Music is an art form that needs to be experienced in all its beauty, detail, and nuance without the colouration that can instantly detract from its purest essence. A truly great loudspeaker design enables the speaker system to remove itself from the soundscape and present the music in a manner that envelopes you in the same way as a live performance.
In the 1970s TANNOY created a range of monitors that forever changed the way studio engineers and audiophiles alike chose to experience high quality audio. The TANNOY HPD Series quickly became some of the most beloved Hi-Fi loudspeakers of all time.
More than just a homage to its predecessor, the Legacy Series CHEVIOT Floor-Standing 12" Dual Concentric Hi Fi Loudspeaker further elevates the TANNOY HPD heritage of outstandingly transparent performance with the implementation of new, upscaled drivers and components – technology that was unavailable at the time. Simply put, CHEVIOT delivers legendary HPD performance to a new generation of music aficionados.
Every design element crucial to CHEVIOT’s breathtaking dynamic range, clarity of sound and classic look has been faithfully preserved. Much more than just a clone of the original, this new version of the classic benefits greatly from the evolution of driver and electronic component technology. In keeping with the TANNOY mode of excellence, each CHEVIOT loudspeaker cabinet is completely handcrafted by our highly skilled team at our Coatbridge, Scotland workshop.
The Dual Concentric driver used in CHEVIOT provides class-leading coherence and point-source imaging for that highly sought after truly natural sound. CHEVIOT's 500-Watt 12" dual driver delivers breathtaking dynamics, powerful transient response and unparalleled realism across a wide frequency range with an almost total lack of colouration. Many of the world’s greatest hits have been recorded and mixed using TANNOY studio monitors, and listening to these speakers is like having the artist right there in your living room. Breathtaking yesterday; equally breathtaking today...
It takes a lot more than quality materials and hand-selected drivers to build a great loudspeaker; it takes engineering experience with a deep understanding of acoustics, dedicated craftsmanship, inspiration, and a healthy dose of imagination. For example, the crossover network employed in the CHEVIOT features 2 independent channels that have been skillfully designed to bring out the best of the separate LF and HF sections of the Dual Concentric driver – ensuring a truly natural sound. Since loudspeakers actually perform their work in your living space, instead of an anechoic chamber, a front mounted 2 band energy control panel allows you to selectively boost or cut the high frequencies to fit your room or personal taste. CHEVIOT also has heavy duty 24 carat multi-layer gold plated TANNOY customized binding posts to provide optimal signal transmission and integrity, plus a fifth binding post to reduce RF interference and improved mid range clarity.
The enclosure is made following the original CHEVIOT design, but benefits from new high density materials that weren’t available back in the 1970s. The resulting cabinet provides extreme rigidity to control low frequency performance, and boasts extensive bracing incorporating DMT (Differential Materials Technology) for proper driver coupling. The base of the enclosure features 8 mm coupling spikes that provide added stability, and help to dissipate unwanted energy that might otherwise detract from CHEVIOT’s pristine performance.
TANNOY’s long and storied legacy lives on in the new CHEVIOT Floor-Standing 12" Hi Fi
Loudspeaker; a legacy that has endured the test of time and adapted with the evolution of technology. Whilst the bass is quite deep for the size of the CHEVIOT enclosure relative to the driver size, the speed and leading impulse is exciting and rewarding. Vocals are a little forward, as with many monitoring speakers, allowing the nuances of the voices to be fully appreciated. The smooth transitions to the HF device and the high sensitivity of the horn loaded dual concentric provide amazing clarity with dynamic transient response. Every CHEVIOT includes an ‘owner’s care package’ as well as a Birth Certificate heralding its authenticity. CHEVIOT simply has to be experienced...
Frequency Response - 38 Hz - 30 kHz ±6 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power - 20 - 250 W
Power handling (IEC) - 125 W continuous, 500 W peak
Sensitivity - 91 dB (1 W @ 1 m)Impedance8 Ω
Low Frequency - Dual Concentric 1 x 12" (300 mm) Paper pulp cone with twin roll impregnated fabric surround. 52 mm (2") edge wound voice coil
High Frequency - Dual Concentric1 x 1.3" (33 mm) aluminium/magnesiumalloy dome with edge-wound voice coil
Crossover Frequency - 1.2 kHz
Type - Bi-wired, hard wired passive, low loss 2nd order low pass, 1st order high pass
Adjustment - ±3 dB over 1 kHz to 30 kHz shelving,2 dB to -6 dB per octave over 5 kHz to30 kHz slope
Type -Twin distributed port
Volume - 58 Liters (2.05 cu.ft)
Connectors - 5 x 4 mm 24ct WBT binding posts
Dimensions - (H x W x D) 860 x 448 x 260 mm (33.9 x 17.6 x 10.2")
Net weight - 29 kg (63.8 lbs)
Construction - 19 mm (3/4") Chipboard with plywood internal bracing - heavily damped
Finish - Walnut veneer and high acoustic transparency nylon grill cover