get high volumes with a 20W valve amplifier, as an example.

Sound quality

It is a quintessential high quality Tannoy that gives sound -filling. It is really not what you had not call cool, but neither is it difficult and steely; the equilibrium is nicely judged as well as the overall feeling is one which is ever so slightly 'nicely lit' across the upper group, although not excessively so. It picks out lead piano, vocals and guitar lines and throws them to the space with confidence, while in the exact same time not compelling the listener to take cover supporting the couch!

Yet, it incorporates nicely and shares the same somewhat 'graphic' nature of the mid/bass unit. The end result is an extended and atmospheric treble. It is not tough or rough and gives a wonderful metallic twang to finely hit hi-hat cymbals.

Its size means it is merely likely to provide a limited quantity of bass guitar, meaning the really bottom notes of a bass guitar just are not there. That is fair enough, as you do not purchase a comparatively modest standmouting loudspeaker for guilty delights that are subterranean. However there are likewise sized standmounters that go somewhat lower, or at the very least give the impression of this.

The end result is a loudspeaker that is clean and open that pictures apparently and delightfully vanishes out of your listening room. I kick off with the Native Boy of Animal Nightlife as well as the Precisions romp along. The cupboard stays from the activity to some big extent, without untoward booming or honking, letting the Dual Concentric driver get its claws to the music. It provides a truly satisfying awareness of there being a musical occasion, compared to simply going through the motions.

The loudspeaker has a great go at catching Phil Collins' thunderous pan rolls as well as the bass drum is taut and stretched. The group is exceptionally comprehensive and elegantly etched, throwing huge amounts of info out to the space with heady abandon; the guitar work feels quite complex, and Collins' vocals are captivating and breathy. On this denser material at volumes that are higher there is a little compression, but that is the cost you buy a tiny loudspeaker. The Tannoy above all stays in control, and holds on more ably than many.

The wonderfully lilting I Hear You Now from Vangelis and Jon reveals other facets to good, the sound and bad. There is fine texturing to the synthesiser line that is lead as well as the snare and cymbal work is clean, clear and completely satisfying. Jon Anderson's distinctive falsetto voice is carried nicely also, the horn-loaded metal dome. Again, it is forwards to the very best of his vocal range and somewhat light, but nothing disagreeable. But the bass line that is synthesised does raise some problems; the Tannoy seems somewhat less expanded than some, and at high volume levels there is simply a hint of boxy colouration. It is better than any other similarly priced standmounter I Have heard, but it will remind you you are not listening to your high end loudspeaker! Additionally, on peaks that are loud, there is the merest hint of compression that is dynamic, showing that no loudspeaker with only a 6in 11 litres and bass driver interior is resistant to the laws of physics.


Its group is its strong point - projective, clean and in-depth - but treble and the bass do not let down the side, and the result is a nicely integrated loudspeaker that is pleasing to listen to.

It times nicely, is not indecently has a tight, tuneful bass and dynamic. Few are as great all round, although there are competing designs that do some other things better. It is a competent and highly likeable loudspeaker afterward, that is worth contemplating.

Tannoy Precision 6.1 Bookshelf speakers photo