I was already leaning heavily towards the Tannoy, just wonder if the Zu would a good option Or If they deserved a listen.
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I have not heard Tannoys but I do own Druid V's as well as a pair of Coherent Audio floorstanders which like Tannoy use a coaxial driver. Love 'em both but they do have slightly different presentations.
What I think doesn't matter. What does matter is Zu gives you 60 days in your home and they are very cool about returns. You're just out one-way shipping which for Druid 6 is $199. If you don't dig them, send em back and get the Tannoys. Easy peasy.
I haven’t heard Tannoy but have a Zu Omen Def MK I. Before having it, I have a pair or B&W cdm7nt. When I first get the Zu, I don’t like it. At that time, I have a McCormack 200W SS amp. Obviously it is not a good match. Then I gradually move to low power tube amps and when I get the 18W Almarro 318B, I really like it. One thing you need to realize is that the Zu’s is efficient and design for low power amps. When considering the speakers, you also need to consider the synergy of the amp. The Zu sound very lively, provide much better realism than the B&W. You also need to consider the type of music and room size. The Zu with lower power amp will not boomy bass. So, if you like bass heavy music, better to get a subwoofer.
Unless you can get your ears on the Zu's again in short order, I'd stick with the Tannoys, which you know you like with far greater certainty at this point. Tannoys have controlled dispersion and so work pretty well in most rooms. And the 101 dB rating on the Zu seems...suspect (they've measured much lower than spec'd in the past). The Tannoys will be an honest 93 dB / Watt, which is extremely useful.