Tannoy Mercury V1
The Mercury V1 is a compact stand-mount loudspeaker offering outstanding flexibility and class leading performance. As a front stereo pair the Mercury V1 excels at delivering dynamic bass and the musical articulation of much more costlier designs. Its high current handling is equally at home in home theatre systems where Mercury V1’s easy to drive nature and deep bass punch are compatible with a wide range of AV amplifiers and receivers.
Comprehensively upgraded from previous Mercury stand mount designs the V1 cabinet has been stiffened with revised bracing and is slightly larger to deliver even deeper bass. The new driver array features a new ultra light mid/bass pulp cone, the fastest cone yet to grace a Mercury loudspeaker. The new Mercury V soft dome tweeter is engineered to tolerances generally found on much more costly loudspeaker designs, giving the V1 impressive top end extension and a natural, spacious sound.
The Mercury V1 also benefits from an upgraded crossover with high quality components, high purity silver plated wiring and enhanced Differential Material Technology (DMT) damping on the HF capacitors. This high tech engineering, distilled down from Tannoy’s high-end loudspeaker designs, ensures Mercury V1 delivers true class-leading acoustic performance
With its compact cabinet and breath taking performance, the Mercury V1 is an all round loudspeaker for systems where space is at a premium. As a refined two channel stereo music system or as part of a multi-channel home theatre setup Mercury V1 delivers truly outstanding performance and value.
To cater for both modern and more traditional decor, Mercury V1 is available in either sugar maple or dark walnut finish.
Revised internal bracing and chambering on the new Mercury V has delivered a solid and compact cabinet with very low box colouration. Built from wood pulp and high density fibre loaded board, each cabinet benefits from low frequency port-tuning allowing Mercury V to punch out dynamic bass rhythms like a much larger loudspeaker.
Mercury V features substantially upgraded drivers over previous Mercury ranges with a new ultra-light bass/mid driver cone and a high specification soft-dome teeter assembly. Mercury V delivers fast, dynamic bass with a detailed and fluid high frequency performance. High power handling ensures they can be driven hard with movies and music, yet remained subtle and refined at everyday listening levels.
Crossover with Differential Materials
The new, more refined Mercury V crossover benefits from Tannoy’s patented Differential Materials Technology (DMT)™. The innovative compound is used to mount the crossover’s high frequency capacitors, improving damping and delivering smoother and more accurate reproduction through the upper ranges.
High purity silver-plated
Unheard of in a budget loudspeaker design, Tannoy’s engineers found that this high quality silver plated oxygen-free copper cable really allowed the Mercury V range to 'breathe’. The result is a more articulate and detailed sound with resolution of fine detail and micro dynamics on par with speakers costing much more.
The Mercury V range (except V4) can be easily wall mounted for convenience and a discreet look in the home. Each unit is fitted with two screw-sockets, securely fastened into the cabinet body for use with a wide range of third-part loudspeaker brackets. In addition to theses mounting sockets the dedicated wall-mount Mercury VR rear speaker comes with twin key-hole mounts for simple and cost-effect screw or bolt fixing flush to the wall.
In response to the demand for products designed to enhance home decor, Mercury V is the best looking Mercury loudspeaker range to date. The clean lines, brushed aluminium trim, subtle branding and choice of sugar maple or dark walnut finish ensure Mercury V speakers look as good as they sound in any home.
Recommended amplifier power (Watts RMS): 10 - 70
Continuous power handling (Watts Peak RMS): 50
Peak power handling (Watts): 100
Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m): 86dB
Nominal Impedance (Ohms): 8
Frequency response (-6dB): 45Hz – 25kHz
High frequency driver: 25mm (1.00”) Nitro-urethane layer dampened woven polyesterdome, neodymium magnet assembly
Low frequency driver: 130mm (5.00”) Multi-fibre coated pulped paper cone
Crossover Frequency: 3.2kHz
Crossover Type: 4th order acoustic Linkwitz-Riley
Enclosure type: Front reflex
Construction: 15mm particle board, internally cross-braced enclosure / 18mm MDF front baffle
Dimensions (inc grille) H x W x D: 300.0 x 170.0 x 254.5mm