TANNOY Mercury VCi & VRi 5 ch speaker set £149.99 instore @ Richer Sounds
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TANNOY Mercury VCi & VRi 5 ch speaker set £149.99 instore @ Richer Sounds

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LocalFound 28th Feb 2016
Seems like a very good price for a good quality 5 channel speaker set! If I had the room both physically and financially I would certainly entertain these seeing that just the centre speaker goes for not far off this price!

Hope this is helpful to others. You can find the blurb on Richer's website so I will save pasting it here.
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Yes, quite a good price I think. They are reasonably heavy for their size so probably quite well built. Quite why they need to be magnetically shielded nowadays, it can't imagine, when did you last see a tubed television or monitor? Tannoy is a well respected British make, though probably made in China nowadays. Must be much much better than the 'surround sound' bars which seem to be so popular nowadays. How do you get surround sound from one bar in front of you!!!
Very good price for the set. I have similar Tannoy speakers and they are pretty amazing quality.
The shield will stop them picking up your mobile as well as interference from other sources, like wifi and RF.
So I guess Tannoy is a bit like Hoover. I never realised that is where "could you put a call out over the tannoy" came from.
Instore only so good luck finding them, the majority will be ex demo.
MCGONIS

So I guess Tannoy is a bit like Hoover. I never realised that is where … So I guess Tannoy is a bit like Hoover. I never realised that is where "could you put a call out over the tannoy" came from.



youtube.com/wat…rOk
Does anyone know the dimensions of these speakers please ?
There is a dimension on the website but im not sure if that's for the centre speaker or the surround speakers ?
Thanks
polly69

Instore only so good luck finding them, the majority will be ex demo.



​Good nicely run in ready then
Weenie Beenie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X32tYnr2rOk


Every day is a school day.....
Better off hunting for some used focals
Krizzo3

Better off hunting for some used focals



And an old BMW 3-series?
The Tannoy VR1s are a touch under £50 a pair at Richer Sounds right now:

http://www.richersounds.com/product/standmount-speakers/tannoy/mercury-vr/tann-merc-vr-sug-map

Again, instore only.
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polly69

Instore only so good luck finding them, the majority will be ex demo.



If they are Ex-Demo they will only be listed in the clearance section on their site - but this is on the standard page so should be available, and if not in stock at your local store could be transferred in. I've not confirmed this however!

Valiantcat

The Tannoy VR1s are a touch under £50 a pair at Richer Sounds right now


Good deal too - I have the V1's and love them
Crikey - those speakers are ugly
118luke

Crikey - those speakers are ugly



Before reading your comment I almost made the mistake of assuming that aesthetics could be a personal thing - you know, as if I have the right to personal taste or the option to buy products based on my existing décor or environment.

Thanks for informing me that these are ugly, I could have ended up with a living room that looked different to yours, phew!
118luke

Crikey - those speakers are ugly



​totally disagree.
I have the non 'i' previous version which I think look quite nice (and some say sounds less harsh than the I).
MartH

Before reading your comment I almost made the mistake of assuming that … Before reading your comment I almost made the mistake of assuming that aesthetics could be a personal thing - you know, as if I have the right to personal taste or the option to buy products based on my existing décor or environment.Thanks for informing me that these are ugly, I could have ended up with a living room that looked different to yours, phew!



Sorry, i thought most people would have realised that it was an opinionated comment - diddnt realise that i would need to add the final terms and conditions to the post.

terms and conditions
the above comment was purely speculative and does not represent the opinions of HUKD or its members. HUKD is not responsible for any house fires, car thefts, floods, Banking Crisis' or similair that may arise due to the above comment
118luke

Crikey - those speakers are ugly




You just roasted, how does it feel ?
koalauk

You just roasted, how does it feel ?



Countered - see above
anthonygamble961

The shield will stop them picking up your mobile as well as interference … The shield will stop them picking up your mobile as well as interference from other sources, like wifi and RF.



I doubt it, that sort of interference is not stopped by magnetic shielding of that type, and hardly likely to interfere with loudspeaker output circuits anyway.
Weenie Beenie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X32tYnr2rOk



They made the first simple public address systems used in ships
Edited by: "jasee" 29th Feb 2016
MartH

Before reading your comment I almost made the mistake of assuming that … Before reading your comment I almost made the mistake of assuming that aesthetics could be a personal thing - you know, as if I have the right to personal taste or the option to buy products based on my existing décor or environment.Thanks for informing me that these are ugly, I could have ended up with a living room that looked different to yours, phew!



What a dumbass - go back to primary school if you cant spot an opinion from a factual post!
jasee

Yes, quite a good price I think. They are reasonably heavy for their size … Yes, quite a good price I think. They are reasonably heavy for their size so probably quite well built. Quite why they need to be magnetically shielded nowadays, it can't imagine, when did you last see a tubed television or monitor? Tannoy is a well respected British make, though probably made in China nowadays. Must be much much better than the 'surround sound' bars which seem to be so popular nowadays. How do you get surround sound from one bar in front of you!!!


Nowadays i think one should only mention nowadays when nowadays deserves mentioning?
koalauk

You just roasted, how does it feel ?


Roasted !?!. And you feel the need to point it out as if the originator can't read?
Blimey people this is a bargain hunting site, not a theological, political, religious slanging site.
mrew42

Roasted !?!. And you feel the need to point it out as if the originator … Roasted !?!. And you feel the need to point it out as if the originator can't read?Blimey people this is a bargain hunting site, not a theological, political, religious slanging site.



​Amen brother!
Banned
some nice speakers
118luke

Sorry, i thought most people would have realised that it was an … Sorry, i thought most people would have realised that it was an opinionated comment - diddnt realise that i would need to add the final terms and conditions to the post.terms and conditionsthe above comment was purely speculative and does not represent the opinions of HUKD or its members. HUKD is not responsible for any house fires, car thefts, floods, Banking Crisis' or similair that may arise due to the above comment



I think he did realise it was an opinionated comment which offers nothing as to whether this is a good deal or not. Some opinions can be useful with respect to a deal, this one not so much. Unless any potential buyers were planning on having you over for some "Netflix and chill" and were hoping these speakers would be what wowed you into the bedroom
Bought a Tannoy Sub bass speaker about 30 years ago when I was in a band, cost us over £800.00 then,this thing used to move air no mistake, the poor thing recently got left outside over winter by our bass player in the rain, frost snow etc, plugged it in the other night expecting it not to work but it does, amazing quality Tannoy, it's never even so much as been repaired and it will still move your pint across the table.
is mercury not poisonous?
Very good price for a set of medium sized standmounts (130mm cone)...worthy of consideration for anyone on a budget that has the space in preference to satellite speakers, especially if you shop around for a decent price on a subwoofer.
deleted57959

Take it these do not come with grills or covers, I wouldn't mind them but … Take it these do not come with grills or covers, I wouldn't mind them but my kids would poke them 100%



They come with grills.
rev6

They come with grills.


Now I am very tempted
A picture of them in black, both with and sans grill.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41J-mIV7tML._SX425_.jpg
Rich44

​Good nicely run in ready then



Which is Audiophile for nonsense.
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cicobuff

A picture of them in black, both with and sans grill.



I wish they were in black! If so I would not have resisted - and had some explaining to do to the missus!
118luke

Sorry, i thought most people would have realised that it was an … Sorry, i thought most people would have realised that it was an opinionated comment - diddnt realise that i would need to add the final terms and conditions to the post.terms and conditionsthe above comment was purely speculative and does not represent the opinions of HUKD or its members. HUKD is not responsible for any house fires, car thefts, floods, Banking Crisis' or similair that may arise due to the above comment



Why was "Banking Crisis'" capitalised?
rubberyduck

Why was "Banking Crisis'" capitalised?



Lol that's exactly what I thought.
maui

I wish they were in black! If so I would not have resisted - and had some … I wish they were in black! If so I would not have resisted - and had some explaining to do to the missus!



They do look far nicer in black in my opinion too...but I don't have any need for them, quite happy with my Mission standmounts.
http://s16.postimg.org/tcnkmgmr9/Screenshot_2016_02_29_21_06_52.png
Edited by: "notavalidaddress" 29th Feb 2016
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notavalidaddress

would these work with an amp of this spec? [img]http://



There's no link - only http:// - try pasting again or just giving make / model
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