1926 - 2017

Over the past 96 years, TANNOY has been the undisputed leader in loudspeaker design and audio quality.

1926

Foundation

Tulsemere manufacturing company founded in London, UK by Guy R. Fountain.

1928

High Tensile Branding

Company changes its name to "TANNOY", derived from the materials used in the manufacture of its rectifiers (Tantalum / Lead Alloy).

1930

Being Heard

TANNOY’s early intervention in automotive audio and mobile public address systems!

Through the 1930's

Getting Recognition

TANNOY becomes established as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of loudspeaker systems and audio components.

Through the 1940's

Serving the Public

TANNOY delivers public address systems for famous sporting and state events, as well as for the Ministry of Defense during  wartime. (Winston Churchill shown using a TANNOY public address system).

1946

Part of the Lexicon

"TANNOY" becomes synonymous with public address systems, and its name is added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

1947

The Defining Moment

The Dual Concentric driver is invented and launched at the London Radio Show. This revolutionary technology will define TANNOY and the later audio industry.

1967

Improving on Perfection

TANNOY launches the famous Monitor Gold Dual Concentric range.

Through the 1970's

Becoming the Benchmark

TANNOY becomes key player in professional recording studio monitoring.

1973

Making History

Abbey Road Studio 2 installs Lancaster cabinets with Monitor Gold drivers. Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is recorded on these TANNOY monitors.

1974

Harman International Industries

TANNOY is acquired by Harman International Industries, and Guy R. Fountain retires.

1976

A New Home

TANNOY relocates production from London to Coatbridge, Scotland.

1979

Turning Red

The Super Red range of studio monitors launched to critical acclaim.

Through the 1970's and 80's

An Instant Classic

With a growing reputation as the world’s best, TANNOY Monitors found their way into countless legendary recording studios such as Abbey Road, Air and Decca.

1980

A Blockbuster

Vangelis composing the music to the blockbuster movie “Blade Runner” with the help of the TANNOY Dreadnought monitor.

1987

Merging with Goodmans

TANNOY merges with Goodmans to form TANNOY Goodmans International (TGI).

1990's

Going Commercial

TANNOY re-focuses on commercial audio and becomes a pioneer in premium ceiling loudspeaker products.

2002

The TC Group

TGI is acquired by Danish company TC ELECTRONIC to form TC Group.

2014

The CMS Series

TANNOY launches revolutionary Dual Concentric technology with latest generation CMS Series.

2015

The MUSIC Group

MUSIC acquires TC Group and with it TANNOY to form a conglomerate of high-end brands and technology.

2017

Current Status

TANNOY is the weapon of choice for musicians and industry pros alike. Grammy Award-winning mixing legend Tony Maserati has mixed countless hit songs and albums on TANNOY monitors for close to three decades now.