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4c have worked with Tannoy since 2008 in an industrial design capacity. During that time we have worked on a vast range of products; everything from the Kingdom Royal to their upcoming range of high precision tools to be included in the highest end speakers.
This page is deadicated to the new Tannoy Precision 6 residential speakers that 4c and Tannoy are particuarly proud of. Here is the design story process behind the speakers.
Back in May 2011 4c Design (us) were delivered a
brief to design the look of a residential floor standing speaker
that would feature between the Tannoy Mercury and the Tannoy
Definition. We knew it would come in 2 and 4 driver configurations
and feature Tannoy's unique dual-concentric driver. Apart from
that we were left to rely on our long standing knowledge of the
Tannoy product range and our own creativity.
As with most projects of this sort we began looking for inspiration, which soon turned into a wide range of diverse concepts. Over a series of meetings these were whittled down to the 'winning' design. Tannoy are nothing if not sticklers for detail, if you are in the market for new speakers I strongly recommend going down to your local audio shop and checking out a pair. The quality is astounding!
That brings us to the second stage of the project; once the primary shape was confirmed we generated a raft of concepts for different options for trim, plinths and finishes? From this point onwards Tannoy's technical team stepped in to produce prototypes giving us a glimpse for the final look and sound leaving us only in an advisory role.
Both 4c Design and Tannoy are particularly proud of these speakers (most of the design team are already planning to get a pair).
What do you think? Have your say on the 4c Blog
The speakers plan to be lauched in the following configurations:
The new range is due to go on sale soon at which point we will supply links. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news as it comes in. They are expected to retail at:
Jim Stewart - Operations Manager at Tannoy the iconic British
brand in speaker systems, tells us about the heritage of his
In 2009 Tannoy selected 4c Design to become their industrial design partners, a relationship which has blossomed over the years an culminated in their latest flagship product the Kingdom Royal.
By enhancing Tannoy's trademark dual concentric technology the Kindom Royal has been heralded as an icon of audio history and the best product Tannoy have ever produced.
4c Design were in attendance at the Munich High End Show 2012. To read the full blog article about the day click here