Original owner of the classic Tannoy Kensington SE HIFI Speakers.
As new condition very well cared for the past eight years and includes all original packaging accessories and materials.
Tannoy Kensington SE’s 10-inch, Dual Concentric driver is an inherently time-coherent design. The woofer is a treated paper cone, and the tweeter is a 2-inch aluminum alloy dome, sitting within a “PepperPot” WaveGuide at the throat of the woofer.
The woofer cone’s shape was designed to provide optimal dispersion for the tweeter. The technology is old—Tannoy pioneered the Dual Concentric technology in 1947—but it still sounds amazing today.
The Dual Concentric’s Alnico (Aluminum-Nickel-Cobalt) magnet system is sure to woo more than a few old school audiophiles and guitarists (Alnico magnets can be found in sought-after “humbucking” electric guitar pickups from the 1950s). The alloy produces a stronger magnetic field than comparable ceramic (Strontium Ferrite) magnets, and gauss strength within the gap is also very high, which increases the speaker’s efficiency. Translation: Distortion is lower at a given volume level for drivers using Alnico magnets.
The Kensington SE’s front panel hosts a conspicuous set of tone controls for the tweeter labeled “Treble Energy” and “Treble Roll Off.”
That sort of tweak-ability is rare in high-end speakers so you can dial-in exactly the right treble balance to accommodate your room’s acoustics.
Internal crossover parts reflect the Kensington SE’s heritage: The low-loss laminated iron-core inductors inline with the woofer minimize resistance between the amplifier and Dual Concentric driver, which Tannoy claims produces superior bass control.
Crossover components include highly regarded Hovland Musicaps capacitors and Vishay resistors. Internal wiring is 99.99% silver.
The Kensington SE’s rear panel hosts a rather unusual speaker connector array. Most speakers have either a single pair of binding posts or two sets for bi-wiring, but the Kensington SE has a total of five heavy-duty WBT connectors in a circular bay.
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