Tannoy Definition DC8i Bookshelf Speaker (EACH)


  • Brand: Tannoy
  • Product Code: DC8i

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  • $850.00

Designed to be used in left, centre or right locations the DC8i brings audiophile performance to both music and movie applications in vast array of 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 compact MDF cabinet is vented and rigidly constructed with extensive bracing to be acoustically inert. The unit can be mounted either horizontally or vertically using the integral keyhole mounts and the supplied wall plate.

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.

200mm (8”) high sensitivity, point source and constant directivity Dual Concentric™ drive unit

Constant time delay over the frequency spectrum
Exceptional transient performance
90 degree conical dispersion
Superior harmonic alignment
Natural, clean and integrated sound
Enhanced intelligibility, sound staging and dynamics
Recommended amplifier power 100 to 200W @ 8 Ohms
Sensitivity 92dB (1W = 2.83V for 8 Ohms)
Maximum SPL 119dB average
Rugged construction MDF enclosure, vented, internally braced and finished with textured black paint
Multiple hanging options
Frequency Range 1 62Hz - 45kHz
System Sensitivity (1W @1m) 2  92dB (1W = 2.83V for 8 Ohms)
Dispersion (-6dB) 90 degrees conical
Driver Complement 1 x 200mm (8.00”) constant directivity Dual Concentric™
Crossover Passive 1.7kHz with dynamic HF protection
Directivity Factor (Q) 5.7 averaged 1kHz to 10kHz
Directivity Index (DI) 7.0 averaged 1kHz to 10kHz
Rated Maximum SPL Average: 113dB
  Peak: 119dB
Power Handling Average: 130W
  Programme: 260W
  Peak: 520W
Recommended Amplifier Power 100 - 260W @ 8 Ohms
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Distortion 10% Full Power (8.94V)
2nd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.4%
1kHz: 0.28% 
10kHz: 1.50%
3rd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.35%
1kHz: 0.66% 
10kHz: 0.35%

1% Full Power (2.83V)
2nd Harmonic

250Hz: 0.11%
1kHz: 0.12% 
10kHz: 0.51%
3rd Harmonic
250Hz: 0.15%
1kHz: 0.34% 
10kHz: 0.17%
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 mounting plate
Dimensions (HxWxD) 394 x 294 x 215mm 
(15.51 x 11.57 x 8.46”)
Weight 9.5kg