Has anyone gone from Tannoy to Zu Audio?


I'm a Tannoy Legacy Eaton owner who is wondering if the step to Zu Audio DW6 is to big for me.
I really like my Tannoys, but they are a little veild and a little too laidback.
I have a 12w tube amp and the sensitivity of the Tannoys is just at 89 dB.
I usually listen at low volume, which is also not the Tannoy Legacy Eaton's strong point.

So, anyone here that has taken this step? Was is an evolution, a revoulution or...?


IMHO you should change tube amps. The Art Audio Jota HC would give you 24 WPC and bring out the best in your Tannoys.


I've been looking around the net about Zu:s being harsh and bright and there seems to be different opinions about that. Maybe some models are and some not. Maybe it's the pairing with some amps that makes them harsh and bright?

Can you name some speakers you've compared Zu (which model?) with when you feel they sound bright and harsh?



Never heard about Volti. At least you can't buy them in Sweden where I'm living.



I thought a while about giving Cary Audio SLI-80HS a try, but then I will not get the benefit of high sensitive speakers being good at low volume listening.

If you’ve heard a Zu at a show then you’ve definitely heard bright and harsh. If you’ve heard a Zu at home in a well matched system then you’ve actually heard them. Listen to my Zu Soul Superfly for 6 or more hours at a time. Often hard to tear myself away. 

@mahughes  any idea why they sound so different at shows? I've been considering ZU, and can't decide if they'd be to my liking or not. Never heard them. Could order and return if I don't care for them. But shipping is still expensive and a hassle. 



I moved from Harbeths to Zus.The Harbeths were smooth as silk but left me craving dynamics. Now I've got 'em :-) They can sound harsh until you find the perfect position for them. It took me literally weeks to get them exactly right.I loved the live sound immediately but don't want to feel I'm right in front of the stage.Section B instead of section A up front if that makes sense.