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About the Kensignton GR
A classic Tannoy approach to a speaker but with a little more compromise towards useability in medium size rooms, this speaker uses the company's 10" dual concentric driver as opposed to the huge 15" version used in models like the Canterbury. But don't assume for a minute that this makes the speaker rather bass light because the slimmer yet taller cabinet still provides for effective and well extended reflex loading. The slimmer footprint also helps considerably when precise positioning is required for frequency response and imaging purposes.
Tannoy's dual concentric driver technology provides excellent coherence and point-source imaging plus the 93 dB/Watt sensitivity and 500 Watt peak power handling deliver breathtaking dynamics and realism. Furthermore, the handcrafted oiled walnut veneered cabinet with walnut inlays provides a unique and timeless piece of furniture that brings high pride of ownership.
Frequency Response 29 Hz - 27 kHz (-6 dB)
Suggested Amplifier Power 20 - 250 W RMS
Power Handling 125 W continuous, 500 W peak
Sensitivity 93 dB (1 W @ 1 m)
Impedance 8 Ω
Mid/bass driver 250 mm (10") with paper pulp cone with twin roll impregnated fabric surround, 52 mm (2") round wire voice coil
Coaxial Tweeter 52 mm (2") aluminium/magnesium alloy dome with round wire voice coil
Crossover Frequency 1.1 kHz
Adjustment Options ±3 dB over 1.1 kHz to 27 kHz shelving, +2 dB to -6 dB per octave over 5 kHz to 27 kHz slope
Dimensions (HWD) 1100 x 406 x 338 mm (43.3 x 16.0 x 13.3")
Weight 41 kg (90.2 lbs)
The Winters Audio Experience
A speaker that grabs you by the scruff of the neck...
Tannoy speakers are always an epic experience. If you are the sort of listener that loves grand orchestral works or a full-on jazz blast then these speakers may be right up your street. And because of their efficiency and easy load they are a great match with moderately powered amps of quality. Indeed, valve amps of around 30-40W are a natural partner to any Tannoy speaker.
These Kensingtons are relatively easy to use for this type of speaker, with more height but a smaller footprint than some of the other Tannoy designs they are easier to position for imaging and good bass balance. And because of their furniture style asthetic these Kensingtons are instantly a major feature, best suiting grand and traditional interiors.