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Tannoy Fusion 1
1 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
Description: Despite its diminutive proportions, the Fusion 1 provides punchy bass with exceptional imaging and musical presence. At its price, this is a truly remarkable hi-fi speaker, which also makes a great surround speaker in more powerful home cinema systems. <li> <li>Recommended amplifier power: 10 -70 Watts RMS <li>Continuous power handling: 50 Watts RMS <li>Peak output power: 100 Watts <li>Low frequency response: 55Hz <li>Sensitivity: 87dB (2.83 volts@1m) <li>Nominal impedance: 8ohms <li>Frequency response: 55Hz - 20kHz <li>High frequency drive unit: 25mm(1") Nitro-Urethane layer damped woven polyester dome, shielded neodymium magnet assembly <li>Low frequency drive unit: 130mm (5") coated multi-fibre paper pulp cone <li>Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz <li>Crossover Type: 4th order acoustic linkwitz-riley <li>Enclosure type: Front reflex. 15mm (5/8) particle board, internally cross-braced enclosure. <li>Shielding: Yes <li>Volume: 6.6 litres (0.24 cubic feet) <li>Dimensions: 300 x 170 x 220mm (11 3 / 4 x 6 3 / 4 x 8 7 / 8 inches) <li>Weight: 4.0kg (8.8lbs)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005

Bottom Line:   
The Fusion 1 is a compact bookshelf speaker and as such provides exceptional performance for:
- its size - approx 6(W) x 8(D) x 12(H) inches
- its Price $275CDN

The crossover @2.9kHz is a little different from the Fusion 4's @2.7kHz.
I found the mid frequencies on this speaker stood out more than the Fusion 4's - maybe due to the crossover?
Because of this, the high freq's are still there but very much in the background (too bad) - this is about the only fault I could find
The low frequencies are very good for a 5 inch driver and could probably be enhanced by placing the speaker in a corner

I use this model as the effects speakers in my surround system, but recently moved them to my stereo to perform a fair evaluation.

What I found was a very nice speaker capable fo producing some very nice music
Like the rest of the Fusion line these speakers are very fast and as such, the sound produced may not be what you are used to hearing
- i.e. lots of detail that most other speakers lack

Albums/Artists reviewed:
Sarah Maclachlan - was right there in my living room - fabulaous
Nellie Furtado - alas the ultra-low frequencies were left at home, but sounded very good all the same
Paul Simon - Graceland - the bass, although detailed, sounded a little boxey - lacked the deepness of Fusion 4's
Seal - awesome - even without the deep bass
Special EFX - very clean and smooth reproduction of all instruments
Accoustic Alchemy - very nice acoustic guitar reproduction
The Commitments - This album has a huge sound with crisp drums tight bass, bags of horns and great singers - sounded awesome

If you are constrained by either Budget or space then I would recommend these speakers without reservation
Otherwise I would suggest going to the Fusion 2, 3 or 4 (all fabulous)

They do make a great surround effects speaker for the Fusion line because they are "accoustically matched" and the bass is augmented nicely by the sub-woofer

Overall - these are very detailed, quite well balanced speaker for the reproduction of "Music"
Do not buy them if you want to listen to rock/pop/Big orchestral - they could leave you wanting bass and some treble

As with all of the Fusion line these speakers need to burn in and in all fairness, even though they have been perfornming as the effects speakers on my surround sound system for a few weeks now, I think that if I played them as the main speaker, there performance would improve even more.

Use good cable to drive these speakers and they'll provide lots of detail - I use Van den Hul, but QED looks like a fair and less expensive match also

Great product - great value

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Lockridge HiFi (CANA

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