Tangent Speakers TM-3
Shown below are a nice pair of 1978 Tangent TM3s in teak, serial numbers 058343a and 058343b. They weigh 8kg each and are 37cm H x 25cm W x 28.5cm D. Tangent AB crossovers at 3kHz consisting of 12 elements - 3 inductors, 2 resistors and 50uF, 5(?)uF, 1uF & 4*2,2uF. The drivers are:
- tweeter - KEF T27-SP1032
- woofer - KEF B200-SP1014
The TM3's because of their small baffle area when mounted on ~20" (Naim SBL) stands sound very neutral albeit a little bass shy, with good imagery, on most programme sources they're better than either Chartwell or 11 Ohm KEF LS3/5a's, but not quite up to the standard of Spica TC-50's, (with Spica stands) or the more recent ($600?) little Totems. Sound's as if I've shot a few holy cows there, but these are, like the JR149 and a few others exceptions to the mid 70's and early 80's herd, they will "stand up" to modern designs with "better" drive units and crossover components.
Thanks Colin for sending the pics and information about these speakers.