Tannoy DC12i Home Theater LCR Speaker


  • Brand: Tannoy
  • Product Code: DC12i Home

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  • $1,547.00

Wall mount theater LCR that is meant to be hidden behind a perforated screen, or acoustically transparent panel.
Sold Individually.

The high power handling DC12i is designed to be used in left, centre or right locations where the audiophile performance is delivered with exceptional impact. At 97dB (1W=2.83V for 8 Ohms) this speaker is exceptionally sensitive and therefore capable of very high outpout levels, explosive dynamics and stunning detail in both music and movie applications in vast array of larger scale listening and viewing environments.

Built around the unique high sensitivity Tannoy Dual Concentric™ drive unit, the Definition Install range brings class leading accuracy, detail and dynamics to installation applications ranging from media rooms to home theatre and boardrooms through to high end marine interiors.

The robust MDF cabinet is vented and rigidly constructed with extensive bracing to be acoustically inert.

The speaker is designed to be hidden within a custom designed installation; mounted on wall either behind the screen or acoustically transparent decorative panels with no appreciable loss of performance.

The unit can be mounted either horizontally or vertically using the integral keyhole mounts and the supplied wall plate.

Characteristic of the Dual Concentric™ design is a very wide 'sweet spot' with an exceptionally even response throughout the listening area, as well as an extraordinary transient response; reasons enough for this phase accurate Tannoy designed drive unit to have been the choice of professional studio engineers all over the world for many years.

The Dual Concentric™ is effectively two drivers properly merged into one where, unlike ordinary drive units, the high frequency unit is positioned on the back of the low frequency driver. As a result they are on same axis, so ensuring that sound energy is effectively propagated from the same point and delivered through the centre of the low frequency cone as true point source.

Such integration optimises reproduction quality by providing a constant time delay over the frequency spectrum, exceptional transient performance, wide dispersion and superior harmonic alignment; all of which delivers to the listening position a natural, clean and integrated sound with greatly enhanced intelligibility, sound staging and dynamics.

Frequency Range 1 50Hz - 38kHz

System Sensitivity (1W @1m) 2 97dB (1W = 2.83V for 8 Ohms)

Dispersion (-6dB) 90 degrees conical

Driver Complement 1 x 300mm (12.00”) constant directivity Dual Concentric™

Crossover Passive 1.4kHz with dynamic HF protection

Directivity Factor (Q)6.0 averaged 1kHz to 10kHzDirectivity Index (DI)7.4 averaged 1kHz to 10kHzRated Maximum SPL Average: 120dBPeak: 126dB

Power Handling Average: 200WProgramme: 400WPeak: 800W

Recommended Amplifier Power 400W @ 8 Ohms

Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms

Distortion: 10% Full Power (12.65V)
2nd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.53%
1kHz: 2.36%
10kHz: 2.68%
3rd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.35%
1kHz: 1.88%
10kHz: 0.16%


1% Full Power (4V)
2nd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.17%
1kHz: 0.52%
10kHz: 0.96%
3rd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.09%
1kHz: 0.99%
10kHz: 0.02%



Enclosure:  MDF, vented and internally braced

Finish: Textured black paint

Connectors: 2 x 4mm gold plated binding posts

Fittings: 8 x M10 bracket inserts 4 x wallplate keyhole fixings

allowing landscape or portrait mounting orientations 1 x Wall plate

Dimensions (HxWxD): 550 x 410 x 255mm(21.65 x 16.14 x 10.04”)

Weight: 20kg (44 lbs)

1. Average over stated bandwidth. Measured at 1 metre on axis.
2. Unweighted pink noise input, measured at 1 metre in an anechoic chamber

Tannoy operates a policy of continuous research and development. The introduction of new materials or manufacturing methods will always equal or exceed the published specifications, which Tannoy reserves the right to alter without prior notification