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THE best speaker ever from the venerable house of TANNOY. This is truely a WORLD CLASS product. With 96db efficiency, and ability to handle 1200 peak watts, for a 126 db dynamic range, the KINDOM ROYAL can reproduce any kind of music with stunning realism. Speaker is 5 months new, and in flawless condition. Speakers were a trade in , on another very fine speaker, however have to many great speakers at the moment, so they must go. Will consider trades + cash.
See all the on line show reports, and reviews including JEFF DAY'S recent (11/2012) POSITIVE FEEDBACK review. Some appear below.
"What can I say about the Kingdom Royal's performance? They are easily the most musical and highest performing dynamic loudspeakers I have ever encountered. In my opinion no other loudspeaker company captures the feel of a live musical performance the way Tannoy does, and the Kingdom Royals will make the few who can afford & appreciate them giddy with glee as they listen in complete wonderment at the performances unfolding before them. That's how they made me feel during the review period. I knew I was in the presence of greatness when listening to music. Yes, the Kingdom Royals are great, but that is not what I mean. Rather, the Kingdom Royals allow the greatness of the music to come through with such raw power and passion of the orchestra that it is absolutely spellbinding. Yes, it is 'greatness' that is a perfect descriptor of how the Kingdom Royals play music in powerful, utterly fascinating, and totally engrossing fashion"
JEFF DAY....POSITIVE FEEDBACK. 11/2012
“This is a truly sumptuous, no-compromise loudspeaker that delivers music
like no other speaker I have heard in my 20 years of reviewing high fidelity
equipment. Exciting, accurate, detailed and incredibly involving, Tannoy’s
Kingdom Royal has become my reference loudspeaker of choice.”
UK-based audio reviewer (Hi-Fi News, Home Cinema Choice )
"For reasons I’ve explained elsewhere, I tend to hate speakers that run the midrange through large drivers. Viewing the 12-inch concentric (i.e., tweeter-inside-woofer) driver on the new $55,000/pair Tannoy Kingdom Royal, I gave a listen purely out of courtesy — but I ended up savoring some of the best sound at the show. The secret? The 12-inch midrange/woofer’s crossed over to the tweeter inside at 700 Hz, low enough that the big midwoofer’s limited dispersion doesn’t affect the sound quality."
BRENT BUTTERWORTH...SOUNDandVISON .T.H.E. SHOW, NEWPORT, 2012
"One of my favorite rooms at the show is the Tannoy / VAC room. I spent nearly thirty minutes in the room listening to tunes with great satisfaction. Thirty minutes by the way, is a very long time for me to spend in any room in show coverage terms.
The room has exactly what was needed to get my audiophile blood flowing. We have the VAC Signature Mk II A preamp with phono option ($19,500) paired up with the Statement 450 Monoblocks ($78,000), driving the all new Tannoy flagship Kingdom Royal speakers ($55,000).
Combined with the new Tannoy Kingdom Royals, the setup was indeed something very special. The Kingdom Royal is the perfect combination of vintage elegance and modern cabinet design: Traditional wood veneer side panels are finished in contemporary deep gloss lacquer, while the smooth black satin finish baffle complements the gold trim and natural Italian leather. Each speaker unit weighs in at 120kg each.
Given the sitting position was relatively close to the speakers, I was offered a somewhat near-field presentation with very little sound staging, which is mostly a room limitation. Yet, the presentation was intimate, realistic and tonally correct.
I wouldn’t mind putting a pair of these Tannoy’s in my very own living room, that is if my piggy bank has enough coins in them."
RICHARD MAK...DAGOGO....CES. 2012