Tannoy Revolution R1 Floorstanding Speakers

4.19/5 (16 Reviews) MSRP : $500.00


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book-shelf speaker


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

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Hello,

I wanted to share my impressions on the R1.
I don't use bi-wiring so I could not benefit from their bi-wiring connection ability.
I guess that connected in bi-wiring they sound great.
However, when single-wired the speakers sound somewhat dull, the highs are not open enough.
Strangely enough, as the tweeter looks to be a good one.
What I did is that decided to replace the binding posts of the speakers with
single 'Cardas rhodium over copper' binding posts.
I conected the two separate wires connecting the filter to this single binding post
in each speaker.
The result?
It is unbeliavable how the speakers opened especially in the high frequency area.
This is quite obvious although the effect comes after some time of listening.
Have in mind that after the binding posts are replaced and new ones resoldered
the speakers need a burn-in time.
The speakers are quite different now from they were before - they are in another class simply.
I always suspected that the terminals are not good enough but the effect I have described above is really very strong and audiable.
Best regards to everyone

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



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

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2003

Bottom Line:   
It's the champion in this price ! I play these speakers with ampli Denon MPA-390 , also a cheap one ($70) => It's amazing about the sound !
However, some people will say that these speakers play boomy bass or lack of high frequency , etc. But I will say that they don't know how to use these speakers ! First , in order to play it's bass , you must use Monster Cable , for it's treble , you can use a OFC cable . And you will have expensive sound !

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $255.00

Purchased At:   Audio shop in Vietna



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gustavo sorba a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I thin this is a very good speaker for this price. With this size is incredible.
high frecuencies are good. But with low frecuencies this is not the same, but for the size of this speakers is very good response. I put this speakers at 30 cm of the back wall and the listen position in the opposite wall is realy very good. I recommend this speaker fot its sound and finish.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00



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

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The Tannoy R1 is a great mini-monitor designed for the audiophile. Offers bi-wiring capability, high performance cross-over drive units, tuneable port and a rigid solid wood cabinet (mine is cherry). The R1 provides excellent dynamic performance and superb power handling. Imaging is pure and uncolored. Musical presence is outstanding. Perfect home theater rears as well. Highly recommended.

My system:
Denon AVR 2802 (receiver)
Denon DVD 2800
Tannoy R2 (fronts)
Tannoy R1 (rears)
Tannoy RC (center)
Polk Audio PSW300 (subwoofer)

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Audio Warehouse



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Coates a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I am very impressed by the smooth well balanced sound. They have been reviewed by the UK audio press as polite sounding speaker, however I dont see this as a weakness. When I compare to its peers such as Mission 780, 771, I find the the R1 much smoother and acutally more enjoyable with a wider range of music. The more recent Missions sound as though they are trying too hard by comparison. Imaging with the R1 is good and very stable.

The only criticism of the R1 is that the midrange and midbass could be more accurate, slight intermodulation is audible on complex pieces. This is only of concern if listening to audiophile quality recordings though.

I compared these also to the cheaper M1. The main difference is that the tweeter sounds cleaner and sweeter as though is less stressed in the R1 design. This and the improved aesthetics makes the R1s a better buy in my opinion.

Build quality and finish are first rate. These are very pretty speakers finished in all wood, and extremely solid build that is uncommon at this price.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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