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.
Faithful to the Original
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.
Studio Quality Audio In Your Home
The Dual Concentric driver used in CHEVIOT provides class-leading coherence and pointsource 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...
Outstanding Components are just the Starting Point
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 WBT* bi-wireable binding posts to provide optimal signal transmission and integrity, plus a fifth binding post to reduce RF interference and improved mid range clarity.
Tannoy Cheviot Loudspeakers
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) Impedance 8 ohm
Low Frequency Dual Concentric 1 x 12" (300 mm) Paper pulp cone with twin roll impregnated fabric surround. 52mm (2") edge wound voice coil High Frequency Dual Concentric 1 x 1.3"" (33 mm) aluminium/magnesium alloy dome with edge-wound voice coil
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 to 30 kHz slope
Type Twin distributed port 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"") MDF with plywood internal bracing - heavily damped Finish Walnut veneer and high acoustic transparency nylon grill cover
Accessory Pack (included)
Bi-wire bridge connectors
Prestige wood wax