Tannoy Intros Budget 3D Audio System
Tannoy’s new TFX 5.1 builds on the SFX 5.1 system, offering compatibility with Dolby True HD and DTS HD-Master Audio sound. This system is entry-level priced with what Tannoy claims is not entry-level performance, aimed at those big-box-store, all-in-one audio systems.
The TFX satellite and center channel speakers feature Tannoy’s WideBand technology with a tweeter that extends its response to over 70kHz and surround sound frequencies of up to 48kHz (LPCM @ 96kHz/24bit). Tannoy says the enclosures of the original SFX range have been streamlined to eliminate standing waves in key frequencies and reshaped to get the very best from the driver and crossover upgrades. Each cabinet is made from an advanced polymer chosen to best dampen the enclosure, while revised bracing delivers tighter mid-range punch. TFX satellites have been developed to communicate speed, impact and clarity while the TFX centre has been further tuned to convey the most accurate dialogue.
Tannoy says the TFX subwoofer builds on the success and strengths of the SFX model, underpinning the new Wideband TFX satellites with fast, deep bass. Its long-throw 8″ driver and potent 100-watt, class A/B amplifier have all the power required to fill a large room with taut low frequency effects. The revised TFX filter network ensures seamless integration of bass output with the satellites for a smooth, full-range soundstage.