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Tannoy Introduces Its Revolution and Revolution Signature Speakers  Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Revolution Signature brings Tannoy’s world renowned musical excellence to a loudspeaker range of unrivalled elegance. Catering for audiophiles that demand both outstanding performance and sumptuous good looks, Revolution Signature is the first in a new wave of loudspeaker designs for the audio connoisseur.

Revolution Signature unites Tannoy’s highly regarded Dual Concentric™ driver technology with a radically new ultra-rigid curved-wall cabinet that eliminates standing wave colouration. Each cabinet is offered in Light Oak or dark Espresso real wood veneers, hand finished to exacting standards synonymous with bespoke cabinetry. Magnetic grille mounts are installed below the veneer to ensure a graceful and uncluttered appearance on the front baffle and the sumptuous brushed metal trims and sculpted ports are mounted with concealed fixings to further enhance the smooth appearance. The Revolution Signature’s slim profile and compact footprint offers seamless cosmetic integration with a variety of decor – from the traditional to ultra contemporary.

The new series comprises floor standing, stand-mount and dedicated centre-channel models with voice-matched 4 inch and 6 inch Dual Concentric™ drivers implemented across the range. Tannoy’s Dual Concentric™ drivers have long been respected for their musical coherence and sheer visceral impact. By placing the WideBand™ titanium tweeter at the heart of the rigid multi-fibre bass cone, the driver offers true point-source musical integrity and exceptional instrumental and vocal accuracy. Rigid die-cast driver chassis and multi-point fixings further enhance the Revolution Signature’s spacious and dynamic sound.

Providing perfect integration of the driver elements, the carefully designed crossover network uses low loss, laminated core inductors and audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors throughout. Careful consideration has been given to the precise layout of the crossover in order to minimise inter-component coupling and it is positioned well away from the driver to avoid any detrimental magnetic field effects. Top quality silver-plated oxygen free copper internal wiring is used exclusively for complete signal path integrity. This no compromise approach ensures the best possible musical integration and coherence across the audio band.

Borrowing technology from the high-end Prestige Series, Revolution Signature incorporates Tannoy’s unique fifth speaker terminal in addition to a bi-wire pair. This electrically earths the driver chassis to dramatically reduce radio frequency interference circulating in the hi-fi system. Eliminating this RF ‘noise’ brings substantial improvements in mid-range clarity and further enhances the soundstage imaging.

From the compact stand-mount DC4 to the imposing yet elegant DC6T floor standing model, Revolution Signature is designed to enhance the listener’s living environment both visually and acoustically. Suitable for all two channel music systems as stereo pairs, the additional horizontally-orientated DC4LCR or DC6LCR models allow the Revolution Signature range to be configured as a sumptuous multi-channel system with class-leading dynamics, power handling and efficiency.

Revolution: Tannoy’s new wave in elegant, dynamic and musically accomplished loudspeakers is now available to an even wider audience. Drawing on the strengths of the multi-award winning Revolution Signature series, Revolution distils 80-years of Tannoy’s world renowned technology into a loudspeaker design of unrivalled sophistication and unmatched value.

Revolution unites Tannoy’s highly regarded Dual Concentric™ driver technology with a radically new ultra-rigid trapezoidal cabinet. The tall, slim profile and non-parallel sides offer a distinctive look while reducing internal resonances and acoustic reflections. Each cabinet is offered in Light Oak or dark Espresso real wood veneers, hand finished to the same exacting standards synonymous with bespoke cabinetry. Magnetic grille mounts are installed below the veneer to ensure a graceful and uncluttered appearance on the front baffle and the stylish brushed metal trims are mounted with concealed fixings to further enhance the smooth appearance. Revolution’s ultra-compact footprint is ideal for modern homes where style is paramount and space is at a premium.

The Revolution series comprises floor standing, stand-mount and dedicated centre-channel models designed around voice-matched 4 inch Dual Concentric™ drivers. Tannoy’s Dual Concentric™ drivers have long been respected for their musical coherence and this new high-power, wide-bandwidth version builds on the strength of this proprietary technology. The unit places a WideBand™ titanium domed tweeter with neodymium magnet system at heart of a multi-fibre paper-pulp bass driver for true point-source musical integrity and exceptional accuracy. The Revolution DC4T floorstanding model and Revolution DC4 LCR centre-channel speaker also feature a supplementary 4 inch bass driver using matched paper-pulp cones. Rigid die-cast driver chassis and multi-point fixings further enhance Revolution’s spacious and dynamic sound.

Providing perfect integration of the driver elements, the carefully designed crossover network uses low loss, laminated core inductors and audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors throughout. In addition to the exclusive use of silver-plated oxygen free copper internal wiring, careful consideration has been given to the precise layout of the crossover to minimise inter-component coupling and signal pathway losses. This no compromise approach ensures seamless integration of the HF and LF components, resulting in the pin-sharp imaging and communicative musical experience for which loudspeakers featuring Tannoy’s Dual Concentric™ drivers are famed.

Revolution is a unique blend of graceful style and stunning acoustics designed to appeal to the whole family. Dramatic in acoustic scale yet subtly in its integration with contemporary decor, Revolution is designed to enhance the listener’s living environment both visually and acoustically. The compact stand-mount Revolution DC4 and chic DC4T floor standing model are designed as stereo pairs for music fans while addition of the voice-matched Revolution DC4 LCR centre-channel offers a simple add-on path to room-filling surround sound. The Revolution range is complete with a powerful AV subwoofer that marries a high-output 10 inch long throw driver with a 160Watt amp in a compact ported cabinet. The Revolution Sub 10 is finished in matching real wood veneer to ensure the beauty of the range can be appreciated even as a potent 5.1 channel set-up.







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