Glenair is one great demonstration of what lack of compromise in building a loudspeaker means: Tannoy have managed to mix in both a noble, exclusive look and exceptional sound in this floorstanding unit. While retaining the slightly vintage, classic look, the Tannoy Glenair sports a contemporary look, with its high-tech trapezoidal cabinet. The enclosure is made from birch plywood and heavy internal damping and bracing ensure a strong behavior against vibration and unwanted resonance – everything just to make sure the acoustic response is coloration-free and sonically correct.
The core of the Tannoy Glenair is a huge Dual Concentric 15” driver, a world-famous effigy of quality, comprising two distinct transducers, coaxially loaded and offering unbelievable capabilities as a point source-dispersion unit. The coaxial loading allows for a sonic reproduction with an extreme natural sound, never leaking the brightness and the brittle of real, day by day life.
While the LF cone is made from multi-fiber paper pulp and sports a HardEgde twin roll fabric surround for extended excursion and ultimately, a deep, tight bass, the HF unit runs on an aluminum alloy dome loaded in a Tannoy proprietary Tulip Waveguide. Such a driver complement ensures a frequency range from 32Hz to 25kHz, suitable for high-def formats like the SACD or DVD-Audio as well.
Hand-wired crossovers and 6N 99.9999% pure copper Acrolink internal wiring ensure minimal signal loss and a greater transparency for your audio media; the binding posts sport a 5th unit ensuring driver chassis grounding for minimal RF interference and better sound. The Tannoy Glenair can deliver as much as 135W RMS in 8 Ohms and with a most serious 95dB sensitivity. The Tannoy Glenair loudspeakers retail for around $14,000 a pair.