Stirling Gold Reference is the first step into the heritage and performance of the Tannoy Prestige GR series. This compact floorstanding loudspeaker is rich with the timeless styling, bespoke cabinetry and the truly engaging performance from its new Dual Concentric Gold Reference driver that can trace its history back to 1967. Mating a treated paper pulp cone with a concentrically mounted 25mm (1.00”) aluminium alloy tweeter with Tulip Waveguide, the Stirling’s 250mm (10.00”) Dual offers pure point source musical articulation and outstanding dynamics. .
The Stirling GR crossover benefits from a widespread component upgrades including highest quality capacitors designed to Tannoy’s exacting specification. The entire crossover board undergoes Deep Cryogenic Treatment, a technique Tannoy developed for the flagship Kingdom Royal project. This improves the crystal structure of not only the components and cabling on the hard-wired crossover-board but throughout the contacts and solder joints leading to a smoother and more natural presentation.
The Stirling GR cabinet is hand built from the finest plywood using traditional joinery methods to ensure that attention to detail and unique styling go hand in hand. A distributed port design for exemplary LF response from the 85 litre enclosure, the cabinet is finished in Prestige oiled real walnut wood veneer and complimented with solid walnut trim and edging, machined metal trim and adjustable HF power.
Capable of handling peak input power of up to 340watts and boasting prodigious 91dB efficiency, the Stirling has the power and authority of much larger and more affluent loudspeakers. It is detailed, dynamic and outstandingly articulate sound with all the musical cohesion inherent with the Dual Concentric driver. Stirling GR offers the bespoke cabinetry and remarkable performance of Tannoy’s Prestige series, yet costs no more than a typical mass produced loudspeaker.
PERFORMANCERecommended amplifier power 20 -170 WattsContinuous power handling 85 Watts RMSPeak power handling 340 wattSensitivity 91dB (2.83 Volts @1 metre)Nominal impedance 8 OhmsMinimum Impedance 5 ohmFrequency Response 39 Hz - 46 kHz (-6 dB)Dispersion 90 degrees conical
DRIVE UNITSDual Concentric™ high frequency 25mm (1.00”) aluminium/magnesium alloy dome with edge wound voice coilDual Concentric™ low frequency 254mm (10.00") with paper pulp cone with twin roll impregnated fabric surround. 42mm (15/8") edge wound voice coilCROSSOVERFrequency 1.8kHzType Bi-wired, hard wired passive, low loss 2nd order low pass, 2nd order high passAdjustment /- 3dB over 1.8 kHz to 46 kHz shelving
CONSTRUCTIONEnclosure type Dual Distributed PortVolume 85L (3 cu.ft)Dimensions 850 x 397 x 368mm(33.50 x 15.50 x 14.50”)Finish Walnut veneer with solid walnut trim and edging. Internally cross braced and heavily damped.
Not only are you buying a good sounding product, but a nice piece of furniture as well.I have been through many speakers including Rega, Focal, KEF etc. Its also good that the speakers sit firmly on the floor and would not topple over when the cat decides to launch himself from one to the other. I have a musician friend and he rates them very highly.
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