Tannoy Mercury V1 Speakers (Pair) (Dark walnut)
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The Tannoy Mercury V1 speakers are a five star budget speaker solution. Featuring high-quality rigid cabinet construction for balanced and detailed sound, they are perfect for getting the best from budget separates and mini-systems.
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The speakers are very stylish. Big smart and classy, with brushed aluminium speaker template type things (hard to give them a name) and a good 'solid' enclosure. Compared to the F1's (which I have in my lounge)They look completely different- The f1's are modern, curved and cool whilst the V1's are Big,straight and classy.
The sound of the V1's are brilliant for the price. They give of a responsive and natural bass with detailed highs and clear mids. The f1's sound similar but noticeably lack bass and have slightly muffled highs (This is only in comparison to the V1's, they are quite clear in reality).
Overall, I love the V1's. Partnered with a relatively powerful amp, thick insulated wires and a decent audio source, they will become a beast that will last you almost decades. I think, if you are conscious about style- The V1's cabinet is rather large (they just about fit on my shelf, I will need to put them on brackets though). But as I said earlier, I love them and would never give them up (maybe until a new tannoy range appear).
Their great strength is they're not finicky about positioning and you can forget about all the diagrams in hi-fi mags that lay out a "listening triangle" in an uncluttered room and then experiment moving the speakers six inches to the left, then six inches backwards, and on and on, searching for audiophiles call the speakers' "sweet spot". With these, you're home free --- there are no requirements for any sweet spot with the V1s. It's easy to break them in by running them around the clock via subdued radio for a few days, and from then on, it's Satisfaction Express.
The V1s have rescued my terrible, irregular, cluttered up listening room and they deliver fine sound to my chair outside the listening triangle and two feet to the right of the right speaker. Yes, I'm outside the right speaker and 14 feet from the left speaker across the room. This is testimony to the outstanding capabilities of the V1s.
Of course after you install new speakers and break them in, the journey is not over. Then it's time to search for new interconnects and perhaps speaker cables, by mail order if necessary. This is crucial, not optional.Read more ›
They are a bit overbright and need to be carefully positioned to get the best of the base.
The midrange lacks definition compared to my Wharfedale 304 speakers (very old) and frequency separation is not the best
However they pack a punch, are highly compatible, look great and are not too big. At the current prices you cant go far wrong
They did not arrive on "guaranteed" date although this was not down to the seller but the actions of the courier service which, without explanation, kept the speakers on the van and so returned the package to the depot instead of delivering them! Amazon customer services came to the rescue and speakers delivered next day - quite unexpectedly as it was a Sunday. Would not hesitate to recommend the Tannoy Mercury VI speakers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i bought these to go with my old Nad 3020e amp and technics PG4 CD player they sound very good indeed with all types of music I have them on atacama nexus stands 60 cm height in a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by michael hughes
I am a sound engineer and I was disappointed wit the sound quality. The speakers lack clarity at mid range. Not a good buy. I returned as they're not worth the price. Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. Sikorski
I bought these to go along with my Cambridge Audio Topaz Am10 amplifier. These are the first set of speakers, for the first ever hi-fi separates system I've bought - and I'm glad I... Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2014 by Gordon Mackay
Never thought it was possible for this price to buy some speakers so good!
create an incredible stage and has a superb midrange, a very lively and pleasant sound that never... Read more
A quality bookshelf speaker. I'm using them as a second rear speaker and they compliment my system perfectly fitting in with my décor in the Sugar Maple finish.Published on 23 Jun. 2013 by Ken Brown
These speakers have great sound quality. They are worth the money and I would definitely recommend them. Read morePublished on 16 May 2013 by Teresa Hill
I first heard Tannoy Mercury speakers way back in the eighties and was stunned by the superb performance and sound quality, so when I decided to get rid of my floor standing... Read morePublished on 25 April 2013 by dave