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  • pendragon
    Contributor - Level 2

    Hi. With the Linn Selekt room optimisation there is an opportunity to specify which speakers are being used. Unfortunately Linn have not tested the Ardens but do have optimisation profiles for Canterbury, Berkeley, Westminster etc. Would it be ok to take any of the 15" driver models and use this as a starter? Any advice please as I love my Ardens and the Selekt but have limited technical knowledge. Many thanks

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    • pendragon

      In general, Linn's optimization profile should be replaced by Berkeley, which is the most similar, given the age group before 1980 and the enclosure type.

      This is a Linn profile (closest) that optimizes the air spring force of a similar enclosure and the Stiffness relationship of the speaker cone.


      Before 1980



      After 1981



      • March 1, 2020
    • pendragon
      THAC0 Hi Terry, did you make any progress with this?

      I also have a pair of Tannoy Legacy Ardens and would like to use them with Linn's Space Optimisation technology. I understand from Linn that they supply their dealers with software to aid them in performing measurements for customers, but it would be useful if Tannoy could submit measurements for the whole Legacy line directly to Linn themselves.

      Can anyone from Tannoy confirm whether this is possible? As Terry states Linn currently support some Tannoy speakers already, specifically:

      Tannoy Canterbury GR
      Tannoy Canterbury SE
      Tannoy Kensington GR
      Tannoy Mercury M3
      Tannoy Mercury V4
      Tannoy Precision 6.4
      Tannoy Revolution DC4T
      Tannoy Revolution DC6T
      Tannoy Revolution XT6F
      Tannoy Sensys R
      Tannoy Westminster Royal GR

      It would be great to see the Legacy speakers added to that list (

      • August 19, 2020
    • pendragon
      pendragon Hello. I have heard nothing further on this and set my Linn to use the Berkeley model. The optimisation setup is quite simple and having run it once I simply tweaked the parameters until I got the sound I wanted! It would be so much better if Tannoy and Linn sorted this out but in the meantime I am happy!
      • August 20, 2020
      • Legacy Arden Speakers and Linn Selekt
        THAC0 While Linn had already told me they provide software tools to dealers I followed up RE: manufacturers are they told me:

        "We are more than happy to provide manufacturers with the tools to measure their speakers, if they wish to do so."

        It would be good if Tannoy could work with Linn to supply them with official measurements for this line. I'm assuming they must have already done this for other loudspeakers since so many Tannoy models are already listed on Linn's website. I dunno what I need to do to encourage them to measure the Ardens and other Legacy models!

        But thanks for the update!
        • August 20, 2020
  • DaveYox
    Contributor - Level 1

    Hi Folks,

    Just a simple query .... Can anyone please tell me what "B/Eye" means in the above title.  It's bugging me and I cannot find anything about it on Google!

    Many thanks

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    • DaveYox

      Hi Dave,


      I am not 100% sure but I assume it is to do with it being a centre channel speaker and looking a bit like a pair of eyes...

      I intend to find out for sure!

      • April 7, 2020
  • beatnut88
    Contributor - Level 1


    My equalizer is making loud crackling noises in the right channel. the left is fine.

    I run Mediaportal off a Windows PC which is connected to the Yamaha RX-V871 via HDMI.

    This in Turn is connected to a Denon Amplifier withe the equalizer in between (so I can get surround sound and use the equalizer for the main 2 speakers only) The Yamaha has no loopback facility.

    any help appreciated!


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  • ofcoursechri
    Contributor - Level 1
    • ofcoursechri


      Hello Chris, welcome to the community.


      I suggest that you raise a Care ticket for Spare Parts explaining your requirements. This is done by clicking on Support at the top of the page and then clicking the Create a Care Ticket button. This is only possible if you have completed the required fields in your profile. The Care ticket is currently the only way to request technical support, service and spare parts from any of the Music Tribe companies.

      • January 29, 2020
  • Dfryer
    Contributor - Level 1

    One of my speakers (Eurolive VS1220) stopped working. Nothing is coming out. What could be the problem and can I fix it?

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  • Prthe8th
    Contributor - Level 1

    I have two behringer a500' that I'll be using for an outdoor setup at my house. Both will be running in stereo with a network player connected to one amp with RCA's. The other will be running a single dual voicecoil subwoofer in stereo as well. I'm wondering how I connect the 2 amplifiers together (daisy chain?) 

    I'm sure it's a simple thing and can be done with a patch cable but want some expert advise to make sure I don't damage my investment.







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  • Cherner
    Contributor - Level 1

    Hi does anyone know if this europower ep2500 amp can run in 4ohm

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  • harveyRR1
    Contributor - Level 1

    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.


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    • 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"?


      HAJ I

      • January 13, 2020
  • jasroc
    Contributor - Level 1

    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

      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

      # 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

    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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