TANNOY has an outstanding heritage in professional recording studios around the world and this experience and heritage is distilled into every TANNOY home theatre loudspeaker system. In homes, in professional recording studios, in concert halls and stadiums across the world, TANNOY is the brand of choice when sound quality is critical. The brand name itself has its own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary and is synonymous with public address loudspeakers on every continent.
For audiophiles and home theatre lovers the world over, TANNOY loudspeakers have a following second to none.
Over its illustrious history TANNOY has strived to offer reference level products in every loudspeaker category, with many models hailed by reviewers and pro-audio installers alike as defining the state of the art at the time. While many makers may boast that they make reference loudspeakers for movie sound, few have TANNOY’s rich heritage and trophy cabinet full of awards to back up such a claim.
The design ethos has remained unchanged since TANNOY was founded, to produce loudspeakers that communicate the full emotion of the content with articulation, accuracy and coherence irrespective of the genre of movie or music. TANNOY’s famous Dual Concentric driver technology has become highly regarded the world over for its power, timing and point-source accuracy. The result is a legacy of products that have lead the field of loudspeaker design for many decades and continue to innovate and lead to this day.
TANNOY’s patented Dual Concentric driver technology remains at the heart of its loudspeaker design. First revealed at the London Radio Show in 1947, TANNOY’s Dual Concentric driver technology has continuously developed and evolved as better materials, high-tech engineering and advanced processes have become available. DC drivers are incorporated in all but TANNOY’s entry level loudspeakers and surround sound packages.
The Dual Concentric concept places the tweeter assembly in the centre of the mid-bass cone, set back into a wave guide. This establishes and true point source driver with exceptional accuracy, even conical dispersion and precise phase alignment.
Modern technology and materials have seen the driver evolve into a cutting-edge transducer capable of staggering accuracy and dynamic range, extremely low colouration and a bandwidth that can extend from below 20 Hz to over 35 kHz in TANNOY’s flagship loudspeakers. To this day the DC driver’s outstanding imaging and ability to communicate with the listener is unlike any other multiple-driver system available today.
Today’s line up of Dual Concentric drivers spans a wide range of sizes and technical abilities that allows almost everyone to experience and enjoy their performance. From the smallest 100 mm (4 inch) Dual Concentric driver in the affordable and compact Revolution DC4 stand-mount and DC4 LCR centre channel loudspeakers, right up to the 300 mm (12 inch) Duals in TANNOY’s Definition Install range, Dual Concentric driver defines TANNOY’s acoustic engineering expertise and excellence.
TANNOY has been designing and manufacturing electronics and audio equipment since 1926. Over this time TANNOY’s loudspeaker construction methods, materials and technologies have been constantly changing and evolving in an ongoing program of improvement. Filing hundreds of patents over the decades of loudspeaker production, the brand is at the forefront of materials and engineering innovation for the betterment of movie and music reproduction in the studio, in the home, in stadiums and in open spaces for live performances.
This technology is not just exclusive to TANNOY’s high-end designs and it percolates down through the ranges as the technologies are perfected.
TANNOY’s cabinet construction is unique in that models from Definition upwards are crafted from birch plywood rather than fibreboard. The birch is specially sourced from cooler, slower growing regions that produce a denser wood that imparts solidity and richness to the sound that cannot be achieved with fibre and particle board construction. Modern technology has allowed the birch plywood to be formed into curves that minimise internal sound reflections and bring a new look to loudspeaker design.
TANNOY pioneered extended bandwidth technology developing the SuperTweeter and subsequently percolating Wideband technology through its core loudspeaker ranges. Extending the high frequency capability of the complete loudspeaker system out to well beyond 20 kHz corrects the time and phase response at the upper end of audibility. This delivers enhanced accuracy and spaciousness, improved clarity within the essential mid band and dialogue area and even an enhancement of the definition and impact of low frequencies.