TANNOY V series
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:44 PM
Does anybody have any experience of Tannoy V series speaker boxes?Especially the V12? They seem to be very cost effective boxes that won't break the bank if one bulk purchases!Usage looking for: Conference audio, small gig boxes & stage foldbacks in conjunction with a large FOH main PA.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:50 PM
I don't believe any of the above reflects poorly on them at all actually - like I say, they've been hit with the audio equivalent of a sledgehammer, it merely explains how I come to know the cabinets;
When they were working they sounded pretty nice. I'll echo Paul's sentiments that they do sound slightly different to a standard cabinet arrangement. I can't quite put my finger on what it is. I actually prefer these. Especially for theatre work they sound a little more, dare I say it, "gentle", maybe "warm". I hate woolly audio terms like that, but I haven't heard enough of them to start talking numbers and frequencies so generic words will have to do!
I can speak with a bit more authority on their construction though. First thing's first, they're heavy! The 90x90 dispersion pattern makes them a really useful box for filling a space. The foam covered grilles are a little susceptible to damage, though it's only superficial to the foam, the grille itself is actually pretty sturdy. Flying points everywhere! These 4 have yokes to hang them on their side which look pretty useful. They've got the usual black wooden cabinet finish, though I'd say maybe they're built more for life flown on a bar than life in the back of a truck. Look after them and they should be fine though.
There's a nice little trick they've built in for arraying them where (apparently) if you flip one box upside down and stick it next to another one, the slopes on the trapezoidal cabinets mate to give you the optimum arraying angle. Never tried it!
I've got a few of them open at the minute, so if there's any specific info you want on their construction then let me know.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:02 AM
The only negative I can think of is that I have had to replace some drivers for this company in the V8's over the years and once in a V12 (when other people have used them!!!) but I guess any speaker will blow if abused enough.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:46 AM