Excerpt: The new Tannoy Precision line of studio monitors offers two passive and two active products. All four units are three-way and use the signature Tannoy SuperTweeter and Dual Concentric bass and high-frequency drivers. The Precision 6 and Precision 8 are nonpowered units, one offering a 6-inch bass driver and the other an 8-inch. The Precision 6D and 8D, reviewed here, are top-of-the-line monitors and carry some serious firepower.
Excerpt: Versatility is one of the key selling points of active speakers. And, it's the Precision 8Ds that offer the greatest flexibility within this group. For starters, the Tannoy's feature a digital coaxial input. Theoretically, you could connect a DVD player or transport directly to the speakers and use their onboard DAC.
Pros: Powerful sense of scale, good dynamics, solid timing
Cons: Not the final word in outright clarity and finesse