Tannoy Stirling GR
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Tannoy Stirling GR

Loudspeaker Prestige Gold Reference Series - pair

Tannoy Stirling GR
Tannoy Stirling GR
Tannoy Stirling GR
€ 5,800.00 4,640.00 Prices include 21% VAT
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A compact floor-standing speaker that uses a 10.00” Tannoy Dual Concentric™ in a cabinet design optimised to produce bass performance with superb control and extension, allied to spacious, fluid mid-range and high frequencies of great purity and detail. The cohesion of the stereo sound staging reproduced by the Stirling GR, a characteristic common to all the Dual Concentric™ equipped Prestige models, is involving and believable, delivering remarkable spaciousness and presentational stability in equal measure. All components and cabinets are still hand assembled in the time-honoured fashion to ensure that attention to detail and unique styling go hand in hand in maintaining the exclusive appeal of this highly respected and sought after loudspeaker. The design comfortably complements any decor from ancient castle through to the cool, casual and contemporary. The only rules we absolutely adhere to when designing and crafting Prestige loudspeakers is to utilise the most up to date, no compromise, acoustic technologies and time-proven cabinet making skills ensuring these are probably the very best sounding loudspeakers you will find anywhere.

Features
Having re-evaluated the performance of models throughout the Prestige range, Tannoy engineers selected the latest cutting edge components and materials at their disposal to introduce several performance enhancing amendments to the crossover topologies within the ‘SE’ models. To optimise acoustic performance only components of the highest possible standard have been used. Hard-wired crossovers are used throughout the Stirling GR and the routing of each cable has been painstakingly considered to ensure there is no degradation in sound quality. Similarly, the components have been carefully arranged to avoid any coupling effects. In particular, incredible transparency in the mid band has been achieved providing an enhanced true-to-life vocal clarity. Completely redesigned crossovers, incorporating the most up-to-date high quality components, have taken these models to a new level of acoustic excellence. ICW Clarity Caps have been included for high frequency (HF) section of the crossovers, while high quality metalised film capacitors are used in LF sections. The LF crossover also makes use of very low loss laminated iron core inductors. Internal connections from input terminals to crossover, internal crossover wiring and crossover to Dual Concentric™ drive unit are made with the exceptional VDH MC CS18 halogen free silver-plated cable. A 5-point terminal panel (bi-wire and ground point) gold plated terminals has been incorporated on the Stirling GR. With the driver chassis grounded via the 5th terminal, and by using appropriate speaker cable, this proven technology, developed on earlier Prestige models, minimises the effects of RF interference resulting in a more transparent midrange.

Drive Units
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. The location of the high frequency unit does not physically obstruct the low frequency unit in any way; a unique feature when compared with industry standard coaxial systems. Polar dispersion of sound is symmetrical in both the horizontal and vertical planes. By careful crossover network design the virtual acoustic sources of the high and low frequency units can be made to occupy the same point on the axis. Therefore the whole sound appears to emanate from a single point source located slightly behind the drive unit. This means that the loudspeakers, when fed from a high quality stereo source, can recreate a full and accurate stereo image. The low frequency section of the Dual Concentric™ drive units has exceptional power handling and dynamic range. The low frequency cone piston is produced from selected multi-fibre paper pulp. This is specially treated to absorb internal resonance modes. A treated fabric surround, or rubber surround in the case of Autograph Mini, is designed to correctly terminate the moving cone and provide optimum compliance and linearity at large excursions. The cone piston is driven by a high power motor system, which in selected models uses an Alnico magnet. Alnico is an unusual iron/nickel alloy doped during the melt process with cobalt and aluminium to produce a magnetic material with very special properties. Having a high remanant magnetism and energy product, Alnico magnetises to a high level and retains an unusual degree of magnetisation. Alnico is also an electrical conductor. These properties give the Alnico magnet equipped Dual Concentric™ drivers an exceptionally clean transient response and increased sensitivity. The coil is wound with a special high temperature adhesive system and individually cured to ensure reliable operation at high peak power inputs. The shape of the low frequency cone is arranged to provide optimum dispersion of audio frequencies at both the high and low ends of the spectrum. The cone flare continues the high frequency horn profile to ensure a smooth transition at the crossover point. The high frequency driver consists of a wide dynamic range compression unit giving superb transient performance with a smooth uncoloured response. The compression unit feeds acoustic power through a low compression phase compensating device, either the Tannoy Tulip Waveguide™ or the PepperPot WaveGuide™, to the throat of the acoustic horn formed by the low frequency cone. The low frequency cone profile provides a second waveguide with acoustic impedance transformation to match the high frequency radiation into the listening environment. Either a titanium or aluminium alloy diaphragm, formed by a specially developed process, produces a piston with a very high stiffness to mass ratio. Optimum molecular grain structure gives long-term durability. A low mass precision coil provides the driving force for the diaphragm, energized by a powerful magnet system. A damped acoustic cavity to one side of the diaphragm controls the compression driver response and ensures perfect integration at the crossover point.

Specifications

PERFORMANCE  
- Recommended amplifier power 30 -150 Watts
- Continuous power handling 95 Watts RMS
- Frequency response 39Hz - 25kHz -6dB
- Sensitivity 91dB (2.83 Volts @1 metre)
- Nominal impedance 8 Ohms

DRIVE UNITS  
- Dual Concentric™ high frequency 25mm (1.00”) aluminium alloy dome with Tulip Waveguide™
- Dual Concentric™ low frequency 250mm (10.00") treated paper pulp cone with HE twin roll fabric surround. 42mm (15/8") edge wound voice coil
- Dispersion 90 degrees conical

CROSSOVER  
- Frequency 1.8kHz
- Type Bi-wired, hard wired passive, low loss 2nd order compensated LF, 2nd order HF
- Adjustment +/- 3dB over 1.8 kHz to 25 kHz shelving

CONSTRUCTION  
- Enclosure type Distributed Port
- Volume 85L (3 cu.ft)
- Dimensions 850 x 397 x 368mm (33.50 x 15.50 x 14.50”)
- Weight 23kg (50.7 lbs)
- Finish Walnut veneer with solid walnut edging and trim detail