TannoyStirling GRnewTannoy Stirling Prestige GoldI took all of this information from the Stereophile Review https://www.stereophile.com/content/tannoy-stirling-prestige-gold-reference-loudspeaker- Sound Science is the exclusive New Mexico Dealer ...6990.00

Tannoy Stirling Prestige Gold [Expired]

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I took all of this information from the Stereophile Review https://www.stereophile.com/content/tannoy-stirling-prestige-gold-reference-loudspeaker- Sound Science is the exclusive New Mexico Dealer for Tannoy, These speakers are a joy with tubes and good solid state, I display them at my store using the NAD M10 V2 (also a NAD dealer) with spectacular results and the M10 doesn't also double as a room heater in the summer. Come listen to Tannoy and NAD at Sound Science at 208 Paseo Del Canon Suite C, Taos NM. 87571 Call or write with any questions, 720.308.4000 or [email protected] Description: Bass-reflex, floorstanding biwireable loudspeaker with "Dual Concentric" driver including one 1" (25mm) aluminum-alloy-dome compression tweeter with Tulip Waveguide and neodymium-magnet motor and one 10" (254mm) woofer with treated-paper-pulp cone with HE twin-roll fabric surround, 1 5/8" (42mm) edge-wound voice-coil, and dual front-firing port slats. Crossover frequency: 1.8kHz. Frequency response: 39Hz–46kHz, –6dB. Sensitivity: 91dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms (5 ohms minimum). Treble adjustment: ±3dB above 1.8kHz to 46kHz shelving. Dimensions: 33.5" (850mm) H × 15.5" (397mm) W × 14.5" (368mm) D. Weight: 50.7lb (23kg). Finish: Walnut veneer. Serial numbers of units reviewed: STIRLING GR-OW 000-DEP00-00010191106 Z191100002DEP. "Designed, engineered, and manufactured in the United Kingdom." The driver "Tannoy's Dual Concentric [design] is a two-way, time-aligned, partially horn-loaded, coaxial driver," Deal wrote in an email. "Dual Concentric doesn't refer to a two-way driver or a coaxial driver, but to a driver that is concentric (shared center) in two dimensions: on-axis and perpendicular to the axis. The center being the point of propagation of sound. This makes the Tannoy Stirling a true point-source loudspeaker and not just a coaxial loudspeaker. By integrating the high-frequency driver within and on the same axis as the low-frequency driver, Tannoy aligned phase and locked in imaging." The Dual Concentric's tweeter uses an aluminum-magnesium– alloy dome driver with, as previously mentioned, Tannoy's Point Source Tulip Waveguide. The woofer part utilizes a 10", treated-paper-pulp cone with an HE twin-roll fabric surround and a 1 5/8" (42mm) edge-wound voice-coil. "The HE refers to the hard-edge, impregnated fabric surround on the bass driver, which stores less energy and gives it a faster and more articulate sound than its predecessors," Deal added. "The high-frequency driver is a wide-dynamic-range compression unit," Deal wrote. "The Tulip Waveguide is a low-compression, phase-compensating device that allows the driver to exhibit high dynamic levels with little power. The throat of the low-frequency cone ... provides a second waveguide with acoustic impedance transformation to match the high-frequency radiation into the listening environment." The Stirling's Dual Concentric driver uses neodymium magnets and a diecast chassis. The loudspeaker's crossover includes ICW ClarityCaps for the high-frequency circuits and metalized film capacitors for low frequencies. To connect drivers and crossover to the outside world, the Stirling uses van den Hul CS-18 halogen-free, silver-plated cabling. The Stirling Prestige Gold Reference stands a regal 33.5" high; it is 15.5" wide, 14.5" deep, and it weighs 50.7lb. Its nominal impedance is 8 ohms, and its reported sensitivity is 91dB/2.83V/m, which together should make it exceptionally easy to drive. The stated frequency response is 39Hz to 46kHz, –6dB. "The speakers are built one at a time in matched pairs, fully finished and tested before tests are run," Deal added. "A test track is run on a reference speaker that's a perfect specimen called the Gold Sample. The newly built speaker is then tested against those measurements." Conclusion Like other speakers I've reviewed that have horn-loaded drive units, the Tannoy Stirling Prestige Gold Reference is fast, plays with marvelous dynamics, and presents a full, believable, densely populated soundstage. It requires careful setup, but once that's done, it rewards with excellent transparency, fine treble resolution, good midrange and bass fundamentals, and impressive textures. I'd go so far as to say that the Stirling, which just had its first price increase since 2013, is a bargain. Considering the adjustability of its treble output to accommodate different room sizes and conditions, the Stirling is an easy speaker to love. Despite changes at the company, the Tannoy legacy continues with the Stirling, which proudly carries the torch for a classic, timeless design.


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