The Definition DC10Ti floorstanding model benefits from a plinth with integrated energy-grounding stabiliser weight, advanced floor-coupling with easy levelling feature, and a revised crossover with upgraded components.
Retaining the rich, articulate and expressive character of the original designs, Definition DCTi floorstanders now offer a tighter low frequency response, deeper bass and an even more engaging musical timing and coherence. Configured with 8" Dual Concentric driver with precision matched auxiliary bass driver, Definition DC10Ti evolves the definition of contemporary loudspeaker design.
Beautifully crafted, the shape of the extensively braced ply-wood cabinet is a result of rigorous acoustic testing; a sumptuously curved form, derived from precise acoustic function, to eliminate traditional loudspeaker colourations and enhance the speed and dynamic detailing of musical presentation. To coordinate with other models in the range, each Definition cabinet is hand-finished to the highest standards. There’s a choice of deep-lustre black, cherry or walnut real wood veneers on all models within the range.
Highly braced curved cabinet
The new curved cabinets are constructed from the finest grade plywood specifically chosen for its natural acoustic properties; manufactured from birch grown slowly in cold regions of the world and selected for its denser quality. The complex curve reduces resonances and internal reflections, improving mid-band clarity and greatly enhancing micro detailing. A special bracing mechanism, incorporating Tannoy’s Differential Material Technology (DMT), rigidly couples the driver/enclosure interface, further improving Definition’s accuracy in instrumental timbre.
Each Definition cabinet is hand finished to an exceptionally high standard in a choice of high gloss lacquered real wood veneers or high gloss black. Subtle aluminium trim to conceal fixings, magnetic grill mounts embedded below the surface and discrete Tannoy branding ensures Definition is clean and contemporary looking throughout.
Cryogenic Treated Crossover
The crossover sets the benchmark for signal integrity, reproducing music with all the articulation and intelligibility of the original performance. The entire crossover assembly is subject to revolutionary Deep Cryogenic Treatment, achieving unparalleled gains in resolution and creating a more natural, cohesive sound. This permanently reduces internal stresses in the microstructure of the crossover’s component materials, leading to better signal transfer and superior resolution of fine detail.
Silver plated, high purity oxygen free copper internal wiring is used exclusively throughout the Definition loudspeaker. The OFC copper offers substantial gains in signal transfer and the silver plating affords unsurpassed HF signal transfer in the ‘skin’ region of each conductor. The substantial WBT electro-plated brass speaker terminals ensure effective coupling and high current signal transfer from the widest range of external loudspeaker cables.
Tannoy’s unique fifth speaker terminal electrically grounds the driver chassis, dramatically reducing radio frequency interference circulating in most hi-fi audio systems. Eliminating this RF ‘noise’ in Definition reaps considerable benefits in midrange clarity and further opens up the soundstage throughout the presence region for truly expressive music presentation.
In the exacting professional world of mixing and mastering, studio engineers demand superior results. The Tannoy Dual Concentric co-incident point source technology is renowned worldwide throughout the audio and film industry for its accuracy in the reproduction of sound. For the Definition range, intensive research and development has produced an updated and highly refined version of this famous, and exclusive, Tannoy drive unit.
The undisputed benefits of extended high frequency performance have long been recognised by audio enthusiasts and recording professionals worldwide. The key element to understand first of all is that WideBand performance drive units are not there simply to increase the amount of high frequency information you perceive, the acoustic benefit is much more subtle than that. It is the enhancement of the frequencies within the accepted audible band that makes this technology so special.