Integra DTR-8.4 A/V Receiver and Tannoy Arena Speaker System Ratings & At A Glance: Tannoy

At A Glance: Tannoy Arena

Subwoofer: Arena Sub
Connections: Line-level in
Enclosure Type: Sealed box
Woofer (size in inches, type): 10, mixed fiber
Power Rating (watts): 300
Crossover Bypass: Yes
Available Finishes: Bronze, Silver, Black, White
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 17.5 x 13.75 x 8.25
Weight (pounds): 30.8
Price: $649

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: Arena Satellite
Type: Two-way L/R
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 0.8, titanium dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): 5, mixed fiber
Woofer (size in inches, type): 5, mixed fiber
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15–100
Available Finishes: Bronze, Silver, Black, White
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 7.4 x 5.25 x 6.8
Weight (pounds): 5.5
Price: $419 each

Speaker: Arena Center
Type: Two-way center
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 0.8, titanium dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): 5, mixed fiber
Woofer (size in inches, type):
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15–100
Available Finishes: Bronze, Silver, Black, White
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 5.25 x 9.6 x 5.8
Weight (pounds): 8.8
Price: $499 each

Ratings: Tannoy Arena Speaker System

Build Quality: 92
• Quality fit and finish
• Top-shelf binding posts

Value: 90
• One-two punch of performance and aesthetics offers real value
• Well priced versus the primary competition

Features: 92
• Various mounting and stand options
• Good sub controls

Performance: 90
• Immediate sound without getting over-aggressive
• Speakers outperform their compact size

Ergonomics: 91
• Easy to set up and place
• Tabletop stand causes some speaker-wire issues

Overall Rating: 91
The Arena system isn't all about looks. It has an inherent immediacy and excitement that partners well with movie soundtracks but also goes well with music. The sound is solid, and the aesthetics are sure to turn heads.

General Information: 91
Arena Satellite Speaker, $419/each
Arena Center Speaker, $499
Arena Subwoofer, $649
Tannoy
(519) 745-1158,
www.tannoy.com
Dealer Locator Code TNY

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