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B&W 685 or Tannoy Mercury F1 Custom

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Dear Hifi readers, I need suggestions. Which is better, B&W 685 or Tannoy Mercury F1 Custom? I listen to any music, jazz, pop, rock but no classical music.

My plan is to pair these speakers with a Marantz PM6003 amp. I prefer a clear sounding system, with a tight bass. I'm not going to add any subwoofer to this system. Is the B&W worth it since it cost more than twice the Tannoy? Will it give more pleasant bass to the system?

Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
 
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You may find the detailed and articulate presentation of these too produces too lean a bass, which might seem good at first, but appeals less and less over time. I used to be rather like you I think with similar tastes, but you do need a little more character in the bass to give a more rounded and probably honest representation of the music.

Not sure what the F1s are like, but either choose a speaker with a little more oomph down below or an amp that does likewise.
 

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