Product Type: Tangent speakers
Newest Review: ... between a good speaker and a great one. Compared to previous models from Tangent you would be forgiven for expecting these speaker... more
Do these Tangents have the Clarity?
Tangent Clarity 8
Member Name: danny691
Tangent Clarity 8
Advantages: Sexy, sleek looking, great sounding.
Disadvantages: Very expensive but are worth the scrimping and saving for their looks and SQ!
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.
Summary: Many will find it hard to justify the cost, but once you see and hear these in the flesh.....
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