Excerpt: Thank you for searching out Australian HI-FI Magazine’s equipment review and laboratory test of the Tannoy TS1201 Subwoofer originally published in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, May/June 2010 (Volume 41 Number 3). This equipment review consists of a full subjective evaluation of the Tannoy TS1201 Subwoofer written by Greg Borrowman , plus a complete set of laboratory tests conducted by Newport Test Labs and an analysis of those test results, written by Steve Holding .
Excerpt: Tannoy is a legend in many markets. We still hear the expression 'Tannoy System' for when people are referring to say, announcement systems at shopping malls, and it is also revered for its recording studio monitors, having made ones big enough for me to live in!
Excerpt: The TS1201 is the biggest (and, presumably, the bangingest) of Tannoy's new subwoofer range. The '12' in the model number refers to the 12in, forward-firing driver, but the claimed 500W of power and extension down to 21Hz make for equally interesting spec-sheet reading.
Pros: Nicely made and finished, powerful sound with fine extension
Cons: Lacks grip and definition, sounds spongy rather than solid