Over forty-five years on from the introduction of the world famous Monitor Gold Dual Concentric driver, TANNOY has launched a new benchmark loudspeaker range; the Prestige Gold Reference. This major upgrade to the entire Prestige SE series of loudspeakers marks another significant chapter in TANNOY’s illustrious history. Gold Reference (GR) further refines the Dual Concentric driver concept, brings cutting edge materials and engineering technologies to the Prestige range and leverages the sonic benefits of Deep Cryogenic Treatment. The result is a captivating and unique range of loudspeakers that further improves and refines the world-renowned acoustic excellence of TANNOY’s Prestige range.
Of course, the sumptuous traditional design and time-honoured method of construction of the famous Prestige cabinets remains unchanged. These bespoke pieces of fine acoustic furniture have been hand crafted from solid wood and hardwood ply laminates by TANNOY’s finest artisans for many decades.
The new Prestige Gold Reference series marks the most sweeping advancements in Dual Concentric technology for more than 40 years. Gold Reference revives the spirit of the ground-breaking Monitor Gold, but pushes performance even further than the previous SE designated models by leveraging the best of 21st century materials science and computer-aided design. With many TANNOY innovations and bespoke technologies trickled down from TANNOY’s flagship Kingdom Royal development project, the GR series drivers stand as TANNOY’s most advanced Duals to date.
At the top of TANNOY’s new Prestige GR range, both the Canterbury GR and Westminster Royal GR are fitted with a newly developed cone material. To increase rigidity across the larger surface area of these 15 inch Dual Concentric drivers, the fibrous mix within the cone material has been revised to realise further improvements in the cone’s mechanical characteristics.
On the inside, Prestige crossovers have been improved across the range and fine-tuned to integrate with the new GR Duals. ICW ClarityCap MR capacitors are used in the Westminster Royal, Canterbury and Kensington GR models but, unique to TANNOY, the leadout wires are PTFE insulated 99.99 % single strand silver, extruded to our specification. The result of ICW’s own ground breaking two-year research program, these devices offer excellent self-damping characteristics and class-leading performance. Revised low loss laminated core inductors and thick film resistors are used throughout the Prestige GR series crossovers, chosen for their ability to resolve micro dynamic detailing.
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TANNOY’s Prestige series of loudspeakers can trace its heritage back to the 1940’s when high fidelity music reproduction in the home was becoming popular.
Kingdom Royal is a flagship loudspeaker representing the sum of TANNOY’s rich heritage, cutting-edge technical innovation and world renowned acoustic engineering.