Tannoy

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Tannoy Ltd is a British manufacturer of loudspeakers and public-address systems. The company was founded as Tulsemere Manufacturing Company in London in 1926. It became a household name as a result of supplying PA systems to the armed forces during World War II, and to Butlins and Pontins holiday camps after the war. Tannoy is now based in Coatbridge in Scotland, and is part of the Danish-based TC Group. Tannoy is famous for its "dual concentric" speaker design which places the tweeter behind the center of the bass driver.

The term "tannoy" in colloquial British English is used generically to mean any public-address system, though the word is a registered trademark.

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