Tannoy Eclipse 2 pair at £99.99 from richersounds with 6 years guarantee included
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Tannoy Eclipse 2 pair at £99.99 from richersounds with 6 years guarantee included

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Found 30th Mar
Famous brand speakers with a deep, powerful bass - the Tannoy Eclipse Two gives you more for less.

Looks like a good price and seems eclipse 2 is discontinued but RS offering 6 years guarantee so that will give a piece of mind.

I am planning to build 5.1 home cinema system with Denon AV receiver.
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fishwibbler3 h, 26 m ago

These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered …These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered them for my birthday. After receiving, I contacted them and RS said I could take them back to any store, so I duly did that, only to be told by some jobsworth in the Cardiff branch that they were subject to a 10% "restocking fee" as they'd been opened. Of course they'd been opened, they were an online purchase and the stipulation is that you check the contents when the delivery is made! So I took them back home, photographed them and packed them back up and had RS collect them at their cost.I think RS need to inform their shop staff that they should accept returns from internet sales - nowhere on their site could I find mention of a restocking fee and just pointing at a battered sign that says that doesn't make it enforceable.I have to say it really put me off dealing with RS in the future. I don't get this cr*p with any other online retailer and I buy loads online.Not voting either way as these speakers are at RS's normal RRP.


Hi there,

I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to our Cardiff store.

To clarify, we’re happy to accept unwanted web or mail order purchases via our store network provided we are notified within 14 days of delivery, and all packaging and accessories are retained, this is in accordance with consumer contract regulations. Therefore, please accept my sincere apologies that this was not the case on your visit!

Please be assured that I will take this up with the branch in question, and conduct the necessary refresher training to ensure that this confusion doesn’t reoccur in the future.

Of course if you (or indeed any other forum member) has any other issues then please feel free to send me a PM.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds
Richer.Sounds18 m ago

Hi there,I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to …Hi there,I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to our Cardiff store.To clarify, we’re happy to accept unwanted web or mail order purchases via our store network provided we are notified within 14 days of delivery, and all packaging and accessories are retained, this is in accordance with consumer contract regulations. Therefore, please accept my sincere apologies that this was not the case on your visit! Please be assured that I will take this up with the branch in question, and conduct the necessary refresher training to ensure that this confusion doesn’t reoccur in the future.Of course if you (or indeed any other forum member) has any other issues then please feel free to send me a PM. Many thanks,John ClaytonOperations DirectorRicher Sounds


Got to say John, that's very good service, coming on here and clarifying for the customer.
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.Not sure what these are like butI bought a great Denon av amp from ebay. using Kef speakers - Superb 5.1 surround
Been this price for months, was posted on here not too many weeks ago. Also the same price from RicherSOunds via Amazon if not a RS store near you.
any good?
Anyone know of any speakers that are mains operated with a aux and USB connection so I can attach a chromecast audio to it
samyboy136 m ago

any good?


Similar to the Tannoy Hts101xp speakers, but these have bass!!
These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered them for my birthday. After receiving, I contacted them and RS said I could take them back to any store, so I duly did that, only to be told by some jobsworth in the Cardiff branch that they were subject to a 10% "restocking fee" as they'd been opened. Of course they'd been opened, they were an online purchase and the stipulation is that you check the contents when the delivery is made! So I took them back home, photographed them and packed them back up and had RS collect them at their cost.
I think RS need to inform their shop staff that they should accept returns from internet sales - nowhere on their site could I find mention of a restocking fee and just pointing at a battered sign that says that doesn't make it enforceable.
I have to say it really put me off dealing with RS in the future. I don't get this cr*p with any other online retailer and I buy loads online.Not voting either way as these speakers are at RS's normal RRP.
fishwibbler4 m ago

These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered …These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered them for my birthday. After receiving, I contacted them and RS said I could take them back to any store, so I duly did that, only to be told by some jobsworth in the Cardiff branch that they were subject to a 10% "restocking fee" as they'd been opened. Of course they'd been opened, they were an online purchase and the stipulation is that you check the contents when the delivery is made! So I took them back home, photographed them and packed them back up and had RS collect them at their cost.I think RS need to inform their shop staff that they should accept returns from internet sales - nowhere on their site could I find mention of a restocking fee and just pointing at a battered sign that says that doesn't make it enforceable.I have to say it really put me off dealing with RS in the future. I don't get this cr*p with any other online retailer and I buy loads online.Not voting either way as these speakers are at RS's normal RRP.


Not sure why that would put you off RS as you said yourself it was the one person at a branch. You know next time to have things collected
EN1GMA27 m ago

Anyone know of any speakers that are mains operated with a aux and USB …Anyone know of any speakers that are mains operated with a aux and USB connection so I can attach a chromecast audio to it


You will need an amp for the chrome cast to work properly
Charging a re stocking fee is actually illegal in the UK.
fishwibbler2 h, 5 m ago

These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered …These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered them for my birthday. After receiving, I contacted them and RS said I could take them back to any store, so I duly did that, only to be told by some jobsworth in the Cardiff branch that they were subject to a 10% "restocking fee" as they'd been opened. Of course they'd been opened, they were an online purchase and the stipulation is that you check the contents when the delivery is made! So I took them back home, photographed them and packed them back up and had RS collect them at their cost.I think RS need to inform their shop staff that they should accept returns from internet sales - nowhere on their site could I find mention of a restocking fee and just pointing at a battered sign that says that doesn't make it enforceable.I have to say it really put me off dealing with RS in the future. I don't get this cr*p with any other online retailer and I buy loads online.Not voting either way as these speakers are at RS's normal RRP.


You have 14 days to change your mind when you order online, but there are some exceptions. One is that you can't return something bought online if the retailer provided sufficient information that you couldn't have encountered the problem that you did. For example, if they had clearly listed the dimensions of the speakers, you can't just take it back because the speakers are too big.

However, I doubt some random jobsworth in the shop knew this, was probably just being a numpty
11.5 kg per unit. Hardly heavyweight .
I wouldn't' expect much in the way of quality, but that said, most folk wouldn' know a good loudspeaker from a mediocre one.
George_Stewart2 h, 7 m ago

You will need an amp for the chrome cast to work properly


Need some wired speakers first I'll then deal with the next problem.

Joking aside, how would it all connect. I'm tired of bt speakers needing constant charging. That's why I want some small wired speakers, which obviously then stay powered on so music can be played without worrying about the speaker losing battery charge.
EN1GMA8 m ago

Need some wired speakers first I'll then deal with the next …Need some wired speakers first I'll then deal with the next problem.Joking aside, how would it all connect. I'm tired of bt speakers needing constant charging. That's why I want some small wired speakers, which obviously then stay powered on so music can be played without worrying about the speaker losing battery charge.



These are passive speakers so the amp powers them. If you want Bluetooth then you'll either need a Bluetooth capable receiver, or one of those dongles. It wouldn't be too expensive on the budget route.
Edited by: "rev6" 30th Mar
rev636 m ago

These are passive speakers so the amp powers them. If you want Bluetooth …These are passive speakers so the amp powers them. If you want Bluetooth then you'll either need a Bluetooth capable receiver, or one of those dongles. It wouldn't be too expensive on the budget route.


I think that's what I'm looking for, passive speakers. In a nutshell, I want speakers that I don't have to constantly recharge.
EN1GMA8 m ago

I think that's what I'm looking for, passive speakers. In a nutshell, I …I think that's what I'm looking for, passive speakers. In a nutshell, I want speakers that I don't have to constantly recharge.



Active speakers will work similar. They plug into the wall but have their own amps built-in to them.
fishwibbler3 h, 26 m ago

These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered …These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered them for my birthday. After receiving, I contacted them and RS said I could take them back to any store, so I duly did that, only to be told by some jobsworth in the Cardiff branch that they were subject to a 10% "restocking fee" as they'd been opened. Of course they'd been opened, they were an online purchase and the stipulation is that you check the contents when the delivery is made! So I took them back home, photographed them and packed them back up and had RS collect them at their cost.I think RS need to inform their shop staff that they should accept returns from internet sales - nowhere on their site could I find mention of a restocking fee and just pointing at a battered sign that says that doesn't make it enforceable.I have to say it really put me off dealing with RS in the future. I don't get this cr*p with any other online retailer and I buy loads online.Not voting either way as these speakers are at RS's normal RRP.


Hi there,

I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to our Cardiff store.

To clarify, we’re happy to accept unwanted web or mail order purchases via our store network provided we are notified within 14 days of delivery, and all packaging and accessories are retained, this is in accordance with consumer contract regulations. Therefore, please accept my sincere apologies that this was not the case on your visit!

Please be assured that I will take this up with the branch in question, and conduct the necessary refresher training to ensure that this confusion doesn’t reoccur in the future.

Of course if you (or indeed any other forum member) has any other issues then please feel free to send me a PM.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds
Richer.Sounds18 m ago

Hi there,I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to …Hi there,I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to our Cardiff store.To clarify, we’re happy to accept unwanted web or mail order purchases via our store network provided we are notified within 14 days of delivery, and all packaging and accessories are retained, this is in accordance with consumer contract regulations. Therefore, please accept my sincere apologies that this was not the case on your visit! Please be assured that I will take this up with the branch in question, and conduct the necessary refresher training to ensure that this confusion doesn’t reoccur in the future.Of course if you (or indeed any other forum member) has any other issues then please feel free to send me a PM. Many thanks,John ClaytonOperations DirectorRicher Sounds


Got to say John, that's very good service, coming on here and clarifying for the customer.
rev631 m ago

Active speakers will work similar. They plug into the wall but have their …Active speakers will work similar. They plug into the wall but have their own amps built-in to them.


Any budget ones you know of? Can I attach chromecast audio to these active speakers? Thanks for your responses
EN1GMA4 h, 4 m ago

Anyone know of any speakers that are mains operated with a aux and USB …Anyone know of any speakers that are mains operated with a aux and USB connection so I can attach a chromecast audio to it

Depends what sort of setup you want, but assuming bookshelf speakers, you'll generally get better sound (at a greater cost) with passive speakers and an amp, but active ones are great too here's some active ones at rs richersounds.com/hi-…tml

You mention usb, was that to power the chromecast audio via the speakers or as an input source?
xmikebx31 m ago

Depends what sort of setup you want, but assuming bookshelf speakers, …Depends what sort of setup you want, but assuming bookshelf speakers, you'll generally get better sound (at a greater cost) with passive speakers and an amp, but active ones are great too here's some active ones at rs https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/active-speakers.html You mention usb, was that to power the chromecast audio via the speakers or as an input source?


Ideally to power the chromecast audio. Trying to keep wires to a minimum
xmikebx34 m ago

Depends what sort of setup you want, but assuming bookshelf speakers, …Depends what sort of setup you want, but assuming bookshelf speakers, you'll generally get better sound (at a greater cost) with passive speakers and an amp, but active ones are great too here's some active ones at rs https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/active-speakers.html You mention usb, was that to power the chromecast audio via the speakers or as an input source?


Damn, not cheap are they just wanted for mainly podcasts and some music
fishwibbler4 h, 53 m ago

These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered …These are BIG speakers. Too big for the front room when my missus ordered them for my birthday. After receiving, I contacted them and RS said I could take them back to any store, so I duly did that, only to be told by some jobsworth in the Cardiff branch that they were subject to a 10% "restocking fee" as they'd been opened. Of course they'd been opened, they were an online purchase and the stipulation is that you check the contents when the delivery is made! So I took them back home, photographed them and packed them back up and had RS collect them at their cost.I think RS need to inform their shop staff that they should accept returns from internet sales - nowhere on their site could I find mention of a restocking fee and just pointing at a battered sign that says that doesn't make it enforceable.I have to say it really put me off dealing with RS in the future. I don't get this cr*p with any other online retailer and I buy loads online.Not voting either way as these speakers are at RS's normal RRP.


Under the thumb much.....?
Richer.Sounds1 h, 56 m ago

Hi there,I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to …Hi there,I was sorry to read your comments further to your recent visit to our Cardiff store.To clarify, we’re happy to accept unwanted web or mail order purchases via our store network provided we are notified within 14 days of delivery, and all packaging and accessories are retained, this is in accordance with consumer contract regulations. Therefore, please accept my sincere apologies that this was not the case on your visit! Please be assured that I will take this up with the branch in question, and conduct the necessary refresher training to ensure that this confusion doesn’t reoccur in the future.Of course if you (or indeed any other forum member) has any other issues then please feel free to send me a PM. Many thanks,John ClaytonOperations DirectorRicher Sounds


Hi John,

Many thanks for your response, it is much appreciated. Also very much appreciated is the promise of refresher training in the Cardiff store.

In my previous post, I mentioned the "10% restocking fee" which the Cardiff staffer pointed out is also on the RS website? I looked and couldn't find mention of it back then and can't now.

Are you able to comment on that, please? It would be good to have that clarified - under what circumstances will customers be required to forego 10% of the value of the goods they purchased on return?

What is on the website for web order returns is:
"Option 1 – Return to any of our stores
All items can be returned to any one of our 52 stores nationwide for an instant refund or exchange. Click here for store details."

We know that outcome!

Fortunately, option 2 came to the rescue:
"Option 2 – Basic return
Richer Sounds will pay the cost of any basic return delivery or postage costs for smaller goods or accessories you want to return.
If it is inconvenient for you to visit or send the items you want to return to one of our stores or they are too big to return by post, we can arrange for an item to be collected for you."

I would like to emphasize though (in terms of balance for all concerned), that when I had to call back to the online sales team, they were fantastic and so helpful and restored a lot of my faith in the RS brand.

Thank you for getting back to me, very much appreciated.
oldskoolpug34 m ago

Under the thumb much.....?


Nope - they were enormous and looked ridiculous. Nice thought and all, but not suitable at all. Returned in immaculate condition. I've never had to photograph items for return before either, but I got to use my neglected DSLR again which was really good!
edanfalls3 h, 37 m ago

You have 14 days to change your mind when you order online, but there are …You have 14 days to change your mind when you order online, but there are some exceptions. One is that you can't return something bought online if the retailer provided sufficient information that you couldn't have encountered the problem that you did. For example, if they had clearly listed the dimensions of the speakers, you can't just take it back because the speakers are too big.However, I doubt some random jobsworth in the shop knew this, was probably just being a numpty


I'm happy to be Martin Lewis' second in command here.

Taken from the Which? website.

The Consumer Contracts Regulations. When you buy goods online you have additional rights to return them.

Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you are allowed to return an item if you simply change your mind.

This is what John Clayton has already kindly committed to communicate on my behalf.

And fair play, he gets top marks for customer service on Good Friday.
EN1GMA1 h, 49 m ago

Damn, not cheap are they just wanted for mainly podcasts and some …Damn, not cheap are they just wanted for mainly podcasts and some music


You'd have to check I guess as the usb may be audio input only not capable of supplying power out.
EN1GMA1 h, 49 m ago

Damn, not cheap are they just wanted for mainly podcasts and some …Damn, not cheap are they just wanted for mainly podcasts and some music


What else would you use a Chromecast audio for? there is the kitsound reunion ones a bit cheaper @ £69.99 that have been on here before I wouldn't personally want to go too much cheaper (buying new) but you could maybe get something decent a bit cheaper going s/h.

Sorry for going OT OP have some heat
Yakkyda4 h, 31 m ago

11.5 kg per unit. Hardly heavyweight .I wouldn't' expect much in the way …11.5 kg per unit. Hardly heavyweight .I wouldn't' expect much in the way of quality, but that said, most folk wouldn' know a good loudspeaker from a mediocre one.


Weight doesn't mean to much in the speakers world.

Over decade ago my freaky mate had nothing better to do, so he decided to remove speaker units from their original chipboard enclosure and built for them exactly the same size (internal size) cases from fiber reinforced concrete - YES, CONCRETE.

Obviously speakers become super heavy, but actually sound became bad, seriously bad.
We could hear loads of "echo" - same like in the church, it was just weird.
Obviously he transferred all of the sound proofing mats etc.

Experimental concrete enclosures ended up in the skip.
fishwibbler1 h, 45 m ago

I'm happy to be Martin Lewis' second in command here. Taken from the …I'm happy to be Martin Lewis' second in command here. Taken from the Which? website.The Consumer Contracts Regulations. When you buy goods online you have additional rights to return them.Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you are allowed to return an item if you simply change your mind.This is what John Clayton has already kindly committed to communicate on my behalf.And fair play, he gets top marks for customer service on Good Friday.


As far as I remember, that's only if the product is "as new" - i.e. packaging all intact, product not been turned on, etc. If you've taken the product out, turned it on, etc, then you can only return it if there's a material reason to e.g. if the product is too big and they didn't list dimensions, or if it looks a different colour to the images shown online.

I might be mixing things up here though as it's been a while since I looked into it in detail (originally it was for a laptop that had been opened and I wanted to return, but I couldn't as I'd switched it on).
teddybeers44 m ago

Weight doesn't mean to much in the speakers world.Over decade ago my …Weight doesn't mean to much in the speakers world.Over decade ago my freaky mate had nothing better to do, so he decided to remove speaker units from their original chipboard enclosure and built for them exactly the same size (internal size) cases from fiber reinforced concrete - YES, CONCRETE.Obviously speakers become super heavy, but actually sound became bad, seriously bad. We could hear loads of "echo" - same like in the church, it was just weird.Obviously he transferred all of the sound proofing mats etc.Experimental concrete enclosures ended up in the skip.


I like your mates style At least he tried rather than sitting thinking about trying.
TonyRoma201051 m ago

I like your mates style At least he tried rather than sitting thinking …I like your mates style At least he tried rather than sitting thinking about trying.


Long time ago we had loads of brilliant ideas for DIY projects like:
Crossbow made from car leaf springs - bolt went though 2.5" pine board, than we taught it could dangerous, bot only for a short while.
Pretty big DIY Kite 6m x 3m, My mate had his first flying experience. Fortunately landed on some hay stacks. Kite found few weeks later 5 miles away.
Home made Bobsleigh (I'm from one of the cold winter countries). Knee still hurts when the weather changes.
And many many more projects. Really miss those days
roba1st10 h, 17 m ago

.Not sure what these are like butI bought a great Denon av amp from ebay. ….Not sure what these are like butI bought a great Denon av amp from ebay. using Kef speakers - Superb 5.1 surround


People on here will say you are also driving a 10 year old bmw....

But I went the same way, good old heavy pioneer amp + jmlabs (were £1200 new in 2002)

**** the haters
I prefer q acoustics
Maybe a touch pedantic but reading the description of this you do not get "2 pair" it is "a pair". 2 Pair/s suggests 4 speakers.
Nothing particularly special about the price of these by the way. As usual a 'trick' with a lot of manufacturers they have floor standers and standmount speakers of the same specification (one tweeter, one bass driver) with the floorstander simply having more MDF and a lot of wasted real estate, against the true advantage of floor standers, such as the Eclipse 3 with the extra clout of a second bass driver.

Considering you can get the Eclipse One for £69 with ten year warranty from Peter Tyson if you already have existing standmounts or less floor space, do yourself a favour and save your £30 on the excess MDF.
Yakkyda18 h, 31 m ago

11.5 kg per unit. Hardly heavyweight .I wouldn't' expect much in the way …11.5 kg per unit. Hardly heavyweight .I wouldn't' expect much in the way of quality, but that said, most folk wouldn' know a good loudspeaker from a mediocre one.


Mediocre could well be fit for purpose. Not knowing a good (audiophile) speaker from a poor speaker could be a problem but if you don’t have the ear or a reference point does it matter? For £99 these seem good value student digs fodder. Encouraging people into separates and experimenting is a good thing. I get that for some you are correct. Eating water pumped chicken farmed on a mass scale is chicken. But real chicken tastes very different. By real you know what I mean, not natural chicken (that would taste fowl) but organically bred, corn fed.... free to roam, no stress etc etc but if you never try both you’ll never know the difference. It may be that you prefer mass produced as it’s easier on the environment from a production point of view ( if you need to eat meat but have an environmental view rather than animal welfare view). I think my lack of sleep has picked a bad analogy, suffice it to say buying a set of speakers is a lot like buying chicken.......
EN1GMA30th Mar

Ideally to power the chromecast audio. Trying to keep wires to a minimum …Ideally to power the chromecast audio. Trying to keep wires to a minimum


I have a power bank quoted at 20000mah and this seems to power my chrome cast for over a week? Worth a thought!
cicobuff1 h, 10 m ago

Nothing particularly special about the price of these by the way. As …Nothing particularly special about the price of these by the way. As usual a 'trick' with a lot of manufacturers they have floor standers and standmount speakers of the same specification (one tweeter, one bass driver) with the floorstander simply having more MDF and a lot of wasted real estate, against the true advantage of floor standers, such as the Eclipse 3 with the extra clout of a second bass driver.Considering you can get the Eclipse One for £69 with ten year warranty from Peter Tyson if you already have existing standmounts or less floor space, do yourself a favour and save your £30 on the excess MDF.


Floorstanders in general usually have better bass extension. I found they have more presence too. These do look a bit odd though with grilles off.
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I'd go for a half decent sound bar and sub (especially if your TV is on a wall) to get you through and then look to save for something higher end. Decent Hi-Fi kit is an investment I think.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 31st Mar
2 pair as in 4? Or 2?
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