TANNOY MERCURY V4Dark Walnut Speakers Per Pair - 6 YEAR GUARANTEE INCLUDED ON THIS PRODUCT - £149 @ RicherSounds
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TANNOY MERCURY V4Dark Walnut Speakers Per Pair - 6 YEAR GUARANTEE INCLUDED ON THIS PRODUCT - £149 @ RicherSounds

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Magnetically Shielded Are they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage. Yes
Sensitivity (dB) The higher the figure the easier the speaker is to drive - meaning a lower powered amp may be used 91
Impedance (ohms) Resistance. Average figure is 8 ohmns. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers 8
Bi-wireable Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for tweeter and woofer - when used with bi-wiring cable gives a more precise sound Yes
Power Rating (Watts) Maximum power rating - long term/short term (RMS) 100/200
Dimensions Dimensions of speaker cabinet excluding any spikes, feet or binding posts. (H x W x D) in mm 970 x 204 x 281
Weight Weight of each speaker in KG. 14.2
Black Is the finish of this speaker black? No
Wood Is the finish of this speaker wood style or wood? Yes
Other Colour Is the finish of this speaker another colour? No
Freq Response (Hz) The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be 32 - 25,000
Speaker Enclosure Type Type of speaker enclosure. Infinite baffle cabinets are sealed and so are often less fussy about placement. Usually they do require a little more power to drive, though. Bass reflex speakers are usually more efficient than infinite baffle designs but may require more care in terms of placement. Rear port designs, in particular, usually need at least 15-30cm (6 - 12 inches) between them and the wall behind, for a balanced bass response. ABR = Auxcillary Bass Radiator (looks like a standard bass cone but without power)
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a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are the current fashion but hook a pair of these and an AV Receiver to your TV and it will make a soundbar sound silly.
Uridium

a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are the … a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are the current fashion but hook a pair of these and an AV Receiver to your TV and it will make a soundbar sound silly.



​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be good for what i've got?
danflorin3

​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be g … ​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be good for what i've got?



It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too much power usage as that's never good for the speakers.
danflorin3

​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be g … ​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be good for what i've got?


What no onkyo ?
they are lovely things, if you have the space. though those are black pictured.
LOUGHBORO GUY

What no onkyo ?



You should actually do some research so you don't look clueless with every post.

Sony's latest receivers have been very well received. In fact they are one of the best you can buy.

Just because someone told you to buy an onkyo 5 years ago doesn't mean you should buy one for the rest of your life.
Edited by: "PsychoSonny" 28th Nov 2015
LOUGHBORO GUY

What no onkyo ?



There have also been 'issues' with some Onkyo equipment, which is why I avoided the brand...
PsychoSonny

You should actually do some research so you don't look clueless with … You should actually do some research so you don't look clueless with every post.Sony's latest receivers have been very well received. In fact they are one of the best you can buy.Just because someone told you to buy an onkyo 5 years ago doesn't mean you should buy one for the rest of your life.



And you should learn to get a sense of humour, he's mocking himself. Whoosh, over your head I'm afraid.


Edited by: "siadwel" 28th Nov 2015
rev6

It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too … It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too much power usage as that's never good for the speakers.



should I buy this Onkyo or this YAMAHA
NSF51
richersounds.com/pro…f51
siadwel

And you should learn to get a sense of humour, he's mocking himself. … And you should learn to get a sense of humour, he's mocking himself. Whoosh, over your head I'm afraid.


If you call yourself PsychoSonny, humour might not be your thing?
PsychoSonny

Sony's latest receivers have been very well received. In fact they are … Sony's latest receivers have been very well received. In fact they are one of the best you can buy.Just because someone told you to buy an onkyo 5 years ago doesn't mean you should buy one for the rest of your life.



How do the Sonys compare to Amstrad? Apparently, they used to be made in the same factory.




Edited by: "cb-uk" 28th Nov 2015
Why so many Tannoy deals on here seems their prices go up and down like a yoyo's, Tannoys "ok" and thats a lot of wood for your money
PsychoSonny

You should actually do some research so you don't look clueless with … You should actually do some research so you don't look clueless with every post.Sony's latest receivers have been very well received. In fact they are one of the best you can buy.Just because someone told you to buy an onkyo 5 years ago doesn't mean you should buy one for the rest of your life.



Oh dear oh dear oh dear, you SonnyBoy are failure of the day It's an in joke started by Loughboro Guy, it's almost a legend on these forums.
i have these speakers running through a denon avr 1912 amp, and all i can say is wow...best money i ever spent
i totally recommend them, but do get a decent amp to run them, they will blow you away and they look great
Edited by: "fender62" 28th Nov 2015
I need these to go with my CRT TV.
Good luck finding any store that have this in stock! You'll probably end up at your local store gutted it isn't in stock and end up buying a more expensive model! There are only 4 ex-service ones stocked at RS Chiswick, Leicester, London Bridge and Plymouth....
rev6

It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too … It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too much power usage as that's never good for the speakers.



Not sure what you are alluding to, I have five speakers and a subwoofer connected to my AV Receiver and it doesn't complain. In fact thats what they are designed to do.
Edited by: "TheBiker" 28th Nov 2015
good luck convincing the wife of their quality and great price being the reason that your TV corner grows so much larger!

jokes aside, I used to work in a Richer Sounds, these are great hi fi speakers and would be great for a home cinema set up. some of the high end tannoy speakers (£600+) sound jaw dropping good, these speakers posted are probably some of the best within a reasonable price range.
TheBiker

Not sure what you are alluding to, I have five speakers and a subwoofer … Not sure what you are alluding to, I have five speakers and a subwoofer connected to my AV Receiver and it doesn't complain. In fact thats what they are designed to do.



AV's have a maximum power output. If you get close to it it can damage the speakers.
Nothing to do with the amount of speakers but power output of them all combined.
Read up on clipping.

Your subwoofer is most likely active so not relevant here.
danflorin3

​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be g … ​I have sony av receiver strdh 850 + 5 surround speakers, this should be good for what i've got?



yeah replace the front pair with these.
rev6

AV's have a maximum power output. If you get close to it it can damage … AV's have a maximum power output. If you get close to it it can damage the speakers.Nothing to do with the amount of speakers but power output of them all combined.Read up on clipping.Your subwoofer is most likely active so not relevant here.


So little knowledge but such a sweeping statement, now you call it clippimg...
Read up on Yamaha DSP-Z7 then tell me about AV,

Yes I know my subwoofer is active so what are you trying to tell me?
Edited by: "TheBiker" 29th Nov 2015
Uridium

yeah replace the front pair with these.



Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. Although these are great speakers for the money, just swapping them with your existing FL & FR channel could completely unbalance your setup, particularly with the centre speaker.
No8

Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. Although these are great speakers … Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. Although these are great speakers for the money, just swapping them with your existing FL & FR channel could completely unbalance your setup, particularly with the centre speaker.



ok so you change the Fronts with these and then adjust levels to compensate. Many many people use large floorstanders like these as fronts in a 5.1 setup as it gives good flexibility when listening to music using just the fronts with Stereo mix on the AVR.
AV aficionados (and most of the comments on Avforums) will tell you mixing speaker brands is a no no but in the real world most people will only hear an improvement by using a pair of floorstanders like these in a 5.1 setup.

A modern 7.2 AVR like the sony strdh850 will have no issue driving a pair of these with the existing weedy front and rear sony speakers.

Edited by: "Uridium" 29th Nov 2015
Uridium

a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are … a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are the current fashion but hook a pair of these and an AV Receiver to your TV and it will make a soundbar sound silly.

When an amplifier is pushed to create a signal with more power than its … When an amplifier is pushed to create a signal with more power than its power supply can produce, it will amplify the signal only up to its maximum capacity, at which point the signal can be amplified no further.

As the signal simply "cuts" or "clips" at the maximum capacity of the … As the signal simply "cuts" or "clips" at the maximum capacity of the amplifier, the signal is said to be "clipping".

In power amplifiers, the signal from an amplifier operating in clipping … In power amplifiers, the signal from an amplifier operating in clipping has two characteristics that could damage a connected loudspeaker:

Because the clipped waveform has more area underneath it than the smaller … Because the clipped waveform has more area underneath it than the smaller maximum unclipped waveform, the amplifier produces more output power. This extra power can cause damage to loudspeaker components, including the woofer, tweeter, or crossover, via overheating.

In the frequency domain, clipping produces harmonics at higher … In the frequency domain, clipping produces harmonics at higher frequencies than the unclipped signal. This additional high frequency energy has the potential to damage a loudspeaker via overheating.



It's always been clipping, that was the point of my original comment to the person asking if these speakers would be fine with his AV. The answer is yes, they are fine, but not knowing which the other 5 speakers he has are, we don't know if adding 2 with power ratings such as these would be too much for his AV at high volumes. I'm not talking about speaker amount here but power output the AV has to put up with.

I don't know why knowing what AV you have is relevant to the topic. Is it immune to causing clipping?

An active subwoofer has no relevance in a topic about overloading an AV. It has it's own power source, but I'm sure you already knew that.











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picked up a pair from Nottingham today, great speakers!
I assume this counts as a 2.0 speaker system. How do these fare against a similar priced 2.1 soundbar system (like the LG LAS455H at Currys @ £129) versus a standard 2.0 bookshelf system (what I am using for my PC nearfield setup atm) as well as versus a full 5.1 home cinema system for music, films and gaming?

I imagine obviously a decent 5.1 system will easily surpass the 2.0 systems and 2.1 soundbars for immersion but in terms of music I imagine for most modern music of pop and rock genres, would the 2.0 and 2.1 systems work/sound better? Are these good enough for casual films and games and how does it compare again with a 2.1 soundbar system or smaller bookshelf speakers?
Ulti

I assume this counts as a 2.0 speaker system. How do these fare against a … I assume this counts as a 2.0 speaker system. How do these fare against a similar priced 2.1 soundbar system (like the LG LAS455H at Currys @ £129) versus a standard 2.0 bookshelf system (what I am using for my PC nearfield setup atm) as well as versus a full 5.1 home cinema system for music, films and gaming? I imagine obviously a decent 5.1 system will easily surpass the 2.0 systems and 2.1 soundbars for immersion but in terms of music I imagine for most modern music of pop and rock genres, would the 2.0 and 2.1 systems work/sound better? Are these good enough for casual films and games and how does it compare again with a 2.1 soundbar system or smaller bookshelf speakers?



They might not give you the brash cinema experience that the soundbar will give you on a hollywood effects ridden movie like transformers etc but a pair of these will give you a lovely well defined output for music. and as a bonus you can grow the system later.
I started off with a pair of Tannoy Mercury custom bookshelves, I then added a Front shortly followed by a pair of Mercury custom Floorstanders and a Sub. Then just a few months back I added a pair of Atmos speakers when I upgraded my AVR to an Atmos receiver and I'm now running a 5.1.2 setup.
I still flick the AVR to Stereo and use just the floor standers for music listening though.
Uridium

They might not give you the brash cinema experience that the soundbar … They might not give you the brash cinema experience that the soundbar will give you on a hollywood effects ridden movie like transformers etc but a pair of these will give you a lovely well defined output for music. and as a bonus you can grow the system later. I started off with a pair of Tannoy Mercury custom bookshelves, I then added a Front shortly followed by a pair of Mercury custom Floorstanders and a Sub. Then just a few months back I added a pair of Atmos speakers when I upgraded my AVR to an Atmos receiver and I'm now running a 5.1.2 setup. I still flick the AVR to Stereo and use just the floor standers for music listening though.



Thank you for your insight!

Hmm so the soundbar will sound "better" (to most people but not technically better?) for modern movies/games but 2.0 bookshelves/speakers will sound better for music.

Is that correct? Because I love my monitor speakers for music because they're just so neutral and accurate, but when I play games or watch films I would perhaps like it to be a bit warmer. I guess as a casual gamer/film watcher maybe I should get a soundbar for my TV just because they're pretty tidy and right now there are some okay deals and stick with my bookshelves for my PC. If I find more time to game or watch films in the future then maybe I'll hand the soundbar down and upgrade to something like what you have for total immersion. I imagine adding the front, sub and Atmos didn't improve the music quality much, hence you still go back to stereo but you added them for depth and immersion for films/gaming?
siadwel

And you should learn to get a sense of humour, he's mocking himself. … And you should learn to get a sense of humour, he's mocking himself. Whoosh, over your head I'm afraid.



Onkyo has been at the butt end of many a joke in this forum I'm afraid..some that involve a sofa as well.
If you're new to the forum you wouldn't be aware.
Uridium

They might not give you the brash cinema experience that the soundbar … They might not give you the brash cinema experience that the soundbar will give you on a hollywood effects ridden movie like transformers etc but a pair of these will give you a lovely well defined output for music. and as a bonus you can grow the system later. I started off with a pair of Tannoy Mercury custom bookshelves, I then added a Front shortly followed by a pair of Mercury custom Floorstanders and a Sub. Then just a few months back I added a pair of Atmos speakers when I upgraded my AVR to an Atmos receiver and I'm now running a 5.1.2 setup. I still flick the AVR to Stereo and use just the floor standers for music listening though.



A very logical path you've followed, ensuring good stereo reproduction for music while having the flexibility of surround sound for home cinema. The Atmos is a nice touch.
dush_yant

Good luck finding any store that have this in stock! You'll probably end … Good luck finding any store that have this in stock! You'll probably end up at your local store gutted it isn't in stock and end up buying a more expensive model! There are only 4 ex-service ones stocked at RS Chiswick, Leicester, London Bridge and Plymouth....



Hi there,

I saw your post on this thread but was a confused by little confused to read your comments. At the time of writing the vast majority of our stores do have stock of this item, with our central warehouse holding over further 100 pairs!

Of course if you, or indeed any other forum member, have had problems getting hold of this deal then please PM me and I will arrange to get a pair of these speakers for you asap.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds
hcc27

Onkyo has been at the butt end of many a joke in this forum I'm … Onkyo has been at the butt end of many a joke in this forum I'm afraid..some that involve a sofa as well. If you're new to the forum you wouldn't be aware.



Thank you. Ever thought of clicking on a name
rev6

It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too … It should work fine. Just make sure you don't overload the AV with too much power usage as that's never good for the speakers.


I have 5 little speakers, pioneer ssl100, and I want this 2 fore more power, I don't think is to much for AV..it say is 7.2 AV
danflorin3

I have 5 little speakers, pioneer ssl100, and I want this 2 fore more … I have 5 little speakers, pioneer ssl100, and I want this 2 fore more power, I don't think is to much for AV..it say is 7.2 AV

AV's don't have a limitless power supply It's something you should consider when purchasing one and when adding/upgrading speakers
Edited by: "rev6" 1st Dec 2015
Uridium

a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are the … a lot of good quality speakers for the money. I know soundbars are the current fashion but hook a pair of these and an AV Receiver to your TV and it will make a soundbar sound silly.

Heat added, good quality speakers
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