Tannoy Definition




  • Sublime sound quality
  • Build quality and looks
  • Articulate, authoritative centre speaker


  • Expensive
  • No subwoofer – yet

Key Features

  • Review Price: £8078.00
  • Dual Concentric drivers
  • Walnut, cherry and black finishes
  • Deep Cryogenic Treatment
  • Fifth binding post for earthing
  • 1in Tulip WaveGuide tweeters

The Tannoy Definition system was first introduced in the mid-90s as a two-channel range for the hi-fi market, and then reintroduced in 2009 with a new look to suit today’s design tastes.

Despite originally being designed for music, home cinema enthusiasts began adopting Definition as their own and using five of its floorstanding speakers in a multichannel setup.

But using five floorstanders for home cinema is hardly ideal, and after huge demand from Definition fans Tannoy recently launched a more manageable centre channel to slot into the system, designed to match the rest of the range acoustically and aesthetically.

Tannoy Definition

This new DC6 LCR centre speaker joins three other speakers in the range – the DC10T and DC8T floorstanders and the DC8 bookshelf design. In the 5.0 package on test here are two DC8Ts (£4,200) on front channel duties, a pair of DC8s (£2,500) at the rear with a DC6 LCR centre (£1,500). At over eight grand for the lot it’s not a cheap option – this is aimed at serious home cinema buffs with big budgets – but we’re hoping that the old adage of getting what you pay for holds true.

You certainly get your money’s worth in terms of build quality. Each speaker is a thing of beauty, contained in an elegantly-styled, heavyweight cabinet – available in a dark walnut or cherry lacquered real wood finish, or deep lustre black. They’ve been built from top-quality plywood sourced from cooler, slower-growing regions of Europe, which is said to improve their acoustic properties due to its denseness. Their curves also serve a practical purpose, helping to reduce resonance that can affect mid-range clarity and detail.

They also come with magnetic grilles, which attach to the front more neatly than plugs. But without them, the speakers look effortlessly classy – the silver rings surrounding the cones juxtaposed by the classic wood finish brings a beautiful fusion of modernity and tradition.

The DC8Ts and DC8s stand 1025mm and 470mm high respectively, while the DC6 LCR measures 600(w) x 226(h), which is fairly large by centre speaker standards but when sat on the supplied plinth it’s much easier to place around a TV or projector screen than a DC8T.

Its rear section curves back towards a panel of five electro-plated brass binding posts – four of these are for bi-wiring purposes, while a unique fifth post is designed to earth the speaker to your amplifier, helping to eliminate detrimental RF interference and improve detail clarity.

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At this point you’re probably wondering why we haven’t mentioned a subwoofer. Once again prompted by huge demand, Tannoy is currently working on a dedicated Definition sub with twin opposing drivers and a 1000W amp, which should be out by the end of the year.

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