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Anyone tested the Tannoy Gold 7 or 8s? What's you opinion?

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My gold 8 was defective, i sent it to the distributor and they tested it like a rat lab for the past 2 months.
( cabinet vinyl bubbling and auto on wouldn't turn off the unit automatically, 2 problem on the same unit, big time lemon. )

It needs a new cabinet and the company as no spare for me. They can't tell me when one cabinet will be available. It's been on hold for 2 months already... I still don't have it back home yet.

I wish i never bought this set of monitors, trust me.

Other then the worst after sale service from music tribe and tannoy usa.
It sounds very good but there's resonance.

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At least you enjoy their sound — that’s what mainly counts anyway.
Here’s another opinion: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...noy-gold-8-rew-measurements.14738/post-476262

Although, I would love it if someone took extreme nearfield measurements of the horn - at very high resolution. We might be able to see some ‘possible’ resonances/time smear from horn reflections using a very zoomed-in wavelet spectrograph. Just a theory that I want to confirm.
It has a resonance that i could ear all the time, i taught it was my room, but nope. With my kh120a it disappeared right away. You have to get used to it.
 
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It has a resonance that i could ear all the time, i taught it was my room, but nope. With my kh120a it disappeared right away. You have to get used to it.
Going from the coaxial to the 2 way Neumanns, did you notice any difference in phase?
I’ve flicked between coaxial and 2 way before and the phase was very noticeable
 

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It has a resonance that i could ear all the time, i taught it was my room, but nope. With my kh120a it disappeared right away. You have to get used to it.
Very interesting. The Sceptres which also use a horn have no resonance — which I can hear with my own ears anyway. I have also been using the KH120s for like a decade now.
 
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Very interesting. The Sceptres which also use a horn have no resonance — which I can hear with my own ears anyway. I have also been using the KH120s for like a decade now.
Focal alpha 65 and Neumann kh120a are stellar in my room, gold 8 do resonance in the low mid. A bit annoying when i focus on it.
 
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