Tannoy Introduces Revolution Signature

Tannoy — 1 Feb 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.

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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. 

Tim Lount, Marketing Manager at Tannoy, comments: “With a strong sense of home-style still prevalent in the UK market, Revolution Signature is ideally placed to capitalise on customers who wish to experience great audio performance but were previously put off by cosmetically challenged full-size loudspeaker systems. Combined with the resurgence in two channel audio, we are expecting Revolution Signature to be very popular with Tannoy retailers and their customers.”

The Revolution Signature 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.

Revolution Signature also borrows from the high-end Prestige Series speakers by incorporating 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.

Revolution Signature is a unique blend of aesthetic majesty and stunning acoustics with the power and passion to transport listeners far from today’s hectic lifestyles. 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.

Launched with a new consumer brochure and advertising campaign, the range message majors on ‘Escapism’ and how Revolution Signature offers an oasis of musical sanctuary far removed from daily life. The marketing materials promote a range USP’s including hi-fidelity performance with designer styling. Eye-catching non-technical graphics and scenic imagery are used throughout to appeal to a broad base of potential customers, both male and female and across a wide demographic. See your Tannoy representative for full details.

The Revolution Signature series is available now from all official Tannoy retailers priced from £599.99 to £999.99 per pair.

Note to editors: Revolution Signature will be joined early in 2008 by the Revolution range. This variation maintains much of the technical attributes of the Revolution Signature series but uses a trapezoid cabinet and forgoes the driver chassis grounding circuitry to realise an even more affordable design. To avoid confusion it is suggested the Revolution Signature should appear in print in full rather than being shortened to ‘Revolution’.

PRICING

Revolution Signature DC4 bookshelf   £599.99 pair

Revolution Signature DC4T floorstander  £799.99 pair

Revolution Signature DC4 LCR – centre channel £399.99 each

Revolution Signature DC6 bookshelf   £799.99 pair

Revolution Signature DC6T floorstander  £999.99 pair

Revolution Signature DC6 LCR – centre channel £599.99 each

Escapism (n.) to escape from daily reality through vivid daydreams, fantasy and entertainment.

Revolution Signature (n.) see Escapism.

 

 

For more information, images or review samples please contact:

Richard Stevenson

RSPR

Rogers Wood, Whitebread Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6UA

Email: richard@rspr.co.uk

Phone: 01797 260 882

Mobile: 07974 926 157

Fax: 01797 260 853

Tim Lount

Marketing Manager

Tannoy Limited

Email: tim.lount@tannoy.co.uk

Phone: 01236 420 199