Tannoy Lifestyle Revolution XT8F MO Floorstanding Speaker (Pair)
The new Omnimagnet Dual further refines bass performance with its linear LF response and exceptional timbre accuracy, while its new HF section with Torus-Ogive waveguide delivers smooth HF extension with outstanding imaging. The REVOLUTION XT 8F crossover uses low loss laminated core inductors and audiophile components throughout and further benefits from high purity oxygen free copper (OFC), silver plated wiring. The 49.4 litre REVOLUTION XT 8F cabinet houses the largest iteration of TANNOY new dual-cavity coupled reflex system, featuring separate cavities coupled internally by tuned ports. Bass energy exits from a tuned down-firing port between the angled base of the cabinet and the integrated plinth.
1-year manufacturer's warranty
Key Features & Benefits of Tannoy Lifestyle Revolution XT8:
Revolution XT marks a far-reaching overhaul and dramatic upgrade of Tannoy’s best-selling Revolution loudspeaker series. While retaining the unique, trapezoid cabinet shape, radical acoustic engineering and new patent pending Tannoy technologies mean sweeping changes are now incorporated.
Based on a completely new Omnimagnet™ powered Dual Concentric™ driver, Revolution XT models deliver a natural and engaging sound with exceptional imaging,wide HF dispersion and deep, articulate bass.
Hand built with premium audiophile components, the crossover’s ‘simple, straight’ design philosophy provides an ultra-clean signal path to retain the utmost musical information. Large, gold-plated bi-wire binding posts allow a robust cable connection for reliable signal transfer.
The substantially built cabinets are handcrafted in a choice of dark walnut or medium oak real wood veneers. Providing acoustically beneficial cabinet rigidity, the Revolution XT 6F and XT 8F floorstanding speakers incorporate two chambers with a pioneering internal port system. The dual-cavity coupled reflex system optimises driver performance from low to mid frequencies, and adverse low-frequency standing waves are reduced.LF energy exits from a down-firing port at the base of the floorstanding models, diffusing into the room between the cabinet and the integrated plinth. The design delivers tuneful and musically coherent bass reproduction while reducing room boundary effects and facilitating easy speaker placement.
The Omnimagnet Dual Concentric
The parameters available to achieve a high level of audio performance are dictated by established acoustic design principles. Any improvement to an already impeccable driver design is therefore a tough challenge. Utilising the latest electro-acoustic research and tools, this was the task for Tannoy’s team of highly experienced engineers whilst developing a new drive unit for the Revolution XT series.
The Omnimagnet Dual Concentric is a completely new interpretation of Tannoy’s proprietary point source drive unit philosophy; a major milestone in more than 65 years of the company’s audio research and development. A revolutionary new HF diaphragm and waveguide have been combined with a single magnet to deliver notable performance advantages.
Providing wider high frequency directivity, the HF diaphragm and the precision engineered Torus Ogive Waveguide™ have been brought further forward. Based on innovative new patent pending design principles, the shallower waveguide improves LF performance, giving more headroom and enabling a higher crossover point. Essential to achieving the desired directivity improvements, the wave-front expands at faster rate, delivering articulate and precise reproduction, both on and off-axis, through closer acoustic-centre alignment and phase coherence.
Torus Ogive Waveguide
Shallower waveguide with a more aggressive flare allows rapid expansion of the acoustic wavefront through the mouth of the bass driver.Articulate and precise reproduction, both on and off-axis, are provided through closer acoustic-centre alignment and phase coherence.
High frequency and low frequency drive units utilise a single shared magnet, offering improved time alignment and coherence. A completely new interpretation of Tannoy’s proprietary point source drive unit design philosophy.
Ogive phase plug
Ogive refers to the mathematical definition of the streamlined, ‘rocket cone’ shaped phase plug in the waveguide assembly, which assists the critical shortening in the propagation path of the acoustic wavefront.
High frequency Torus dome
Torus refers to the donut shape of the HF diaphragm. Within the design, the HF ‘dome’ and the precision engineered are brought further forward, providing wider high frequency directivity.
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Technical Specifications of Speaker Package:
|Brand & Model #||Tannoy Lifestyle Revolution XT8F|
Recommended Amplifier Power
|25 - 150|
|Continuous Power Handling
(Watts Peak RMS)
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||400|
|Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m)||91 dB|
|Nominal Impedance (Ohms)||8|
|Frequency response (-6 dB)||38 Hz - 32 kHz|
|Dual Concentric™ High Frequency||25 mm (1”) Linear PEI dome with Torus Ogive WaveGuide and Omnimagnet technology|
|Dual Concentric™ Low Frequency||200 mm (8”) multi-fibre paper 44 mm (1.75”) voice coil|
150 mm (6”) multi-fibre paper pulp cone with rubber surround. 44 mm (1.75”) edge wound voice coil
|Crossover Frequency||250 Hz & 1.8 kHz|
|Crossover Type||Passive low loss 2nd order low pass, 1st order high pass|
|Enclosure type||Downwards ported twin cavity coupled reflex|
|Volume||48.8 l (1.72 cu. ft.)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)
|1080 x 317 x 345 mm
(42.5 x 12.5 x 13.6”)
|Weight||19.9 kg (43.9 lbs)|