Tannoy Eclipse 3 floorstanding speakers £198 @ Superfi
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Tannoy Eclipse 3 floorstanding speakers £198 @ Superfi

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Found 23rd Oct
£100 off the RRP. I think this is currently the best offer for these speakers.

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mwkhan692 h, 13 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes


You keep telling yourself that.

From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.

Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.

Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it
Edited by: "Furyous" 24th Oct

mwkhan691 h, 5 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes

The kids these days think a mono speaker is acceptable!

mwkhan6952 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes


Strange comment
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I have these speakers and they're absolutely amazing.

Got Richer to match this price for me last week, fantastic sound for the money
Edited by: "jibbajabba3" 23rd Oct

Are these better than mission mx3i?

Apparently out of stock although available in a few days. (according to the website)....

They look nice but I really want some Zensor floor standers.

are these recommended for films or music?

great speakers especially at this price

heat added
Edited by: "spackhead" 23rd Oct

gemignani2 h, 24 m ago

are these recommended for films or music?


On their own, they do a good job with music, film not so much. I've got them with the matching centre, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 and a BK XLS200 sub. Not an expensive setup but It does sound good. They do look a bit cheap though so I'm looking to replace them with a pair of Dali Zensors.

Danze198455 m ago

On their own, they do a good job with music, film not so much. I've got …On their own, they do a good job with music, film not so much. I've got them with the matching centre, Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 and a BK XLS200 sub. Not an expensive setup but It does sound good. They do look a bit cheap though so I'm looking to replace them with a pair of Dali Zensors.


The Dali Zensors are minging looking speakers though, however as long as they sound good who cares. I'd rather have these though: richersounds.com/wha…tml

The Dalis are much more impressive than the Wharfedales though soundwise, but then they are 3x the price, so that figures.

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes

jibbajabba36 h, 0 m ago

Got Richer to match this price for me last week, fantastic sound for the …Got Richer to match this price for me last week, fantastic sound for the money

And why you choose richer scums over superfi

mwkhan6952 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes


Strange comment

mwkhan691 h, 5 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes

The kids these days think a mono speaker is acceptable!

mwkhan692 h, 13 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes


You keep telling yourself that.

From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.

Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.

Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it
Edited by: "Furyous" 24th Oct

Furyous2 h, 30 m ago

You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound …You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it

Well said

mwkhan693 h, 52 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes

Explain why please

I have a pair of tannoy dc2000 they are an amazing speaker, if I needed to replace them I would definitely buy these.

tell me if you can hear the difference between those and tibo edge 200
with your eyes closed :-)

cpc.farnell.com/tib…wcB

missmisiowa30 m ago

tell me if you can hear the difference between those and tibo edge 200with …tell me if you can hear the difference between those and tibo edge 200with your eyes closed :-)http://cpc.farnell.com/tibo/edge-200/passive-floorstanding-speakers/dp/LS04827?CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-GEN-SHOPPING-TIBO-LS04827&gross_price=true&mckv=selBcc1kM_dc|pcrid|72935509697|kword||match||plid||pid|LS04827|&gclid=Cj0KCQjwybvPBRDBARIsAA7T2kipcP_OmAcTIFDY0_XlhnlnmcftBDXRGiL8UhKNvD4-CpdqsBPVJd4aAjD1EALw_wcB


The Tibo are a good buy for the price but I would happily risk £150 more on a speaker brand that has never failed me in 20 years and with 5 pairs of speakers
Edited by: "FunkiestMonkey" 24th Oct

Damn it, man. I was after some ceiling standing speakers. Oh well, the search, it doth continue!

Furyous9 h, 33 m ago

You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound …You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it


Absolutely. I had a stereo setup with floor standers and the sound was fantastic. I've had to move to a Soundbar due to size/family and the sound is puny by comparison.

I'm looking to buy a set of these but I'm a complete newbie when it comes to such speaker setups. What do you connect them to for maximum performance? A Hi-Fi unit or to an amp.....and what would be the recommendation for these type of speakers? Apologies for my complete ignorance on this topic, but I'm hoping to learn something from the experienced..Thanks

wilson881 h, 33 m ago

I have a pair of tannoy dc2000 they are an amazing speaker, if I needed to …I have a pair of tannoy dc2000 they are an amazing speaker, if I needed to replace them I would definitely buy these.


Doubt these Eclipse will match your DC2000s.
Plus yours has got Tannoy’s signature tulip wave guide tweeters so upper frequency is bound to be better on yours.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 24th Oct

mwkhan6911 h, 5 m ago

Gone are the days for such stuff in homes


Not sure on that chap! I still have a pair of Tannoy speakers from around 20years ago, still sounding great and at the moment I’m currently looking for a 2nd hand Arcam amp to go alongside my turntable! Not sure if any of the current range of Bluetooth/app enable kit will still be around in another 20 years but my Tannoys will be!

Would these be a significant improvement over Diamond 9.1's driven by a Marantz 6005 amp?

Big speakers generally equal big sound. True enough, cheaper floorstanders can be a bit boomy if they’re not properly built, but I’d imagine these would be good ‘uns. Why companies still make black wood effect floorstanders is beyond me though, when there are others offering piano black, white and other finishes. Look family, I’ve bought us two inverted coal bunkers

Furyous14 h, 1 m ago

You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound …You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it


Cant agree more, i was heart broken when my Denon 1803 Amp stopped working after 10 years!. Found out a factory reset command and hey presto, works again!. Wonderful DTS back in my life :-)

Why you might want a bigger woofer!! I used to have two Mission floor standers. Now have a Revo Supersytem. Lovely sound, but don't really trouble the neighbours, which is why we get on much better now.

barefacedbass.com/tec…htm
Edited by: "obwan2014" 24th Oct

This is a good deal, only thing I would say is make sure you have enough clearance around the speaker (i.e. away from the walls). My flat was a bit too small for these and ended up going with some monitor bronze bookshelf speakers that I'm really happy with

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MattC19714 h, 10 m ago

Would these be a significant improvement over Diamond 9.1's driven by a …Would these be a significant improvement over Diamond 9.1's driven by a Marantz 6005 amp?


Someone here said that these tannoys are better than diamonds(2nd comment):
hotukdeals.com/dea…038

Just keep in mind most reviewers mention that the eclipses need to be placed at around 30-40cm from the wall for optimal performance.
They won whathifi award last year so they are good, but can't say for sure if better in your configuration.
Still waiting for my pair...

Furyous16 h, 47 m ago

You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound …You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it


I agree for the mono crappy speakers where people go for covinience of smartphone bluetooth connection rather than quality. But you are so wrong in saying that 80's passive speakers with separate elements are better than today s technology. Look up dynaudio activ speakers for example. Wireless is done by wifi which has almost no loss compared to bluetooth. Real active spraker use one amp per woofer and tweeter which is much better than loss prone passive filters. This tech has been used in studio monitors for years and for a good reason. Your kind of reasoning is why most modern hifi is either crap mono bluetooth speaker or 80 s outdated tech. It s sad how much progress we have made in so many industries but hifi. I used active studio monitors and feed them wireless music through a 30 pound chromecast audio and I m very happy with the sound. My wife not so much with the looks. Sadly only a couple brands like dynaudio kef are ready to take the technology leap...because of you 80 s music ancestors sad....tannoy makes great studio monitor I dare to try the 8 inch reveal against those tower speakers

Earlier they were in almost other home. So just compare it with today. See it in that presoective. Also i think i can not make you believe that the shops in 1990s were flooded with similar kind of heavy duty stuff but now its gone. Only for the enthusiastic people now.
Anyways keep enjoying.
Edited by: "mwkhan69" 24th Oct

FunkiestMonkey20 h, 41 m ago

Strange comment

Earlier they were in almost other home. So just compare it with today. See it in that presoective. Also i think i can not make you believe that the shops in 1990s were flooded with similar kind of heavy duty stuff but now its gone. Only for the enthusiastic people now.
Anyways keep enjoying.
Edited by: "mwkhan69" 24th Oct

Stephen_r5 h, 22 m ago

I agree for the mono crappy speakers where people go for covinience of …I agree for the mono crappy speakers where people go for covinience of smartphone bluetooth connection rather than quality. But you are so wrong in saying that 80's passive speakers with separate elements are better than today s technology. Look up dynaudio activ speakers for example. Wireless is done by wifi which has almost no loss compared to bluetooth. Real active spraker use one amp per woofer and tweeter which is much better than loss prone passive filters. This tech has been used in studio monitors for years and for a good reason. Your kind of reasoning is why most modern hifi is either crap mono bluetooth speaker or 80 s outdated tech. It s sad how much progress we have made in so many industries but hifi. I used active studio monitors and feed them wireless music through a 30 pound chromecast audio and I m very happy with the sound. My wife not so much with the looks. Sadly only a couple brands like dynaudio kef are ready to take the technology leap...because of you 80 s music ancestors sad....tannoy makes great studio monitor I dare to try the 8 inch reveal against those tower speakers



I think you've missed my point. There are various, equally valid approaches and configurations for that mature audio technology. True active speakers (i.e. crossover before amplification) have also been around for decades, and can offer some of the very best performance and value. In fact, that's what I use (ATC). I've also had plenty of passive kit. That can sound just as spectacular - but usually at greater expense and with more clutter than a well sorted active system. Dynaudio kit is almost all superb, active or passive.

There's no 'one way' to do it when it comes to performance, and personal preference also comes into it. I should also say that you can still enjoy convenience and performance, but just don't expect both from one small box.
Edited by: "Furyous" 24th Oct

Furyous14 h, 22 m ago

I think you've missed my point. There are various, equally valid …I think you've missed my point. There are various, equally valid approaches and configurations for that mature audio technology. True active speakers (i.e. crossover before amplification) have also been around for decades, and can offer some of the very best performance and value. In fact, that's what I use (ATC). I've also had plenty of passive kit. That can sound just as spectacular - but usually at greater expense and with more clutter than a well sorted active system. Dynaudio kit is almost all superb, active or passive. There's no 'one way' to do it when it comes to performance, and personal preference also comes into it. I should also say that you can still enjoy convenience and performance, but just don't expect both from one small box.


No that I can entirely agree :-) sorry it s just I see too many people defending 80's hifi tech. In the end because of this it s hard to find a goood affordable active, digital souce and wireless system. Yes atc dynaudio kef etc...do a very good job but it s not very affordable is it?

Furyous23rd Oct

You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound …You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it


Couldn't have put it better myself

Furyous23rd Oct

You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound …You keep telling yourself that.From a performance perspective, Hi-Fi sound reproduction is a mature technology, and has been for decades. That means stereo. It means big speakers. It means quality, discrete, mostly analogue electronics. Because that model delivers the best, most authentic, most immersive experience. It's all about quality. Quality analogue electronics don't come cheap; Quality full range speakers don't come small.Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, surround-sound-in-a-box, even Sonos: It's all just mass market, plastic, convenience-driven, short-life-span, disposable crap. Like it or not, it doesn't even hold a candle to the best technology of the 1950s (e.g. Quad ESL57 & Quad II). Not by a long shot. For that reason, much of that equipment still exists and is still serviceable, 60 years later! More broadly speaking, there's still a niche but significant market for traditional stereo HiFi today, despite prolonged predictions of its demise. It's not gone away because it's still the benchmark for performance, whatever the budget.Components like these Tannoy speakers reside near the bottom of the ladder, but with a decent amp, they'll comfortably out-perform any mass-market, app-controlled, wireless, one-box widget. Try it


I'd hate to think what my HiFi costs, I know it's in thousands.
It annoys me when I go to a retailer and they insist on giving me a demo of some "magic" box that does everything, just because I was curious having a look at it, then I cringe when they proceed to tell me how I will be blown away and that hifi separates are outdated.

Looks like a bargain....Unfortunately, not any more. Gone back up to £299
Edited by: "dualing.aunts" 28th Oct
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