TANNOY Kingdom Royal floorstand speaker 12"dual-con + 15"bass 87dB 24Hz-61kHz

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KINGDOM ROYAL is a new flagship loudspeaker representing the sum of Tannoy’s rich heritage, cutting-edge technical innovation and world renowned acoustic engineering. A true no-compromise design, Kingdom Royal brings together a new series of Tannoy reference components, a radical new cabinet and the finest quality materials throughout. From the high gloss wood veneer and Italian leather trim to the all-new 12in Dual Concentric driver with its cryogenically treated 3in HF dome and compression motor, every component represents the pinnacle of materials technology and the summit of Tannoy’s technical excellence. The result is unsurpassed acoustic performance, ultra-low colouration, incredibly high efficiency (96dB/watt), stunning power handling (1200Watts peak) and musical integrity unmatched by any other loudspeaker on the market today.

The sum of Tannoy’s rich heritage, cutting-edge technical innovation and world renowned acoustic engineering.

Kingdom Royal is a wholly new loudspeaker design, the product of four years extensive R&D that pushed the boundaries of acoustic performance. Key to the design is an all-new reference 12in Dual Concentric™ driver featuring a revolutionary ultra-light, ultra-rigid multi-fibre mid-bass cone and a radical new HF unit. The Dual’s HF driver mates a 3in heat-tempered aluminium alloy dome with tulip wave-guide to a 1.5kg ferrite motor to create a true horn-loaded compression driver. At 16kHz the Dual Concentric’s HF unit crosses over to the latest evolution of Tannoy’s SuperTweeter with an even extension out to 54kHz. To deliver extraordinarily deep and superbly controlled bass, Kingdom Royal features a 15in multi-fibre bass driver with a massive ferrite motor system utilising an under-hung voice coil to provide precise linearity. Not simply a sledgehammer for ultra-deep bass, the driver is capable of reproducing LF down to 15Hz with incredibly low coloration.

KINGDOM ROYAL CARBON BLACK - (OPTIONAL EXTRA):
Kingdom Royal Carbon Black adds a new contemporary cosmetic to the outstanding Kingdom Royal loudspeaker concept. Remaining Tannoy’s flagship loudspeaker in terms of technical expertise and acoustic performance, the Carbon Black edition adds a bespoke carbon fibre outer to the plywood wrap, black Italian leather diffuser panel and new satin black coachwork. The carbon weave wrap is hand crafted as a bespoke project for each Kingdom Royal Carbon Black to create a unique loudspeaker concept. The traditional gold trim on the standard Kingdom Royal is replaced with hand machined aluminium parts for the Carbon Black edition, giving the design a striking black and silver cosmetic look. Machined aluminium parts include the massive rear port tube, itself weighing in at over 1kg. The grille cloth is upgraded to a heavily textured black weave to continue the contemporary cosmetic theme. Accessories such as the massive cones and floor cups are milled from aluminium to maintain the colour cosmetic throughout.

The Kingdom Royal Carbon Black edition fuses Tannoy’s decades of experience in loudspeaker design with the very latest in materials an engineering technology and wraps it in an ultra-contemporary cosmetic. This flagship loudspeaker delivers unrivalled technical performance and musical communication, outstanding dynamic range and class-leading communication with the music. The Kingdom Royal Carbon Black’s top-class build quality is complimented with a sumptuous blend of finish colours and textures to create a unique, contemporary, evolution of the high-end loudspeaker design.

Like the standard kingdom Royal, the carbon Black edition is built in Tannoy’s UK factory to the very best engineering and quality standards, each Kingdom Royal loudspeaker weighs 120kg and is supplied with a hand-crafted wooden box for its accessories. For those who demand the best and are looking for true no-compromise design both acoustically and visually, Kingdom Royal Carbon Black has no equal.

CROSSOVER - The Kingdom Royal has the largest crossover Tannoy has ever produced, being a double-decked design built on boards as wide as the cabinet interior. Silver solder, solid silver cables for the SuperTweeter and six-nines purity copper for the main wiring is complemented with Tannoy’s DMT™ (Differential Materials Technology) compound to bed-in components.

The entire four-way driver system is housed in a massive cabinet that mixes Tannoy’s birch plywood and machined fibreboard is an enclosure of striking visual scale and cosmetics. Italian leather super-tweeter dispersion panels, five-way binding post’s with WBT’s flagship terminals, enormous spike and cup feet and Tannoy’s signature adjustable HF energy panel complete the no-compromise feature set. Built in Tannoy’s UK factory to the very best engineering and quality standards, the result of this technical sophistication and acoustic heritage is one of the most linear, dynamic and responsive loudspeakers in the world, irrespective of cost.

DRIVE UNITS

Kingdom Royal is a true four-way design offering unrivalled extension and linearity from sub-bass (below 20Hz) to ultra-high frequencies (over 50kHz). At its heart is an all-new 12in Dual ConcentricTM drive unit that develops Tannoy’s long established DC technology to the limits of modern materials and current engineering technology. The new Kingdom Royal 12in Dual ConcentricTM driver is the most advanced coaxial HF/LF driver Tannoy has ever developed. With a new chassis and 10-point fixing, the outer bass/mid driver section mates a revolutionary ultra-light multi-fibre cone and copper clad aluminium edge wound voice coil to a massive ferrite motor system. Its hard edge roll surround has extremely low memory effect which further improves articulation in the mid and upper bass. The crossover to the DC’s high frequency unit occurs at an exceptionally low 700Hz to ensure the majority of the vocal region is handled by the new tweeter.

This HF drive unit couples a 3in heat tempered aluminium alloy dome and waveguide with a 1.5kg ferrite motor. Each production dome is individually tested and, along with the mated copper clad aluminium voice coil, undergoes full deep cryogenic treatment (DCT). This innovative process, involving freezing to -190degC and slowly thawing over a controlled period, relieves residual stresses in the microstructure of the dome and reduces crystal boundary imperfections in the voice coil for greater naturalness and emotional communication of the music.

To produce critical musical harmonics well beyond the accepted range of human hearing, the Kingdom Royal SuperTweeterTM uses a high-tech magnesium alloy dome that offers remarkable coherence and near flat extension out to over 61kHz. Each dome is vapour coated with a thin ceramic layer, producing a high internal damping and low colouration, before being meticulously plasma treated by hand and bonded to the voice coil. Combined with a Neodymium motor and rear damping cavity, the new SuperTweeterTM offers outstanding linearity and accuracy, alongside higher sensitivity and wider bandwidth than Tannoy’s previous generation titanium SuperTweetersTM.

To deliver bass and sub-bass performance to match the new DC and Supertweeter drivers, Kingdom Royal uses a 15in multi-fibre bass driver with massive ferrite motor system and underhung voice coil. The result is significantly lower distortion than traditional large surface area driver designs and class leading articulation down to well below 20Hz.

"Many brands and types of component were auditioned and rejected before the final configuration."

The entire crossover is decoupled from the cabinet base using an innovative free-floating mounting system incorporating rubber suspension turrets and brass rods to separate the two layers. Both upper and lower boards are hard-wired using silver-loaded solder and Acrolink’s six-nines copper (99.9999% pure copper) cable. After extensive testing 99.997% purity single strand silver cable was chosen for the SuperTweeter circuit for its exceptional top end transparency. Tannoy’s DMT™ (Differential Materials Technology) compound is used to bed-in components, further improving damping and resulting in greater naturalness and pin-point imaging. Once assembled the entire crossover undergoes full Deep Cryogenic Treatment to relieve component and conductor stresses at crystal level, and deliver outstanding musical cohesion and smoothness.

At crossover component level, the component choice to match the new Kingdom Royal drivers was a critical design concern. Many brands and types of component were auditioned and rejected before the final configuration. Each crossover uses the very latest ICW ClarityCap MR polypropylene capacitors as these were found to have the lowest internal resonance and better self-damping than any other capacitor on the market. Low loss laminated core inductors are used throughout and non-inductive heat-sink mounted thick film resistors were chosen for their micro-dynamic capabilities and thermal stability. For impedance matching the Dual Concentric HF unit uses a custom-built autotransformer which proved to provide the very best acoustic results rather than a traditional resistive circuit. Adjustments for the Dual Concentric’s Tweeter and SuperTweeter energy levels are available using a new low-loss switching panel mounted on the front baffle.In a flagship loudspeaker the small details are as important as the key components and Tannoy has left no aspect of the Kingdom Royal unchallenged. For manoeuvring the substantial speaker it is supplied on castors but in its final listening position each speaker can be coupled to the floor using built in steel cones, on the underside of the speaker, which couple to substantial gold anodised aluminium feet. On the rear panel the finest WBT™ binding posts are configured in Tannoy’s unique five-terminal design that affords bi-wiring or bi-amping as well as direct grounding (via the fifth terminal) for the chassis of the main drivers. Spare HF energy level control pins, spare SuperTweeter grille and six-nines pure copper bridging cables are supplied in a wooden presentation box.

Features

Specifications

Features

Tannoy has always been a leader where quality sound reproduction is concerned and the no-compromise design of Kingdom Royal epitomises this. 80 years of audio engineering expertise distilled into a flagship loudspeaker of unrivalled accuracy, musical coherence and dynamic range.

Our flagship loudspeaker brings together a series of reference components within a radical cabinet design, utilising the finest quality materials throughout. At its heart the all-new 12” Dual ConcentricTM driver couples a 3” heat tempered

aluminium alloy dome and waveguide with a 1.5 kg ferrite motor to create a true horn-loaded compression driver.

The new Carbon Black version of Kingdom Royal offers precisely the same exceptional audio performance as the original model. The visual appearance has been enriched with carbon fibre panels, individually precision CNC machined silver metal trim, and a specially formulated paint on the cabinet surface.

Every component represents the pinnacle of materials technology and the summit of Tannoy’s technical excellence. The result is unsurpassed acoustic performance, ultra-low colouration, high efficiency and musical integrity unmatched by any other loudspeaker on the market today

Refashioned with carbon fibre and precision CNC machined silver trim

Kingdom Royal’s Dual Concentric high frequency unit and the SuperTweeterTM can be adjusted according to personal taste and the balance of partnering electronic equipment. On the new Carbon Black version a specially designed,  individually machined baffle-mounted control panel allows the HF output of both Dual compression driver and SuperTweeter to be adjusted in 1.5 dB steps to plus or minus 3 dB. Gold plated adjustment pins ensure insignificant

signal degradation.

Signal path integrity is key throughout the design of Kingdom Royal and the Carbon Black model employs an all-new individually machined terminal panel, fitted with five WBT NextGen™ WBT-0703 binding posts; bi-wire and earth / ground point to eliminate RF interference. Further emphasising the luxurious appearance detail, the port tube has been meticulously designed and turned on a lathe from a solid block of aluminium, anodised and finished with textured highlights.

The Kingdom Royal’s sensitivity is a market leading 96 dB (2.83 V / 1 metre). This makes it compatible with any type of high quality amplification from single-ended triode vacuum tube based designs to high power transistor based devices. Moreover, the speaker’s impedance characteristics represent a relatively easy load across the frequency spectrum, again affording compatibility with the widest range of amplification.

From the substantial output down to 15 Hz through to the upper reaches of the 61 kHz SuperTweeter, Kingdom Royal reproduces music with ultra-low colouration across the spectrum. The result is a natural and expansive sound

that allows the character of each instrument to shine through like no other loudspeaker design.

Whether it’s the characteristically rich qualities of a Stradivarius violin, the startling leading edge attack and deep-bass impact of Timpani drums, the distinctive signature of a Steinway piano, the vibrant warmth and bass punch of a Fender bass guitar, the silken upper reaches of mezzo-soprano vocals, Kingdom Royal effortlessly delivers music with precision and passion for a lifetime of listening pleasure

A reference standard by which all other loudspeakers will be compared 

There are now two finish choices available, both designed without compromise; original high gloss walnut wood veneer with gold trim or the new Carbon Black finish with carbon fibre side panels and exquisitely machined silver metal trim. Engineered to exacting standards and finished to the highest level, Kingdom Royal continues to exceed its design brief: To set a reference standard by which all other loudspeakers will be compared.

Specifications

Recommended Amplifier Power - 20 to 600 watt RMS per channel
Power Rating - 300 watt RMS / 1200 watt peak
Maximum SPL - 120 dB at 1 metre for 300 watt RMS / 126 dB at 1 metre for 1200 watt peak
Total Harmonic Distortion - Less than 1% at 300 watt RMS (50 Hz to 20 kHz)
Sensitivity - 96 dB for 2.83 volt at 1 metre
Nominal Impedance - 8 ohm
Dispersion - 90 degree conical
Frequency Response - 24 Hz - 61 kHz (-6 dB)
Crossover Frequencies - 120 Hz bass to Dual Concentric midrange
                                           700 Hz Dual Concentric midrange to compression tweeter
                                           17 kHz Dual Concentric tweeter to SuperTweeter
Crossover Adjustments - Dual Concentric energy +/- 3.0 dB in 5 steps, 700 Hz- 17 kHz
                                          SuperTweeter energy +/- 3.0 dB in 5 steps, 17 kHz- 61 kHz

Crossover Type - Bi-Wired, Hard-Wired passive, low loss. All connections silver soldered. 99.9999% purity PCOCC wiring, except for SuperTweeter 99.997% purity single strand custom silver cable. Complete assembly deep cryogenically treated. Free floating isolation system. All crossover slopes 2nd order, except for SuperTweeter 1st order high pass

Low Frequency Driver - 380 mm (15”) nominal diameter with treated paper cone.
                                          75 mm (3”) diameter voice coil
Dual Concentric Driver - 300 mm (12”) nominal diameter Dual Concentric, with 52 mm (2”) midrange voice coil and treated paper cone. High frequency 75 mm (3”) diameter aluminium alloy dome, deep cryogenically treated SuperTweeter - 25 mm (1”) diameter 64 micron magnesium alloy dome, ceramic coated. Neodymium magnet system. Plasma bonded voice coil.

Cabinet Dimensions - (H x W x D) 1275 x 585 x 600 mm 
Enclosure Volume - 160 litre 
Enclosure Type - Reflex for bass driver, closed box for Dual Concentric
Enclosure Weight - 120 kg 
Cabinet Construction - Birch ply and high density fibreboard. Extensive internal bracing
Finishes - Traditional & Carbon Black