Tannoy Definition DC8

The definition series, which is technically and visually uncompromisingly on modern trimmed in contrast to the distinctive prestige line is brand new Tannoy portfolio. The DC_8 for 3000 euro per pair is a compact two-way speaker with eight inch coax. A corresponding status box and a top model equipped with Ten-inch to follow soon.

  1. Tannoy definition DC8
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The Tannoy engineers switched the definition development obviously on past and future at the same time: In contrast to the existing dimension series is henceforth waived in a Superhochtoner and a body had too much with metallic lustre and will return to the 60-year-old spot philosophy: the ‘dual concentric’ called bi-directional drivers consists of a 21 cm large, plastic particles coated paper Cone and a gambling through the pole piece hole tweeter. This is not a classic dome. Its Titanium Diaphragm radiation technical cheap plays on a very small pressure Chamber and a subsequent Horn attachment. The trick is that the compression chamber and the first approach of is spreading exponentially sound funnel made of metal are made, the form but seamlessly into the 20-centimeter funnel of the music and limited the dispersion pattern of the upper tones in the angle.

The optics housing is borrowed from the Revolution series, acts but clearly massiger and with the excellent processed piano lacquer, as well as the aluminum trim, which hide any screw, modern and elegant. The cover floats with a neodymium magnet before the baffle and wears a discreetly engraved logo. Inside it looks quite conventional, however,: Tannoy screw capacitors and coils directly on the wood panel and wired them freely with silver wire. Despite a sparse number of components, the DC_8 achieved excellent readings – an indication that the chassis technology in progress terms of linearity made.

The hearing test provided the confirmation. The Tannoy of music playback gripping their lesson in things began with the otherworldly sounds of Mahler’s “I’m lost the world”. Played here a CD, Blu-ray, SACD or LP? Such technical questions disappeared with the DC_8. The music sounded while matching slightly obscured to the next song “Midnight”, but three-dimensional deep, almost already touchable, and absolutely gripping homogeneously.

As a Sonics Arkadia could deliver quiet more details of height and silkier play a Stewart & _W 805_S – both you never got rid of the feeling, to have a technical facility and several Einzeltöner before him. The definition opened the space far into the depths, gave a magical place onstage singers such as instruments and convinced by their balance. Also at rock she did live atmosphere to produce. Pink Floyd’s “shine on You Crazy Diamond” (EMI) sounded about Stewart & _W 805_S still like classic high end: finely resolved, still in the heights, but non-binding, very spacious and little dynamic. Could the JBL array 800 better – punchy as a PA, it clean until the last guitar tone, deep and full, without real space. The Tannoy had any form of sound are acoustically invisible: at once real guitar amplifier without electro acoustic detour to hear real drum skins, believed without frills and crisp. A lesson on the topic “How sounds my stereo music and not HiFi technology?”.

Tannoy definition DC8

Manufacturer Tannoy
Price €2800.00
Rating 91.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 27.0 x 47.0 x 26.0 cm
Weight 10.0
Color Piano lacquer black, cherry, Walnut
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
Connections BI-wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 106 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 60 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 51 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 4 ohm
Very homogeneous with warm timbre, physically superb, level resistant and easy to drive.
Space, not a marvel of detail resolution dark colored,
Bass quality 75
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 70
Attention to detail (precision) 95
Dynamic 85
Maximum level (vitality) 80
Neutrality 95
Imaging 100
Spatial (airiness) 115
Processing Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 91
tested in issue: 2 / 09