E-Gear Review: Tannoy Arena 5.1 Speaker System
Anyone who has spent time surfing the Web in search of speaker ensembles has likely come across some pretty wild stuff. Gimmicks meant to lure unwary buyers exist around every portal and some are almost too good not to try.
It seems these days that the sexier a speaker looks, the worse it sounds (sounds a lot like my college dating life). When Tannoy unveiled its latest addition at the Consumer Electronics Show this past winter, many journalists could not see past the clean lines, candy colors and euro styling. But having had experience with Tannoy in the past, I knew better. Tannoy has a long standing reputation for delivering on its “gimmicks.”
Unpacking the Arena 5.1 sound system at home was nothing short of mesmerizing. Not only is each piece packed with careful attention, but a hands-on examination of these speakers had me buzzing. The contour and lines are simply fabulous and the build quality is exceptional. The units I received were copper in color and the finish was simply stunning.