Tannoy Definition D300 Floorstanding Speakers

4.7/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $2400.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johan sanders a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2013

Bottom Line:   
this are very very very good speakers

very wide sound
pin point instrument location
fast
warm on the good way

the outperform speakers 2000 dollar + and thats no joke !

they suit very wel for jazz rock vocal music and also trance house synthesizer classic music

its very important to match it with amps that dont have a very agresive treble because they tent to sound sharp
ideal amp would be a valve amp but older transistor amps are also a good partnership
and the source is also important

i compared it with other brands i have owned like b&w kef jamo reference series mordaund short sphinx projeckt

but the all fall short except the sphynx

kef reference 201 reference : its like they dont have a tweeter they sound like de treble is closed i sold them the next day

mordaunt short they sound very good for the price but they missed extended air the sount stuckt on the speakers

b&w 805 685 cm1 dm 10 686 dm 110 i 803 d

they all sound agressieve the dm 110i was the best i have heart from the b&w range

sphynx projeckt

are also very very good speakers but very rare and more limited in bass than the tannoys





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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999



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

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Tannoy 635+ Rosewood
These speakers were the forerunner to the Definition D300 having a single 8 inch dual concentric driver and housed in a beautiful rosewood cabinet almost identical to D300.
These speakers produce a wonderfully balanced sound.
I use them in a small apartment at higher volume levels than I could use my previous bass heavy speakers that used to attract complaints from neighbours.
The 635s' are highly musical and give an accurate and enthusiastic rendition of whatever music style you choose without overstating any particular octave of sound within the soundstage.
The result is a very enjoyable and polished sound that leaves you humming your tunes when you switch your hi-fi off.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Private Seller



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

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a pair of loudspeakers in the $600-$700 range, and because the D300 has been around for some time now, it fitted my budget nicely. I guess that Stassen realized that the were giving these speakers away, because since I bought them, the price has gone up $100 a piece...

Anyway, I am very pleased withe these little music makers. They sound wonderfully controlled and neutral. As mentioned by others, the imaging is unsurpassed by allmost any speaker up to $2500 a pair and then some. For me this is a major strength. I listen to jazz and classical music mostly, but I play Radiohead, Nick Cave, Counting Crows etc. also. Whatever music you feed to this speakers, they do not seem to care at all. However, for people who like to really feel the bass: look somewhere else. This loudspeker is simply not big enough to provide real slam. For me the bass is just right. nicely in balance with the rest of the sound. I would advise anyone who is looking for a neutral but rich sounding speaker to give the D300's a listen. They can easily compete with current $2000 a pair models, and can be found for less than half of that price.

I can only give these musical giants a 5/5.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $670.00

Purchased At:   Stassen Hifi



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Richard Douglas a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Avoid Naim, Audiolab. The result is too 'hard'.

I achieved excellent results with a cambridge CD4se, EAR 834L pre amp and musical fidelity A3cr power amp.

I currently use Rotel 975cd, Musical fidelity A3 pre and power. This works well, but not as well as using the valve pre amp.

Bi wiring is a must. I have tried numerous cables and achieved best results with DNM reson.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $1500.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by arjan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I went to the hifi store to have a preliminary audit of some speakers in the $1000-1500 range. I listened to all of the known brands, about 10 pairs, see what they have to offer in that range. Since I'm a DIY, I was not looking for a perfect compromise, but more for a speaker that could give me that High End feeling with maybe some flaws here and there that could be solved.
The Kef's sounded really nice, also the Tannoy R3 was neutral and detailed. There was only one speaker standing out: the D300. It immediately grapped your attention, every time it was playing. In the most dens pieces it could still tear the instruments apart and let you hear what was going on. It was the extreem directness and pinpoint stereo-image that none of the others could come close to. Percussion was really hard hitting and so detailed, one could almost hear the hairs of the snare.
The size of the stage is limited, probably because of a true impulse respons and little phase distortion. It doesn't sound so airy, but it is also not vague. The band is playing live in front of you, not behind a thick curtain.
If you like this directness, look no further. The D300 could be on sale because it is not the newest model, so you can get a good deal.
The weakness is the bass, but don't get disappointed, it goes pretty deep but there just isn't much of it. It sounds lean compared to other speakers.
Currently I am using it with a subwoofer. It was difficult to set up the system right, because the D300 lets you hear everything that you are doing (wrong). But with sub it is really good.
I'm using the D300 with my Treshold power amp and it sounds very controlled. With former mono-blocks it seemed to have less power handling, although the amps were very powerfull. I guess, these speakers are a bit difficult to control when playing loud, so please buy a good amp. They are worth a $2000-4000 poweramp.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1500.00




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