Very recently I reviewed the Tangent Clarity 8 Subwoofer, and now it is the turn of my equally impressive Tangent Clarity 8 speakers. As with the subwoofer, I have these speakers in a very deep and rich red colour. There are also black and white variations, but I have the lot in red to match my furniture and when looking at the different colours I also felt the red would stand out a lot more. They also are as equally expensive as the subwoofer, at around the £400 mark each. The deep red high gloss finish is stunning, and the sound emitted is very rich indeed. The speakers are 150W and each and every different type of sound i play through them is impressive and spot on. my only real moan is that at this price I would have hoped for gold plated speaker posts/bindings, to be more accurate this is my only moan!
The pricetag is obviously a major talking point for any 'normal' person, but what more do you get for your £400 than sleek, sexy looks and a quality high gloss finish? The sound quality is top notch. I won't suggest I listen to loads of different systems, but I can tell the difference between a good speaker and a great one. Compared to previous models from Tangent you would be forgiven for expecting these speakers to be all about looks, but I am more thsan happy with the sound quality, and they resonate well and I wouldn't say I am wanting for a more crisp sound.
When watching films or listening to radio through them I am always happy with their output, and although there are more 'complete' sounding speakers out there, I am unable to knock them on the quality of sound. To summarise, I would definately say that they are not the very best sounding speakers around, but for me this is no issue, i didn't want to end this review by saying that the speakers are all about looks - they sound fantastic. But fantastic in their own right, not in comparison to the very best this market offers.
Wow ! Quite simply if like the look of these speakers you will love the sound.I bought a pair of Tangent Clarity 8 speakers on reputation alone, without hearing any beforehand and I'm glad to say that they far exeeded all my expectations.They give a crisp and clear sound with a deep moody bass that is more than enough for any living room and they will give a lot, lot more without any distortion if you don't mind upsetting the neighbours. Mine were bought to replace speekers with a 10" bass, the Tangent Clarity 8 is far more refined but easily equals the power of the bass.They even provide cloth gloves to set them up without leaving fingerprints.I got my pair from Richer Sounds' Birmingham store after I found out that Amazon's price was for a single speaker not a pair as you would expect.