Recommending amplifiers for Tannoy speakers

Unfortunately not, but your dealer will be able to give some options.

In general it is easier to damage a loudspeaker with an under powered amplifier driven into clipping distortion, than with a high power amplifier with headroom in reserve, and used responsibly. The specification in your Instruction Manual will give some guidelines.

Remember, human hearing is roughly logarithmic, and to double subjective loudness requires a 6dB rise in sound pressure level (SPL), meaning that the amplifier power must be quadrupled. So all things being equal, a 60W amplifier won’t sound any louder than a 50W amplifier.

Having sufficient output power depends on the size of your room, the sensitivity of your speakers, and how loud you like to listen. More information on this, and some thoughts on amplifier design philosophy can be found in our white paper, which you can request by getting in touch with us.


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