Tannoy's DC4-T are probably aimed at the home cinema market. As mentioned before the blend seamlessly with the rest of the DC4 range but as a stand alone product I can't see any point to them. The fact that they are floorstanding has very little impact on bass enhancement due to their compact size which means that music can sound a little thin at times. They do a good job with spoken word CDs or talk radio but then again so do the DC4's (and many other "bookshelf" speakers).
One major concern is the build material. If it is solid wood then it behaves like laminated chipboard. The slightest knock will result in a dent or bashed corner. I don't think I've ever seen a used pair without some damage to the cabinets. The crazy thing is that the original pairs didn't even come with a plinth so, with a footprint of only 15cm x 16cm, placing them was like stacking dominoes on gelatin - very difficult to do and sooner or later they will fall over! Granted, the addition of the plinth made a huge difference to stability but even with this (and spikes) trying to get them to stand true vertical on carpet was a major achievement.
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2nd Jul 2012
"Great partners for the Revolution DC4 LCR"
Pair these with the Revolution DC4 LCR for seamless integration and a sound that just hangs in the air. The small footprint makes these floor standing speakers very easy to site as they take up no more, or even less space, than speaker stands would with the added advantage of the cabinet volume for a more weighty sound. The sound is agile and responsive and extremely well blended with accurate positioning of the action on the screen. The sound that this combination produces is three dimensional, almost as if the speakers were not part of the set-up but the sound was coming directly from the screen and it's surroundings. If you're thinking of upgrading your tiny satellites for something with a bit more muscle but without the physical presence these are definitely worth a demo.