Just purchased this new a few weeks ago and has barely been used so it is basically brand new. I wanted to compare it to my Tannoy VXP 12's and it sounds the same so I am sticking with the VXP's since I have more of them.
These are fantastic speakers as anyone who has owned them can attest to. Tannoy is famous for their Dual-Concentric coax design and is definitely one of the better speakers I have heard in my room. Please see the manufacture overview and specifications below. These units retail between $1500 and $1600 a piece so this is a good deal if your interested as they are hard to find used.
$950 Shipped from Texas fully insured.
From the manufacturer:
The 97 dB/Watt efficiency, 400 Watt programme material power handling and a staggering 800 Watt peak power handling allows the DC12i to run consistently at 120 dB with short-term peaks over 126 dB SPLs if required.
Yet the real highlight of the Definition Install DC12i is its incredibly dynamic, articulate and life-like performance. Using experience gained from over 50 years of Dual Concentric driver design and decade of pro-audio engineering excellence, the incredible DC12i driver is a full-range unit (50 Hz-38 kHz) with exceptionally low distortion and colouration. The Wideband tweeter delivers superior projection and spatial information thanks to its well-regarded TANNOY waveguide while the large mid-bass cone majors on communicating every nuance and effect with visceral impact.
Frequency Range 1 50Hz - 38kHz
System Sensitivity (1W @1m) 2 97dB (1W = 2.83V for 8 Ohms)
Dispersion (-6dB) 90 degrees conical
Driver Complement 1 x 300mm (12.00”) constant directivity Dual Concentric™
Crossover Passive 1.4kHz with dynamic HF protection
Directivity Factor (Q) 6.0 averaged 1kHz to 10kHz
Directivity Index (DI) 7.4 averaged 1kHz to 10kHz
Rated Maximum SPL Average: 120dB
Power Handling Average: 200W
Recommended Amplifier Power 400W @ 8 Ohms
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Distortion 10% Full Power (12.65V)
1% Full Power (4V)
Enclosure MDF, vented and internally braced
Finish Textured black paint
Connectors 2 x 4mm gold plated binding posts
Fittings 8 x M10 bracket inserts
4 x wallplate keyhole fixings allowing landscape or portrait mounting orientations
1 x Wall plate
Dimensions (HxWxD) 550 x 410 x 255mm
(21.65 x 16.14 x 10.04”)
Notes 1. Average over stated bandwidth. Measured at 1 metre on axis.
2. Unweighted pink noise input, measured at 1 metre in an anechoic chamber
Tannoy operates a policy of continuous research and development. The introduction of new materials or manufacturing methods will always equal or exceed the published specifications, which Tannoy reserves the right to alter without prior notification