Tannoy or not?

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  1. Riaad

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    Hi
    I have some cheap Jvc speakers and
    im thinking of upgrading them.I am interested in purchasing the Tannoy MX range.
    MXC (Center chanel)
    Mx3 or Mx4 (Mains)
    Mx1(surrounds)

    Ill be connecting them to a :
    Harmon kardon AVR 300RDS along with a
    JVC 503 dvd.

    My room is small to medium.

    I dont have a sub as yet.I plan to get one once i get my speakers.
    I have read a few reviews on these speakers and they seem excellent.
    I am so confused as there are so many brands out there.
    I would appreciate it if someone could advise me if its good buy or recommend some other brand in this price range .

    Thanks in advance.
    Riaad
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    Welcome to the forum, Riaad!

    I used to own the Tannoy MX-1 and they were great speakers. Excellent build and sound quality. I don't think you can go wrong with Tannoys. Aside from sound quality, it depends on what other brands are available to you and how much are they. Try out as many brands as possible. I just picked up a pair of Energy C1's and they are in the MX-1's price range. Great speakers too. Don't know if these are available to you in South Africa?
     
  3. Riaad

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    Hi

    Thanks Danny

    The speakers that I have now are Jvc . The mains are large speakers which sound ok and thay give off quit alot of base. Hoever tha reason why i want to upgrade is because my center and surrounds are vey weak. They are about 30 - 40 watt speakers and they dont hold up at all.

    I figured if I am going to change them, Ill need to change my mains as well as they say you should have your speakers matched.

    The one thing that they do say is that the Tannoys dont have much base and I was wondering if I should get a subwoofer first and then get the rest of the speakers or should I start with the center, surrounds and then mains ?

    Regards
    Riaad
     
  4. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    It depends on your taste regarding the amount of bass produced by the MX-3 or MX-4. In my opinion, the MX-seies floorstanding speakers produce very tight and good amount of bass, especially in a small to medium size room. I would suggest trying the Tannoy floorstanders, if possible in your own room, and see if you like them. Then decide which opinion you prefer....the L/R speakers or the subwoofer.

    Will your system bemore music-oriented or movie-oriented?
     
  5. Riaad

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    Hi

    Ill be using it more for movies.

    I think Ill upgrade the speakers first and then when my budget allows , Ill get the sub.

    Any good subwoofers that you recommend.I have heard Yamaha is very good . Any Suggestions ?

    Regards
    Riaad
     
  6. Dan Joy

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    Riaad,

    I auditioned the MX3 in home versus the Mirage FRx5. The MX3 had wonderful mids and awesome highs where as the Mirage had a warm overall sound. The Tannoys with my system were a bit bright( I have since then upgraded my crappy Sony DE receiver).
    This was before I had an SVS 25-31PCi.

    I ended up getting the Mirage FRx-7 towers (great price, service,warranty 5years etc..)but I wonder how the Tannoys would have blended set to small with my new sub. Don't get me wrong, I am fully satisfied with my Mirages, but I will always wonder!
    If you think you maybe getting a sub, or have a particular one in mind, I would get the sub and try an in-home audition to see how they will blend.
    Good luck!
     

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