In England Tannoy is the generic word for speakers. But don’t think this cherished company has been standing still either. Their professional division just installed 135 Tannoy CVS6s speakers in private suites at the University of Louisville Cardinal Stadium plus another 254 Tannoy CVS4s speakers outside the private suite area. Their Studio division is going strong as well. They have not forgotten their residential division however and the Prestige Series remains the classic speaker design. The Prestige speakers are built like fine custom furniture to fit into distinctive environments yet with state of the art wiring, via. AcrolinkA cable from the binding posts through the crossovers and right to the drivers. Six nines throughout. 99.9999% pure copper.
The unique advantage of the Tannoy Dual Concentric™ principle is that the low and high frequency sound radiation is generated on the same axis. In effect, the Dual is a single chassis comprising two separate drive units properly merged into one, with the high frequency unit mounted in the centre of the pole piece of the low frequency unit. High frequency sound radiates from the centre of the low frequency unit through a carefully designed high frequency exponential horn, either the PepperPot WaveGuide™ or the Tulip WaveGuide™ dependant on the model. It is the fact that the low and high frequencies are therefore fully integrated at source that gives the Tannoy Dual Concentric™ driver such unique sound reproduction qualities.
Hovland MusicapsÂ® are used and are renowned for their exceptional dynamics, speed, focus, correct timbre and depth of field, and true inter-transient silence. Separate layers of polypropylene film and conductive foil deliver superior clarity of reproduction that metalized capacitors cannot equal. Very low loss laminated iron core inductors on the LF ensure that there is less resistance between the amplifier and driver, resulting in superior bass control. High purity silver (99.99%) link wires maintain signal path integrity on the separate HF crossover board and for the HF feed capacitor Hovland MusicapsÂ® are used with a special Tannoy DMT™ (Differential Material Technology) isolation sleeve. Hovland MusicapsÂ® are renowned for their exceptional dynamics, speed, focus, correct timbre and depth of field, and true inter-transient silence. Separate layers of polypropylene film and conductive foil deliver superior clarity of reproduction that metalised capacitors cannot match.
Quality right down to the terminal panel which has a unique 5-point (bi-wire and ground point) gold plated terminals has the driver chassis grounded via the 5th terminal. By using appropriate speaker cable, this proven technology, developed on earlier Prestige models, minimizes the effects of RF interference resulting in a more transparent midrange. Additionally the Kensington SE uses high quality WBT™ connectors to ensure easier connection of substantial loudspeaker cable whilst maintaining complete signal path integrity.
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