Tannoy adds pendant loudspeaker to range
Tannoy has debuted a brand new range of ‘open ceiling’ hanging-pendant loudspeakers.
Named the OCV Series, the range aims to deliver the acoustic performance of Tannoy’s CVS Series in-ceiling products but in an architecturally sensitive, self-contained, lightweight cylindrical enclosure.
The new speakers have been engineered specifically for applications where predictable high quality audio coverage is required in high or open-ceilinged spaces – such as airports, railway stations, malls or large double or triple height commercial floors – without compromising clarity, intelligibility and SPL.
The cylindrical form-factor has been conceived to meet the exacting demands of the architectural sector, minimising the impact on aesthetics and allowing the systems designer to locate the loudspeakers discretely, at a desired height without regard to the physical ceiling height, and in a manner that won’t conflict with other suspended systems such as lighting fixtures and ventilation.
Available in black or white as standard and comprising two models, the OCV 6 and OCV 8, the OCV Series is a full-bandwidth open-ceiling speaker system. Each model is built around a mid-bass driver (150mm (6-inch) or 200mm (8-inch) respectively) with a coaxially-mounted 19mm (0.75-inch) high frequency section – all mounted in the cylindrical steel enclosure with mild steel powder coated grille. It has a mineral loaded polypropylene cone and nitrile rubber surround of the driver assembly, while the enclosure is IP54 rated for dust and water ingress, and UV resistant.
Both the OCV 6 and OCV 8 are equipped with a 60W line transformer configurable via a top-mounted rotary tapping switch, while audio connection is catered for via an adjacent euroblock connector. Both connector and tapping switch are protected by a rubber weather boot. Tannoy provides all the required hardware for hanging as standard, including steel wires, gripple speed clamp and ⅜-inch threaded rod.