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Gotta screamin' deal...gotta brag a little
Old 7th December 2007
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Gotta screamin' deal...gotta brag a little

Well, I've given up on expecting great deals on Ebay, but once in awhile, my timing is right. I've been after some new monitors for a little while and it was a toss up between the Adam A7's or p11's, Event ASP8's, Dynaudio 6A's and the Tannoy Precision series. I was at the point where, other than the Events, I didn't think I could make a bad decision and didn't know which way to go. Then I found some Tannoy Precision 8d's on Ebay.
I bought the pair in mint condition, original boxes etc for $750. Bidders are all over the Adams etc, but Tannoy seems to be the black sheep for some reason. The most accurate monitors I've ever had were some older reveals so I guess I have some faith in Tannoy.
Anyhoo, I just took them out of the boxes was so excited I had to gloat a little.

BTW, I'm putting them on their sides. Should I have the woofer or the tweeter closest to the listening position?

Thanks for all the posts on monitors so I could read them and become even more uncertain of which ones to buy
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Thanks for all the posts on monitors so I could read them and become even more uncertain of which ones to buy
I feel you there man...
Old 7th December 2007
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BTW, I'm putting them on their sides. Should I have the woofer or the tweeter closest to the listening position?
Woofers in the centre, tweeters on the outside.
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i'd keep them vertical
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...yeah, after doing some more reading here at gs, I think I'll keep them vertical. I guess accuracy should take a front seat over aesthetics
First impressions of these things: They sound amazing. The detail, the imaging is way, way better than anything I've heard before. I must admit that the monitors I've been using are Event SP8's. (not ASP 8's). These things have such a wide sweet spot. Even better than I imagined.
I don't know why Tannoys aren't a flavor of the week monitor and as popular as some in this range, but I guess I'm just glad that's the case because I never would have gotten such a good deal on these. Now, if only the amp for my mix cubes would get here then I can be in lo fi heavenheh

cheers.

Last edited by guittarzzan; 7th December 2007 at 03:56 PM.. Reason: my spelling sucks
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