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is there a point to floorstanders with 3" drivers??? Tannoy HTS 201

TonyJZX

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here's a pic

specs:

HTS Tower
Recommended amplifier power (Watts RMS)25 – 100
Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m)88dB
Nominal Impedance (Ohms)6
Frequency response (-6dB)80Hz – 40kHz
High frequency19mm (3/4”) titanium WideBand™ dome, with neodymium magnet system
Low frequencyLF: 2 x 75mm (3”) paper cone
Magnetic shieldingYes
Crossover Frequency3kHz
Weight6.2kg (13.7lbs)
Dimensions H x W x D904mm x 106mm x 167mm (35.6” x 4.2” x 6.6”)
Dimensions H x W x D (including grille and plinth)922mm x 179mm x 225mm (36.3” x 7.1” x 8.9”)
FinishGloss Black


now I get that Tannoy wants to sell this as a 5.1 kit and as a whole it probalby works ok and especially if they use the same 3" driver on all speakers

but i can only imagine that a set of floorstanders with alleged 80-40kHz would be beaten by mean bookshelfs and that they are 'towers' only for aesthetics? and that wood is probalby cheaper than stands???
 

staticV3

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A bookshelf speaker with the same width and depth as those towers would likely not play nearly as deep, nor loud.

If the aim was a slim profile with reasonable low frequency extension, then this sort of form factor seems pretty sensible to me.
 
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Penelinfi

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For the average person who only uses a couple of watts most of the time, it would work well for either getting a bit more bass or just suspending the speakers. Sometimes those towers don't even use the whole volume as enclosure.
I've had some Yamaha towers with 2.5 inch drivers and a tweeter. They sounded not too bad all things considered.
 
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