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  • harveyRR1
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-01-11

    I am interested in a pair of Tannoy XTF8 speakers. I have no XTF6 speakers in the area but there are some 8's about 40 miles from me. Before I make the drive, I have read a few reviews where it states one must have a fair amount of room for these to sound their best. My room is about 216 or so square feet, roughly 14.5 feet wide and about 15 feet deep with 12 foot ceilings. Any one out there with an idea if these would work and I should make the drive to get them? I am sure I can demo them inmy home but frankly, with the traffic conditions here, I would prefer to do as little driving as possible.

    Thanks for the help.

    Robert

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    • harveyRR1
      harveyRR1

      Perhaps I need to rephrase my question. I need to know or hear from anyone using the Tannoy XTF8 speakers and the size of the room in which those speakers are being used. I do not want to overload my room with bass so when reviewers and others say that the XTF8 needs a "good sized room", what are some examples of a "good sized room"?


      Thanks...


      HAJ I

      • January 13, 2020
  • C-liv
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-01-06

    Driver melting ?Driver melting ?What would cause this?

     

    Driver of  CanterburyDriver of Canterbury

    Melting marks are on both speakers

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    • C-liv
      RexBeckett

      @C-liv 


      Hi Chris, welcome to the community.


       


      They look like the glue spots that hold the connections between the voice-coil and the flexible leads on the back of the cone. They are present on most loudspeaker cones but are sometimes hidden by dust covers.

      • January 6, 2020
    • C-liv
      C-liv

      Thanks for the reply Rex. And I apologize for no formal intro to the community. Yes I thought that was the area where wires from voice-coil connect. Those spots were not visible before. When I turn Amps on those areas are warm and pliable as though melting, like a short or something!!? 

      • January 6, 2020
    • C-liv
      RexBeckett


      @C-liv wrote:


      Thanks for the reply Rex. And I apologize for no formal intro to the community. Yes I thought that was the area where wires from voice-coil connect. Those spots were not visible before. When I turn Amps on those areas are warm and pliable as though melting, like a short or something!!? 





      @C-liv 


      Voice-coils do get warm when producing sound. If they get warm with the amps on but no music playing, I would worry about the amps. A short in a voice-coil would severely reduce the output - and is unlikely in two drivers. High-frequency oscillation in the amps could cause excessive heat in voice-coils.

      • January 6, 2020
  • jasroc
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-01-02

    I have an old pair (40 years old!) of Tannoy Berkeley speakers. They have the 12" dual concentric speakers. Sadly, I now have a great deal of distortion in one of the speakers I'm not sure if these speakers are even available anymore. Does anyone have an idea of how I might fix/replace one/both of these speakers?

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    • jasroc
      Yamyam2001

      Hi, send mail from Japan. I also have a old Tannoy.


      Your case is 2 way buy new one or repair.


      Even if the old speaker is distorted, it is difficult to answer because we do not know whether you are the same distortion, but the treble or bass or both, most often the edge supporting the cone deteriorates (always due to gravity For example, the voice coil relative to the magnet pulled down) does not maintain the correct position.
      It's actually more complicated, but from the experience of JBL LE8T, this is probably the one thing that's wrong.


      Relic is Japanese Old speaker repair shop 


      cost is only in Japan, from UK is much more, you should consider first my word.


      anyway my mail is usefull for you very grad to me, RGDS


      https://relicfreq.com/works/961/


      # 1 HPD385 The edge is deteriorated
      # 3 HPD385 high frequency magnetic very iderably oxidized into the gap
      # 4 HPD385 Low frequency magnetic Red rust is remarkable here
      # 5 3839M Ferrite magnetism is also covered with oxide
      # 6 3839M High frequency side voice coil oxidation
      # 7 HPD385 Low frequency side voice coil oxidation (Originally red coated wire, one side oxidized to blue green)
      # 8 HDP385 Hardware around the edge This also has red rust!
      # 9 Westminster unit Connector Oxidized and deformed
      # 10 Below is the photo after overhaul.

      General repair price per unit
      TANNOY HPD385 (Round connector type) Repair set: 1 pc. ¥ 64,500 (excluding tax)
      TANNOY 3828, Westminster unit, etc. (with a square connector housing) Repair set: 1 pc. ¥ 68,500 (excluding tax)
      Depending on the degree of oxidation of the magnet and the deterioration of each part, the above general repair price may be added. Formal quotes will be provided after the actual item is confirmed.

      • January 9, 2020
  • barksr
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-25

    I've had a pair of Churchills (043A and 043B) for almost 20 years and have misplaced the manual. It doesn't show up on the list of downloads. Can anyone help me with a PDF copy? Thanks.

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  • U680892
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-24

    Hi I am going to order the tannoy xt6f or possibly the xt8f. I have a large room but am worried that although the xt8f is probably the better speaker to get, that the bass may still be too strong at times. Do the speakers come with bungs for the bass ports? If not do tannoy stock bungs and would they be recommended for use?

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  • bnobre69
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-19

    Hi there, 

    can someone please tell me were can i buy a pair of plinths for a pair of tannoys dc10t? 

    Best regards

    Bruno

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  • nbafan99
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-14

    Getting a server error while reporting an issue with a Guitar Link UCG102. I get no audio input. Can someone let me know when the server is working so I can create a ticket for an RMA?

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  • RossWhat
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-12-05

    want to purchase a used model. How can I determine if it's a V2

    serial#
    is attached

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    • RossWhat
      KenMitchell

      Hi Ross, 


       


      Welcome to the community.  The "S1803" at the beginning of the SN means March 2018.  You'd need to figure out the cutover date to determine if it's a V1 vs. V2. 


       


      EDIT: Based on Amazon "first listed date" of December 3, 2015 for the V1 and January 9, 2019 for V2 I suspect that's a V1.  Certainly not scientific by any means. I'd probably reach out to Turbosound to confirm the SN you have. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken

      • December 5, 2019
    • RossWhat
      RossWhat

      Thanks for your very thorough response. I've been trying to get a hold of someone at Turbosound but I can't seem to locate any email or number. 

      • December 5, 2019
    • RossWhat
      KenMitchell

      Hi Ross, 


       


      The onnly way to reach any Music Tribe company these days is via the CARE portal.  You'll have to create an account and open a ticket.  You should get an auto-reply telling you someone will contact you within one business day. Be patient as that's more like a week these days. 


       


      https://www.turbosound.com/brand/turbosound/support#googtrans(en|en)


       


      If you are in the US, you might also want to give Sweetwater a call. They may be able to tell you the V2 "release date" which would be more definitive. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken

      • December 5, 2019
  • mati1979
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-12-04

    Hi, i have Equ Klark Teknik DN360 and i see Pin 3 hot.

    I want to connect between Dac Benchmark and Mc275 mcintosh hifi audio power amp by XLR.

    Dac Bencmark and Mcintosh power amp use Pin 2 hot, pin 1 Grnd and Pin 3 Cold. Its necessary invert cables ?

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    • mati1979
      RexBeckett

      @mati1979 


      Hello Matias, welcome to the community.


       


      I believe the DN360 inputs and outputs are unbalanced (unless the optional transformers are fitted). I think it would be best to use phase invert cables or adapters in case the other units do not have fully balanced inputs and outputs.

      • December 4, 2019
    • mati1979
      mati1979

      mc275 mcintosh tube amp and benchmark dac have xlr. but pin 2 hot.


      How can I know if my DN360 have transformers ?

      • December 4, 2019
    • mati1979
      RexBeckett


      @mati1979 wrote:


      mc275 mcintosh tube amp and benchmark dac have xlr. but pin 2 hot.


      How can I know if my DN360 have transformers ?





      @mati1979 


      The transformer option was quite expensive. Odds are that your unit doesn't have them. You could just connect it and see if it works. If not try something like this on the inputs and outputs.

      • December 4, 2019
    • mati1979
      mati1979

      if i solder again my cables ? i see i need to change pin 2 to pin 3 ?

      • December 4, 2019
  • Thomas5
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-12-03

    I have a 5.1.4 system with Tannoy XT8F (FL/FR), Tannoy Decision 6T SE (SL/SR), 4x Tannoy XT6 as heights and an arendal sub2.

    The center is a way too small center - it might be useful in small rooms with small sized bookshelf speakers, but absolutely undersized with the XT8F speakers. So i am looking for something that sounds good in combination with the Tannoy XT8F. Can anyone recommend something?

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