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My Tannoy Reveal 6D Monitors are only outputting sound from the tweeters. I'm looking for troubleshooting suggestions.

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  • relaxmusic Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem, what did you do?

    Im thinking of getting a new set of monitors rather than an expensive repair?


  • relaxmusic May 11, 2010

    Thanks lizzy, in the UK their repairs are handled by panic music, who are miles from me and it will be expensive to ship them over and then they will give me no idea of the min or max it would cost. All they have said is a qoute will cost me £65 + vat. Then we go from there.

    I have been advised they wont sound the same or be well balanced because of they are repaired they will have new and different components.

    I have a feeling I can get a new pair of monitors say KRK for a good price doing a new and modern job.?





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I still suggest calling Tannoy, They are usually very reasonable and will give you a fair price to service a very good product

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