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Tannoy Definition DC8

Tannoy's stunning standmount speaker from their Definition range

£2,082.50 Exc. VAT |  


Tannoy Definition DC8  

Bringing Definition technology to a stand-mount design, the DC8 offers the latest 8 inch Dual Concentric™ drive unit in a compact, curve wall cabinet constructed from the finest plywood. The WideBand™ tweeter technology offers exceptional high frequency extension, while the powerful bass driver and 19 litre port tuned enclosure offers class leading bass down to almost 40Hz. The high class, high gloss finish on the outside is complemented by extensive use of audiophile grade silver plated copper conductors on the inside and Tannoy’s innovative fifth speaker terminal for driver grounding. Deep Cryogenic treatment of the straight path crossover and extensive use of Tannoy DMT™ technology ensures the DC8 is as articulate as it is potent.

Highly braced curved cabinet with DMT™
The new curved cabinets are constructed from the finest grade plywood specifically chosen for its natural acoustic properties; manufactured from birch grown slowly in cold regions of the world and selected for its denser quality. The complex curve reduces resonances and internal reflections, improving mid-band clarity and greatly enhancing micro detailing. A special bracing mechanism, incorporating Tannoy’s Differential Material Technology™ (DMT), rigidly couples the driver/enclosure interface, further improving Definition’s accuracy in instrumental timbre.

Each Definition cabinet is hand finished to an exceptionally high standard in a choice of high gloss lacquered real wood veneers or high gloss black. Subtle aluminium trim to conceal fixings, magnetic grill mounts embedded below the surface and discrete Tannoy branding ensures Definition is clean and contemporary looking throughout.

Crossover with Deep Cryogenic Treatment
High end components and a ‘simple, straight’ philosophy combine to create a crossover with an ultra clean signal path. Low loss laminated core inductors ensure optimum LF performance while the HF network’s audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors are acoustically damped using the Tannoy DMT™ material. The Definition crossover sets the benchmark for signal integrity, reproducing music with all the articulation and intelligibility of the original performance.

The entire crossover assembly is subject to revolutionary Deep Cryogenic Treatment (DCT), achieving unparalleled gains in resolution and creating a more natural, cohesive sound. Using a proprietary process, the Definition crossover is supercooled to –190 degrees Centigrade and thawed over a set time period. This permanently reduces internal stresses in the microstructure of the crossover’s component materials, leading to better signal transfer and superior resolution of fine detail.

No compromise audiophile features Silver plated, high purity oxygen free copper internal wiring is used exclusively throughout the Definition loudspeaker. The OFC copper offers substantial gains in signal transfer and the silver plating affords unsurpassed HF signal transfer in the ‘skin’ region of each conductor. The substantial WBT™ electro-plated brass speaker terminals ensure effective coupling and high current signal transfer from the widest range of external loudspeaker cables.

Tannoy’s unique fifth speaker terminal electrically grounds the driver chassis, dramatically reducing radio frequency interference circulating in most hi-fi audio systems. Eliminating this RF ‘noise’ in Definition reaps considerable benefits in midrange clarity and further opens up the soundstage throughout the presence region for truly expressive music presentation.



Definition DC8

Recommended amplifier power 
(Watts RMS)
30 – 175
Continuous power handling
(Watts RMS)
Peak power handling (Watts)350
Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m)88dB
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency response (-6dB)42Hz – 35kHz
Dispersion (degrees conical)90
Drive Units
Dual Concentric™ high frequency25mm (1”) Titanium dome with Tulip WaveGuide™
Dual Concentric™ low frequency200mm (8”) treated paper pulp cone with rubber surround.
44mm (1.75”) edge wound voice coil
Crossover frequency1.5 kHz
Crossover typePassive low loss 
2nd order LF, 1st order HF 
Deep Cryogenically Treated
Enclosure TypeRear ported
Volume19L (0.67 cu. ft.)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 
excl grille
470 x 271 x 260mm 
(18.5 x 10.7 x 10.2”)
Weight10kg (22.05lbs)
FinishHigh gloss black
High gloss cherry 
High gloss dark walnut





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