Tannoy Ltd is an English manufacturer of loudspeakers and public-address (PA) systems. The company was founded as Tulsemere Manufacturing Company in London in 1926.

The name Tannoy is a syllabic abbreviation of tantalum alloy, which was the material used in a type of electrolytic rectifier developed by the company. The brand had been trademarked by 10 March 1932, on which date the Tulsemere Manufacturing Company was formally registered as Guy R. Fountain Limited.

It became a household name as a result of supplying PA systems to the armed forces during World War II, and to Butlins and Pontins holiday camps after the war. Tannoy is now based inCoatbridge in Scotland, and is part of the Danish-based TC Group. Tannoy is famous for its ‘Dual Concentric’ speaker design which places the tweeter behind the centre of the medium or bass driver. ‘Dual Concentric’ is a trademark although Tannoy is not the only speaker manufacturer to design coaxial drivers. (See KEF or Cabasse.)

Tannoy’s image is particularly linked to studio monitors on the one hand and its Prestige range of home speakers on the other. Prestige speakers use Dual Concentric speakers and are easily recognisable by their ‘vintage’ design.

The term ‘tannoy’ in colloquial British English is used generically to mean any public-address system, particularly those used for announcements in public places, and although the word is aregistered trademark, it has become a genericized trademark. The company’s intellectual property department keeps a close eye on the media and will often write to publications who use its trade name without a capital letter or as a generic term for PA systems, in order to preserve its trademark. (Wiki)

 

Prestige Turnberry HE

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PERFORMANCE 

  • Recommended amplifier power 30 - 180 Watts 

  • Continuous power handling 110 Watts RMS 

  • Sensitivity 93dB (2.83Volts @ 1 metre) 

  • Nominal impedance 8 Ohms 

  • Frequency response 34Hz - 25kHz -6dB 

DRIVE UNITS 

  • Dual ConcentricTM high frequency 33mm (1.3") with Tulip Waveguide 

  • Dual ConcentricTM low frequency 254mm (10") paper pulp cone with HE twin

  • roll fabric surround. 52mm edge wound voice coil 

  • Dispersion 90 degrees conical 

CROSSOVER 

  • Frequency 1.3kHz 

  • Type Bi-wired, hard wired passive, low loss 2nd order compensated low

  • frequency, 1st order high frequency 

  • Adjustment +/- 3dB over 1.3kHz to 25kHz shelving 

CONSTRUCTION 

  • Enclosure type Distributed port 

  • Dimensions 950 x 456 x 336mm (37.4 x 18 x 13.2in) 

  • Weight 36kg (79.4lbs) 

  • Finish Walnut veneer with solid walnut edging and trim detail

FEATURES
  • 254mm (10”) Dual Concentric point source symmetrical dispersion driver
  • HE hard edge twin roll fabric driver surround and driver chassis earthing, fluid open midrange and clean, detailed high frequencies
  • Rigid cabinet construction providing exceptional strength and rigidity, speeding up the aural response of the speaker
  • Extensive internal bracing further strengthens cabinet and reduces colouration, enhancing the midrange detail and the speed and clarity of the bass
  • Bi-wired, hard-wired adjustable crossover utilising premium quality components
  • The elegant cabinet design is a timeless classic, hand finished in walnut veneer with solid walnut detail and trim
  • Positioned between the Stirling HE and the Edinburgh HE in the Prestige range this loudspeaker, by combining the best of traditional craftsmanship and the latest production and design skills, embodies the Tannoy philosophy.
  • The Turnberry HE is a compact high performance floor standing loudspeaker. At its heart is a 254mm (10”) Tannoy Dual ConcentricTM driver, renowned for its unique point source symmetrical dispersion properties, incorporating all the latest engineering developments of this exclusive design.
    HE, or Hard Edge, refers to the material used in the construction of the driver surround. This, when combined with the unique drive unit chassis earthing facility, results in a tighter, faster and more controlled bass with fluid, transparent midrange and high frequency performance of great purity.
  • Signal processing is handled by a hard-wired time compensated crossover network, which is constructed using only premium quality components.
    Silver plated copper Van den Hul wiring is used throughout the Turnberry HE to ensure that signal integrity is maintained. 
  • Extensive internal bracing ensures a rigid cabinet construction, which is finished with carefully selected veneers and solid hardwood trim details, all of which are hand-finished and polished.
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