This page was written at different times over a few years, the Index will help. When you know the best, you're not interested in the rest.No, we don't know if your Speakers match your Amp, but we can tell you how to tell if they are below. The more amps we try on our Tannoy Golds, the wider our opinion can be.As with any sound source, you can get used to it then hear another with a different tonal balance & then fear your system is lacking.Below we rate how some amps play on the Tannoy Golds, the general idea is many amps sound great on these speakers if there are a few tricky ones that are best suited to later speakers.Our upgraded amps give full deep bass & with larger speakers, you'll have that THX type deep bass TV & Film uses even with a 15w amp, we know as we've tried enough amps.Tone Controls are needed for Speakers & to use them is no problem or diversion from hifi, to sit & listen to music lacking Bass or Treble for the ideals of "source direct" flat is just a way to miss the full enjoyment of audio & hifi.Please do not link to our site on ebay sales trying to use our unique info to play buyers for a sale suggesting we are authorising their sale, as we are of New Sections since Jan 2017 that add a wide range of Hi-Fi & Tech related subjects plus opinion on Hi-Fi News 1970-1980 as we read through. This page has been updated & read through with 2017 ideas & with an Index to navigate. The Difference In Design How To Know For Sure If Speakers & Amp Match? All Amps & Receivers We've Tried On 1969 Tannoy Golds. We don't & don't have much interest in the thousands of mostly mediocre speakers made.We've never read a page like this one we've written, you might find details hidden in dry theory books, but here is the deal on Speakers so it finally makes just a little bit more sense. It's a minefield & we don't particularly care much about other speakers than the 1968-74 Tannoy Golds.
So to not get too deep into the whys & wherefores here are our tried & tested opinions.
With Headphones you hear one driver with the full frequency range & it's close to your ear with nothing beyond your ear & head resonances to affect it.
A speaker in a room sounds less upfront than having two small desktop speakers on the Computer inches away.
Until full range speakers beyond Electrostatics exist, it's the best there is for full range Hifi.
Matching the Age of the Speakers to the Age of the Amplifier is crucially important too, read on.