Tannoy GRF Memory TW Floorstanding Speakers

GRF Memory TW

Prestige loudspeaker with Dual concentric 15" driver

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Chris Kantarelis   AudioPhile [Jun 06, 2003]
Strength:

They create music in a realistic size.They are not music selective.They can help you identify problems with other components of your system very easy.They play the music.

Weakness:

It is not fair but I would say the Tannoy Westminister

I bought my first hi fi system at the age of 15 (1974)with the money from a summer job.Since that time listening to music until today is my main hobby.I love music and I enjoy it better when is reproduced well.During all these years I have listent to alot of equipment. I use both vinyl and since 1995 CD playback.I have concluded that a music reproduction system must have the following: 1.very good midrange 2.microdynamics 3.full frequency spectrum (ideally from 20 to 20K) 4.to be able to perform well at low but also at high volumes if required. In a audio system considering that the rest of the components are build to a minimum standard the component that influences the sound most is the loudspeakers used.The first time in my life that I listent to a tannoy dual concentric loudspeaker was in 1981. Since that time I got stuck with them.I bought my first pair in 1982( a Tannoy super red monitor which I still have in my wife's office) when I got my first job. Since that time I listen to Tannoy Dual concentric loudspeakers most of the time. There were a few short periods that I used other loudspeakers like Magnepans,Spica,Spendor and Triagle.But I was always going back to the Tannoys after afew months. Then it happened in 1998 when I managed to buy a pair of GRF memory.Since that time I never thought that somethig is missing from the sound.I have used them with many amplifiers according to mood and recently I added the Tannoy Supper tweeter ST100 which realy works.I never feel that I need more. Only in a case of a bigger house I would consider the Tannoy Westminister. My current system is: Turntable: AVID/SME309 Cartridge: VDH MCone/Denon 103 CD player: NAIM CDI Pre-amp: QUAD 99 Power amp: AUDION GOLDEN NIGHT 300B monoblocks/ QUAD 99 monoblocks

Similar Products Used: Too many to list but some are:Magneplanar 1.5 and 2.6, Spendor S100,Spica,PMC monitors etc.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
gerald daclin   Audiophile [Nov 14, 1999]
Strength:

soundstage image, bass strengh

Weakness:

volume

i personnally own a pair of Thiel 2.3 loudspeakers paired with a Krell 300i and a Arcam alpha 9 CD player, i've had the opportunity to listen to a 3 or 4 year old Tannoy GRF and waouh !

My overall impression is that this a great speaker. When i listenned to their were teamed up to a Brinkman integrated amp (german brand) and a linn CD player : the soundstage image was terrific (i think better than the thiel). The sound might be a little warm but i couldn't say if it comes from the amp or the speakers themselves but i loved it any way.

as i'm a jazz fan i like when you can hear and feel the bass and bass there is with the tannoy ! Bass but no overload of them i guess it's because of their volume (around 200 liters). And there's their weakest point : space. You really nead a big living room to accomodate them because they are just BIG (bigger than the thiel).

if you have plenty of room, just listen to them and enjoy.

Similar Products Used: Thiel CS 2.3
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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