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WERE £319 from 22.09.15
"It may be small, but this Tannoy package is perfectly formed, with an open sound and good integration. A terrific buy at less than £400." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.
The Tannoy HTS101 combines Tannoy's legendary audio skill with discreet style. Although paying close attention to style, the HTS101 is first and foremost about sound quality. Take a look at the small satellite speakers and you'll see a build integrity that's rare at this level. First off are the cabinets. Rather than use plastic or metal, Tannoy use wood - just like their full size speakers. By using wood, the cabinets offer low resonance and therefore create a more accurate, less tinny sound. Secondly, the HTS101 use high quality drive units. Tannoy's titanium WideBand tweeters are already legendary for their incredible detail matched with smooth refinement. Teamed up with this super-tweeter are 75mm paper cones. These are ideal for mid-range material, such as vocals and, like the cabinets, offer a sound free from colouration and distortion. To ensure an even tonality right around the soundstage, the centre speaker uses the same drive units. In this case, though, the centre speaker has twin mid-range units for enhanced dialogue reproduction.
Blending seamlessly with these quality satellite speakers is a similarly impressive subwoofer. The HTS101 subwoofer may be larger than average but it uses its bulk to good effect. The substantial housing, 100 watt amplifier and 200mm drive unit combine to give a powerful bass presence.
Taken as a whole, the sound quality is class-leading. As What Hi-Fi magazine went on to say; "For once, here's a compact speaker package that doesn't sound as small-scale at it looks. It serves up a gratifyingly wide, tall soundstage and moves effects around it confidently. The soundtrack's moments of extreme noise terror are handled just as comfortably, the HTS101 switching from whisper to bellow without effort."
As well as sounding great, the other half of the HTS101's appeal are the discreet, good looks. The compact satellite speakers are easy to position and come with wall brackets. All the speakers, including the subwoofer come finished in a gloss black lacquer - the ideal match for most flat screen TVs and home cinema components.
For a home cinema system that offers the ideal blend of style and performance, the Tannoy HTS101 is ahead of the pack.