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Tannoy Speaker Systems

Tannoy Speaker Systems

Symphony 440 Design Group shares immense pleasure in being authorized with Tannoy Ltd, a British manufacturer of loudspeakers and public-address (PA) systems.

Tannoy was founded by Guy Fountain in London, England, as Tulsemere Manufacturing Company in 1926 which, later moved to Coatbridge, Scotland, in the 1970s. In 2015, the Music Group company acquired Tannoy and TC Group, which had previously acquired Tannoy in 2002.

Later on, Tannoy came up with a new plan to shut down the Coatbridge facility and relocate to Manchester, England.

However, later in 2016, it was confirmed that Tannoy would continue its manufacturing in Scotland, with a brand-new manufacturing facility planned.

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

Tannoy became one of the most common and highly recognized names during World War II when supplying PA systems to the armed forces.

Tannoy speakers are notable for their ‘Dual Concentric’ design with its tweeter behind the centre of the medium or bass driver and very much reputed for the Tannoy studio monitors.  

A walk through Tannoy’s grand History:

1926Tulsemere manufacturing company sets its foundation in London, UK, by Guy R. Fountain.
1928The company changes its name to ‘Tannoy’ derived from Tantalum and Lead Alloy used in their rectifiers.
1930Tannoy begins its creative journey with automotive audio and mobile public address systems.
1940Tannoy delivers PA systems for worldwide sporting and state events, including the Ministry of Defence during wartime.
1946Tannoy becomes synonymous with PA systems, with its name etched into the Oxford English Dictionary.
1947Tannoy invents its revolutionary Dual Concentric Driver.
1967Tannoy launches the popular Monitor Gold Dual Concentric range of speakers.
1970Setting a benchmark, Tannoy becomes a key player in professional recording studio monitoring.
1974With the retirement of Guy R. Fountain, Harman International Industries acquires Tannoy speakers.
1976Tannoy relocated its manufacturing unit from London to Coatbridge, Scotland.
1979The Super Red range of Tannoy studio monitors launched to critical acclaim.
1987Tannoy merges with Goodmans to form Tannoy Goodmans International (TGI).
1990Tannoy shifts its focus to commercial audio and becomes a pioneer in premium ceiling loudspeaker products.
2002TGI is acquired by TC Electronic, a Danish company, to form TC Group.
2014Tannoy launches the latest generation CMS Series with Dual Concentric technology.
2015Music Tribe, Behringer, Bugera, Midas, Turbosound and Klark Teknik acquired TC Group.

Tannoy speaker’s technological features:

ICT driver: ICT (Inductive Coupling Technology) point source driver delivers consistent broadband directivity and provides exceptional long-term reliability to Tannoy speakers.

It has an extended frequency range and 90° controlled conical dispersion pattern, which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor music applications, including theme parks, hotels, restaurants and bars, retail stores, corporate AV, residential developments, and houses of worship.

Dual Concentric driver: Dual Concentric point-source driver on a Torus Ogive Waveguide delivers wide and consistent broadband directivity. It features a treated cone and an aluminium dome with a neodymium magnet system for robust and natural music and speech reproduction.  


Tannoy speaker’s product line:

AMS Series:

AMS series is the next-generation surface-mount loudspeakers for indoor and outdoor installation applications featuring Dual Concentric and ICT (Inductive Coupling Technology) point source drivers.

All the components are weather-resistant for flexible outdoor usage. Designed and engineered in the UK, these are available in the black or semi-matt white paint finish.

CMS Series:

CMS series has a full range of ceiling loudspeakers and subwoofers for installation applications. Designed with a Dual Concentric driver for point source phase coherence, these provide 90° constant directivity dispersion for optimum coverage.

CVS Series:

CVS series includes excellent coaxial in-ceiling loudspeakers available at an incredibly competitive price point. These serve for installation application featuring a wide constant directivity dispersion which provides for optimum coverage.

DCS Series:

DCS or the Digital Cinema Screen series has high-powered compact direct-radiating subwoofers for mini cinema installation applications. The DCS series Speakers get installed easily behind the cinema screen due to their low-profile design.

DVS Series:

Coaxial surface-mount loudspeakers rule the DVS series of installation applications.  All components are weather-resistant and come in a stylish, durable enclosure in a semi-matt black or white paint finish.

QFLEX Series:

QFLEX’s digitally steerable powered loudspeakers of column array speaker type provide excellent speech and music reinforcement output. In addition, the architecturally styled aluminium enclosure is strongly resistant to corrosion, thereby allowing for straightforward installation applications, indoor and outdoor.

VNET Series:

VNET powered network subwoofer with integrated digital signal processing is used majorly for touring and installation applications. These large-scale horn-loaded subwoofers deliver maximum sound pressure levels and are ideal for foreground music playback in clubs, home theatre setups, and AV applications.

VQ and VQNET Series:

VQ’s large-format modular loudspeakers serve their best for applications where precise directional control, outstanding sonic performance, and high SPL are critical. VQNET series are active, network-enabled version of the VQ series.

REVEAL Tannoy studio monitors:

Tannoy REVEAL studio monitors are Bi-compact with a tuned front-firing bass port, ideal for desktop recording or monitoring in personal studios.

HTS series:

The HTS 5.1 home cinema loudspeaker package comprises 4 satellite speakers, a centre channel speaker and an active subwoofer.

The satellite and centre channel speakers are identical to each other, thereby providing a perfect acoustic matching for all the surround channels in any home theatre setup. In addition, the satellite speakers are flexible to be positioned in either landscape or portrait mode.

Tannoy Hi-Fi speakers for home theatre setup:

Eclipse series:

Tannoy’s 2-way centre channel or floorstanding Hi-Fi Eclipse loudspeakers is apt for any home theatre setup.

Mercury series:

Tannoy’s stand mount, floorstanding or centre channel Mercury loudspeakers serve right for small-sized rooms or home theatre setup, or rear channel AV applications. Light yet stiff multi-fibre coated paper pulp cone delivers fast, tight and punchy bass reproduction.

Revolution series:

Revolution’s dual-concentric Hi-Fi loudspeaker provides class-leading coherence and point-source imaging. Designed and engineered in the UK, these are ideal for small to medium-sized home theatre setup.

Popular reviews on Tannoy speakers:

Tannoy HTS-101 XP:

This compact surround sound package is a flexible, fantastic all-rounder that loses its predecessor’s glossy shine and adds extra sparkle in the sound department.

 In addition, the four satellites and subwoofer design has had a welcome makeover, swapping the MDF cabinet’s shiny glossy finish for a smarter, brushed-look version. We like the more mature look, which is handily discreet for our home theatre setup.”

-What Hi-Fi?

Eclipse 3:

“With good budget floorstand speakers a rarity, these Tannoy’s are the best we’ve heard in a while, blending perfectly for all kinds in home theatre setups.

 These are very much budget boxes built down to a price, but they’re relatively solid and nicely finished within those restrictions. The price point also limits the choice of finishes – in this case, there’s just one, and that’s Black Oak.”

-What Hi-Fi?

Being an authorized dealer of Tannoy speakers in India, Symphony 440 Design Group provides original, prime speakers at a genuine price.

With Professional Sound engineers on board, Symphony 440 Design Group design offers audio solutions considering the application, venue requirements and budget.

Our High End Team can ship these products to any location in India, including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Pune, Nagpur, Guntur & Kakinada.   

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