Tannoy S8 Floorstanding Speakers

4.85/5 (13 Reviews) MSRP : $1500.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Boniface a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I started to put together a 2 channel system around a McIntosh MC7270 that I found for pretty cheap and stumbled upon these speakers.

A friend I work with also does high end stereo/HT installs on the side. He said he had a pair of these and a S8C all NIB on his shelf collecting dust and would part with them for $500. How could I say no?

First impression wasn't much of a good one. They need a long break in, at least 20 hours to sound decent, and appear to be fully broken in around 100.

Once broken in, they will incredible. Very clear and neutral, tight and accurate bass, excellent sound stage. Unless it's a upgrade to the S10, I don't see myself getting rid of these anytime soon, they're keepers!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   N.O.S. from high end



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Boniface a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I started to put together a 2 channel system around a McIntosh MC7270 that I found for pretty cheap and stumbled upon these speakers.

A friend I work with also does high end stereo/HT installs on the side. He said he had a pair of these and a S8C all NIB on his shelf collecting dust and would part with them for $500. How could I say no?

First impression wasn't much of a good one. They need a long break in, at least 20 hours to sound decent, and appear to be fully broken in around 100.

Once broken in, they will incredible. Very clear and neutral, tight and accurate bass, excellent sound stage. Unless it's a upgrade to the S10, I don't see myself getting rid of these anytime soon, they're keepers!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   N.O.S. from high end



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

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Great speakers for the price I got them at. I used them for my HT and music listening and sound really well. Great deep bass with its 8" driver and really clean sound. I can even watch moives without a sub and still have great bass. Even tho I'm just using a HT receiver, still sound really well for music. I bet it can sound much better and warmer on tube amps.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $730.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by travk13 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2005

Bottom Line:   
beautiful!!!!!!!
greatest sound ever .. .. vocals imaging wow.. for the $ nothing comes close .. must .. bi wire .. i use a adcom 545 and wow .. amzing .. since grabbing a set of mx1 m bookshelves i thought tannoy was worth giving a shot .. oh wow .. they were awesome then grabbed a dc06 center channel .and was tickled pink no goin dc tannoy s all around in one of my main listening rooms .... tannoy has given me something ive searched for years .. at a reasonable cost..

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $675.00

Purchased At:   ebay



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

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Thought I should write a review of these speakers. I just wrote one for Nuance so I thought I should up my karma and write a nice one.

I was looking for speakers about 2 years ago and went to every big box store (Future Shop, A&B, etc) and had a listen to all the brands out there like Bose, Sony, Yamaha, Energy, Mission, etc. I then went to a number of smaller outlets and tried the less mass market consumer oriented, higher end brands like B&K, Paradigm, Axiom, Monitor, etc. I didn't have any price range in mind, but I was hoping to spend less than $2000US.

I finally stopped at a little shop and tried out their Tannoy speakers. The guys were great and very accomodating. I brought in every sort of speaker to A/B and they'd go through and hook them up so we could have a listen. They even let me take home their S8L/R so I could A/B at my place or at some other hi-fi stores. They were pretty confident about their product.

In the end, the neutrality of these speakers made the decision an easy one. I've had the speakers for about 18 months and still no apparent problems. My wife who initially said, "big deal, a speaker is a speaker," finally agreed that she could listen to these speakers all the time. We finally upgraded the receiver and DVD player to Integra DTR and DPS 7.2, and WOW the whole setup sounds amazing now.

I can't really imagine another setup that sounds this good for this small amount of money.

If you're in the market for new speakers, give this brand a try. They're hard to find (I think there's only 50 dealers in North America), but if you can find them, give your ears a pleasant treat.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Edmonton




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