Tannoy PBM6.5
Tannoy PBM6.5

PBM6.5, Passive Monitor from Tannoy.

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linn134 04/27/2009

Tannoy PBM6.5 : linn134's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
The size, price (used), the excellent reputation of this model virtually untraceable (see on the U.S. forums for example)

For what purpose?
For a close monitoring of quality.

What amp / What configuration?
For now I use a power amp absolutely ashamed m ***** without a big name that will leave room for the more serious. The cable will be replaced my honest also taken because of my old Hi-Fi

EDIT: Now the PBM 6.5 are propelled (it's almost that) by an Inter-M R150. Nothing to do with the heinous Poweramp of sound, the sharpness is there, the dynamics is killer.


The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
It is realistic and gives a result very precise. Neutral I do not think so.

The stereo image is good?
With this power amp really sucks when it is almost impossible to have the same level right and left is not. But I tested with a power amplifier Hi-Fi with a common volume for both channels and ... Magic is striking.

The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?
My faith is pretty good yes. When you push a little gain, everything falls into place. These speakers are scheduled to give their juice with a little power, otherwise it is soft and mediums lack of body in this case.

EDIT: With a monitor amp worthy of the name it is no longer the case, even at minimum gain (and there are already enough to be deaf if you do not watch) the precision and clarity are there.

The dynamics are respected?
With a less dynamic power amp Walkman anemic ago correct dynamics. With an amp more suited I am not worried.

EDIT: With the Inter-M R150 buttocks, and following a map Mona ECHO 24, the dynamic hurts very badly. Nothing is left to chance so much that I have the same feeling when I listen to a guitar-making raw when I play in a tube amp upscale. We understand the difference between a beefy power amp with passive monitors and generous listening: it is day and night. It must be said that the monitors amps Rikiki amplified ask me questions.


For how long have you been using it?
A good month. Without a good power amp I'm just a crappy amp sound low end, without power and not dynamic. And the result is quite accurate.

What thing do you like most/least about it?
I love the finish. Made in Canada entered the rear reassures me about the longevity of equipment. I also like the passive one amp for both speakers = a single power supply. It's convenient. I like the overall quality of the speaker, it's upscale without being the sole (the fans of K & H or else I will understand).

Like less ... liabilities! which condemns me temporarily to a crappy amp. Once changed, the sky is bluer.
I like the least back vent which requires a special provision to avoid exaggerated bass.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Much. I love listening, even though my ear has not the finesse and precision of a pro. But I know what I do not want (it's already that) and I have long waited for these speakers.
They do not have much in common with Reveal from the same brand apart from the logo. These MBP 6.5 are less "nice".

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent opportunity and great condition.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
I expect a power amp worthy of the name before answering.

EDIT: With Inter-M R150 driver for the MBP of 6.5 are valuable monitors. Behind the D / A converters of the ECHO 24 Mona dynamics is crazy, striking power and stereo image precision. They are very good monitors that require only a passive receiver as good outfit. Inter-M is correct in its class and I can not imagine what they would with a couple of excellent separate amps.
A default controller monitoring plan to leave it right on your D / A converter and use the power amp performance at its best. For me, it's the next step.