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Tannoy Revolution R2
37 Reviews
rating  4.78 of 5
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Description: Excellent floorstanding speakers


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jopie a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2007

Bottom Line:   
this is a great speaker, who can play everything of music.
it,s sweats, en never sounds thin or hard.
it,s a good looking speaker, wih a super presentation, voor me it is a number one.
i,m happy with it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   holland



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cristo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2005

Bottom Line:   
When I first purchased these speakers, I was simply bowled over by the clarity of the sound they put out. The speakers they replaced were Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearls; swapping the speakers and doing a before and after test, it sounded like the MSs weren't producing any midrange at all! I had read reviews citing the excellent midrange of these speakers, I was pleased to discover that they had not been exaggerating!

The midrange excellence common to all Tannoy products stems from Tannoy's original core business of public address systems and studio monitors. Such systems were rated according to how identifiable various letter sounds were to listeners. The critical frequencies for speach intelligibility are close to 1000Hz, the overtones that distinguish the various vowel sounds. Human hearing is adapted to excel at these frequencies, so they are the most important for transparent sound reproduction. A bit off topic, but hopefully that explains why I prefer Tannoy speakers with their minimal THD!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LENQ a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2004

Bottom Line:   
After reading all the great reviews for these speakers, decided to get a pair for my home system. I couldn't be happier with the R-2s. They reproduce the sounds as they were recorded. I must say that I've never cared about technical data, so I won't get into any of that. I just listen to the equipment/speakers and is as simple as one sounds better than the other. My good ol' ears never lie to me. I've played all varieties of music on these speakers - Nora Jones, Sting, Louis Amstrong, Pavaroti, Bare Naked Ladies, Master and Commander Sountrack, Juan Luis Guerra, and Tracy Chapman among others - and the R-2s showed no weaknesses. These speakers add depth to a room setup that handicaps them in every possible way (no reflection wall for the right speaker, a 30' high ceiling, they both point at 10' high by 12' wide windows) and they still provide excellent sound. I have tried many high-end speakers B&W, Linn, Naim to name a few and the R-2 speakers, for their price, have no equal.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $615.00

Purchased At:   California Audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Peter Harwood a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Tannoy R2's after previously owning the R3's, the reason for this was due to a house move whereby the main listening room was reduced in size from 16ft x 16ft to 11ft x 14.7ft and as you can imagine the R3's looked a tad dominating. As a result of the reduced dimension the R3's could sound boomy when used with or without the foam bung so after much deliberation I decided to down scale and to replace them for the R2's. The comparisons are as follows:
R3's: Better sense of controlled scale, more controlled and clearer base, easier to pick out finer detail, more relaxing, more emotional, can be to dominating, need room to breathe, top end can be a little spitty/detatched, good looking, play loud.
R2's: Not so dominating, better top end, muddier base, harder to pick out finer detail, convey's less emotion, good looking, more compact but congested sound, play loud. As you can probably gather I preferred the R3's more relaxed/mature sound and probably wish I had moved to a larger house but you can't expect the wife to understand and one must also bear in mind the price difference between the two. I originally paid £460.00 for the R3's and £250.00 for the R2's both in cherry and both have been loaded with dry sand for this comparisson.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Peter Tyson Audio UK



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Native a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2003

Bottom Line:   
What a pair of speakers, true to what ever goes through them. You want to listen to music buy them, if you want loud party music forget them. Superb Speakers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   LONDON




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