Pristine Factory Matched Pair of Tannoy M4 Tower Speakers – Sonic Gems in Almost Perfect Condition with All Original Drivers and Very Attractive Black Ash Cabinet. Made in England / MSRP $700!
The 85 year old Tannoy brand is one of the oldest and most prestigious names in high end audio, having begun in 1926 out of Scotland. They pre-date such venerable iconic companies like JBL, Klipsch and McIntosh by more than two decades, and continue to be a viable and innovative force in the audio industry. They are famous for developing and manufacturing the “Dual Concentric” point source speaker systems used both in professional studio and extreme high end home environments, and for a build quality on their drivers that is second to none. Vintage Tannoy Drivers can fetch a small fortune on the used market in pristine condition – a pair of rare 50 year old Tannoy 15” Silvers just sold recently on AudiogoN for $15,000. These are sought after not just for their rarity, but for the stunning beauty of their sonic presentation. While Tannoy is famous for their sonic clarity, their high efficiency, their sublime midrange and their exceptional engineering, they are truly prized for their ability to render the elusive emotional soul of a recording. In the right system they are magic. However, they can be ruthlessly transparent, and will expose harsh sounding amplification or weak elements in your system.
These Tannoy M4 Loudspeakers are exceptional tower speakers from the Mercury line of speakers from Tannoy, and although they are a fraction of the price of the top of the line speakers, they come with the same attention to quality and musicality that sets Tannoy apart from the field. These are a 3-way system, with one of the 6.5 inch woofers handling frequencies from 500 to 2,700 hz, and the lower 6.5” woofer handling frequencies below 500 hz in a linkwitz-riley crossover. They are a front ported design that is magnetically shielded. Although these are considered one of the Tannoy entry level models, Tannoy is not like other companies. There is simply no better audiophile value than what these Tannoy M4 speakers sell for on the used market.
These speakers receive stellar owner ratings on the AudioReview website, with a 4.6 rating out of perfect 5.0 - that is a very difficult score to achieve on a public review site with so many reviewers, and very indicative of the quality of these little marvels. Here is the link:
Tannoy M-4 Speaker Specifications:
… high frequency 25mm (1") soft dome
… low frequency 2 x 165mm (6.5") coated paper cone
* Frequency response: 32 - 20,000 Hz
* Crossover Frequencies: 2,700 Hz, 500
* Power handling: 70 watts (10 – 100W)
* Sensitivity: 91 dB (2,83V/1m)
* Impedance: 8 ohms
… Height: 33.5” (805 mm)
… Width: 8.0” (203 mm)
… Depth: 10.6” (270 mm)
* Weight: 27.6 lbs ea. unpackaged
* Colour: Black Ash Cabinet
These excellent speakers were manufactured entirely in England, and very rarely show up here in the USA. It is so rare that the AudiogoN Bluebook does not have a chart for their used sale prices. Here is a terrific opportunity to buy a set that plays like new and is in virtually flawless functional and cosmetic condition. Payment is via United States Post Office Money Order, Paypal (+3%) or Cash Upon Delivery. If you are local to me in the San Francisco Bay Area I am happy to deliver for free, or a nominal fee if you are farther away.
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