AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Tannoy Speakers

Tannoy Speakers Over 80 Years of Audio Invention

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-16-2020, 07:29 AM
Formerly YB-2's Avatar
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is offline
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 6,139
Default

Cary, Line Magnetic, Mastersound, Nagra, Sophia & Triode are among the other 845 amp maker names.

The Cary monoblock 845 is likely the best known and has been around for many years. They show up occasionally on the used market. The Line Magnetic is a very attractive (to my eyes) 2-box solution. None of the 845 amps that I'm aware are competitive with the Sun Valley on cost. If memory serves, Sun Valley is part of the Toyota koretsu (sp?) and am sure Victor would not offer if the quality were suspect.
__________________
Glenn...
Canton Ref 9K Cary SLP-98P & Rocket 88 Clearaudio SM Pro Denon DP-80 w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cdza Blk, K-b & OM30, AT33R & AT-MONO3/LP Nordost Valhalla Oppo 203 Orsonic AV-1b Sony ST-J75 Stax UA-7/CF WW 8/7 Pt & Au Yamamoto HS-2 & 4
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-16-2020, 01:00 PM
Arr_w Arr_w is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 52
Default

Thanks Glenn, Ive been going back and forth with Victor already. My main issue is build (electrical) quality of a kit amp.

Also power requirements for the Tannoy.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-16-2020, 03:54 PM
Formerly YB-2's Avatar
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is offline
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 6,139
Default

My Elekit TU-8500 has been faultless (though a friend built for me rather than Victor) and am sure a factory or Victor-built amp would also be. Especially as you live essentially 'next-door' to him. He gets high marks in DIY forum, as well.

As for power, the Cary monoblocks are rated at 50wpc (they should be powerful @ 88#, each) and the Line Magnetic at 30wpc. There is some current discussion in the "Chinese High-End" thread, above, on the LM-845.

Something else to keep in mind is how much more 'powerful' sounding Class A amps usually are. Anything above 90db sensitivity doesn't take much power and even the Elekit 300B amp makes 12wpc. Decisions, decisions.................. good luck with your choice and keep us posted.
__________________
Glenn...
Canton Ref 9K Cary SLP-98P & Rocket 88 Clearaudio SM Pro Denon DP-80 w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cdza Blk, K-b & OM30, AT33R & AT-MONO3/LP Nordost Valhalla Oppo 203 Orsonic AV-1b Sony ST-J75 Stax UA-7/CF WW 8/7 Pt & Au Yamamoto HS-2 & 4
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-16-2020, 03:58 PM
Arr_w Arr_w is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 52
Default

Thanks for checking in Glenn, I am a little concerned on the lack of UL (CSA, ETC) on something carrying this much voltage. But that just because I work with poor imported products often (lighting)

There is a Line Magnetic for sale in Toronto. I am not in a position to purchase immediately. And given the uncertainty of the economy at the moment I may put this off till the fall. But its good to know what options are if a deal falls into my lap.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-17-2020, 03:06 PM
Formerly YB-2's Avatar
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is offline
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 6,139
Default

My pleasure. Here's a link to a thread on DIY where there is quite a bit of feedback on the Elekit products and Victor.
https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/elek...set-amp-9.html
Good luck with whatever you decide and, most of all, have fun.
__________________
Glenn...
Canton Ref 9K Cary SLP-98P & Rocket 88 Clearaudio SM Pro Denon DP-80 w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cdza Blk, K-b & OM30, AT33R & AT-MONO3/LP Nordost Valhalla Oppo 203 Orsonic AV-1b Sony ST-J75 Stax UA-7/CF WW 8/7 Pt & Au Yamamoto HS-2 & 4
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-17-2020, 03:40 PM
Arr_w Arr_w is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 52
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Formerly YB-2 View Post
My pleasure. Here's a link to a thread on DIY where there is quite a bit of feedback on the Elekit products and Victor.
https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/elek...set-amp-9.html
Good luck with whatever you decide and, most of all, have fun.

We chatted a bit on the comparison between the Elekit and the SunValley. Victor sees the SunValley as a significant step up in quality.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-18-2020, 08:39 AM
Formerly YB-2's Avatar
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is offline
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 6,139
Default

Yes.......... I'm giving serious thought to the Sun Valley phono-preamp now that he is offering with Lundahl SUTs replacing the JFETs for the MC along with the Mundorf caps.
__________________
Glenn...
Canton Ref 9K Cary SLP-98P & Rocket 88 Clearaudio SM Pro Denon DP-80 w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cdza Blk, K-b & OM30, AT33R & AT-MONO3/LP Nordost Valhalla Oppo 203 Orsonic AV-1b Sony ST-J75 Stax UA-7/CF WW 8/7 Pt & Au Yamamoto HS-2 & 4
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-27-2020, 02:16 PM
frisqo frisqo is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 62
Default

i had 5 pair of tannoy(s) and I would recommend you class-A and I have tried tubes
Mcintosh, audio research, airtight and leben but nothing beats Accuphase
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-29-2020, 12:54 PM
MCenthusiast MCenthusiast is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 202
Default

I've been very pleased with my pairing of late model MC75's and Canterbury SE's. Bass is tight and well controlled. I don't doubt that the right solid state amplifier would better my set up in the bass department but I think it would come at the cost of some of the mid range performance I have today. There's always the option of adding sub(s) to the mix of course.
__________________
(I) Amps: McIntosh MC75's. Pre: Mc C1100. Digital: MVP881, D100. Vinyl: SME 20/2 (Koetsu RW Sig Plat, Lyra Kleos, Air Tight Opus 1) Speakers: Tannoy Canterbury SE. Sub: JL Gotham

(II) Amps: Shindo Corton-Charlemagne EL34's. Pre: Shindo Giscours. Vinyl: Garrard 301 in Woodsong plinth w/ SME 312S, A23 T2 Hommage SUT, EMT JSD6. Speakers: Altec Valencias
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-29-2020, 01:19 PM
Arr_w Arr_w is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 52
Default

This is interesting. AA is very high on Accuphase and Mac amps. I will be keeping my Luxman as a main / back up for the long term. It is a great all around performer that does everything. The controls, eq and remote allow me to troubleshoot most any system or set up issues.

I passed on the SunValley: I think I want to leave DIY behind for the next few years and focus on reputable, life long components.

I am still interested in the Line Magnetic 845 -- I believe I am set on finding a SET amp that will adequately push these Tannoy and perhaps upgrades in the future. I am able to demo an Allnic 300B integrated whenever, but at 10W/c I wonder if it will be enough.

Thanks again for the posts based on personal experience -- Keep them coming.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Add Powr
Add Powr
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase