TANNOY Revolution XT6 Bookshelf speakers 6"dual-concentric 89dB 46Hz-32kHz

TY 02 SB REV XT6
NZ$ 1,995.00 pr (incl. GST)
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The Revolution XT 6 is a mid-size stand or bookshelf mounted loudspeaker that represents a ‘purist’ Tannoy configuration. Using a single Omnimagnet Dual Concentric driver, the XT 6 delivers pure point-source articulation and realises the additional smoothness and bass extension of the new driver design. Combining a 150mm (6.00”) multi-fibre cone with a 25mm Linear PEI dome and benefitting from the Torus-Ogive waveguide the Revolution XT 6 driver is coupled with a crossover using low loss laminated core inductors and audiophile components throughout.

The 10.8 litre cabinet has Revolution XT’s signature trapezoid shape and is uniquely fitted with a miniature plinth in keeping with the larger floorstanding models. The plinth serves to add low-down mass to the design, affording highly stable placement on stands or shelves for the most accurate acoustic reproduction. Heavily constructed and extensively braced, the cabinet has exceptionally low colouration further enhancing its ability to communicate nuances and emotion of music. The Revolution XT 6 is an incredibly accurate mini-monitor for those who appreciate music presented with utmost detail and texture.

Available in Medium Oak or Dark Walnut real wood veneer, the Revolution XT 6 sets the standard for fit and finish for stand mount loudspeakers at the price. The highest attention to detail means artisan-quality veneering, etched Omnimagnet driver trims, heavy duty terminals and a full-baffle grille with magnetic mounts to ensure a flawless look with the grilles off.

Introduction - Revolution XT series - Revolution XT is the latest development of Tannoy’s most affordable loudspeaker to feature the world renowned Dual Concentric™ driver. The XT is a true ‘revolution’ of the series, featuring an all-new ‘Dual’ with some of the most significant and fundamental design changes in the driver’s near 60-year history. While retaining Revolution’s familiar trapezoid cabinet shape, wide-ranging changes to Revolution XT’s internal design make for a completely new and unique loudspeaker concept.

Tannoy’s pioneering Twin-cavity coupled reflex system and down-firing external port delivers the Revolution series’ most tuneful and musically coherent bass to date, while the integrated plinth further improves transient attack and overall stability. The new Dual, with its Omnimagnet™ motor and class-leading dispersion characteristics, has been partnered with a new series of audiophile grade crossovers to realise the very best performance across the range.

XT is a true Revolution in loudspeaker design.

With a range spanning 100mm (4.00”), 150mm (6.00”) and flagship 200mm (8.00”) Dual Concentric drivers, Revolution XT is offered in a five-strong range to ensure there is a perfect model for every home. Available in Medium Oak or Dark Walnut real wood veneers, Tannoy’s legendary quality of finish is further enhanced with magnetic grille mounts and subtle trim detailing. From the compact Revolution XT Mini stand-mount loudspeaker to the imposing Revolution XT 8F floorstanding model, the range delivers unrivalled musical articulation and outstanding dynamics.

Drive Unit

The Revolution XT Dual Concentric driver represents a major revision of Tannoy’s long standing and well regarded coaxial driver technology. While retaining the Dual’s fundamental benefits of class-leading coherence and point-source imaging, the new driver technology delivers exceptional smoothness and even further improved imaging. The Omnimagnet Dual Concentric is a completely new interpretation of this proprietary point-source drive unit, combining a revolution new HF diaphragm and waveguide with a single magnet that energises both the HF and LF coils.

The HF dome is Torus (donut) shaped allowing it to be placed further forward in the throat of the driver. An Ogive (bullet) shaped phase plug sits in front of the diaphragm which assists in shortening the propagation path of HF waves. The Torus Ogive waveguide has a more aggressive flare than previous ‘tulip’ shaped Dual Concentric waveguides which expands wave front propagation through the cone of the bass driver. The result is a shortened acoustic path through the driver and greater phase coherence between HF and LF.

The Omnimagnet Dual Concentric is a radical evolution of Tannoy’s signature driver.

The new Dual’s wider and more even dispersion pattern has a profoundly positive effect on imaging and the improved phase coherence ensures a natural and expansive sound. The revised (shallower) cone design and potent Omnimagnet motor deliver even smoother bass performance with exceptional transient attack. Used exclusively in the new Revolution XT series, the Omnimagnet Dual Concentric driver opens another illustrious chapter in the development of Tannoy’s driver technology.

Construction

The now famous trapezoid shape of the Revolution family derives its eye-catching form from its musical function. The non-parallel sides disperse internal standing waves and internal reflections to produce incredibly low cabinet colouration. The result is a sharply styled, contemporary loudspeakers series. All products in the range now include a stylish and sturdy plinth which is an integral part of the cabinet tuning mechanism, chrome pillars add strength and style to the product, while easily adjusted spikes are incorporated into the Floorstanding variants.

Yet the most significant advances to the Revolution XT’s cabinet are on the inside. Following three years of R&D, Tannoy has developed a unique twin-cavity reflex system that optimised driver performance from extremely low to mid frequencies using balanced back-pressure damping. The system also dramatically reduces vertical standing waves within the cabinet, leading to exceptional tight and controlled bass down to the lowest organ notes. On the floorstanding models, LF energy exits from an angled down-firing port, diffusing into the room between the cabinet and the integrated plinth. In addition to outstanding bass reproduction, the design reduces room boundary effects and facilitates easy loudspeaker placement.

Tannoy’s dual-cavity coupled reflex system is a revolution from the inside.

As you would expect from Tannoy, finish and attention to detail on Revolution XT models is second to no other loudspeaker in its class. Each model is hand finished in real wood veneer, in a choice of Medium Oak or Dark Walnut colours, with magnetic grilles supports for a smooth and seamless look with the grilles on or off. Celebrating the new Omnimagnet driver, each Dual Concentric is finished with an etched metal trim ring. Satin black plinths, with large knurled locking feet and chrome pillars, are subtly finished with an etched metal Tannoy badge.

Specifications

Testimonials

Specifications

PERFORMANCE
Recommended amplifier power (Watts RMS) 25 -120
Continuous power handling (Watts RMS) - 60
Peak power handling (Watts) 240
Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m) - 89 dB
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency response (-6 dB) 46Hz – 32 kHz

DRIVE UNITS
Dual Concentric™ high frequency - 25 mm (1”) Linear PEI dome with Torus Ogive WaveGuide and Omnimagnet technologu
Low frequency - 150 mm (6”) Multi fibre paper 44 mm (1.75”) voice coil.

CROSSOVER
Crossover frequency - 1.8 kHz
Crossover type - Passive low loss 2nd order low pass, 1st order high pass

CABINET
Enclosure Type - Downwards firing ported reflex
Volume - 10.8 L (0.38 cu. ft.)
Dimensions (H x W x D) inc plinth & grille - 400.5 x 221 x 302 mm
Weight - 7.5kg each
Finish - Dark walnut & Medium Oak

Testimonials

Perfect Fit....

Hi Terry, 
The Tannoy XT6S bookshelf speaker are a Perfect fit, looks awesome and most importantly sound fantastic, in the smaller room the bass response has come into it's own. Surprised the little NuForce isn't struggling one little bit. 
Thought I'd send a photo, not your usual customer setup :) I have to find something to good to isolate them from the desk now. 
Have a great weekend !
.......Rowan