Tannoy Westminster Royal HE With Supertweeters
This speaker sold for 25500 GBP – About R450000 landed. Current pricing for GR is now R980 000
The includes the Tannoy Supertweeter at almost 3000GBP!
This magnificent 530 litre compound horn loudspeaker is a true statement of the art of acoustic reproduction in the home, blending class-leading power handling, real-world dynamics and musical articulation like no other speaker available today. The design sets a new benchmark for high performance music reproduction and owes much of its evolution to TANNOY’s Kingdom Royal development project. The new 380 mm (15 inch Dual Concentric driver is a natural but significant evolution of the classic 15 inch Dual, improving on every aspect of its performance both technically and subjectively. Within the Westminster Royal cabinet, the new driver exceeds an 18 Hz to 27 kHz frequency response while boasting 99 dB efficiency and 700watt peak power handling.
Key to the Westminster Royal Driver is revised material for the main 15 inch cone and a new 50 mm (2 inch diaphragm for the HF compression driver. The LF/MF cone material remains a paper-pulp base with fibres introduced into the mix to improve the stiffness to weight ratio.The Duals are stiffened with natural capoc fibres. The result is effortless LF performance with outstanding speed and dynamic attack.
At the heart of the Westminster Royal Dual, the new 2 inch compression driver uses an aluminium-magnesium alloy dome heat treated to TANNOY’s exacting specifications. The diaphragm is terminated with a Mylar surround, delivering a technically and subjectively significant upgrade over the previous Prestige HF units. Delivering exceptional clarity and articulation throughout the HF range the new unit gives Westminster Royal even greater naturalness and presence.
The massive Westminster Royal crossover is meticulously hand-made by TANNOY engineers and comprises some of the finest audio components available today. TANNOY’s bespoke ICW ClarityCap MR capacitors, low loss laminated core inductors and thick-film resistors are hard-wired into the crossover with silver plated cable and high-silver content solder.
The glorious Westminster Royal cabinet is hand built from the finest birch plywood by TANNOY’s most experience cabinet makers, each cabinet weighing close to 140 kg when finished. The complex, compound horn design and curved front baffle allow the 15 inch Dual to ‘breath’ like no other Prestige model, delivering truly real-world dynamics and musical integrity. The luxury oiled-wood walnut veneer on panels and inlays, the gold trim and return of the classic TANNOY lightning strike logo exude the regal class of bespoke furniture.
With its new 15 inch Dual, DCT crossover and new terminal panel the Westminster Royal delivers musical engagement with the same breath-taking scale as its visual splendour. With TANNOY’s High Frequency Power Switch for fine tuning HF output and a matching woven-cloth grille, the Westminster Royal can be integrated into a wide range of rooms and décor. The Westminster Royal is an effortlessly capable loudspeaker that honours the decades of Dual Concentric technology but also of TANNOY the brand. The Westminster Royal GR is set to become a true TANNOY classic.
|Recommended amplifier power||20 – 350 Watts|
|Continuous power handling||175 Watts RMS|
|Peak power handling||700 watt|
|Sensitivity||99 dB (2.83 volt @ 1 m)|
|Nominal impedance||8 Ohms|
|Minimum Impedance||5 ohm|
|Frequency Response||18 Hz – 27 kHz (-6 dB)|
|Dispersion||90 degrees conical|
|Dual Concentric™ high frequency||52 mm (2”) aluminium/magnesium alloy dome with round wire voice coil|
|Dual Concentric™ low frequency||380 mm (15”) with paper pulp cone and twin roll impregnated fabric surround. 52 mm (2”) round wire voice coil.|
|Crossover Type||Bi-wired, hard wired passive, low loss. Time compensated. 2nd order low pass. 2nd order high pass.|
|Crossover Frequency||B200 Hz acoustical, 1.0 kHz electrical.|
|Adjustment||+/-3 dB over 1.0 kHz to 27 kHz shelving,
+ 2 dB to -6 dB per octave over 5 kHz to
|Enclosure type||Compound horn|
|Volume||530L (18.7 cu.ft)|
|Dimensions||1395 x 980 x 560mm
(55.00 x 38.50 x 22.00”)
|Finish||High density birch ply, walnut veneered, with solid walnut trim and edging|