Tannoy’s timeless Kensington Gold Reference continues the marque’s heritage of blending time-honoured values with cutting edge performance. Its bold cabinet of finest mahogany plywood is extensively braced to house Tannoy’s flagship 250mm (10.00”) Gold Reference Dual Concentric™ driver. It’s high-efficiency compression driver with 50mm (2.00”) heat-treated dome, Alnico motor system and new, stiffer cone materials create outstanding dynamics, spacious sound staging and exceptional musical articulation.
The flagship 250 mm (10.00”) Dual with its Alnico magnets, identified by its PepperPot Waveguide, is fitted with the latest Tannoy GR cone material, comprising a bespoke paper pulp infused with fibres to increase its rigidity. Combined with the new 50mm (2.00”) aluminium-magnesium alloy cone, the Kensington GR Dual offers an expansive sound stage, extremely high power handling and class-leading musical communication. The Kensington GR is set to follow its predecessor models as being the bestselling Prestige loudspeaker for its outstanding performance, small footprint and elegant design.
To match the new Alnico GR Dual, the Kensington crossover has been extensively upgraded with custom-specification ICW ClarityCap™ MR capacitors, low loss laminated core inductors and thick-film resistors, before the entire unit is Deep Cryogenically Treated. This technology brings a wealth of benefits to the Kensington GR sound, including more spacious soundstage, crisper micro dynamic detailing and an exceptional natural HF response.
The Kensington GR is hand built in the time-honoured Tannoy fashion to ensure that attention to detail and unique styling go hand in hand in maintaining the exclusive appeal of this highly respected loudspeaker. It’s 18mm thick birch ply baffle and rear panel are extensively detailed with walnut inlays and machined metal trim. Easy room placement, adjustable HF power and luxury oiled veneer finish with machined metal trim ensure Kensington Gold Reference is as easy to live with as it is exhilarating to listen to. Gold Reference takes Tannoy’s Kensington to new levels of refinement in every respect.
|Recommended amplifier power||20 - 250 Watts|
|Continuous power handling||125 Watts RMS|
|Peak power handling||500 watt|
|Sensitivity||93 dB (2.83 volt @ 1 m)|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohm|
|Minimum Impedance||5 ohm|
|Frequency Response||29 Hz - 27 kHz (-6 dB)|
|Dispersion||90 degrees conical|
|Dual Concentric™ high frequency||52 mm (2.00") 52 mm (2”) aluminium/magnesium alloy dome with round voice coil|
|Dual Concentric™ low frequency||250 mm (10”) with paper pulp cone and twin roll impregnated fabric surround.52 mm (2”) round wire voice coil|
|Type||Bi-wired, hard-wired passive, low loss. Time compensated.2nd order low pass. 2nd order high pass. Deep cryogenically treated|
|Adjustment||/- 3 dB over 1 kHz to 27 kHz shelving,
2 dB to -6 dB per octave over 5 kHz to
27 kHz slope
|Enclosure type||Distributed port|
|Volume||105L (3.7 cu.ft)|
|Dimensions||1100 x 406 x 338mm
(43.50 x 16.00 x 13.33" )
|Finish||Particle board with high density birch ply baffle and rear panel, 18 mm (0.71”) thickness. Internally cross braced and heavily damped.|
"It’s easy to dismiss these on the grounds of their retro appearance, but there’s real substance to the Kensington GR’s engineering and performance"
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